The Elbert County JROTC Raider teams are back from the National Competitions, which took place in Molina, Georgia this past weekend, and brought home some very solid results.
“We went down there with high expectations, and when you are dealing with 44 different schools; the male team went down there with some high hopes, and took home sixth place in the nation.”
Raider Team Coach Master Sergeant Al Homer said that a total of 73 teams from 44 different schools participated in the National Competition.
The male team took home 2nd Place in Rope Bridge and in the Physical Fitness Test, while also locking up 4th place in the Cross Country Rescue. The team came just two seconds short, said Master Sergeant Homer, from taking 1st place in the Rope Bridge.
The male-mix team, in their National debut, took home a 13th overall finish out of 24 teams. Homer said that both teams have already begun to look forward to next year.
“Coming off a state championship win by the male team, the heat is back on them. It is exciting for them, as well as the male-mix team”, said Homer. “When we return, they will have a refreshed new outlook on it to try and get another state championship, and to also increase their national placing.”
Homer says that he plans on having his teams compete in a couple of spring and summer competitions to help them keep their edge heading into the next raider season.