In a shortened season, the Magna Vista High School Raiders continued winning.
Under current conditions, the JROTC Cadet Command cancelled all brigade championships for the year, but with restrictions starting to ease, the Raider team had an opportunity to compete in two events: on 20 March 2021 at Magna Vista High School and on 10 April 2021 at Buckingham High School.
The Warrior Raiders fielded two teams in each meet, a Male and a Co-Ed team. Due to JROTC restrictions, the teams consisted of 5 members. The Co-Ed team must have at least three females compete in each event.
The first meet was the Magna Vista Raider Meet. A total of 18 teams competed at this meet. The Magna Vista male team, led by Commander Marco Duarte-Saucedo, brought home the Raider Meet Championship in the male division. The team had an outstanding performance on the day. They took first place in the Rope Bridge and Litter Carry events and third place in the Logistics Relay, Team Physical Fitness Challenge and the 5 x 400 Relay. The Male Raider Team had strong performances from seniors Jose Alvarado-Angeles, Caleb Motley, Marky Martinez and John Surratt. The lone underclassman, Junior, Nolbert Luviano-Bustos, also had a strong contribution.
The Co-Ed team, led by commander Trinity Davis, took second place overall. The team finished in first place in the Litter Carry and Logistic Relay Events, second place in the 5 x 400 relay and 3rd place in the Team Physical Fitness Challenge. The Co-Ed Raider Team had a strong performance from lone senior Markus Dailey. The remaining team members will be returning next year: Hunter Wade Amos, Annie Frias-Alvarez, Damian Dennis and lone Freshman Tiffany Dennis.
During the second meet at Buckingham High School, the Co-Ed team came away with a first-place finish. They completed the day with first place in the Logistic Relay, 5 x 400 relay, and the Litter Carry events. They finished in second place in the Obstacle Course and the Team Physical Fitness Challenge.
The male team brought home 2nd place finishes in the Logistic Relay and Rope Bridge events.
“Of course, this was a very unusual year. It was trying times for all. Our kids were grateful just to have the chance to practice and compete. The cadets came a long way in a short very short time. I am proud of the way they bonded as a team in a short span. They truly did hold up the strong tradition of the Magna Vista JROTC Raider Team. Due to COVID, there was no State or Regional competitions this school year,” said instructor John Truini.