SM North NJROTC team sweeps qualifier event, headed for regional championships

The SM North NJROTC Armed Regulation drill team competing in Oklahoma City qualifier.
The SM North NJROTC Armed Regulation drill team competing in Oklahoma City qualifier.

The SM North NJROTC team took the overall title at the Navy JROTC academic, athletic and drill regional qualifying meet in Oklahoma City this week by placing first in nine of the 11 events and second in the other two events.

The win qualifies the SM North team for the regional championships in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Feb. 14. With a win in New Mexico, the team would mark its ninth consecutive regional championship in the 64-team region. A win at the regional championship also would qualify SM North for the National Championships for the 10th consecutive year. SM North placed second only in armed exhibition and the shuttle relay.

SM East NJROTC students compete on a combined team with SM South and SM West. That team, which competes as SM West, finished fourth overall in Oklahoma City and also qualified for the regional championship. The team had a second place in armed regulation, and third in both academics and armed exhibition.

The SM West NJROTC Unarmed Exhibition team (with SM East students) competing at the meet.
The SM West NJROTC Unarmed Exhibition team (with SM East students) competing at the meet.