Contestants needed for Alpha Warrior Games at USAFA

  • Published
  • By Laurie Wilson
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

Look out American Ninja Warriors — the Air Force’s Alpha Warrior Tour is stopping by the Air Force Academy August 14-15.

The tour is part of the Alpha Warrior Program, an Air Force initiative to enhance Airman Readiness and fitness.

Like the TV hit, the Air Force games are built around an obstacle course that challenges contestants as they advance through rigorous Battle Rig stations.

Cadets, Airmen and their families can meet Ninja Warriors Sara Heesen and Kevin Klein, try-out the Alpha Battle Stations and compete on the Warrior Battle Rig, to qualify for the Alpha Warrior National Finals in November.

Heesen and Klein will meet-and-greet the crowd at 3:30 p.m., August 14, before leading a group workout on the Battle Station.

Contestants can register at the Community Fitness Center or Cadet Gym until the competition begins August 15 on the Warrior Battle Rig at the Field House. Rig familiarization starts at 3 p.m. and the competition kicks off at 4 p.m.

Both events are free for Defense Department ID cardholders 13 years and older and their sponsored guests.

The Battle Station will stay in the cadet area as a permanent training device.

Call 333-4522 or 333-1342 or visit for more information.