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Pioneers tackle obstacles, bring home third
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The Warren County High School JROTC raider team participated in the Scenic City Raider competition at Tunnel Hill, Ga., this past weekend.
The team camped at the Catoosa Training Center on Friday night and awoke to a rainy competition, according to 1st Sgt. Tim Howard.
The cadets participated in numerous events which included a three-mile run, a combat litter carry, a one-rope bridge construction/ crossing, and they negotiated an obstacle leadership course.
The Pioneer team has been preparing for competitions since June 25. The early training paid off as WCHS earned its first trophy of the year. The team earned a third-place trophy in the obstacle course.
The JROTC raider team will hold the third annual Raider Meet on the campus of Warren County High School on Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. The Pioneer Battallion will not participate in this event.
The young men and women entered in the contest will participate in a strength test performing push ups and sit-ups; a two-mile endurance run; a rope bridge which will evaluate physical fitness; knowledge of knots; proper construction of the bridge and teamwork; an obstacle course consisting of 13 events; and a litter carry endurance course carrying a litter weighing approximately 150 pounds, two 5.57mm ammo cans full of dirt, one gallon water can and four rucksacks per team weighing approximately 25 pounds each.
A sandbag carry is being added to the meet this year. Teams will have to move 100 filled sandbags from the start point to the end in a carrying fashion.
The WCHS JROTC Booster Club will operate a concession stand selling food and drinks throughout the day. Souvenir T-shirts will also be available for purchase.