Oak Harbor’s JROTC cleans up at competition

Wildcat company, the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, competed in the first drill meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 15, and made an impact on all the other units in the Olympic Division of the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference.

Wildcat company competes against other JROTC units representing Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps at 10 schools located along the I-5 corridor.

Team awards achieved last weekend were: Unarmed Drill Team, first, Armed Drill Team, first, Rifle Team 1 first, Physical Strength Teams, first and fourth, Color Guard Teams, fourth.

Individuals also proved outstanding performances on Saturday. Awards were given as follows:

Dan Nesser, Unarmed Drill Team Commander, second, Brandy Allain, Armed Drill Team Commander, first, Harvey Wiggins, Armed Drill Down, fourth (of 36 cadets), Chel Moore, Rifle Team 1, first (of 64 shooters), Jarik Bainco, Rifle Team 2, third (of 64 shooters), Tricia Desquitado, Physical Strength Team 2, first (Ironwoman), Sarah Morical, Physical Strength Team 1, second (Ironwoman), Chisum Sifford / Josh Koorn, IAED -- Duals, first, Chisum Sifford, IAED -- Individual, second, Reuben Bartlett, Physical Strength Team 2, third.

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