MMA places third in Missouri State Raiders Championship

MMA places third in Missouri State Raiders Championship

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) hosted the Missouri State Raiders Championship on Saturday, Oct. 24. A precursor to the ROTC collegiate level Ranger Competition, Raiders is a military-style competition conducted with an eight-man team.
The one-day event includes a 5K road march, Raider Challenge Course, Physical Team Test (PTT), and Gauntlet Course, one-rope bridge and obstacle course.
A total of 12 high schools, fielding 22 teams, from Missouri, Iowa and Kansas participated in the competition, including the following:

  • Blue Springs South High School, 3 teams
  • Boonslick High School (BTEC), 1 team
  • Fredericktown High School, 1 team
  • Knob Noster High School, 2 teams
  • Leavenworth High School, Kan., 4 teams (including last year’s Raider Nationals Champions in the Mixed & Female division)
  • Lee’s Summit North High School, 1 team · Missouri Military Academy, 2 teams · Moberly High School, 2 teams
  • Nixa High School, 1 team · Ottumwa High School, Iowa, 1 team
  • Ozark High School, 3 teams
  • Scott Reginal Tech Center (SRTC), 1 team

MMA’s Colonels Raiders team A took third place overall in the championship, finishing behind continual national champion contending teams from Leavenworth and Ozark High School.
The Colonels also took second overall in the 5K to be the state runners-up in the 5K. Coached by SFC John Biddle, MMA Raiders Team A consisted of the following cadets:

  • Alexander Chambers
  • David Eaton
  • Francisco Jacquez
  • Shane Macon
  • Victor Patino Matos
  • Patricio Regis
  • Sun Kit Tsui
  • Kevin Wang
  • Isaac Way

MMA Team B finished in 12th place:

  • Gage Blanton
  • Dmitri Cary
  • Jacob Javier
  • Diego Lopez
  • Alejandro Mercado
  • Clayton Nelson
  • Conner O'Neal-Carden
  • Samuel Way
  • Parker Woodruff

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