Scott Tech JROTC Raiders team at national contest

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Cadets who competed were:The cadetís names are listed below: Cody Gilmore, Hailee Wilkinson, Trevor Funcannon, Dustin Boyd, James Carter, James Larter, Jenna Spencer, Dominic Mcmahan, Cyle Kling, Lindsey Butler, Tristen Brattin, and Harley Carter. Contributed photo

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On Nov. 1, the Army JROTC programís Raider Team from the Scott Regional Technology Center competed at the All-Services Raider Nationals competition in Thomaston, Ga.

The Raider Nationals event pitted Scott Tech against Raider teams from across the United States from Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps JROTC programs. The event consisted of a 5 kilometer race, rope bridge construction, and two separate obstacle courses.

"We did good but there is always room for improvement," said Hailee Wilkinson, one of the Raider team seniors. "We had a strong group of seniors, but we also have a strong group of juniors who now know what Raider Nationals is like. They will be even better next year."

Lt. Col. Brennan Cook, the teamís coach, said, ďIím proud of these Raiders. We have only had a team for two years, so to compete at that level against teams that have been doing Raider competitions for years speaks volumes about the motivation of these cadets. We did well, but we have much room to improve in the spring competitions.Ē