Ranger Team

A group of cadets build a human tower to hoist one of the members into a tree
Saturday afternoon ranger workout

The Best Irish Ranger Challenge is an Army ROTC event that allows cadets to display their physical capabilities and military skills in a competitive environment. The Ranger Team trains all year long, beginning with a weekly physical fitness and training routine. Whether it is an insane ab workout, 6 mile team ruck runs, or crazy upper body workouts, maintaining good physical fitness standards are a key component to a successful Ranger Team. Military skills that the team will train for include weapon assembly and disassembly, first aid, one rope bridge, and several others. Overall, the Ranger Team is a fun, casual club where many will form some of the best friendships they will have in college.  Cadets compete in regional Ranger Challenge Competitions which include a grueling long-distance ruck march and events where Cadets must navigate to various additional locations that test their soldiering skills. Scoring is based on time as well as proficiency in each event. Previous events have included Distance Litter Carries, administering first aid, constructing a one rope suspension bridge, orienteering, reconnaissance of enemy positions, an obstacle course, and a modified physical fitness test.

Group of cadets standing on top of the stadium concourse with the hesburgh library seen in the distance behind them.
Ranger Challenge Team participates in the ND110 stair climb in memory of those who lost their lives in 9/11