Raiders Beat National Record in Achieving a 4th Consecutive National Championship
Riverside Military Academy bring home a 3rd All-Service Raider Challenge Championship and a 4th U.S. Army Cadet Command National Raider Championship.
On November 2nd-5th, the Riverside Military Academy Raider teams traveled to Molena, Georgia to compete in the National Raider Championship and the ALL-Service Raider Challenge. Both the Riverside Raiders A-Team and B-Team trained hard every day for the last 3 months preparing for this weekend, each working hard to secure a National Championship title.
On Friday at 8:00am the Riverside B-Team competed in the ALL-ServiceRaider Challenge, against all other Military Branches of JROTC. This was the third year Nationals hosted this competition. Riverside’s B-Team was focused and ready, dominating the four events that took place that day. At the end of the day the B-Team captured 1st place overall. This is the third year in a row the B-Team has won this meet.
Riverside’s A-Team competed the next day starting out at 7:30am. This competition was set up for only Army JROTC units. Riverside’s A-Team was there to defend their 3 time National Championship title. The team finished the competition with no penalties and felt good about their performance.
The following morning, Riverside had their final competition, the Ultimate Raider Competition. Each school could have one cadet represent their school. Cadet Michael Brown competed for Riverside and dominated his heat by taking 1st place, (Time of 12:00/1.8 miles with a 35 lb. Rucksack). He placed 4th overall out of 57 cadets for the competition.
At the award ceremony for Nationals, Riverside was at the top taking 3 first place trophies, 1 second place trophy and 1 third place trophy, resulting in the overall championship. Both Riverside teams won in their divisions, bringing back to Riverside Military Academy a 3rd All-Service Raider Challenge Championship and a 4th U.S. Army Cadet Command National Raider Championship.