Raider Fitness Challenge, Wayne Memorial HS, Wayne, MI
12 December 2015
Twelve Teams competed in the final Raider Fitness Challenge of 2015.
President’s Fitness Challenge Events are the One Mile Run, Pull-Ups, Curl-Ups, V-Sit Reach, Shuttle Run
Individual Achievements – Top Cadet in each of the five events
Best Female 1 Mile Run Time – Cheyenne Boyd
Best Male 1 Mile Run Time – Chase Swope
Golden Knight Fitness Raiders:Team Leaders – Cheyenne Boyd (Grass Lake) and Pavel McClurg (Northwest), Lesley Heller (Addison), Alexis Trolz (Mich Center), Cheyenne Sauber (Hanover), Ashley Sundermeyer (Northwest), Chase Swope (Hanover), Steffon Brown-Johnson (Northweast), Zach Van der Puyl (Springport) and Keeshaun Page (Jackson).
Golden Knights Return as Winners from Regional JROTC Competitions
Jackson, Mich.—The Jackson Area Career Center Golden Knight Battalion competed and placed in two southeastern Michigan competitions on Saturday, April 18—the President’s Fitness Challenge and the Raider Challenge.
The President’s Fitness Challenge, held at Southgate High School in Southgate, MI, featured 10 high school teams from the greater Detroit and Downriver area, and featured events in the one-mile run, pull-ups, curl-ups, v-sit reach, and shuttle run. The Golden Knights’ First Year/JV Raider team took first place overall. Individual achievements include Keeshaun Page (Jackson High), who took home first place as Best Male Athlete in the First Year/JV Fitness competition. While varsity team members Lesley Heller (Addison), Cheyenne Boyd (Grass Lake), Chaun Fluker (Vandercook), and Kristian Speer (Springport) placed in the Best Female Athlete and Best Male Athlete categories.
The Raider Challenge, held in Wayne, MI at Wayne Memorial High School, featured 12 high school teams from Michigan and Indiana. The Varsity Raider Team brought home third place from this event. In addition, Cadet Shaylea McCabe (Columbia) earned second place as Best Female Raider. Events at the Challenge included an academic test as well as a team one-mile run, rope bridge crossing, and a gauntlet relay.
Team Captain Lucas Garrett (Northwest), Pavel McClurg (Northwest), Olivia Church (Columbia), Shaylea McCabe (Columbia), Hunter Thelen (Hanover), Zach Naramor (Springport), Krystopher Peterson (Columbia), Connor Boyer (Grass Lake), William Brent (Napoleon) and Hayley Nichols (Northwest).
2nd Place (tie): Calumet HS and Hobart HS
2ndPlace: Calumet HS (from the UP)
Golden Knight Raiders performed very well during a recent Raider Competition in Grand Rapids on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Each five-person team completed the following events: marksmanship (10 targets); 12-lb shot put (200 yards); 40-sit ups; obstacle course; 150-lb tire flip (200 yards); two-mile run; 30-sit ups; and a 100-lb litter carry on a ¼ mile course.
There were two categories: LET I and LET II/III/IV. Results of both categories are below.
2nd Place: (by 31 sec) Team Captain Lucas Garrett (Northwest); Pavel McClurg (Northwest); Krystopher Peterson (Columbia); Shaylea McCabe (Columbia); and Aston Willis (Jackson).
3rd Place: Team Captain Kristian Speer (Springport); Sam Dellassantos (Jackson); Haley Nichols (Northwest); Connor Boyer (Grass Lake); and Austin Keiser (Hanover).
4th Place: Team Captain Olivia Church (Columbia); Hunter Thelen (Hanover); Cade Taliaferro (Vandercook); Brent Lovely (Northwest).
1st Place: Team Captain Austin Wolf (Napoleon); Selena Rose (Vandercook); Keeshaun Page (Jackson); Andrew Huffine (Northwest); and DeAnthony Miles (Vandercook).
We hosted the State Raider Competition and our team won the State Raider Competition again for the 3rd year in row. The events were PushUp and SitUps, Obstacle Course, Tough One, Snake, Biathlon, On Guard and 5K ruck run.
Connor Boyer (Grass Lake), Shayn King (Columbia Options), Garrett Lucas (Northwest), Alec Krieghoff (Northwest), Anthony Hamel (Northwest), Zach Naramor (Springport), John Votzke (Columbia), Lateka Franklin (Michigan Center), Kelsye Irvine (Hanover), Jordan Parker (Grass Lake).
(kneeling L - R) Lateka Franklin (Mich Center), Team Captain Lukas Hyden (Northwest) and Ralph Morton III (Napoleon)
JACKSON, Mich. – Jackson Area Career Center’s Army JROTC kept the first-place trophy for their annual Golden Knight Raider Challenge Invitational at home for the second year in a row, topping Wayne Memorial in the competition held 21-22 October at Camp McGregor and the Career Center.
“This was an awesome team. The cadets were confident and ready to win this challenge” said SGT Tom Miller. “It was so great to watch the cadets ‘bring it’ to win against such tough teams.”
The cadets are proud to display such a grand trophy at the Career Center.
“We were pretty confident going into this competition,” said cadet Tabitha Sherwood.
“First place, two years in a row!” said Raider captain Steve Dulworth.
Each team was made up of eight cadets and two alternates. Cadets spent the night at the camp and woke early Saturday morning to compete in individual and team events. The competition included Push-ups & Sit-ups, an Obstacle Course, the Biatholon, Tough-One, Snake, the Guard and finally a 3K run while carrying a 25-pound pack.
The Career Center’s first-place team represented four different Jackson-area public school districts and was lead by Dulworth, Kaela Ramey and Keon Aguilar, all from Jackson High, Sherwood and Zachary Fisher from Michigan Center, John Booher, Jordan Owens, and Ajalon St. Charles from Napoleon, and Dakota Pancake from Grass Lake.
The Raiders are just one of many teams open to cadets who enroll in the Career Center’s Army JROTC program. Other clubs and teams include JLAB (JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl), Air-Rifle Marksmanship, Cavalry (Horse) Troop, Service Learning, Color/Honor Guard, and Drill & Ceremony. These groups are an extension of the Army JROTC program and designed to promote leadership, decision-making, discipline, physical fitness, mental well-being, and volunteerism.
Career Center Golden Knights Finish 1st at Raider Challenge Invitational
The Career Center's Army JROTC kept the first-place trophy for their Golden Knight Raider Challenge Invitational at home for the second time since 2005 when they began hosting the invitational.
The Golden Knights topped three-time defending champion Wayne Memorial as well as teams from Westland John Glenn and four Detroit Public Schools high schools in the competition held Oct. 22-23 at Camp McGregor.
I knew we had a good chance at being at the top, and I am very proud of our finish said SGT Thomas Emond. They gave everything they had and took first or second in all seven events! Our cadets have placed second the last three years to Wayne Memorial.
This time, Wayne Memorial took second place while Detroits Cass Tech ended up third.
During the trophy presentation I asked (a cadet) why she was crying, said Emond, and her response was, I've given this team everything and had to settle for second the last two competitions, and this year, we can call ourselves champions.
The Career Centers first-place team represented eight different Jackson-area public school districts and was lead by co-captains Stephen Dulworth of Jackson High and Chase Perry of Hanover-Horton. Other team members included Hank Reger (Columbia Options), Sean Watkins (East Jackson), David Grayson (Columbia Central), Lindsay Olmstead ( Springport), Sarah Thode (Western Options), Kaela Ramey (Jackson High), David Clemons (Michigan Center), and Ajalon St. Charles (Napoleon).
The Jackson Area Career Centers Army JROTC team was a 1/2-point from earning the first-place trophy at the Golden Knight Raider Challenge Invitational.
We hosted 85 Army JROTC cadets from Detroit, Wayne, and Westland on Oct. 23-24 at Camp McGregor, and the Golden Knights fell just short of Wayne Memorial High School for the top spot. Detroit Renaissance High School placed third.
This event offers a great opportunity to competitively challenge individual teams and build partnerships with neighboring Army JROTC programs, said LTC Curt Lapham, JROTC instructor. The goal was to have a great time while being physically challenged.
Each team was made up of eight cadets and two alternatives. Cadets spent the night at the camp and woke early Saturday morning to compete in individual and team events. The competition included an academic exam, air-rifle marksmanship, push-ups and sit-ups, an obstacle course, litter carry, the tuff-one and finisted with a 3K run.
This year's Golden Knight Team was Hanover-Hortons Kortney Smith (team captain) , Joshua Heller, Chase Perry, and T.J. Snyder; Columbia Centrals David Grayson, Napoleons Alec Granando, Concords Anisoara Foca and Brock Sierminski, Jackson Highs Justin Hoyt, and daVincis Vincent Kirby.