The spirit of competition and benefitting veteran students was the focus of Chemeketa’s first ROTC/JROTC physical training championship on Nov. 5.
Teams of five, with a minimum of two women, competed in five events– push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, 300-meter dash and two-mile run. Divisions for teams were JROTC, ROTC, Militaryand Emergency Services. Competitors came from as far away as Brigham Young University.
All sponsor proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for veterans in Chemeketa’s emergency services programs.
The competition was organized by Chemeketa’s Veterans Services office and the Chemeketa Foundation. The Oregon National Guard was the lead sponsor, with additional support generously provided by Eagle Home Mortgage, Edward Jones, T-Mobile and the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.