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Fish Drill Team wins 14th straight title at Tulane

Robin Nelson '22 February 16, 2024 11:25 AM updated: March 6, 2024 12:31 PM

Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets
Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

This post originally appeared on Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets News.

For the 14th consecutive year, the Fish Drill Team of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets has claimed the first place overall title at Tulane University’s NROTC Mardi Gras Drill Meet, one of the largest drill meets in the nation.

The Fish Drill Team, unique among collegiate drill teams for being composed exclusively of freshman cadets, dominated in nearly every category of the drill competition, which hosts drill teams from across the country. As a result of their efforts, the Fish Drill Team was named the overall champion of the meet, edging out teams from the United States Military Academy and Norwich University. This win comes as a result of five months of intense training for the Fish Drill Team, beginning in mid-September, just four weeks after cadets arrived on Texas A&M’s campus. 

Standing as Texas A&M’s oldest, largest and most recognizable student organization, the Corps of Cadets prepares students to lead at every level. Leveraging its traditional, military-based framework, the Corps is a leadership development program that prepares its students for careers in the public, private and military sectors. Through unique experiences and opportunities like the Fish Drill Team, cadets are able to compete and win on the national stage. 

Over the past five years, The Association of Former Students has provided $50,000 in support to the Fish Drill Team, some of which has been used to cover travel expenses. Check out the video below from last year's Fish Drill Team performance. 

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