Military Warriors Face The Deciding Challenge In Real-World Combat Scenario

U.S. Air Force Pararescue & Former Log Home Builder with New Baby Crowned 2011 Maximum Warrior

2011 Maximum Warrior Winner, U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Luke D.
2011 Maximum Warrior Winner, U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Luke D.
Maximum Warrior
Maximum Warrior

LOS ANGELES –-( Maximum Warrior is a one-of-a-kind competition that tests 20 contestants in 15 action-packed, adrenaline-filled challenges.

Presented by MAXIM, in partnership with the Jeep Brand, Maximum Warrior just released its 10th webisode: GATE TO GATE.

Only two warriors remained in the competition at the beginning of this challenge and by the end, U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Luke D. was crowned the 2011 Maximum Warrior.

For the final challenge, the Warriors navigated through eight target areas, beginning on the ground level of a five-floor sniper tower at the T1G military training facility. They had to run to the top of the tower, engage targets in the distance, and then run back down to the next target area. The second component of the challenge was to hit various targets on foot downrange. After completed, the Warriors ran up a berm to get to the next station where they needed to assemble an AK-47and engage multiple targets. They then used a Jeep Wrangler to assist in climbing a wall, and once over had to drag an injured rescue subject (180 lb dummy) to safety.

The Warriors were then given a short amount of time to eliminate enemy targets before they disappeared. Next, the Warriors ran to a shooting range where they needed to assemble six weapons (four pistols, one rifle, and one shotgun) and hit targets in the shooting stalls. After they finished that task, they ran into the multi-room facility where they had to scour the building, distinguish between threats and non-threats, and engage all enemy targets. The final aspect of the challenge was to drive a Jeep Wrangler through the Wadi course. Time and accuracy were both used to create an adjusted time for the Warriors.

The Warrior with the best adjusted time was U.S. Air Force 48th Rescue Squadron Pararescueman Luke D., making him the 2011 Maximum Warrior and owner of a brand new, 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Edition.

“It felt good to win knowing I was representing not only myself, but my family and the Pararescue career field,” said Luke D.

“My wife told me I was going to win before I ever left for the competition and she was really excited when she found out the results. Also, it’s not every day that you win a prize like a brand new Jeep Wrangler, so that is a blessing financially to our family.” Impressed with the nine other military competitors in the Maximum Warrior competition, Luke admitted he knew he was in for a tough journey.

Maximum Warrior Challenges:
All 15 challenges in the 2011 Maximum Warrior series were designed to utilize the skills that U.S. armed servicemen and women need to employ on a regular basis – rapid and critical thinking, decisive judgment, excellent marksmanship and much more. Challenge 10 required the two remaining warriors, Luke D. and Drew P. to move through multiple difficult and detail-oriented tasks quickly and adeptly. In the weeks ahead, Maximum Warrior fans can see every day, non-military guys competing with the 10 Maximum Warrior competitors in five additional challenge webisodes.

Check out Week 10’s Gate to Gate challenge and all previous weeks’ Maximum Warrior Challenge videos, biographies and other action-packed material at

Warrior Challenges (Weeks 1-10)

  • Week #1: Soldier Rescue Challenge
  • Week #2: Target Recognition Challenge
  • Week #3: Obstacle Course
  • Week #4: Jeep Wrangler Off-Road Maneuvers
  • Week #5: Wadi Patrol
  • Week #6: Combat Pistol Challenge
  • Week #7: IED Ambush
  • Week #8: On-Road High Speed Driving
  • Week #9: Beast of the Earth
  • Week #10: Gate to Gate

About Maximum Warrior
Maximum Warrior is a one-of-a-kind competition that tests 20 contestants in 15 action-packed, adrenaline-filled challenges. Presented by MAXIM, in partnership with the Jeep® Brand, Maximum Warrior is broken down into two separate programs – the authentic Maximum Warrior Competition that pits actual special ops operatives against one another; and the inaugural Maximum Warrior Pro-Am that pairs a special ops operative with a civilian contender to create a 10 team competition. The competition series was recently completed at the state-of-the-art T1G training facility in Crawfordsville, AR.

About Alpha Media Group
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company and publisher of the Maxim brand and magazine, the largest young men’s lifestyle magazine in America reaching nearly 12 million readers each month. Maxim Digital encompasses and reaches more than 3 million unique visitors each month. MAXIM magazine is published in 24 countries and distributed in 52 territories worldwide. Maxim Ventures, the integrated media and marketing division, develops 360-degree integrated marketing programs designed to interact with men at every significant engagement channel: mobile, digital, social, large-scale events, retail promotion, experiential, database, TV and film.

About Jeep
Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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