Maui Marine One of 10 Chosen for National Military-Inspired Reality Show

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LOS ANGELES  – Maximum Warrior is a one-of-a-kind competition that tests 10 active or former military and 10 civilian contestants in 15 action-packed, adrenaline-filled challenges. United States Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Mike S., originally from Maui, Hawaii and currently stationed at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, competed in the competition against nine other special ops operators, with one ultimately being crowned the Maximum Warrior.

The competition tested the marine’s military skills, quick decision-making ability and all-out physical stamina.


The Maximum Warrior competition was hosted in Crawfordsville, Ark., at a special elite training facility called T1G. This program is sponsored by MAXIM, in partnership with the Jeep® Brand. Maximum Warrior is a unique program in that in addition to the active duty competitors, the competition also pairs the military warrior contestants with ordinary civilians, who then battle it out against nine other teams.

Platoon Sergeant Mike S. is making himself available for interviews via telephone and/or Skype interviews in the Hawaii area. This is a great story of a local guy gaining national attention. The Maximum Warrior show pays homage to the men and women in the Armed Forces and Mike would like to share his story.



All Maximum Warrior challenge videos, biographies and other action-packed material can be viewed at Mike S.’s video may be seen at

“Maximum Warrior is about authenticity. For the second year in a row, MAXIM has teamed with the Jeep brand to develop the world’s most innovative and interactive military-inspired competition. Not only do we deliver a real-life series of challenges for the competitors, but the competition is also a tribute to our men and women serving in the Armed Forces, and especially to our special ops operators,” said Ben Madden, MAXIM’s Chief Revenue Officer. “There is simply no other reality-based competition that allows for the highest ranks of the military to interact at this level with civilians.”

2011 Maximum Warrior (Active Special Ops Operators)

With 10 special ops operators and 10 grueling challenges, the Maximum Warrior competition promises non-stop action. Each week will feature a new competitive mission in which the warriors’ skills will be tested in real-world military situations. Tasks include extractions, terrain navigation around IED simulations, direct combat, off-road driving capability, agility courses, special ops intelligence gathering and more. will host weekly video updates of the challenges and candid on-location outtakes of the competitors, all culminating with the announcement of the 2011 Maximum Warrior winner in November.

In addition to the bragging-rights including title of 2011 “Maximum Warrior,” the competition’s winner will also receive a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Edition vehicle. As the few lucky contestants play out the real-life mock missions of Maximum Warrior, fans of the program will be able to follow along with weekly webisodes of the competitions at posted online at As if that isn’t enough, viewers can enter the Maximum Warrior national sweepstakes for the chance to win their very own 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Edition.

2011 Maximum Warrior Pro-Am (Civilian Competition)

Ten civilians with no formal military background were randomly selected on to compete in five military-style challenges. Paired with a special ops operator, the civilian competitors were given a three-day crash course in heavy-duty weapons training by T1G instructors. Following the training, the Pro-Am competition consisted of five missions, including extractions, terrain navigation around IED simulations, agility courses and live-fire combat.

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, Ark.


Submitted by Mike Caudill of DRIVEN Public Relations





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