The Crook County NJROTC is hosting the northwest regional ROTC competition this Saturday with all events except for part of the personal training event taking place at Crook County High School.
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"Teams are arriving this Friday," said Executive Officer Danelle Asselin. "Competition begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday and the last event begins at 1600 hours (4 p.m.)."
Nine teams are participating in the competition with Crook County as the clear favorites.
"We have won seven of the last eight years," said Asselin. "And we hope to be able to keep up the tradition again this year."
Teams participate in color guard, unarmed drill team, armed drill team, air rifle marksmanship, personal training and single and double armed exhibition competition. Competition will finish with a drilldown and awards.
The drilldown and awards ceremony are expected to finish some time before 6 p.m.
The Crook County drill team consists of 18-20 members, who have become one of the best drill teams in the United States and this competition is a rare opportunity to see them perform. The color guard has become a regular at CCHS sports events and the teams' light show has become a popular event locally. This is a good opportunity to see what other skills the drill team has.
"We are excited," said Asselin. "We get to host regionals and show everyone what we can do."