Renegades take top spot during preseason Basketball tourney

Renegades took the top prize during the preseason tournament.

Renegades of E Company, 1st Battalion (Attack Reconnaissance), 3rd Aviation Regiment, took the top prize during the preseason tournament.

The Apocalypse, a team from the C Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, at Storck Barracks, took the second place trophy.

The Apocalypse, a team from the C Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, at Storck Barracks, took the second place trophy.

Story and photos courtesy of USAG Ansbach FMWR Sports and Fitness

ANSBACH, Germany (Oct. 31, 2016) – The Katterbach Fitness Center hosted the inaugural preseason basketball tournament Saturday, which included a team from the C Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, at Storck Barracks; a team from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance); Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach; and the Renegades.

The event was organized by USAG Ansbach’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, specifically their Sports and fitness Branch, for two purposes.

Sgt. Paul Islas of the Renegades won MVP during the tournament.

Sgt. Paul Islas of the Renegades won MVP during the tournament.

The Renegades of E Company, 1st Battalion (Attack Reconnaissance), 3rd Aviation Regiment, placed first overall with “The Apocalypse,” the 3-501st team from Storck Barracks, running up. Sgt. Paul Islas of the Renegades won the title of most valuable player.

The event served as an assessment practicum for the officials that attended the basketball clinic Oct. 24 through 27. As a side note, that clinic had record attendance for the garrison.

The second purpose of the clinic was to serve as a preview of the upcoming unit basketball season, which kicks off Nov. 8. Sports and Fitness is still seeking teams to sign up for the event, and wishes to get the word out on the basketball program.

Katterbach Fitness Center accepts letters of intent now through Thursday. To learn more, call 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771. You can also inquire in person at the fitness center. For more fitness center contact information, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryF.html#Fitness_Centers.

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