15 Teams. 3 Workouts. 1 Goal.

The University of Denver’s Student Veterans Association is hosting our first annual team-based community event that will test your wit and your mettle. Register and name your team of four (can be coed, all-male, or all-female as long as everyone is at least 18 years) and step onto the field to compete, have fun, and honor Colorado’s fallen service members. 

The inaugural Hero Games event is designed to help strengthen the DU community of students, student-veterans, and local community members while helping DU's Student Veteran Association (SVA) generate revenue to fund future inclusive initiatives. Each workout will be named after a Colorado native who was killed in action while serving the nation. If you're looking for a team-building exercise that will challenge you both mentally and physically, look no further than the Hero Games.

To show our appreciation for your support and hard work, participants will receive an exclusive customized event t-shirt, an event bag (to collect all your swag), placement medals for top three finishing teams, and much, much more!

Event Details


Saturday, 9/28/19 Team Registration: 0800 / Event Start: 0900


Diane Wendt Field

24 teams of 4

15 teams of 4

$50 per team

$50 per student team $60 per non-student team

Exercise Instructional Videos

Chris "Steele" Meis

(of Bennett, CO)

Lance Corporal Chris "Steele" Meis was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. This workout honors the sacrifice Chris made by participating in the fitness test that prepared him for combat


Combat Fitness Test: 20 Minutes

Team Relay Race For Time
  1. Ammo Can Presses
  2. Maneuver Under Fire
  3. Buddy Carries
  4. Grenade Toss

*Rounds and repetitions to be determined*

Mario Maestas

(of Boulder, CO)

Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Mario Maestas died July 3, 2003 after being hit by a live round while conducting land warfare training in Fort Chaffee, AR.

Navy Seals

Log PT: 20 Minutes

Rounds for Time
  1. Log Chest Carry Laps
  2. Alternating Overhead Presses
  3. Alternating Lunges
  4. Log Situps

*Rounds and repetitions to be determined*

Will Lindsay

(of Cortez, CO)

Sergeant First Class Will Lindsay was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2019. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service.


Tactical Athlete: 20 Minutes

Rounds for Time
  1. 5-yard Shuttle Runs (this station sets the pace for team rotation)
  2. Air Squats
  3. Planks
  4. GSPP Surprise Challenge

*Rounds and repetitions to be determined*

Additional Notes

  • Bike

    Participating teams will each receive a period of no less than 10 minutes of rest and recovery between each exercise station.

  • Weights

    Exercise and event details are subject to change. All registered participants will receive an email prior to September 28 highlighting any changes.

  • calendar

    Check back often – more information will be added as the event date approaches.


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