JAMES ISLAND (WCSC) - James Island County Park turned into a proving ground Saturday morning.
The Brave Soldier Challenge made a stop in Charleston today during its nation-wide tour to test athlete's strength, endurance and agility. The event began at 9 a.m. at James Island County Park as participants took part in a two-stage obstacle course designed to make every muscle in their body hurt.
Competitors were timed during each stage of the course, and those times were added up at the end to see who the winners were in each specific category.
In stage one competitors had to flip a tractor tire six times, stationary row 1600 meters, carry cement blocks, throw sandbags over a 6-foot wall, carry sandbags and finally run one mile.
Stage two kicked off with a 1-mile stationary bike ride followed by climbing over a 6-foot wall, climbing a 12-foot rope twice, box jumps, military crawl, over/under's, walking a balance beam while carrying uneven weights, monkey bars, a rope bridge and then a cargo net climb before crossing the finish line.
Trophies were given to the male and female with the quickest combined times, and awards were given to the top three finishers in numerous categories.
Take a look at our slide show to see competitors taking on the challenge!