Unarmed drill. Members of the Clover Park High School Unarmed Drill Team recently took second place at the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference Regional Championships in Walla Walla, Wash. Cadet Charlie Talania (front center facing) earned top honors as unarmed drill team commander. (Photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gayle Wesolowski)
Clover Park High School’s Air Force JROTC Unarmed Drill Team earned second place for Unarmed Drill Teams at the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference Regional Championships in Walla Walla, Wash., recently.
Clover Park’s team competed as one of 15 Washington and Oregon high schools made up of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine JROTC cadets.
Cadets Charlie Talania and Jordon Sosa earned top individual honors. Talania for top unarmed drill team commander and Sosa was the number one cadet in the individual drill down category, besting 45 other cadets.
“It’s hard to put into words or express how stressful these events are for the cadets with judges evaluating every single move you make and an audience of hundreds watching. The cadets’ performance was exceptional,” said Chief Master Sgt. Gayle Wesolowski, drill team coach.
“Our drill team drew the first time slot to compete,” said Wesolowski. “They knew they had to set the bar high for the teams that followed. I think they accomplished that.”