Below are the Raider Nationals updates/clarifications and general information that have been implemented since the initial posting of all event materials. These items listed are found in inverse chronological order to their date of implementation.
Schools are ENCOURAGED to PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN for any changes/clarifications to the event regs
CURRENT UPDATES FOR THE RAIDER WEEKEND
#1 - 1 June, 2016: EVENT PAPERWORK POSTED / REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED
Event SOP, score sheets and registration guidelines are now posted on the website. Schools are now officially allowed to enter for the November competition. Those returning preferred teams can register until 1 August and their entry slot will be automatically accepted. After 1 August, all entries are accepted on a "first come, first accepted" basis. Don't wait, register today to lock in your competition slots.
#2 - 24 September, 2016: ADDITION OF AMMO CANS to the PTT COURSE
The PTT Course will have the addition of FIVE AMMO CANS (one per lane). The can will maintain a sealed sandbag inside and will weigh exactly 50lbs. for all teams. The SOP states 50lbs. and 60lbs. in differing places, I assure you they will be 50lbs. They will be placed WITH the existing water cans on the course and be moved in the same style "up and back again on the return leg" as you will the water cans. Your strategy on how these all get moved is yours to devise. This will simply add an additional strength component to more fairly balance the agility and speed component on the course. (NOTE: A practice ammo can will be maintained in the ready area for teams to lift and see the day prior and immediately before they compete.) - go to the RAIDER PHOTOS page to see details.
#3 - 24 September, 2016: THE WALL for the ARMY RAIDER NATIONALS - MALE DIVISION ONLY
On the Raider Gauntlet course, there is a wall listed at 10'. All cadets AND ALL GEAR will go over the wall and continue to completion of the course. The dirt over the years has worn away and the wall may be as high as 12" but we are seeking to have this base built up to keep the wall as close to a 10' obstacle as possible. It has a platform on the top and stairs on the side. ALL cadets MUST USE THE STAIRS TO GO DOWN. The ruks may be tossed to a cadet on the ground. NO JUMPING from the platform or uncompleted stairs to the ground. - go to the RAIDER PHOTOS page to see details.
#4 - 24 September, 2016: ADDITION OF AMMO CANS to the PTT COURSE
Funny typo on the PTT talks about the maze agenty portion and says the course is "20 years" in length! I can assure you it should be closer to 20 YARDS than 20 YEARS!
REMINDER TO ALL TEAMS! THE COMPETITION SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT,
THEREFORE YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR MEALS AROUND YOUR COMPETITION TIMES!
SNI STANDS READY TO ASSIST YOU IN PLANNING YOUR FOOD FUNCTIONS WITH THE CAMP!
#5 - 11 October, 2016: "NO TOUCHING THE ROPE" CLARIFICATION
Under Rope Bridge Regs 14.B.2.n on page 13, the statement is made that "Cadets may not touch the rope prior to the Far side knot being completed". The statement IS WRITTEN POORLY has been corrected to say, "Cadets may not have any cadets awaiting transport touch the rope prior to the far side knot being completed. Teams may not have the snap link open hovering above the rope or otherwise simulate snapping in PRIOR to the NEAR side knot completed. Ensure your team complies with these regs.
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