Westminster represents well at Police and Fire Olympics
(Aug 21, 2013)
The 2013 Colorado Police and Fire Olympics were held in Breckenridge Colo. last month. Westminster Police and Fire Departments participated in three events: toughest competitor alive, home run derby and softball.
- Toughest Competitor Alive - Drew Smith (Police) completed eight events back-to-back to include: 5k run, shot put, 100m dash, 100m swing, 20-foot rope climb, max bench press, max strict pull-ups and obstacle course. Smith competed in the 199 pound and under, ages 30-39 class, and completed the course in first place winning the gold medal.
- Home Run Derby - Mike Wazny (Police) squared off against 10 competitors and ended up tied with a Colorado Springs firefighter for first place. A playoff round was completed and Wazny won the gold medal. Some of Wazny’s home runs towered over 400 feet long and cleared a 50 foot protective net that was 310 feet from home plate.
- Softball - The Police and Fire Department (Chad Sigg, Jim Wollack, Mike Wazny, Ronnie Taylor and Todd Reeves) team went undefeated scoring a combined 89 runs and only allowing the opponents to score a total 24 runs. By winning the gold medal, the Westminster team knocked off the eight year reigning champion, the Department of Corrections team.