Attention!The Pioneer Battalion JROTC Raider team competed against 17 other teams over the weekend in Irvine, Ky., and cadets ran, paddled and climbed their way to a second-place finish.It was a grueling event, according to Warren County High School instructor 1st Sgt. Timothy Howard, that included tests of endurance and strength.“This is the high school version of Army Rangers,” said Howard. “It requires a lot of physical skills and some of these kids are really fine athletes. Some of them are running six- to seven-minute miles and they’re really meshing well together as a team.”The 10-cadet team from WCHS which placed second includes members Jacob Baehman (team commander), Bryan Rabideau (assistant team commander), Tommy Juarez, Brooke Valenta, Blake Walker, Abraham Villafuerte, Joe Meekins, Weston Overton, Stephanie Rainey, Breeanne Caldwell, Brady Willis, and Jaden Gannaway.In earning the second-place overall finish, WCHS placed first in two individual events, and third in a 5K team run.One of the first-place finishes was in a log physical training challenge that included a 15-foot, 400-pound log.
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