MLA Raiders Team Competitions


Gunnery Sergeant Cruz, Miguel

Raider’s Team Photo

MLA News

The Raiders Team is a highly trained team of cadets who challenge themselves by overcoming excessive amounts of grueling exercises. Cadets train hard for the road to victory by giving it their all in training and striving for the gold medal in competitions. The Raiders Team is very dedicated and motivated to winning first place every year and whenever the time comes of losing it will only make the Raiders Team more motivated to try harder in training and push themselves to the limit to winning the first place gold of glory.                                                                                                                        

The competitions included in this program are the Youth Physical Fitness Test YPFT,  and the City Wide Competition.

This year the City Wide Competition took place on October 1, 2022. The competition included Push-ups, Sit-Ups, 100 meter Sprint, 800 Meter Sprint, and many more physical activities.

The YPFT took place on October 15, 2022 This competition included Physical Activities such as Pull-Ups, Sit-Ups, Push-Ups, A Long-Jump, and A 300 meter Shuttle Run, Our Raiders came in 3rd place in this Years YPFT.

Gunnery Sergeant Cruz (Gunny) says of the Raiders,¨ It’s a training process to prepare your mind for bigger and better things. It’s not only training mentally but physically as well.¨ Gunny goes onto note that key to becoming a Raider is having a good attitude and having courage to come in to do the workouts. If you are hoping to become a Raider captain, Gunny suggests putting in lots of time and effort and having the right attitude towards others.   

Looking back on their progress over the years, Gunny Cruz  notes, “The program of raiders has improved itself over time, ever since the COVID-19 incident the raider team lost few of its members but has been able to build back up and become stronger team this year than ever.¨ 

Gunny Cruz is particularly excited for this year’s competitions stating, ¨There are outstanding young kids that are dedicated and hungry to win in the competitions.¨

There are outstanding young kids that are dedicated and hungry to win in the competitions.

— Gunny Cruz