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Team Combat Fitness Training Facility - Survival Trial 2012

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BENEFITING: Courage Beyond

EVENT: Survival Trial 2012

EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2012


Team Combat Fitness Training Facility is made up of Sean Dickson and Kinsley Dill.

Sean Dickson

  • Age: 34
  • Occupation: Tactical Fitness Trainer - Owner of Combat Fitness Training Facility
  • Hometown: Birmingham, AL
  • Thrives on fitness challenges.
  • High strength-endurance threshold
  • Trail Racer / Endurance functional fitness
  • 10 year Army Veteran
    • Ranger School Class 07-02
    • Special Forces Qualification Course (2007 graduate)
    • OIF and OEF tours
  • 2011 Spartan Death Race Finisher; 45 hours, 53 minutes
  • Owner of Combat Fitness Training Facility / Endurance Training Camps

Kinsley Dill

  • Age:28
  • Occupation: Part Time Firefighter; Commercial Film Maker
  • Hometown: Birmingham, AL
  • High cardio-endurance threshold
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Trail racer (multiple 10K-42K races)
  • Part time firefighter / Professional cameraman / Ninja apprentice
  • Athlete at Combat Fitness Training Facility (2 yrs)

Why We Want to Compete in the Survival Trial?

I feel that it is a revolutionary and groundbreaking combination of fitness, racing, mental and tactical skills. My partner and I look forward to being on unfamiliar terrain racing unknown competitors towards an unknown finish. I hope this hurts a lot and causes me to question my sanity so that I can smile and laugh at how absurdly awesome my decision making process is.Our Goals with the Survival Trial?

Combat Fitness Training Facility’s Motto:  “Some Train to Look Good, I Train to Win”

Other pertinent information that we feel would be helpful for potential sponsors to know about us:

The very same ethos that led me to join the military and go through the trials and tribulations are the same ones that pushed me higher and higher through the ranks and levels of service. To this day they lead me in my training and reasoning for how I compete. My partner shares these with me as he puts his safety on the line to fight fires and save the lives of those who need help. 

Over the two years since opening my training facility, I have competed in over a dozen fitness competitions, hosted and participated in 4 over night endurance camps. I have run over 20 road and trail races and completed the 2011 Death Race. Last year I conducted a 7 hour workout that allowed me an outlet to run a food drive for a local childrens charity and last month hosted a SPIN event to help fund a dream trip for a local wounded veteran. I am planning an endurance ruck to raise awareness needed funding for children on the free lunch programs at our public schools. All that being said, I believe that it is the responsibility of those who have a skill or tool to do good for those who need a helping hand, a bite to eat or a boost of motivation. The Survival Trial will certainly test my metal in the realm of physical and mental endurance but it has now become a chance to provide funding for a foundation that is raising attention to a rapidly growing problem among our separated veterans that at this current moment many people are still not aware of. I lost an Army buddy last year to what was apparently lonely struggles with a tormented past. Maybe the Not Alone foundation could have been his life saving outlet. Maybe I can help another veteran find that ladder to climb out of a deep dark hole.Please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal for this event.  Your donation will provide programs and services to returning war veterans and their families to help them deal with the invisible wounds of war.  To read more about the event, please visit


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