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The CHS Raider Team took home first in the county in the co-ed division.
The Central High School Raider Team
The Central High School Raider Team

It is an exciting time for the Central High School JROTC Raider Team as this past Tuesday marks the end of the Raider Season where they finished first in co-ed in the entire county.

The JROTC Raider team competitions are held all over the county and consist of many events. These events consist of obstacle courses,endurance runs,the one-rope bridge,and much more. The teams can be male,female,or co-ed,a mix of males and females on a team.

The cadets that were spoken to were the captain of the CHS Raider Team, Cadet Morgan Rigsby and a first year cadet, Cadet Brayden Ritchey.

When asked what winning first meant to him,

Cadet Rigsby responded, ”It means that we work well as a team.”

Cadet Ritchey said, ”It feels great to win this, especially as a first year cadet.”

Both mentioned how they are proud of their team and what they have accomplished. Obviously winning anything as its highs and lows, especially something as physically demanding as the raider team. Cadet Rigsby had this to say when asked what he thought were the best and worst parts of the season,

”I think definitely getting our first Saturday meet trophies was one of our best moments. This is a big accomplishment as they are the biggest meets we compete in. The hardest competitions I think were the one here at Central and Ooltewah. Central was more physically demanding,but we struggled at Ooltewah.”

Cadet Ritchey responded to the same questions with, ”The hardest competition was definitely Soddy Daisy. I think we did our best at East Hamilton though.”

As far as setbacks go, there were not many according to them with Cadet Rigsby saying the biggest setback was, ”A lack of female raiders” and Cadet Ritchey saying, ”The only setback was some people who didn’t feel like pouring in the work needed to compete.”

With next year looming there are always things to improve. After being asked what they felt could be done better and should be improved next year,

Cadet Rigsby responded, ”We could have incorporated other stuff into our training. I wish we could have had more team building but we couldn’t due to the cramped schedule.”

Cadet Ritchey said, ”I want us to all improve on what we did weaker in this season.”

Cadet Rigsby is a senior this year and as such will not be competing next year, but after being asked if he planned to continue next year and his goals if he did such

Cadet Ritchey answered, ”Yes I definitely do plan on doing raiders next year and my only goal is to push myself to the limit.”

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Aaron Blade Sharp, Staff Writer
Blade Sharp, 11, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is interested in motor sports, video games, and music. He is a member of the CHS JROTC program. After high school, he hopes to become a race car driver in the Indycar series.

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    Brayden RitcheyApr 8, 2024 at 1:41 PM