The Texan Battalion's elite Raider teams won the male and female Master's Division of the Open Raiders Championship at Camp Bullis in San Antonio last weekend.
The competition was hosted by San Antonio's Northeast Independent School District and included schools from Texas and New Mexico competing in two divisions: Explorers and Masters.
Each Masters Raider team consisted of 10 cadets, only eight of which could compete at any one time in each of five events. The five Master events included a three-mile cross-country road march with 35-pound rucksacks; a 3.2 mile team run; a quarter-mile cross-country obstacle course carrying 35-pound rucksacks and a casualty on a stretcher; a quarter-mile, cross-country obstacle course with eleven obstacles to include a 30-foot vertical rope climb; and, construction of a one-rope bridge and crossing an 80-foot ravine.
The Texan male Raider team was led by Cadet Sgt. Major Aaron Perales, and the female Raider team was led by Cadet Capt. Jessica Munoz.
"This was the Texan Battalion's first Raider competition, so we are very proud of our teams' performances, particularly the female Raiders who actually did better than many of the male teams," Perales said.
The Texan Battalion's next competition is at La Porte's Gulf Coast Military Skills Meet on Saturday. The next Raider competition will be at the World Raider Championship next year in Georgia.
(Below) Members of the female and male Raider teams from Sam Rayburn.