Military bonds forged in the adversity of training and the rigors of combat are hard to break. When a warrior falls, his memory lives forever with his brothers in arms. Since 9/11, a popular way to commemorate fallen warriors has been to organize physically and mentally demanding events that resonate with the fallen warrior’s background.

Meet the Maltz Challenge.

Named after Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, a pararescueman (PJ) who was killed in action in 2003 in Afghanistan in a combat-rescue mission, the Maltz Challenge is a team competition composed of:

  • 400-meter run
  • 50 pull-ups
  • 100-yard fireman’s carry
  • 50 dips
  • 100 push-ups
  • 50 knees-to-elbows
  • 100 sit-ups
  • 400-meter run

This year’s winning team finished the events with an overall time of 20:16.