Prior to this event, Washingtonville drill team had been practicing three days a week from 6:00 am - 7:00 am. Chief Brickel decided to wager a bet with the team. If they failed to get first in every event, the senior cadets would have to wear a shirt homage to him. This only caused them to work harder every practice. On the day of the drill meet, the cadets competed in armed and unarmed inspection, platoons, squads and color guards. The competition gave the participants an opportunity to see how other schools perform and also allowed the freshmen to watch the sophomores, juniors and seniors compete. Alyssa Chamberlin, a freshman, said, "it was cool to see our older cadets perform because that's going to be us one day. It was awesome to see what we will eventually be able to do". The day came to an end with a huge "knockout round" in which cadets from any school could compete individually. After the winner of this was decided, trophies were given out and the schools headed back home. All the cadets are excited to get back to work and prepare for their next meet.