In order to be a physical training instructor
in the Air Force you have to be passionate about your sport.
You need to passionate about gettin' other people involved.
It doesn't matter really what it is.
Just get people involved.
I saw a sport failing or falling away,
and knowing how difficult it is
for sports to attain recognition in defense,
it just seemed to me that we had this great robust sport
that engineers fantastic team spirit.
Why would we let that die?
So much of the transferrable skills
or the transferrable assets that individuals attain
or nurture within the sport of tug-of-war
is so real and so easy to transfer
into life and the armed forces.
Team spirit, a gritty determination,
and the ability to win together,
why wouldn't I want to save it?