Ranger Challenge

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The Ranger Challenge team provides cadets with another opportunity for exciting and challenging training. Ranger Challenge is Army ROTC’s "varsity sport." Annually, more than 300 universities nationwide field teams to compete in a series of challenging events. Locally, cadets compete against teams within the 9th Army ROTC Brigade comprising Universities from Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The name and spirit for the competition are derived from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Training for this event includes rigorous physical fitness workouts, information classes on various elements of light infantry tactics, and a weekend Field Training Exercise where rifle Marksmanship, Rope Bridge, Land Navigation, and other skills are tested. Making a commitment to the Pointer Battalion team will provide you with outstanding leadership training, a high level of physical fitness and, perhaps more importantly, teach you about yourself. Are you up to the challenge?

Events include:
  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship
  • Land Navigation
  • The Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Weapons assembly/disassembly
  • Obstacle Course
  • 10-Kilometer forced road march
  • One Rope Bridge

Who Can Join?

The Ranger Challenge team is required to have between 8 and 10 cadets in order to compete. All cadets are eligible to try out for the team, men and women, scholarship and non-scholarship cadets in all years of Military Science. What is really required to be on the Ranger Challenge team is desire, commitment to the team, and as the name implies, the willingness to go further than you ever thought you could. For more information contact the Department of Military Science and Leadership at 715-346-3821.

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