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, 2018: 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 - 1 August, 2018: ADDING A FEMALE DIVISION TO THE ALL-SERVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS
At the urging of several schools, SNI is willing to take the plunge and try to see if there is enough interest in a straight Female Division in the All-Service Championships event. This division is now available to add your team! We will trophy this year in 1st through 3rd place unless we exceed 10 total competing teams in which case we will have 1st through 5th place trophies. Those schools looking to support this and continue this in future years, we are totally looking for your interest and support this year to continue this. GOOD LUCK LADIES!
#3 - 29 August, 2018: HELMETS FOR ROPE BRIDGE
The SOP states that helmets will be provided to all teams by SNI. This is in error. The ARMY is requiring the use of helmets for all teams in Rope Bridge effective immediately. Therefore, we assume these teams will be required to TRAIN with them and therefore they will have their own sets to use and will be REQUIRED to bring them to compete at this and all other Raider competitions held. All non-Army teams will not be REQUIRED by SNI to maintain helmets but their use is fully encouraged to schools feeling this is a reasonable safety measure.
#4 - 29 September, 2018: CRATES REPLACING SOME RUCKS IN GAUNTLET
The SOP states that only RUCKS will be used in the Gauntlet event. We are making a change. ARMY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Each team will now take TWO custom-built crates WITH FOUR RUKS. ALL-SERVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS have TWO custom built crates WITH TWO RUKS. This is to reduce the wear and tear on the more easily damaged ruks. The Male crates are 60lbs. / The Female/Mixed crates are 40lbs. No crates go over the walls. Go HERE to see a picture of these crates as well as other obstacles in use for the event.
#5 - 15 October, 2018: HELMETS FOR ROPE BRIDGE REQUIRED FOR ARMY JROTC
Helmets have been purchased and will be made available for teams executing Rope Bridge. These helmets will be REQUIRED for all ARMY TEAMS in both the All-Service Championships and the Army Championships. These are OPTIONAL for all other service Raider teams competing during the weekend.
#6 - 22 October, 2018: CRATES GO THROUGH THE DRAIN PIPES
Just to ensure cadets can start thinking about this, the crates listed above used for the Gauntlet will be placed next to the suspended tire and wall while the team executes these obstacles. Cadets will then accomplish these obstacles and after they have been accomplished, any cadet who has crossed the obstacles can then take the crates at any time and continue. The crates will however go THROUGH the draining pipes!. #strategy
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!
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