State trooper named Maryland’s ‘fittest cop’

WASHINGTON — A Maryland State Police sergeant has been named the “fittest cop” in the state, after crushing the competition in a series of workout challenges.

Sgt. Brian Schweers, who works as a member of the police force’s SWAT team, competed in a series of CrossFit competitions, which consisted of five workouts over five weeks, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

The challenges included dumbbell snatches, burpee box jump-overs, weighted walking lunges, muscle-ups squat snatches and dead lifts

According to CrossFit, Schweers also is ranked the seventh fittest cop in the Mid-Atlantic region and the 82nd fittest in the world.

The high-intensity CrossFit workout has grown in popularity in recent years.

In the release, Maryland State police said physical training is “a major emphasis in the Maryland State Police Academy for incoming trooper candidates. Programs are in place to encourage continued physical fitness throughout a trooper’s career.”

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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