Tuesday, April 26, 2011

JROTC Competes For Annual Fitness Championship

championsThirteen high schools were represented by their most fit JROTC cadets at the annual Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Competition, held last weekend at Patrick Henry High. Having already outperformed all the cadets at their school, these cadets had the privilege of competing against the best from other schools in events which included timed push-ups, sit-ups, a basketball throw and a relay race. Although the competition was fierce, in the end, the cadets from Serra High were crowned overall champions, with Scripps Ranch coming in second.

This competition uses a format similar to the Service Academy National Fitness Assessment tests and is proven to evaluate a person’s physical strength, endurance and fitness levels. Physical fitness is a major part of the JROTC program. It builds character and self-confidence, but most importantly, it teaches students to live a healthy lifestyle which will benefit them throughout their lives. The cadets demonstrated a strong commitment to fitness and during the competition. They matched their hours of hard work against each other to determine this year’s physical fitness champions. For more information, contact LTC David Guzman, program manager, JROTC/Military Sciences, at (858) 496-8203 or dguzman1@sandi.net.