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Wii Warrior Challenge tournament 
winners chosen March 29

      Three competitors emerged from a weeklong competition to battle for the grand prize as Fort McCoy's top Wii video game player.

Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Brett Fischer (left) was the winning participant in the Wii Warrior Challenge at McCoy's. Meg Paulino also participated. (Photo by Pam Budda )
 Sgt. 1st Class Brett Fischer (left) was the winning participant in the Wii Warrior Challenge at McCoy's. Meg Paulino also participated. (Photo by Pam Budda )

      Sgt. 1st Class Brett Fischer emerged as the overall winner of the Wii Warrior Challenge competition held March 29 at McCoy's. Fischer, who is with the 1st, 338th Training Support Battalion, won the Wii Golf  and Tennis tournaments to qualify for the final competition.

      Sgt. Isaac Sargent finished second overall, while Karl Coughlin finished third.

      Fischer received a Wii package, including (one Wii console, one nunchuk, a Wii sports package and two Wii games) for being the overall winner.

      Sargent, who is with the 2nd, 411th Logistics Support Battalion, received a Flip-Video camcorder as the second-place overall winner. He won the Bowling, Baseball and Boxing Wii tournaments to qualify for the Wii Warrior Challenge.      

Photo: Karl Coughlin competes in the Fort McCoy Wii Warrior Challenge held at McCoy's. (Photo by Pam Budda)
Karl Coughlin competes in the Fort McCoy Wii Warrior Challenge held at McCoy's. (Photo by Pam Budda)

        Coughlin of the Directorate of Human Resources/Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation received a $125 Nike gift card as the third-place overall winner.    

      Fort McCoy was one of 25 Army locations worldwide to host a Wii Warrior Challenge tournament.

      The competitions were coordinated through the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Command.

      For more information about Army MWR events, go to the Web site http://www.mwrpromotions.com.

      The Fort McCoy Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DMWR) was excited the installation was chosen as one of the sites to host a Wii competition, said Mark Siple, McCoy's general manager.

      The DMWR has a number of events scheduled for the upcoming months, including a U.S. Army Soldier Show performance June 15 and the Pine View Recreation Area Fun Day July 12. Both events are open to the public.

      For more information about Fort McCoy DMWR events, visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com or call the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.

(Some information in this story is from the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command).

 

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