CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Oregon State University took first place in the annual Task Force West Ranger Challenge Competition, which took place Nov. 2-3 at Camp Rilea in Oregon. This is the first time Oregon State has won the competition.
During the two-day challenge, 10 university teams from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam competed in various events across a 12-mile timed course consisting of challenges include marksmanship, an obstacle course, night time land navigation and more.
As winners, the OSU ROTC team will go on to compete in the 8th Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition in January at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The overall winner of the January event will move onto the Sandhurst Competition at West Point Military Academy in New York, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition. This year’s competition is a two-day course with 13 day and night events that are individual, squad skill mastery and leader focused.
About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 34,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.