Penn State student and wrestler finishes first in ROTC fitness test

JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD, Wash.—Matthew W. Brown, a starting member of the wrestling squad and a crime, law and justice major in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, finished first overall in the 12th Regiment Army physical fitness test (APFT) held July 7 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Brown, a West Valley City, Utah resident, and Kristin St. Pierre, Roger Williams University and University of Rhode Island, a Dracut, Mass. resident, took first place for the male and female categories.

Competing against 443 of their peers, Brown grabbed the top spot with a score of 381, while St. Pierre achieved the highest women’s score with a 369.

The APFT is broken down into three parts including the two-mile run, two-minute pushup and two-minute sit-up. Each cadet completes all three and then receives a score based on the Army’s APFT score chart.

Cadets must pass the APFT based on Army standards for age and gender in order to qualify for the Army. To pass the APFT, cadets must receive at least 60 points in each event.

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Last Updated July 11, 2014