Northview High NJROTC Orienteering Team Earns Bid To National Championship

December 27, 2020

The Northview High School NJROTC Orienteering Team has earned a repeat trip to the NJROTC National Orienteering Championship.

Cadet Commanding Officer David Lamb, the three-time defending Area 8 varsity champion, was unable to attend the event. The other Northview team members stepped up to the plate and ran hard for their missing teammate, according to Chief Jeffrey Simpkins.

Orienteering involves navigation with a map and compass with a goal of getting from point to point in the fastest time possible.


  • Third place Overall Varsity course:
    • John Bashore
    • Jonathan McCarthy
    • Skylar Wise
    • Antoni Weaver
    • Ethan Kilburn
  • Third place Overall Junior Varsity course:
    • Michael Cody
    • Dallon Rackard
    • Erich Amerson
    • Garret Bodiker
    • Drake Driskell


  • John Bashore 3rd place Varsity course
  • Michael Cody 4th place Junior Varsity course

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5 Responses to “Northview High NJROTC Orienteering Team Earns Bid To National Championship”

  1. Diann Stewart on January 17th, 2021 9:30 pm

    Way to go Chiefs so proud of you!

  2. Jim Shugart on December 29th, 2020 12:33 pm

    Way to go Chiefs!

  3. Willene & Preston Bryan on December 27th, 2020 4:00 pm


  4. JTV on December 27th, 2020 7:29 am

    Congratulations future military leaders.

  5. Anne on December 27th, 2020 7:11 am

    REFRESHING to know that these young NJROTC students are keeping the “old skills” alive in their training and experiences.
    Encouraged that they are not having to rely only upon digital devices to find their way.
    Use of compass and map are essential for young Naval Officers as they navigate on sea, air and land.
    IMPRESSED by you and Thankful For you.
    Best Wishes and May your New Year and Future be Amazing.

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