US Army vs Nat'l Guard members compete in military-style events at Warrior Olympics

LEWISTON, ID - We all know that to be in the army, you need to be physically fit...sometimes; they want to show off that fact.

And there's no better way to do that then by having the Warrior Olympics, an event put on by the 145th Army Battalion in Lewiston. The competition pits Army and National Guard members against each other in a series of military-based events...such as runs, obstacle courses, and assembling weapons. Winners of the events will advance to regionals, state-wide, and finally a national competition. As for the local competition, it went very well.

"And then as far as the Warrior Olympics, the competitors are doing very well so far," said US Army Master Sergeant, Cory Meyer. "And we have, we always have a ton of support from this community, we really appreciate that."

The other event held Thursday through Sunday was the Boss-Lift event, where employers of National Guard members were invited out to check out some of the training they go through, and encourage businesses to hire military members.