Regulation Drill Team
Saber Team--Yikes! That's a sword flying though the air. Don't worry Cody caught it perfectly!
They look sharp, I mean the kids not the swords, although the sabers look sharp too.
Unarmed Drill Team
Its all about precision.
Armed Drill Team
Those rifles weigh in at just over 9 pounds, but you would never know it from the way they were spinning and throwing them around.
Caught in mid spin. Now that is synchronization.
When did my baby grow up??
Schools from across Europe participated in the competition Saturday. Wiesbaden took 1st in unarmed, 1st unarmed commander, 2nd in saber, 1st in armed duo, and 3rd overall. In addition Dakota took 4th in the individual drill competition. In this competition all participants, including alternates, follow drill sergeants' calls. Any mistake, however small, is an automatic elimination.
Dakota in his uniform showing off his medal from the IDR.