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Ranger Challenge

Ranger Challenge is called the "varsity sport" of Army ROTC. Focusing on the basic infantry skills, Squad-sized teams compete against other schools in the region on their abilities in rifle marksmanship, constructing a rope-bridge, patrolling, assembly and disassembly of the M16A2, the Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, and a 10 kilometer road march. The competition takes place in the fall and all cadets in good academic standing are invited to take part. Ranger Challenge cadets PT (physical training) five times a week and many weekends, separate from the rest of the battalion, in order to train the required skills for the competition.