Mar 21, 2014 2:04 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Teams from seventeen high school Junior ROTC programs will test their abilities at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's 'Islander Challenge' this weekend.
The co-ed competition features three teamwork and physical fitness challenges.
The Presidential fitness test is exactly what you would expect: curl-ups, shuttle run, pull-ups, and distance running.
The Teneo Challenge includes orienteering, a ruck march, an equipment carry, pushing a military vehicle, crossing a rope bridge, and a log carry.
The Sand Scramble Obstacle Course is the final test of teamwork and endurance. The event takes place on University Beach from 4-5:30 p.m.
Competing schools are not only striving for individual citations for their fitness, but unit awards which allow them to hold onto bragging rights until next year's competition comes around.
All of the events are open and free to the public. Ceremonies start at 8 a.m. In the Dr. Jack Dugan Soccer and Track Stadium on Nile Drive. The closing ceremony is at 6 p.m.
Check out KRIS 6 News video of the 2013 event - http://bit.ly/OI6GBg
Competing schools include:
(All photos courtesy Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi on Flickr - http://bit.ly/1oG6uPO)
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