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Minnesota Cadet Competition

2022 Season Minnesota Cadet Competition

Date: 29 January 2022

Registration Link: Register a team

Project Officers: 1st Lt Jennifer Kluzak and 1st Lt Keith Kluzak

Manual in Use: CAPP 60-75

Location: Bethel University, St Paul MN

Questions: Contact the Project Officer Team

The Cadet Competition is a traditional display of precision, excellence, and discipline.  Color guards from around Minnesota travel to compete for the title of Minnesota Color Guard.  From practical indoor presentations to highly standardized outdoor ceremonies, the cadet competition is designed to select the only the best of the best.  Each year, the top two teams at the Minnesota Wing competition advance to the North Central Region competition.

Team Requirements

Squadrons may send more than one team, but each team must provide the following:

Included Events

The following events will be evaluated at the Minnesota Cadet Competition:

  • Indoor Posting of the Colors

  • Outdoor Posting of the Colors (we'll provide the flag)

  • Standard Drill Not included for the 2022 season

    • Color Guard Standard Drill

    • Element Standard Drill

  • Team Leadership Problem

  • Written Exam

  • Uniform Inspection

    • Uniform Preparation

    • Uniform Spot Inspection

  • Cadet Physical Fitness Test (done at the squadron*)

  • Public Speaking (elective)

    • Impromptu Speeches (2-3 minutes)

*The Cadet Physical Fitness Test will be done at the squadron, with the Deputy Commander for Cadets (CDC) and one other senior member verifying the results.  The Cadet Competition does NOT use the CPFT from CAPP 60-50, but retains events from the previous CAP fitness test, as laid out in CAPP 60-75, section 2-7 (linked above).  It consists of push-ups, curl-ups, the sit-and-reach, and a one-mile run.  Two cadets from each team must complete each of the exercise-based events, and all cadets (unless medically excused) must complete the run. The exercises are performed as laid out in CAPP 60-75, section 2-7c (linked above).  Push-ups are performed at 3-second cadence until failure.  Curl-ups are performed elbow-to-thigh, max within 60 seconds.  Sit-and-reach is measured in centimeters, but otherwise according to CAPP 60-50.  Raw scores will be sent to the competition staff at least one week in advance of the competition.

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