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Teams from around Midwest to compete in MHS JROTC Raider Challenge

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April 19, 2017
The Marion High School JROTC will host its largest-ever Raider Challenge this Saturday, April 22. More than 200 cadets will compete in 10 events designed to test their level of physical fitness, strength, and team work at the MHS athletic complex.
 
“During Raider competitions, the cadets will face a series of traditional and other ‘crazy’ events that are designed to push cadets to their physical limits while challenging them to work as a member of a team,” said Lt. Col. David Farlow, Marion High School’s senior Army instructor. “Working in 10-person teams, the cadets will face many challenges, including a 1-kilometer litter carry, an obstacle course, a spider web, the terrible tires, and many other challenges. The cadets will no doubt get hot, dirty, and wet, but they will have a great time.”
 
The Marion event is the only Raider Challenge hosted by a JROTC program in central Indiana. With 18 teams coming from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, it promises to be an exciting event.
 
For assistance, the Marion JROTC obtained the help of non-commissioned officers from the Indiana National Guard and U.S. Army Recruiters to serve as the graders for the Raider events.
 
“I am so excited,” said MHS senior Joey Lawrence. “Throughout the year we have gone to other schools for Raider competitions. But this event is in our home, and we are prepared to win!”
 
The Marion JROTC cadets will field two teams for the competition in addition to providing all the support requirements to facilitate such an event.
 
The competition will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium at Marion High School and is expected to conclude by 3 p.m. Members of the public are welcome as spectators, and there is no admission charge.
Contact:
Lt. Col. David Farlow
dfarlow@marion.k12.in.us, (765) 664-9051 x2455