Crimson Trace

August 17, 2015 |
Mississippi Governor Congratulates MDWFP LawFit Team on National Title

JACKSON – Governor Phil Bryant welcomed members of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' LawFit Team to the Governor's Mansion to congratulate them on winning the 2015 National LawFit Competition held last month in Olive Branch.

"I'm very proud of the MDWFP LawFit Team for representing Mississippi in this year's competition and winning first place overall," Gov. Bryant said. "This shows their dedication and determination to being physically prepared to take on any challenge they may face in the field. Mississippi's resources are in good hands with men like these on duty."

MDWFP earned first place overall in the competition--winning five categories and setting five national records. Those representing MDWFP in the competition were Conservation Officers Private Justin Adams, SGM Marcus Christon, Private Justin Gates, Private Derrick Scott, SGM Ron McMillan, and Lt. Chris Reed.

MDWFP's 2015 National LawFit Results:
· Four Man Team--1st place (Chris Reed, Derrick Scott, Marcus Christon, and Justin Gates) with 1599 points for a new National Record
· Two Man Team--1st place (Marcus Christon and Justin Gates) with 819 points for a new National Record
· Two Man Team--3rd place (Derrick Scott and Chris Reed) with 780 points
· Overall Top Male--1st place (Marcus Christon) with 418 points for a new National Record
· Overall Top Male--2nd place (Justin Gates) with 401 points
· Overall Top Male--4th place (Derrick Scott) with 390 points
· Overall Top Male--5th place (Chris Reed) with 390 points
· Bench Press--1st place (Justin Gates) lifting 221% of his body weight for a new National Record
· Pull-Ups--1st place (Marcus Christon) with 67 pull-ups for a new National Record
· Pull-Ups--2nd place (Justin Gates) with 59 pull-ups, breaking his own National Record of 51 he set in 2014
· 1.5 Mile Run--2nd place (Derrick Scott) running a time of 8:37
· Sit-Ups --3rd place (Marcus Christon) with 63 sit ups in 1 minute time frame
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