Well I'm a candidate for the USAFA to enter in June 2009 and this is really where I want to go. I've been working really hard to submit all of my forms for the application before October so I can become one of the first to go before the review board. The only major problem I'm having is in doing pull-ups. I've been a Cross Country and Track runner throughout high school and never really worked much on core strength. My body doesn't seem built for doing push-ups or pull-ups and it doesn't help that I only really became interested in the Academy this past summer, leaving me little time to prepare for the CFA. So what I'm getting after in this thread is what does everybody think about the CFA and its weight on a candidate. I have a feeling I'll be able to do fine on the BB throw, shuttle run, sit-ups, and mile, but the push-ups and pull-ups just make me somewhat nervous for my application. And because I know it's not really helpful if you don't know my academics and extracurriculars, here it goes: GPA: 3.94 Class Rank: 47 out of 697 SAT Critical Reading: 670 SAT Math: 780 SAT Writing: 610 ACT English: 33 ACT Math: 32 ACT Reading: 34 ACT SR: 30 ACT Combined English/Writing: 30 ACT Composite: 32 Varsity Cross Country for 3 years, JV Track 3 years (Captain 1 year), Mock Trial Witness and Attorney As a Senior I'm taking 5 AP courses (not as bad as it sounds). Former NJROTC member before I moved. Any advice is certainly appreciated.