2014 Task Force Ripley Ranger Challenge

 Camp Ripley, MN - After a first place finish at the Army Ten Miler Race in Washington D.C., The Fighting Saints Battalion was back in action this past weekend demonstrating their physical fitness, competitiveness, and teamwork. The Ripley Task Force Ranger Challenge Competition is an annual event held at Camp Ripley, MN, where schools from Minnesota and the Dakotas come together to compete in a two day competition that tests Cadets' physical fitness, mental agility, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. This year the Saints fielded four teams; three 9-person male teams and one 5-person female team.

All teams trained hard to do their best on the day of the competition. They demonstrated the Fighting Saints Battalion's ability to cooperate as a team, which is the reason we are one of the best programs in the country. At the end of the competition, the Saints walked away with a first place finish in both the 9-person male category, for the second year in a row, and a first place finish by the 5-person female team. Both teams earned a spot at the Brigade Ranger Challenge this coming weekend at Fort McCoy, WI. This will be the third year in a row that the Fighting Saints have sent a team to the Brigade Competition.

Written by Cadet Joseph Gresback