Ranger Challenge Information

Ranger Challenge Streamers

A legacy of Winning

Ranger Challenge Champs

Tri-State Champs

Ranger Challenge is the varsity sport of Army ROTC.

A Ranger Challenge Team is made up of nine cadets, two alternates and at least one female. They compete against other colleges throughout the nation in events such as: patrolling, marksmanship, weapons assembly, one-rope Bridge, grenade assault course, Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, and a ten-kilometer road march. Ranger Challenge was started in 1987 at the University of North Georgia, and the University of Kansas was represented at this first competition.

Our team has won first place in the brigade competition held at Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992 1993, 1996, and 1999. Unfortunately, we have never been invited to or competed against other ROTC teams at the United States Military Academy's Sandhurst Competition.

How do you become a member of the elite Ranger Challenge Team?

Ranger Challenge hosts tryouts during the Fall semester. If you think you are up to the challenge, the tryout consists of a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, a Ruck March, a Combat Water Survival Test, and multiple rigorous team building tasks all completed over the course of a week. A Ranger physical fitness test consists of a five-mile run, two-minutes of push-ups, two-minutes of sit-ups, and pull-ups. If you meet the established standard, you become a team member.

Practices and Competitions

The team practices every week day during the semester, usually in the morning from 0600-0730ish. Practice consists of physical fitness activities followed by classes and practicing competition tasks. 



Ranger Challenge Guidon

The Ranger Challenge Team Guidon

Ranger Challenge Planning

Ranger Challenge Leaders Planning

Ranger Challenge Ruck

Ranger Challenge Team Road March