The Combs Freshman Lineman competed at the 2015 Freshman Lineman Olympic challenge at Campo Verde High School on June 16, 2015. The Coyotes competed in 6 events; bench press, medicine ball toss, an obstacle course, van push, trash barrel race, and tug of war. The Coyotes struck hard fast in bench press with a total of 28 reps @ 135 lbs. Next they tossed the medicine ball group best 27’11”. The next 3 events were timed. The Coyotes can in the obstacle course in under 4:00 minutes and tied the group best a the Van push at 13.00 seconds flat, and barrel races were tough but the Coyotes still came in at 49.0 seconds. Finally tug of war was difficult however with first and second round wins the Combs squad found themselves in the semi-finals against Queen Creek, Chandler, and Red Mountain. With back to back tough losses the Coyotes ended up with a great showing. As the points were totaled the Freshman felt like they had competed and held their own against powerhouses like Chandler, Hamilton, Queen Creek, and others. As the places were announced the joy and pride fell over the Combs squad as they heard their name announced in third place .5 points behind Queen Creek in Second, and 1 point behind Chandler who took first. Coach Shaw and Coach Bottjer truly showed these boys that preparation and hard work does pay off. Coyote Pride!