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The Golden Bear West Coast National Drill Meet consists of several competitions between 4 divisions; Unarmed, Armed, Color guard, and Saber. Armed drill team marches, spins, and competes with demilitarized M-1 Grand rifles weighing in at 14.5 pounds. The Unarmed divisions solely makes formations comprised of beats, stomps, claps, and uniformity. The Saber team is a sister division of Unarmed, competing with non-lethal sabers. Color Guard is considered a serious division, due to the fact that the Service flag and the United States Flag are used. Proper respectful movements along with unity and swiftness are crucial to being the best team. This drill meet is described by other schools as a challenging event, where schools from all across the United States travel all the way to Torrance, California to show the other schools what they are made of. That is why the Golden Bear Drill Meet is the biggest JROTC competition on the west coast. Usually we have 60+ schools such as Morse High, Long Beach Poly, Fontana, Mira Costa, Mira Mesa, Redondo Union, Carson participate, and even some from places as far as Guam, just to name a few.