MMA Raiders team places at national competition

Posted 11/22/21

The Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Raiders team put forth an impressive effort in the U.S. Army National Championships Nov. 6 – 7 in Molena, Ga. Following the two-day competition, the MMA team …

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MMA Raiders team places at national competition

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The Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Raiders team put forth an impressive effort in the U.S. Army National Championships Nov. 6 – 7 in Molena, Ga. Following the two-day competition, the MMA team ranked 19th overall out of 30 teams, moving up one spot from last year.

The JROTC nationally sanctioned Raiders competition 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. The competition is a precursor to the ROTC collegiate-level ranger competition and builds teamwork and comradery between cadets. 

This year, the Colonels ranked 20th in PTT, with a time of 3:58. They came in 12th place in the 5K, with a time of 26.04; note, the first 1.5 miles are uphill all the way. The Colonels rounded out the events with 13th in the gauntlet (time 8:57), 25th in the CCR (time 13.02) and a time of 4:42 on the one-rope challenge. 

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