Team Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler team members pose with their trophy after the race.

Team Fort McCoy 1 raced to a second-place overall finish with a total team time of 4:41:08 in the Reserve Mixed Category of the Army Ten-Miler competition Oct. 8 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

Team member Maj. Martin Wennblom with the 181st Multi-Functional Training Command placed first in the male 35-39 age category with a time of 55:49 and a 39th overall finish among all competitors.

Maj. Tony Steinhoff with 88th Regional Support Command and Mission Installation Contracting Command-McCoy also ran among the top runners, finishing 30th in the 40-44 age category out of 933 participants in that category with a time of 1:07:08.

Finishing times for the rest of Team Fort McCoy 1 are:

Maj. Peter Demaras, 86th Training Division (TD), 1:15:47.

Capt. Billi Bierle, 2nd Battalion, 361st Training Support Battalion (TSB), 1:39:07.

1st Lt. Jerel Villanueva, 1st Battalion, 338th TSB, 1:20:42.

1st Lt. Mark Jensen, 86th TD, 1:38:59.

Staff Sgt. Xavier Acevedo, Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA), 1:14:29.

Staff Sgt. Beatriz Sanchez, 86th TD, 1:23:22.

Team Fort McCoy 2 competed in the Active Duty Mixed Category, finishing 30th of 36 teams with total team time of 5:33:56. Team member 1st Sgt. Hector Ocasio, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort McCoy Garrison, had the top team time at 1:13:08 for an 815th overall finish and 73rd among 2,023 competitors in the active duty male 40-44 age category.

Finishing times for the rest of Team Fort McCoy 2 are:

Lt. Col. Mark Woommavovah, 181st MFTB, 1:35:44.

Sgt. 1st Class Boyce Harris, 181st MFTB, 1:22:45.

Sgt. 1st Class Clarence Baugher, RTS-Maintenance, 1:36:34.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Beyer, HHC, Fort McCoy Garrison, 1:22:45.

Sgt. Andre Smith, 181st MFTB, 1:20:24.

Sgt. Holli Barnes, 376th Financial Management Support Unit, 88th RSC, 1:37:39.

The team has trained together for most of the year, and five of them ran in the Tomah Area Cancer Support 5K in May.

Garrison Commander Col. David J. Pinter Sr. said the team represented the installation well in yet another competition. He noted the garrison command team is “very proud of Team Fort McCoy, its tenants, and the support provided” by all.

The Army Ten-Miler is the second largest 10-mile race in the United States. Each year, tens of thousands of runners and spectators travel to the Washington, D.C., area to join the race.


Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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