15 MMA Cadet-Athletes Qualify for State Competition in 2022-23

15 MMA Cadet-Athletes Qualify for State Competition in 2022-23

Missouri Military Academy cadet-athletes enjoyed top competitive seasons during the 2022-23 athletic year. Listed below, 15 cadets qualified individually or as part of a team for Missouri State High School Activities Association competition at the state level. They participated in 19 total events in cross country, swimming and diving, track and field, golf, and tennis. Congratulations!

To recognize the cadets for their achievements, President Geraci presented each with a presidential coin for excellence in May. Below, Cadet Ruas Deluca receives his coin from President Geraci.

Missouri Military Academy Cadet Ruas Deluca receives a president's coin for excellence from President Geraci.

Cross Country
    Bryson Powell (finished 10th in state)

Swimming and Diving (read about the fall 2023 state competition results)
    Benjamin Huynh
    Anthony Melick
    Malachi Imrie
    Pereira Paulo
    Tiago Ruas 


Track and Field (read about their spring 2023 season and trip to state)
    Bryson Powell (finished 9th in the 1600-meter run)
    Gabriel Canonico

Golf
    Gabriel Ontiveros (finished 20th in the state)

Tennis-Individual
    Gorka-Aitor Yarte Zertuche (Singles)
    Samuel Way (Doubles)
    Patrico Bravo Knobloch (Doubles)

Tennis-Team (read about the tennis team's state competition results)

    Gorka-Aitor Yarte Zertuche
    Samuel Way
    Patrico Bravo-Knobloch
    Nathan Dempsey
    Francisco DeLaMaza
    Ernesto DeLaMaza
    Temuulen Manlai

Missouri Military Academy spring 2023 tennis team displays their district championship trophy


 

Cadet News

MMA Cadet Noah Kaheaku Shines at Camp Perry JROTC Regionals, Securing a Spot at Nationals 

At the Camp Perry JROTC Regionals competition, Cadet Noah Kaheaku '26 from Walla Walla, Washington, individually placed second, earning him a spot to compete at the national level in March. In a competition against 17 other teams, MMA's team 1 finished fourth regionally and 18th nationally for Army teams, and MMA’s team 2 finished 11th regionally and 34th nationally for Army teams.  

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