WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Folsom: National Female Ultimate Fitness Champion

Cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Folsom, a member of the Granbury High School MCJROTC Pirate Nation Physical Training (PT) Team and the National Champion Precision Air Rifle Team, competed in the National JROTC Fitness Challenge April 15, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and was crowned the Ultimate Female Fitness National Champion out of a field of over 100 female cadets.  

Cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Folsom
Cadet Lt. Col. Sarah Folsom was crowned the Ultimate Female Fitness National Champion at the JROTC Fitness Nationals.


The JROTC Fitness Nationals attracted many of the best male, mixed and female JROTC fitness teams in the country. The single-day championship event was a strong test for Granbury’s Pirate Nation team, challenging each member’s conditioning, teamwork, strategy, strength, quickness, power and determination.

Granbury Team
The single-day championship challenged Granbury’s conditioning, teamwork, strength, quickness and determination.

The Pirate Nation competed in the mixed division that consisted of 15 teams. Each team of nine cadets (six male and three female) competed in five events. The first event was a three-kilometer run on the beach in which the team had to carry a 10-foot PVC pipe throughout the run. The next event was a Physical Training Test event designed to test the strength, balance, stamina, strategy and endurance of the team over a distance of 800 meters, using a variety of physical obstacles. Other events included maximum pull-ups for males, flexed arm hang for females, standing broad jump and a seated power throw of a two-kilogram medicine ball.

Physical Training Test
Events held during the championship included a three-kilometer run, pull-ups, arm hang, standing broad jump, seated power throw and a Physical Training Test.

The Pirate Nation earned recognition in the following events: second in the pull-up/flexed arm hang, second in the Physical Training Test and fifth in the standing broad jump. Team members consisted of Sarah Folsom, Dianna Koch, Grace Larsen, Vanity Lopez, Ariana Tirado, Jett Burrell, Anthony Garcia, Jonathan Hutchison, Mason Light, Tyler Milligan, Fernando Ruiz-Contreras and Nathan Wilson. 

Granbury Awards
As a team, Granbury took second in the pull-up/flexed arm hang and in the Physical Training Test as well as fifth in the standing broad jump.

Sarah Folsom also placed second overall in the seated power throw. This summer, Folsom will be heading to the United States Military Academy West Point to commence her professional military career.  

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