"The first year I did it, my grandpa died a few years ago due to a lung disease. And the first year I did it it was really fun so I just keep doing it as much as I can," he said.
Fellow Junior ROTC Cadet Jordan Bosanko said it's also about giving back, "All my life people have been helping me out so this is a chance to help someone else out for once."
Bosanko is a first-time climber and he is a little anxious about how many floors there are, but his ROTC training is coming into play.
"They taught us about integrity and not to give up and excellence in all we do. I feel like that would really help with the climb," he said.
Their coach is Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Andrew Davis. He said he couldn't be more proud of his cadets, "The more and more young kids that we can get that have a habit of doing great things and choosing to be great every day- that's going to make our society great as a whole."
The 10th annual Fight for Air Climb is Saturday, March 10 at the US Bank building in downtown Milwaukee.