this was the fourth year for the sma black knights to compete at the national raider competition in molena, ga.  the previous two year, the male team was seemingly stuck in an 8th place rut,  and the female team had tied for first place the previous two years (to the lady tigers from adairsville, ga both years), only to lose the "tie-breaker" event both years!  Both teams (along with the addition of two mixed teams) returned to the georgia mountains with determination.  after a day of raid and unusually wet conditions on the courses, the mixed team entered in the innagural "all services" competition took first place! the mixed team in the army competition secured 10th place overall in a very tough field. the male team was in a battle with only one other team, and at the end of the day, took second place overall. the female team competed like women possessed.  vowing that there would not be a "3-peat" of the previous two years, the made it resoundingly clear that they are the best female team in the nation, take 1st place by a good margin.  congratulations to each and every black knight raider team!!!  your hard work and dedication have paid off.  now ruck up and lets get ready for next year!