Raiders B-Team Makes Statement at Orange County

Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA) JROTC Raiders Team 2016-2017Orange, VA — The Fishburne Military School Raiders B-Team made a powerful statement this weekend at the Orange County Raiders Meet.  The event drew over two dozen teams from all across JROTC’s 4th Brigade to continue their quest for the title of 2016-2017 “Best of the Best”.

The event consisted of four team-building events within the overall structure of a 5K road march. With 27 teams competing for overall best time and best time in each event, the FMS Raiders took 1st place in the 5K road march, 1st place in the tire-flip. 2nd place in the litter-carry,  3rd place in the PT test,  5th place in rope-bridge.  Over all, the Caissons earned honors as the 3rd place (male) and 7th place (co-ed) team.

Fishburne Military School’s Senior Army Instructor, LTC Robert A. Hunt USA(Ret.), was extremely pleased with the results noting “this was a spectacular event that really allowed our young men to shine. Congratulations definitely go out to our Raiders B-Team and to their Coach, Master Sergeant William Morton. It was also great to have Mr. Farrar on board! We’re looking forward to more great things to come from these young men.”

The Fishburne Military School Raiders B-Team is made up of: Cadets Matthew Farrar (Waynesboro, VA); Timothy Betoni (Falls Church, VA), Alexander Issacs (Reston, VA), David Eldredge (Carver, MA),  Jason Bruinius (Charlotte, NC), Isaiah Jackson (Warsaw, VA), Joaquin Martinez (Monterrey, Mexico), Yuan Pu (Glen Allen, VA), Adam Bowles (Sewickley, PA), Theodore Barger (Crozet, VA),  Ismail Ben Ali (Washington, DC).

The FMS Raiders have qualified for 4th Brigade’s “Best of the Best” competition for four of the past five consecutive years. The team is working toward their 4th appearance at the Brigade Championships. 4th Brigade consists of 318 schools throughout West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and competition for the title of “Best of the Best” is stiff.

The Raiders will be hosting the next meet this Saturday (10/29) in Waynesboro.

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Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command.