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Over 400 participate in 2022 Iron Warrior

A few elite men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) took their rightful positions at the top as winners at the gruelling but rewarding annual Iron Warrior.

Held on Aug. 26 & 27, the 39th edition of Iron Warrior was held at CFB Petawawa. The competition, designed to mentally and physically challenge its participants, consisted of a marathon and sprint.

Defence Team members from across 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and near-by units, participate in the 21 kilometer “sprint” version of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 27, 2022.
 Photo by Garrison Petawawa Imagery Technicians.

“This is no ordinary competition, and it is always well received within 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, lodger units, as well as with some of the local Reserve units. This unique event allows members of the Defence Team to challenge themselves physically and mentally,” said Capt Brigitte Van Hende, Public Affairs Officer with Garrison Petawawa.

The 39th edition of Iron Warrior

Members from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment conduct family-friendly airmobile training during Exercise ROYAL TRIDENT at Black Bear Beach in Petawawa, Ontario, 17 August 2022. The exercise included helocasting and parachute jumps into water.

On the first day of Iron Warrior, participants tested their mettle with the marathon portion of the competition. The marathon consisted of an initial ruck march of 24.92km, followed by a 2.6km portage, a canoe journey of 8.2km, and a final 6.28km ruck march to the finish line for a total of 42km.

The sprint portion was held on Aug. 27 and consisted of a 9.02km ruck march, a 1km portage, paddle a canoe for 4.7km, and finally, a 6.28km ruck to cross the finish line after completing a total of 21km.

Garrison Family Day

This year the Sprint competition was held on Family Garrison Day.

For this year, Iron Warrior was held in conjunction with the Garrison Family Day. The marathon took place on Friday Aug. 26, 2022, with 254 participants. On Family Day, 192 people participated in the sprint competition.

“With this year’s event coinciding with Garrison Family Day, many of 2 CMBG’s members were excited to take part in Iron Warrior, knowing their families can enjoying the festivities and cheer them on,” said Van Hende.

This Year’s Winners

The winners in all categories of the Iron Warrior competition are as follows:

Top Marathon Participants

1st Place and Master Male 1st Place: Jesse Knockleby

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Jesse Knockleby with Male 1st Place and Master Male 1st Place awards for the Marathon portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
Male 2nd Place: Master Corporal Jude Martin

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Master Corporal Jude Martin from 2 CMBG HQ & Sigs the award for Male 2nd Place for the Marathon portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
Female 3rd Place: Captain Sarah Dawkins

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Captain Sarah Dawkins from 1 RCR with the award for Female 3rd Place for the Marathon portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
Master Female: Chief Warrant Officer Nicole Barrett

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Chief Warrant Officer Nicole Barrett from 2 Svc Bn with the award for Master Female for the Marathon portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
Marathon Major & 1st Place in Marathon Minor3rd Battalion, The RCR 1st Place in the

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team present the team from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment with the awards for 1st Place in the Marathon Major and 1st Place in Marathon Minor during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
2nd Place in the Marathon Major: The Royal Canadian Dragoon

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team present the team from The Royal Canadian Dragoons with the award for 2nd Place in the Marathon Major during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician
3rd Place in the Marathon Major: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team present the team from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment with the awards for 3rd Place in the Marathon Major and 3rd Place in Marathon Minor during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
1st Place in the Marathon Minor: 2 CMBG Headquarters and Signals Squadron

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Command Team present the team from 2 CMBG Headquarters and Signals Squadron with the award for 1st Place in the Marathon Minor during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
Clydesdale Award

The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present members with the Clydesdale Award for their performance during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.

     Results Marathon

    Top 3 Males:

    • Jesse Knockleby – 4:41:29
    • MCpl Jude Martin – 4:46:29
    • Pte Vergelio Sales – 4:51:19

    Male Master:

    Jesse Knockleby – 4:41:29

    Marathon Top Major Team 

    • Top team from a Major unit: 3 RCR

    Top 3 Females:

    • MCpl Patricia Koch – 5:13: 18
    • MCpl Jessika Girard – 5: 57: 24
    • Capt Sarah Dawkins – 6: 48: 25

    Female Master:

    CWO Nicole Barrett – 7:19:10

    Marathon Top Minor Team 

    • Top team from a Minor unit: 2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn

    Top Sprint Participants

    Male 1st Place: Captain Alex Thiel

    The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Captain Alex Thiel from 2 Svc Bn with the award for Male 1st Place for the Sprint portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
    Male 2nd Place & Master Male 1st Place: Master Warrant Officer Sebastien Courville

    The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Master Warrant Officer Sebastien Courville from CANSOFCOM with the award for Male 2nd Place and Master Male 1st Place for the Sprint portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
    Female 2nd Place: Corporal Shanelle Adam

    The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Corporal Shanelle Adam from 2 Fd Amb with the award for Female 2nd Place for the Sprint portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
     Female 3rd Place: Private Cayla Anderson

    The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team along with Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff present Private Cayla Anderson from1 RCR with the award for Female 3rd Place for the Sprint portion of the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
    1st Place in the Marathon Minor: 2 CMBG Headquarters and Signals Squadron

    The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Command Team present the team from 2 CMBG Headquarters and Signals Squadron with the award for 1st Place in the Marathon Minor during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.
    Sprint Major 2nd Place: 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

    The 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Command Team present the team from the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery with the award for 2nd Place in the Sprint Major during the 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.

      Results Sprint

      Top 3 Males:

      • Capt Alex Thiel – 2:05:36
      • MWO Sebastien – Courville – 2:06:33
      • OCdt Konrad Kasztenny – 2:11:14

      Male Master:

      MWO Sebastien Courville – 2:06:33

      Sprint Top Major Team 

      • Top team from a Major unit: 3 RCR

      Top 3 Females:

      • OCdt Amy Simard – 2:26:28
      • Cpl Shanelle Adam – 2:32:35
      • Pte Cayla Anderson – 2:39:57

      Female Master:

      Helen Abbey – 3:03:04

      Sprint Top Minor Team 

      • Top team from a Minor unit: CANSOFCOM
      Command Teams from 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and 4th Canadian Division Support Base present a cheque made out to the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign as part of 39th annual IRON WARRIOR competition at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.
 Over $11,000 was raised. Photo by: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician.

       

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      Mishall Rehman

      Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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