ROTC scholarship PT test scores

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  1. MajorFox

    MajorFox New Member

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    This is for the presidential fitness test that I am submitting on the application. I was tested by a Master Sargent in the Airfoce. My score was 62 pushups in a min, 49 situps in a min, and an 8:00 flat mile run. I am slightly concerned with the mile run. I used to be able to run a 7:00 and could probably get that back in a few weeks of training, but am running out of time. So is this a good score for an Army or Airforce scholarship application?
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    If your talking Army. then yes, your run time will need some work, it probably will not hurt you too much on the application. The issue will be if you receive a scholarship you will need to pass the APFT to validate the scholarship and contract. The maximum run time for the 2 mile for a male (I am making an assumption that you are a male) is 15:54. If you are running an 8 min. mile you will not make that mark for the 2 mile. You will need to work on your run time over the summer before you start school so in the event you do receive a scholarship you will be able to pass the APFT and contract at the start of the year.

    I'm not questioning your PU ability but 62 PU's in one minute seem like a lot if they were done to the Army Reg's. Don't rest on those numbers, there are too many stories to count about new cadets that did 60 plus PU's on their PFT and fail the APFT because of form.

    I have no idea how those numbers will look to the Air Force, for the Army they should be fine though you might lose a few points for the Run time.
     
  3. Packer

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    For AFROTC your push-up numbers are good, your sit-up mumbers are fair(try to get about 5 more), but your run is likely slow. You will have to run 1.5 mile for the AFROTC scholarship application and extrapolating your time out will put you in an at risk category. I don't know how much weight this carries in the scholarship consideration but once you report to the detachment it will carry a lot of weight.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I tested in some poor outdoor conditions so I was given the option to re run in the next two days. I'm going to take advantage of that and see what changes. And Ill start run training again ASAP.
     
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    DS had good test for his AROTC app. Arrived at unit feeling confident. When he was tested, the person counting his situps didn't like 5 or 6 of them, so he failed and had to wait one month to retest. Scholarship and everything else got delayed.

    No long term trouble, but pain in the neck when trying to settle into college and ROTC life. Before you even show up, have your push up and sit up form verified by someone who really knows what they doing and is really critical.
     
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    Boom. Good piece of advice here. Get it checked by someone who is not your PE teacher or your friend or is a PVT in the Guard.
     
  7. Pima

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    I would also add to make sure you run in every type of weather, the fact that it wasn't an ideal weather day means nothing when you take the PFT in AFROTC. They schedule the day in advance and they don't refer to the 7 day forecast to determine it; unless it is a hurricane or blizzard.

    Our DS when at home ran in the worst weather, never the best weather. He would run at 4 in the afternoon (hottest part of the day), he ran in rain, he ran when it was 20 degrees, and he would also get up at 5 a.m. after going to bed at 1 to run. The reason why is he was trying to mimic every type of condition that he would go through at the det. He always wanted nothing less than a 10:30 1 1/2 mile run.

    The thing to realize is when you do the run, there will be PT instructors leading the pace, and those in the back shouting out last names for the ones that are not fast enough. This is not the way you want them to know your name as a C100.

    Additionally, there is one reason, at least at our DS's det. when he was there to get your time down, and form correct. Some dets allow cadets that max the PFT to be excused from mandatory PT...it is done on trust that you will continue to work out on your own instead of showing up at 6 a.m.

    This is can be a double edge sword, because the next semester they most likely will make you a PT instructor which means you will be showing up at 5:30 a.m.

    Finally, although the PFA is a small portion of the WCS compared to your PAR, every point matters when it comes to a scholarship. AFROTC boards are going to award points to each applicant and a line will be drawn, above you get a scholarship, below you don't.

    Good luck.
     

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