Sports

October 4, 2012

B Troop ribbons at nationals

Rod Preuss, B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), rides Sabre through the pistol course while firing at a balloon during the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Riley, Kan. Sept. 19 – 22. About 70 people, including five military cavalry units and re-enactors, participated in what has become a major military cavalry competition which focuses on horsemanship and weapons skills attracting serious competitors whose main focus is on winning, according to Christopher Zimmerman, B Troop coordinator.

 

 

From left, B Troop members Rod Preuss, Pete Criscuolo, Chris Zimmerman, Jay Hizer, Brad Van Cleve and Martina Peters approach their targets on line with sabers drawn during the Major Howze event, a 5-mile, cross-country tactical event ending in an attack on a series of saber targets. The eight B Troop members who attended took two first-place and one second-place ribbon in the nine events.

 




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