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Cadets brave challenges of intimidating course
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Six teams of Warren County High School JROTC cadets competed in a demanding day of military-style events, pushing their physical limits during a Best Raider competition Friday at the high school.According to Army instructor 1st Sgt. Tim Howard, the event is the high school version of the U.S. Army Best Ranger competition. The event pairs raiders in two-cadet teams for competition.This year, two teams consisting of females competed against four male teams.Teams included Jeffrey Adam and Justin Warner, Jacob Baehman and Bryan Rabideau, C.J. Hale and Jake Bryant-Shock, Erin Johnson and Samantha Howard, Oscar Ramirez and Abraham Villafuerte and Brooke Valenta and Felicia Garcia.The one-day event started at 6 a.m. with a physical training test consisting of a two-minute push-up and sit-up drill, a pull-up assessment, and a two-mile run. Raiders were tested on how fast and accurate they could tie knots.