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Rayburn JROTC team sweeps championship

Rayburn JROTC team sweeps championship
Posted on 01/07/2019
SRHS JROTC finds success at U.S.Open Raider Challenge ChampionshipsThe Sam Rayburn High School JROTC Texan Battalion recently earned another title at the U.S. Open Raider Challenge Championships held San Antonio.

The 12 student co-ed team became champions in December competing against 45 other teams from 14 other school districts and all military services throughout the southwestern United States, according to a Pasadena ISD press release.

Events included: an Army obstacle course; construction and crossing of a one-rope bridge; a 5K cross-country run; a 1-mile gauntlet run;
and “the Crucible,” a series of physically demanding events requiring precise, coordinated teamwork. Severe weather — 5 inches or more of rain - accompanied by strong, steady winds and unseasonably cool temperatures — added to the challenge.

The Rayburn JROTC team also earned first-place finishes in each of the competition’s five events and set a course record for the 1-mile gauntlet with a time of 6 minutes and 41 seconds.

Team members are: Byron Aguirre, Diana Calderon, Dasha Cuello, Jose Garcia, Alexus Gonzalez, Jorge Jassofuentes, Dana Morales, Oscar Moreno, Alecia Morin, Angel Pena, Kevin Poteet, Cesar Ruiz and Nelson Villatoro.