Raider Competition or "Raider" as it is more commonly known is a very popular athletic competition held within Junior ROTC programs around the United States. It is the Junior ROTC equivalent of the Army ROTC "Ranger" competition in college, only far less dangerous but very challenging as well! Our events are held outside at FT Dix, New Jersey where a lot of Lenape HS Army JROTC events are held. The current 5 team events that constitue the Raiders are as follows: Cross Country rescue (team carries a 75 lb simulated patient on a medical litter over a grueling 1 mile course while carrying 25 lb backpacks traversing oobstacles), The Gauntlet (a team run for one mile with 25 lb backpacks negotiating a few obstacles at the half-way mark), the One-Rope Bridge (the team constructs a rope bridge following detailed rules and are timed to compete), 3 KM run (a team run where members must start and finish together), and the Raider Physical Challenge (a sprint team obstacle course with mazes, lifts, jumps, carries, and crawls throughout).
Captain - Klayton Kaunert
Co-Captain - Rylan Blackburn