Team Tyler brings home gold at Texas Firefighter Olympics

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the City of Tyler:

TYLER, TX - The Tyler Fire Department won first place in the soccer competition at the Texas Firefighter Olympics held in Lewisville, Texas, July 18 – 23, 2010. Team Tyler played six games in two days and with five wins were named the champions of Division Four. Other Division Four winners were Dallas winning silver and Cleburne with bronze.

Tyler's soccer team members include Cody B. Fisher, Greg T. Crenshaw, Jason S. Beasley, Christopher C. Mahler, Mason R. Edney, Stephen Houston, Shawn Wilson, Brian Phillips, Bruce Hill, Steven Wieczor, Logan Luttrell, Eric M. Rozell and Coach Tony Gumber.

The soccer portion of the Texas Firefighter Olympics is a two-day, six-on-six outdoor tournament played on a small field using full size goals. There are different divisions based on ability and conditioning. Game length consists of two 20-minute halves.

The Texas Fire Fighter Olympics began in 1983 when professional firefighters representing cities across Texas began participating in various sporting events against other Texas fire departments utilizing the Olympic theme. The Texas Firefighter Olympics (TFO) is held annually in different cities starting the third Sunday of July. Participants must be a current or retired, publicly employed, uniformed member of a fire department from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana.