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Georgia Military College hosts JROTC Best Raider Competition

Georgia Military College hosted a JROTC Best Raider Competition on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Forty-eight Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) teams from across Georgia and Florida competed for awards in five events:  5K buddy run, raider gauntlet (water can relay, low crawl, tire flip, canoe carry and sand bag relay), cross country rescue, obstacle course, and rope bridge.   Teams consisted of two-person buddy teams in three categories:  male, female and mixed.     

The Georgia Military College Prep School Raider buddy teams placed first overall in every category.   Brigadier General Thomas Carden Jr., Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Georgia Dept. of Defense and Commander of the Georgia Army National Guard presented the awards to the students.

Female Overall
1st place:  Caitlin Settle/Macie Newell, Georgia Military College Prep
2nd place:  Samantha Ethridge/Megan Reis, Grayson High School
3rd place:  Hannah McTyre/Anna Caldwell, Georgia Military College Prep

Male Overall
1st place-tie:  Will Caldwell/Tyler Johnson, Georgia Military College Prep
1st place-tie:  Brandon Sanchez/Colin Rottes, Manatee High School
3rd place:  Carlos Carrillo/Jorge Quesada, Riverside Military Academy

Mixed Overall
1st place:  Emma Mercer/Patrick Lewis, Georgia Military College Prep
2nd place:  Brooklynn Siens/Woody Perry, Dawson High School
3rd place:  Dever Johnson/Jacob Densmore, Creekview High School

The GMC Prep Raiders hold the title of 2015 National Champions (Mixed Division); 2014 National Runner-Up, and 2014 State Champions.

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First Place Best Raider Female Team Macie Newell and Caitlin Settle with C/COL Kurtis “Lee” Hemrick, Regimental Commander of the 137th Corps of Cadets (left) and Brigadier General Thomas Carden, Jr. (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Place Best Raider Male Team Tyler Johnson and Will Caldwell with C/COL Kurtis “Lee” Hemrick and Brigadier General Thomas Carden, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Place Best Raider Mixed Team Patrick Lewis (Emma Mercer not pictured) with C/COL Kurtis “Lee” Hemrick and Brigadier General Thomas Carden, Jr.

View more photos here:  https://gmcpr.smugmug.com/20152016/JROTC-Best-Raider-Competition