The RMA Precision Team will travel to Campy Perry, Ohio February 14-16th to compete at the All-Army National for the first time in the academy’s history.
Qualification is based upon scoring in the top 5% of all 17,007 Army JROTC programs.
Coach 1SG Stephen Peterson said, “These Cadets have dedicated themselves to being the best since August, where they began their training with strength and conditioning before even picking up a rifle to pull the trigger.”
This is a great achievement for cadets of Riverside Military Academy, but each is hoping to achieve the bigger goal of competing in the All-Service Nationals representing the Army and Riverside Military Academy competing against the top Navy, Air-Force and Marine JROTC programs.
The National Qualifiers for RMA are:
Peterson stated that the program is not created around winning trophies bu rather, “the journey how you get there and how you succeed. There will be ups and downs in that process.”
Over the last two years, RMA Eagles have spread their wings as it has embraced a full-scale Sporter and Precision Rifle Program with 10 shooters in each division and has branched out into the Civilian Marksmanship Program as well.
Shad Dabney had a game-high 24 points for Riverside Military as it beat Towns County 65-49 in the Region 8-A championship Monday in Commerce.
Shad Dabney had a game-high 24 points for Riverside Military as it beat Towns County 65-49 in the Region 8-A championship Monday in Commerce. With the win, the Eagles will open with a home playoff game in Gainesville.
Time, date and opponent will be determined by the Class A private school seedings.
Cadet Chesser (Jr.) becomes RMA’s first GHSA State Individual Champion.
The 2019-20 RMA Wrestling team completed a stellar season Saturday by finishing 11th out of 103 Class A teams at the State Meet. The Eagles were led by Jonathan Chesser and Brian Lewis– our 2 State Placers – Chesser (Jr.) became our first GHSA State Individual champion in the modern era at RMA. Chesser stormed through the 220 lb. weight class field Thursday and Friday to get to the State Final match on Saturday in Macon, GA.
Chesser pinned Malik Wheeler (Washington Wilkes HS) convincingly in front of the 8000 + wrestling fans in attendance. Chesser finished the season undefeated to win RMA’s first State Title.
Brian Lewis also had an excellent meet finishing 4th to cap off a great season for him.
Since entering the GHSA – Jonathan has become RMA’s first individual State Champion. Coach Bisso personally handed the first-place medal to Chesser Saturday night at the awards ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Christine Noble & April Dunn Chesser.