The Iron Governor is Austin Peay ROTC Program’s ultimate physical fitness competition. Once a semester Cadets have the opportunity to compete for the title of Iron Governor. The challenge begins with a series of 50 meter strength events including: a tire flip, ammo can carry, litter drag, dummy carry, and water can carry. After this Cadets must complete a 2.5 mile run through and around campus wearing a body armor vest and then complete one lab around the track. The event is timed and the top female and male Cadets are awarded the prestigious title of the Iron Governor.