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Mar 21, 2014 2:04 PM

JROTC Teams Meet Saturday for the Islander Challenge

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:

  • Alamo Heights High School
  • Aransas Pass High School
  • Canyon Lake High School
  • Carroll High School,
  • Clear Falls High School
  • Flour Bluff High School
  • Grulla High School
  • Martin High School
  • Moody High School
  • Progresso High School
  • Ray High School
  • Rockport Fulton High School
  • Seagoville High School
  • Somerset High School
  • Tuloso-Midway High School
  • West Oso High School
  • Winston Churchill High School

(All photos courtesy Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi on Flickr - http://bit.ly/1oG6uPO)

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