Army JROTC earns First Place in Meet before competing in Sedalia, MO

14480489_1694769624176132_5397750028692990481_oThe Central Campus Red Bull Battalion Raider Team earned First Place Overall recognition in the 15th annual Jean Kaplan Memorial Raider Meet at Camp Dodge against 13 other teams participating from as far away as Salina, Kansas.

At the raider meet on September 24, the teams participated in the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test), 10 Kilometer Road March, 1 Rope Bridge, 2 Cadet Litter Carry Relay, Biathlon, Raider Challenge Course, and 1 Mile Rucksack Run. The Red Bull Battalion Raider Team placed 1st overall for the second time since 2012. The Red Bull Battalion also placed first in the Raider Challenge Course, 10 Kilometer Road March, and the 2 Cadet Litter Carry. The Red Bulls placed second in the APFT, third in the Biathlon, and the 1 Mile Rucksack Run.

At the end of Saturday, the Red bull Raiders came out on top of the other teams. “We worked hard and as a team it showed, this sets the bar high for our expectations when we compete against over two dozen other programs at the Smith-Cotton Meet next weekend in Sedalia Missouri,” noted Red Bull Battalion Commander Daniel Allen. “A special thanks to the Iowa Army National Guard for allowing us to host this meet.”

The meet exemplifies the outstanding qualities of the cadets who make up the Red Bull Battalion JROTC at Central Campus. The Army JROTC program is the largest in Iowa, with over 300 students receiving the training and experience in leadership and service which will carry them through happier, more success lives and careers.

(Central Campus Army JROTC Cadet MSGT Lee Blobaum contributed to this report)

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