Oak Harbor back to its winning ways / NJROTC

The Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps continued were it left off last year in the opening drill meet of the 2016-17 season Saturday, Dec. 2, at Burlington-Edison High School.

Wildcat Battalion continued its dominance in the seven-team Olympic Division by capturing seven firsts and four seconds in this year’s first competition.

In team action, the Wildcats won both air rifle events, sporter and precision, and finished second in unarmed drill team, armed drill team and physical strength.

The No. 2 physical strength team took fourth, color guard No. 2 was fifth and color guard No. 1 finished sixth.

Manik Bains led Oak Harbor in individual awards, taking first in unarmed drill team commander and teaming with Kanoa King to place first in dual unarmed exhibition drill.

Dylan Sanchez was first out of 45 in the ironman competition; King took 10th.

C Cecka and Ethan Macaluso were second in dual armed exhibition drill.

The Wildcats earned third places from Tristin Macaluso (armed drill team commander), Daimen Christensen (armed drill team commander) and Joe Dixon and Kyle Torres (dual armed exhibition drill).

Jhaylan Munger and Justin Go were fifth in dual unarmed exhibition drill, as was Morgan Jessey in ironwoman.

In individual shooting results, Rylan Quiros was first out of 57 in sporter, followed by James Hart (third), Sanchez (fourth) and James Lohmann (fifth).

Lauren Crossley led a field of nine in precision, Jason Montano was fourth, Cierra LeGendre fifth and Isaac Gomez sixth.

Oak Harbor’s next competition is Saturday, Jan. 27, in Everett.

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