Brevard Veterans Memorial Center Hosts High School Junior ROTC Raider Challenge Competition
By Space Coast Daily // October 9, 2019
Over 300 JROTC Cadets competed in male, female and mixed team events
Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Good Deeds Foundation Presents $15,600 to Brevard JROTC Units
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Thirty Junior ROTC teams from 11 area high schools competed in a county-wide Raider Challenge competition on Oct. 5 at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island.
More than 300 JROTC Cadets competed in male, female and mixed team events in preparation for Regional and State competitions.
This event pitted teams against each other in five tests of speed, strength and endurance events.
The competition included a 5-kilometer run, tire flip, fitness relay with kettlebells, a cross-country litter carry and building a rope bridge to cross an obstacle.
Participating high schools included Astronaut, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Heritage, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, Space Coast, Viera and East River from Orlando.
Merritt Island High School was the host school for the event and this was the first time the course at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center was used for a county-wide competition.
The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and the Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter co-sponsored the event.
During the closing ceremony, members of MOAACC and the organization’s Good Deeds Foundation presented a check for $15,600 to the Brevard JROTC units, which included various forms of contributions to all area JROTC and cadet programs for the 2019-20 school year.
Both the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and MOAACC helped to build the course.
Placing in the male category were Cocoa Beach, first place; East River, second place; and Merritt Island, third place. In the female category, East River placed first, Viera was second, and Satellite placed third; and in the Mixed Category, Merritt Island was first, East River placed second and Cocoa came in third.
The next Raider Challenge event will be at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on October 19 with the regional completion set for November 2, and the state-wide competition set for mid-November.
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