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Maryland National Guardsman Makes State History in National Competition

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EASTON, Md.- A national guardsman from Talbot County has made Maryland history.

Specialist Hunter Olson of Easton is the first solider in the state to compete at the national level of the Best Warrior Competition.

Since 2002, the competition has recognized soldiers in the U.S. Army. The six-day competition tests soldiers on their physical fitness as well as their ability to navigate warfare situations.

Olson said the hardest part was training for the unknown. He said he's happy to represent Maryland as the competition's runner-up. 

"It's good to be able to see that the training that I put in, and put forth, and had a bunch of other people helping me with, it was good to see the outcome of that, and just to see how everyone who mentored me through the years, and how that was able to help in winning the national level competition," Olson told WBOC.

Olson now plans to go on to ranger and physician assistant school.

 

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