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Minnesota Cadet Competition

2023 Season Minnesota Cadet Competition

Date: Sat. Jan 28, 2023

Registration Link: TBD

Project OfficersTBD

Manual in Use: CAPP 60-75

Location: Bethel University, St Paul MN

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

    • 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 uses the Fitness Test Requirements 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).  Raw scores will be sent to the competition staff as directed, at least one week in advance of the competition.

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