PFT stats

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  1. Rugbyftbllaxmom

    Rugbyftbllaxmom Member

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    Hello,
    Is there a list of stats to aim for on a PFT test for an army ROTC scholarship? I have searched and found APFT but I know that is different. Is there a chart out there? I looked for some stats on here and I believe I keep coming across APFT with 2 minutes for everything? Any stats of recipients or max numbers are appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. usarmystrong97

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    Aim for your best! I'm not sure what the averages are or how much they are looked at. I got 42 pushups 48 crunches and 6:40 mile I believe. I'm a 4 year winner
     
  3. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Thank you very much for your quick response. Greatly appreciated and congrats!
     
  4. guayb15

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    I am a 4 year winner

    6:33 mile, 71 push ups, 52 sit ups

    Just always do your best, give it your all. Throw up after your run if you have too!
     
  5. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Wow- Ty- 71 pu in 1 minute- wow- cadenced? Wow. Congrats and thank you!
     
  6. Kronk

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    4-Year winner
    64 Push ups
    52 Sit ups
    5:55 mile
    AIM HIGH
     
  7. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Thank you! Congrats!
     
  8. nofodad

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    Of course...do your best. Just be aware that there may be a different grading system from the cadre of your battalion than your phys. ed. teacher or soccer coach. Many scholarship winners regardless of branch fail their first PT test. Many battalions offer a practice PT first so you can work on your form.
     
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  9. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Thank you- I am In Awe of the high pu numbers. I am a mom asking for my son about the numbers as he has done practice APFT administered by cadre and former military and they always comment on his form because he is usually the one with great form and doing correctly and has been since he was young but then he has seen kids at school be tested by non military and get higher numbers but not done correctly. He is now practicing for the PFT for ROTC and he is only about 51 on pu but all done correctly . He HD only found APFT scores to compare and then I started looking!

    He has not done official yet but will this month. As of now at

    51 pu
    60 su
    6:20 run trying to get down

    He Had done the 2 mile in 13:20

    Just trying to gage a realistic number as a goal as he just keep going.Thank you all and congrats to those with great stats and scholarships
     
  10. ArmyArmor

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    4-year
    55 push-ups
    40-something "curl ups"
    5:37 mile

    Always believe in yourself. 6 months before my test I was critically underweight, had not a single pound of meat on me, and could not do a single push-up. Hard work trumps all.
     
  11. Jcleppe

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    Your son is on the right track, it's even better that he has been doing his PU and SUs with guidance to proper form.

    nofodad is 100% correct, form is everything and he will be graded harder when he starts with his battalion. My younger son had the benefit of having an older brother that had been in ROTC 3 years before he started. He was able to watch him and advise him on his form. Your right, most applicants have their PFT given to them by a coach or PE teacher, the guidelines are not always as strict and you can see some pretty high scores.

    Both my younger son showed up to school and they gave the APFT to all the cadets looking to contract that Fall, there were three new 4 year scholarship winners in the group, my son was one of them, his PU and SU scores were similar to your son's for the 1 minute PFT. The other two scholarship cadets had much higher PFT, one had listed 75 PU, the other 78, SU numbers were higher as well. At the end of testing my son was the only one of the three that passed the APFT.

    When the grader counts both PU and SUs they will only count the ones that meet the regulation. It's not uncommon to hear a count go like this......1,2,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,6,6,6,....as you can see the cadet has basically done 12 PU or SUs and only 6 have counted, if they are not to regulation they just repeat the same number over and over. The cadet put so much energy out for only half the count and they fail to reach the minimum. This is much more common then you might think.

    The best advice I can give is to have your son continue to work on both PU and SUs, his current numbers should be just fine for the application but more can never hurt. The biggest thing he can do is to continue to work on his run, get below a 6:00 mile and try and break 13:00 for the two mile. Form does not matter in the run so there is no subjectivity, he can hop on one foot and if he finishes 13:00 or under he gets the max points.

    For most, the run is what keeps them from getting a 300 or better, if he has the run down he'll have time to continue to bring up his PU and SUs while keeping the proper form. He seems to be on the right path which is great.
     
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  12. Dawgs19

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    Hey there I didn't run as well as some of these other guys but still did fine and received a 4 year to the Citadel! I ran a 7:04 mile, 81 push-ups and 70 sit ups, and no the push-ups weren't cadenced. Honestly just remind yourself how important this is, focus and the test will be a breeze! Best of luck to you!
     
  13. nofodad

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    DS failed a PT test as an MSI because while doing push-ups he picked up his foot to move it. They dq'd all his pushups afterwards but didn't tell him till he was done. Practice with good form over the summer.
     
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  14. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Great info- great to hear it will pay off later when it really counts...but would be great to get good number now too for scholarship!...and yes he knows he can def pass APFT, has practiced and practiced- but the PU in 1 min for pt is what is throwing him off-he is working hard and I think will end up around 50ish still for push-ups. He won't even entertain the idea of doing them quicker and rushed because he says he knows it is wrong. I just can't imagine him doing another 20+ in that same time frame....and a for the saying the number over and over -1,1,1, etc- he said that is what they do to the other kids when they do it wrong and he does correctly and used as example- but that is when given by military, not average high school administer-he Shakes his head when his numbers come in lower than others in football testing because he stays true to form and others just bang them out quickly and with different form.
    Wish you could send a video in with scores lol

    Thanks so much
     
  15. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Wow. Congrats! Was that on the APFT in 2 min or or in 1 min. For the pu/ su? Wow. Congrats!!!
     
  16. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Great to know. Wow. Heart breaking. Best of luck and thank you.
     
  17. Dawgs19

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    Definitely 2 minutes!
     
  18. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Ok yes the numbers sound great and on target for the APFT . My son is doing then PFT for the ROTC scholarship which is 1 minute. Thanks!!
     
  19. Dawgs19

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    Yeah when I took my PFT for the scholarship in September last year I was originally told that everything was 1 minute and then the instructors ended up telling me two minutes for the PU's and SU and that's how everyone I've talked to where I live was given, which I guess is weird, (I live in SC) but it all worked out in the end I guess.
     
  20. Kronk

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    I do want to note that it shows the integrity to do the push-ups correctly and with the proper form instead of doing half-butted ones for simply a higher score.

    There is no information reguarding whether or not they actually do care who does the scoring (provided it is a certified individual) but there is a section on the form the PFT administratior must note what their title is. If I PERSONALLY were on the board and saw a military related title to the person who gave the PFT test I would believe the scores have more validity, and would give more credit to lower scores that I felt were more valid.
    There seems to be confidence in the numbers as you have done them correctly. I had confidence in my form as well.

    For this reason I had a retired West Pointer and PMS LTC conduct my test rather than my football coach or PE teacher.
    *I AM ONLY A RECENT HIGH-SCHOOL GRADUATE SO TAKE THIS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT*
     

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