NJROTC Wins First Place at Championship Meet

LAHS NJROTC competing at the Area 9 West Academic Fitness & Drill Championship Meet. Courtesy photo
NROTC cadets with their trophies. Courtesy photo


Saturday Dec. 7, the Los Alamos high School NJROTC took 40 cadets and traveled to West Mesa High School in Albuquerque for the Area 9 West Academic Fitness & Drill Championship Meet.

Leaving LAHS at 6 a.m., they competed in their first event at 9 a.m., the Academic Test, which consisted of 50 naval science related questions with 30 seconds to answer each question.

They then hustled to the Unit Personnel Inspection where each cadet had a UNM midshipman inspect their uniform and ask questions that challenged their military knowledge and poise under pressure.

The two color guards were next on deck with the male and mixed competition followed immediately by the Unarmed and Armed team performing their regulation and exhibition routines.

The last events of the day were Physical Fitness and Tug-of-War. Cadets executed sit ups and pushups in sync to a cadence tape, ran a shuttle run relay, and completed a basketball throw. The indoor shuttle run and basketball throw took the place of a 16×100 and 8×220 relay due to inclement weather.

The Los Alamos High School NJROTC won the Overall First Place Trophy, which means they will now advance to the Area 9 Championship Meet in February, which qualifies them for the Navy Nationals meet in April.

NJROTC Awards:

  • 1st place in Academics,
  • 1st place Unit Personnel Inspection
  • 1st place Color Guard
  • 1st place Shuttle Run
  • 1st place Overall Physical Fitness
  • 2nd place Armed Regulation Drill
  • 3rd place Unarmed Regulation Drill
  • 3rd place Armed & Unarmed Exhibition Drill

Individual Awards:

Female Crunches                            Female Pushups

2nd place Gianna Maggiore              1st place Joanna Oneill

3rd place Rachel Barthell                  3rd place Rachel Barthell

4th place Felicity Kubic                     5th place Melissa Wysocki

5th place Joanna Oneill

Male Crunches                                Male Pushups

1st place Rigel Baron                         2nd place Samuel Wolfe

2nd place Diego Cardiel                    3rd place Derek Janetzky

3rd place Samuel Wolfe                    4th place Rigel Baron

Academics                                       Individual Drill Down

1st place Samuel Wolfe                    2nd place Mikyla Smith

2nd place Victor Kim                         3rd place Samuel Wolfe

3rd place Rigel Baron                       5th place Jonathan Schueler

4th place Felicity Kubic & Thomas Hanlon

5th place Justine Dombrowski