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October 8, 2015
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC placed third in the second annual Physical Fitness Challenge on October 3, 2015, at Granbury High School’s Pirate Pavilion.
The challenge included functional fitness movements to challenge the cadets individually and as teams with events such as tractor tire flips, pushing of a 220lb sled, and rope climbing.
The ultimate event was a team event named the Dan Daly Challenge – named for Sergeant Major Dan Daly, an icon in Marine Corps history due to his heroism which resulted in earning two Congressional Medals of Honor.
In order to honor his heroism, this event was designed to be extremely challenging for the cadets. The event consisted of an 800-meter run, 50 dead hang pull ups, 100 pushups, 150 air squats, and 200 mountain climbers followed by another 800-meter run. The cadets were required to maintain team integrity on the run by starting and finishing together. For the exercises, the cadets worked together to complete the required amount of repetitions.
“This was a great event and I was pleased on how our cadets performed,” commented First Sergeant Johnny Rositas. “We had a lot of new cadets participate in events this year, and it was fun watching them build an esprit de corps with the other schools that participated."
Allen High School won first place followed by Irving High School and Granbury. Also participating were cadets from W.T. White High School and Tomball Memorial High School.