Syracuse University’s Army and Airforce ROTC program hosted nearly 100 area high school Junior ROTC members at the Dome on March 7th for the second annual Junior ROTC Fitness Challenge. The challenge is organized exclusively by Syracuse cadets to support physical fitness and expose JROTC members to future educational and ROTC opportunities. It involved a number of physical fitness tests, including running, push-ups, sit-ups, running the Dome stairs and a dead-man carry across the turf using a 105-pound dummy.
“The JROTC fitness challenge is a great opportunity for current and future cadets,” says Lieutenant Colonel Jason Warner, Army ROTC at Syracuse University, speaking of his cadets. “These students are cadets today but soon they will be the leaders in our military force. We are proud to be part of a school that values and prioritizes military service.”
The JROTC fitness challenge is another example of Syracuse University’s commitment to veterans and the military-connected community. Established in 1919, Syracuse University boasts the longest consecutively running ROTC program in the country.