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SJSU Air Force ‘Warriors’ take home trophy

April 23rd, 2014 by Melissa Anderson

In March, cadets from Air Force ROTC Detachment 045 participated in the Warrior Challenge and went home champions against their rivals at Fresno State University in a fierce competition at Spartan Stadium. The cadets competed in events such as football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and capture the flag.

Cadet Wing Commander Monica Tran, left, and Lt. Col. Douglas Lomsdalen pose with a trophy from the 2014 Warrior Challenge.

Cadet Wing Commander Monica Tran, left, and Lt. Col. Douglas Lomsdalen pose with a trophy from the 2014 Warrior Challenge.

Since 1996, the San José State University cadets have competed in the Northern California Warrior Challenge against students from California State University, Sacramento, University of California, Berkley and Fresno, according to a newsletter from the cadets.

Cadet Wing Commander Monica Tran was pleased she and her teammates were able to bring the trophy home after losing it last year to Fresno.

“I think it’s every Wing Commander’s dream to bring home the WC trophy,” she said in an Air Force newsletter after the event, “mainly because every Cadet Wing commander wants the opportunity to leave behind their legacy. With our victory, I feel extremely proud to be a Det 045 Warrior.”

The SJSU AFROTC team, which is part of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, took first place in soccer and Frisbee, with a spring relay as the tie breaker with Fresno, which took first place in football and capture the flag.

 

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