The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will be participating in its annual version of an Ironman competition on Sept. 8. 

The competition will take place from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at and around the Corps of Cadets obstacle course on Smithfield Road.

Cadet Major Robert Hart of Richmond, Va., a senior majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences who is a recipient of the Col. Irv Hylton, Jr. '52 Emerging Leader Scholarship explains the purpose of the competition,"The Ironman competition is a great way to start the semester, allowing all the new members of every company a chance to build a sense of camaraderie and esprit de corps while also encouraging physical fitness and competition!" Hart is a member of the Army ROTC program and is the cadet in charge of this year’s Ironman.

Each company will select a cadet to compete in the individual Ironman competition which will include events such as running the obstacle course; 100 pushups; 100 sit-ups; and a 30-pound rucksack run.

The company Ironman competition will consist of company members competing against other companies in pushups; sit-ups; an ammo can run; an obstacle course relay; and finally the tug of war.

Cadet David Reeves of Damascus, Md., a senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering who is a recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and a member of the Marine option of the Naval ROTC program was the individual Ironman winner last year and the company winner was Charlie Corps.