Miss Spokane takes on Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 12:58 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Miss Spokane took the Navy SEAL Fitness challenges Saturday at Eastern Washington University. It is the first step to get into the elite group of the military.

Only 350 can complete in the challenge and this year Miss Spokane was one who tried. Participants took the challenge at the EWU Jim Thorpe Sports Complex in Cheney.

The challenge includes:

    Six pull-ups without letting go of the bar
    50 sit-ups in two minutes
    42 push-ups in two minutes
    1.5 mile run in 11 minutes
    500 yard swim

This is the first time the challenge has been brought to Spokane County which inspired Miss Spokane to take part.

Miss Spokane Hannah Cvancara told us before the competition, “If I can do it, you can too, and I want to be able to encourage others, especially with my unique opportunity because I am disabled."

Miss Spokane has a prosthetic leg.  Cvancara said it is part of her Miss Spokane platform to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We don't take into account all these people have done to sacrifice life and limb for us,” added Cvancara.

Cvancara completed nearly all of the tasks on Saturday.  She says she was only able to do 2 of the 6 pull-ups required, and swim 8 of the nine laps required.

We think her finish was quite impressive!

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