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The Roosevelt Battalion show exemplary skill

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Cadets of the Roosevelt Battalion accept their awards.

During the weekend of March 1, the Roosevelt High School Roughrider Battalion’s drill, rifle, and PT teams competed at the Ysletta School District Amigos Skills Meet at Del Valle High School in El Paso, Texas.

The group left for Fort Bliss Thursday night and arrived on post early Friday morning. Both the precision and sporter rifle teams competed in their events later in the evening, and the drill and PT teams competed the following day. It was an outstanding two days for the Roughriders who all competed with exemplary skill. The Riderettes had an amazing showing at the meet, where they were the Overall Unarmed Drill champions receiving 1st place in the exhibition phase, 1st place in the regulation phase, and 3rd place in the inspection phase. The commander of the Riderettes, Cadet Major Tania Ojeda, also won the Best Unarmed Drill Commander award, her second for the year.

The strenuous work and hard-willed dedication put in by the young team had definitely shined through in the outcome of the competition. The sporter rifle team also placed 3rd overall with a 2nd place award in prone going to Samantha Bakaysa in the individual’s category. Precision Rifle team captain, Joshua Roberts, also placed 2nd in kneeling for the individual’s category. After the competition was over the teams took some down time and visited the sights around the El Paso area, taking in the scenic view and their well-earned victories.

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Drill team


Posted on March 06, 2014