Missouri Military Academy Fusileer Drill Team ranks second in the nation in Armed JROTC Drill, following an outstanding performance in the 2021 National High School Drill Team Competition (NHSDTC) in Daytona, Florida on May 1, 2021.
In the competition, MMA also placed first in the nation in Armed Regulation and Armed Color Guard.
MMA finished second in Armed Exhibition.
MMA finished fourth in Armed Squad Exhibition.
MMA finished second in the Armed Commanders Cup
MMA finished third in Armed Inspection.
Five MMA cadets — Cadets Yarte, Iglesias, Cunningham, Richardson and Henderson — finished in the top 10 out of 400 cadets drilling in Armed and Unarmed Individual Drill Knockout Competition.
Other MMA rankings in the 2021 national competition include:
- Unarmed Platoon Exhibition 5th
- Unarmed Squad Exhibition 5th
- Unarmed CG 5th
- Unarmed Regulation 5th
- Unarmed Commanders trophy 5th
- Unarmed Overall 5th
Congratulations to the team, including the following cadets:
Cadets Andrews, Belko, Blanton, Bowen, Brown, Cary, Chilufya, Cunningham P, Garcia, Hallam, Hamilton, Henderson, Holguin, Iglesias, Kuzwayezu, Lopez D, Machary-Pagan, Mesa, Newland, Patino, Regis, Richardson, Sangster, Tong, Tsui, Urdaneta, Varley, Wang, Williams, Woodruff, Yarte.
The NHSDTC remains the oldest, largest and finest all-service drill and ceremony competition, annually assembled in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida. Sponsored for decades by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, "the Grand Nationals" (as this legendary event has grown to be recognized) features school-aged drill and ceremony units of all ability levels and from all of the four service branches.