Military Skills Team

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Cadre: 1SG Vanzandt
2016-17 Male Team Commander: C/MAJ Trent Avery
2016-17 Coed Team Commander: C/LTC: Emily Myers

The GHS Military Skills Team (MST) is highly recognized nationally for its success at many Raider’s Competitions over the years.  It is not uncommon for our teams to come home from competitions with an arm full of trophies.

MST can be equated to the “Ranger Challenge Team” which is found at most college level ROTC units in the United States.  It is a physically and mentally challenging sport that consists of an 8-10 person team.  The competitions generally consist of some type of Cross Country Rescue, Rope Bridge, Obstacle Course, Physical Training Test and Ranger Challenges.

Both the male and females put forth many hours of practice and workouts in order to remain one of the nations best raider teams.   Workouts begin in the summer to prepare for the competitions that occur during the fall semester.  However, once the season ends, the team’s workouts do continue. The season consists of Multiple Raider Challenge meets, ending with the Army National Raider Challenge in early November.

MST is open to any cadet that is willing to work hard and put forth their very best each and every day.  The MST programs is overseen by 1SG Vanzandt.  While 1SG Vanzandt will provide guidance and support, the male and female commanders are the ones that provide the training for each of the teams.

So, what are the competitions like?  Go to MST Competition Descriptions. Or watch a video

Team 1:

Commander-Trent Avery

Dhamir Hassan
Kevin Lew
Ethan Link
Trevor MacDonald
Kaleb Nelson
John Shustack
Aaron Stuart
Jarod Stuart
Jackson Stuart
JP Thew
Max Webster
Nick Owens

Team COED:

Commander- Emily Myers

Jon Dixon
Kirsten Williams
Shae Christenbery
Cate Webster
Niki Sakatis
Nicholas Holpp
Marshall Symmes
Jacob Dawson
Spencer Murphy
Quinten Smith
Nathan Moore