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ROTC Ranger Competition

Submitted by Alex Mills on October 17, 2011 – 5:51 pmNo Comment

CDT Joseph Kramer practices leads the ROTC group Oct. 13 while practicing for the Ranger Challenge event in Oklahoma. Photo by Alex Mills

UALR ROTC finished 6th at the Ranger Challenge at Camp Gruber, Okla., Oct. 14-15. The seven-member all-male team finished first in the state.
The Ranger Challenge is an all day event which includes obstacles, marches, day and night land navigation, and a 10k march with a ruck sack filled with their tactical gear weighing at least 35 pounds.
“ROTC Ranger Challenge is the most physically demanding thing the cadets will do,” said Sgt. Randy Adams, military science instructor.
The team consists of seven enlisted males of the Army National Guard and have been preparing for the challenge since the beginning of the spring semester.
In preparation for the event, the cadets participated in physical training for four days a week; three days of which are cross fit, cardiovascular and muscle training, with the following day consisting of 6-mile march with a ruck sack weighing at least 45-50 pounds.
Camden University, a five-time champion of the Ranger Challenge and rival to UALR ROTC program, finished in 5th place: one spot ahead in the standings.
ROTC will hold a post presentation in lot 15, in front of the Jack Steven’s Center, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

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