NATIONAL CHAMPS! GMC Prep Ultimate Raider squad wins big in Kentucky


They came. They saw. They marched through mud while carrying heavy objects. They conquered.

Georgia Military College Prep's Ultimate Raiders program shined incredibly bright at this past weekend's national championships in Kentucky. The Dawgs' coed squad won first place overall, while GMC's girls squad took second place, nationally. The accomplishments are even more impressive when considering that GMC was one of the smallest schools to compete in Kentucky, with a high school enrollment of just roughly 300 students. More than 180 high schools from around the country participated.


The JROTC National Raider Challenge is "the ultimate adventure sport for high school students. Events are physically and mentally demanding, requiring teamwork, discipline and leadership. The competition spans from Nov. 2-5, featuring a 5K run, obstacle courses, one-rope-bridge, a physical fitness challenge, and more."

The Ultimate Raider program at GMC, currently under the leadership of Todd Van Dine, has been a big deal around the school for a long time. Most of the squad's training takes place at the Oconee River Greenway, where even the smallest Bulldogs get into the act these days...

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