R-MA Drill Team Wins State Championship Title

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Friday, May 4, 2018


With a commanding total of 102 points, Randolph-Macon Academy's Air Force Junior ROTC VA-091st became the 2018 Virginia State Drill Team Champions! The 13th Virginia Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Championship Meet was held in Atlee, VA, on April 28, 2018. The Yellow Jackets' performance rose above their own hopes for this year, as their original goal was to finish in the top five overall at the competition. 

Team coach TSgt Tina Laing, USAF, Retired, was able to capture videos of the students' performances.

Inspection Team: 1st Place

Commander: Tradarius Gadson
Manager: Victoria Voellm, Ian Mounts, Roy Arriola, 
Members: Grayson Galeone, Nathan Stewart, Kat Berger, Nathaniel Chichester, Tajour Gadson, Katy Babineau, Gabriel Rivera, Taylor Wreath, Zhiyuan Gao, Ryan Daniels, Marcus Wimmer

Unarmed Regulation Team: 1st Place

Commander: Tajour Gadson
Manager: Nathaniel Chichester
Members: Fatoumata Diallo, Victoria Voellm, Grayson Galeone, Tradarius Gadson, Nathan Stewart, Zhiyuan Gao, Taylor Wreath, Ian Mounts, and Gabriel Rivera

Armed Exhibition: 2nd Place

Commander: Grayson Galeone
Manager: Kat Berger
Members: Nathan Stewart, Ian Mounts, Ben Kopjanski, Watson He, Jonathan Bunker, Zhiyuan Gao, Kathleen Fedzer, Roy Arriola

Unarmed Exhibition: 2nd Place

Commanders: Fatoumata Diallo & Liwen Zhang
Members: Katy Babineau, Tajour Gadson, Jacob Gehly, Taylor Wreath, Citlaly Sosa, Jiatong Han, Zhirui Chen, Yinan Chen, Gabriel Rivera

Armed Regulation: 3rd Place

Commander: Tajour Gadson
Manager: Ryan Daniels
Members: Grayson Galeone, Nathan Stewart, Ian Mounts, Tradarius Gadson, Taylor Wreath, Katy Babineau, Kat Berger, Jonathan Bunker, Bradley Gao, Nathaniel Chichester, Roy Arriola, Gabe Rivera

Armed Solo Rifleman: 3rd Place

Nathan Stewart

Color Guard: 4th Place

Commander: Victoria Voellm
Members: Fatoumata Diallo, Zhiyuan Gao, Jonathan Bunker