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April 20, 2022

Granbury Marine Corps JROTC cadets excelled at the National JROTC Fitness Challenge on April 15, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Granbury High School MCJROTC Pirate Nation Physical Training (PT) Team competed in the National JROTC Fitness Challenge on Friday 15 April 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The GHS physical training team placed second in the pull-up/flexed arm hang, second in the physical training test, and fifth in the standing broad jump.  Individually, Sarah Folsom placed second overall in the seated power throw from a field of more than 100 female cadets.

Team members consisted of Jett Burrell, Sarah Folsom, Anthony Garcia, Jonathan Hutchison, Dianna Koch, Grace Larsen, Mason Light, Vanity Lopez, Tyler Milligan, Fernando Ruiz-Contreras, Ariana Tirado, and Nathan Wilson.

The All-Service National JROTC Championships highlighted the hardest working JROTC teams in the nation. The contest attracted many of the best male, female, and mixed JROTC fitness teams in the country.

“The single-day championship event was a strong test for the Pirate Nation team,” said 1st Sgt. Johnny Rositas. “The competition tested the team’s conditioning, teamwork, strategy, strength, quickness, power and determination.”

Granbury cadets competed in the mixed-division contest that included fifteen teams. Each team of nine cadets (six male and three female) competed in five events including a 3-kilometer run on the beach while carrying a ten-foot PVC pipe followed by a physical training event designed to test the strength, balance, stamina, strategy, and endurance of the team over a distance of 800 meters using a variety of physical obstacles. Other events included maximum pull-ups for males, flexed-arm hang for females, standing broad jump, and a seated power throw of a 2-kilogram medicine ball.