Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team captures national title

  • The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team includes front row, from left, Michael Fazio, Daniel Katz, Jack Wisdom, Jack Ramey and Connor Hollerbush; second row, Ben Saloga, Charlie Schultz, Josh Pura, Christian Henkel, Brant DeMoss, Jithin Martin, Henry Cella, Brenden Ivie, Nathan Konen, Wyatt Holton, Christian Nowak and John Gissel; and back row, Matthew Felber, Charlie Gambs, Christian Schultz, Colin Berg, Bryce Riner, Will Gillian and Greg Weir.

    The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team includes front row, from left, Michael Fazio, Daniel Katz, Jack Wisdom, Jack Ramey and Connor Hollerbush; second row, Ben Saloga, Charlie Schultz, Josh Pura, Christian Henkel, Brant DeMoss, Jithin Martin, Henry Cella, Brenden Ivie, Nathan Konen, Wyatt Holton, Christian Nowak and John Gissel; and back row, Matthew Felber, Charlie Gambs, Christian Schultz, Colin Berg, Bryce Riner, Will Gillian and Greg Weir. Courtesy of Marmion Academy

 
Submitted by N. Henkel

The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team won first place overall in the armed division at the U.S. Army JROTC National Drill Team Competition on Saturday, March 30, in Richmond, Virginia.

The drill team is under the direction of Sargent Major John Gissel. Brant DeMoss of St. Charles is the Team Commander and Nathan Konen of Sugar Grove is the Executive Officer.

The Flannigan Rifles drill team competed against 51 teams from across the United States.

DeMoss placed first for his armed solo routine.

DeMoss and Christian Henkel of Batavia placed first for their armed duet.

The Flannigan Rifles color guard, commanded by Henry Cella of Geneva, placed second overall and the armed exhibition squad commanded by DeMoss placed first.

The Flannigan Rifles Drill Team members are: Colin Berg, Henry Cella, Domenico Carbonara, Brant DeMoss, Michael Fazio, Matthew Felber, Emilio Filippo, Charlie Gambs, Nathan Gelsomino, Will Gillian, John Gissel, Christian Henkel, Connor Hollerbush, Wyatt Holton, Zach Hoschouer, Brenden Ivie, Daniel Katz, Nathan Konen, Joseph Luerck, Jithin Martin, Christian Nowak, Josh Pura, Jack Ramey, Bryce Riner, Ben Saloga, Charlie Schultz, Christian Schultz, George Smith, Matthew Tomaszweski, Greg Weir, Matthew Welch and Jack Wisdom.

To learn more about the Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team, visit www.marmion.org.

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