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Cape JROTC Raider Team Excels in Competition

Lewes, Delaware, November 7, 2019 – On 2 November The Cape Henlopen High School Army JROTC Raider Physical Fitness Team under the Leadership of Cadet Sergeant Blayze Trumbauer finished in overall first place in the Sussex Technical JROTC Raider Challenge at Sussex Technical High School. The competition included eight JROTC Raider Teams from Maryland and Delaware high schools, and the Cape Henlopen team represented Delaware.


The competition began at 9:00 AM on the Sussex Technical High School campus and concluded at 3:00 PM.  The full day of competition included a Physical Fitness Test, the One-Rope Bridge, a First Aid-Litter Carry event, Humvee Pull, and concluded with a 5 Kilometer Forced March. 


The overall competition was won by Cape Henlopen High School from Delaware. The Cape Cadets achieved first place in the First Aid-Litter Carry event, 5-Kilometer, and Physical Fitness. The Cape Cadets achieved second place in the Humvee Pull.  Cadet Samuel Kerstetter won honors with the best male  Physical Fitness score.  The Physical Fitness event consisted of Curl-Ups, Push-Ups, and One-Mile Run.


The Cape Henlopen team consisted of Cadets Blayze Trumbauer, Spencer Grinder, Alan Marin-Quiroz, Zoe Peters, Lauren Melton, Diaviane Taft, Robert Fogarty, Shaniya Miller, Juliana Foote, Tyler Holt, Nolan Kerstetter, Samuel Kerstetter, and Jonathin Leicy.  The team was accompanied by, the coach, Sergeant First Class Richard Hurt.


Because of their achievement in this and previous competitions, the Cape Team has been invited to compete in the First State Military Academy competition at Clayton, Delaware in November of this academic year.