These Cherokee senior Braves and coaches recently participated in an Outdoor Challenge Camp in Sioux Falls, S.D. They are, front row, left to right, Austin Mongan, Andrew Chaffin, Sam Hinkhouse, Gus Laursen & Kyle Halder. Back, Coach Mike Nixon, Alanzo Ruble, Matt Woodall, Jakob Hummel, Kristian Freed, Curtis Ege, Brock Dagel and Coach Bruce Dagel. Photo contributed
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A group of 11 Cherokee Braves senior football players and their coaches went to Sioux Falls, S.D. earlier this month to an Outdoor Challenge Camp that focused on Character and Leadership.
The camp centered around results through teamwork that included numerous challenges that had the athletes thinking of ways to accomplish their tasks as a team. Each challenge had consequences and also the rewards of receiving a key to open a treasure chest at the end.
Some of the challenges included a zip line from 50 feet, save the treasure chest, a catwalk across a pole 50 feet in the air, the flying squirrel, the cable walk, and the water bucket challenge.
Trusting each other and carefully working together while climbing was one of the activities at a recent Challenge Camp attended by Cherokee Braves senior football players. Photo contributed
"It was great to see how these young men pulled together to conquer these challenges," said Coach Mike Nixon.
"We will use this as inspiration throughout the upcoming season," said Coach Bruce Dagel.
Cherokee Braves freshman football coach Bruce Dagel, left, and JV coach Mike Nixon enjoyed a recent Outdoor Challenge Camp they participated in, along with 11 Cherokee seniors. Photo contributed