Two Army ROTC Golden Eagle Battalion teams advanced to the next round in the Ranger Challenge held earlier this month at Fort McCoy in Tomah, Wisc.
The nine-person team finished first and the five-person team finished first while competing against ROTC units from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan.
Both teams advanced to the next round of the challenge. They will face other teams from the 3rd Brigade, including teams representing Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska on Nov. 3-5 in Iowa. The teams that win that event compete in the International Competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
The competition includes various events, including M-16 qualification, an Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night land navigation, a written test, a grenade assault course, medical evaluation lane, creating rope bridge, an obstacle course, and an unknown distance forced march.
The nine-person team included cadets John Clancy, Joe Davis, Peter Hauger, Kevin Griffith, Zach Lukasik, all of Marquette; Garret Zenner and Bryce Richey, both of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jenna Harrington of the Milwaukee School of Engineering; and alternates Emily Bradley and Joe Harvey, both of Marquette.
The five-person team included Jenelle Lee, Mary-Claire Simutis, Holly Earl and Michael Wegrzyn, all of Marquette; McKenna Sandberg of UW-Milwaukee; and alternates Bret Scarpaci of Marquette and Jen Van Den Bosch of MSOE.