Ranger Challenge Takes 2nd Place at 6th BDE


Georgia Southern University placed second overall at the 6th Brigade Army ROTC Ranger Challenge competition held at Camp Blanding, Florida on January 21-22.

The Eagle Battalion, which won the Georgia state championship back in October, joined other state champions from across 6th Brigade – University of Florida, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, Louisiana State University, and Puerto Rico – Mayaguez.

Team members included:
– David Adler (Team Captain) – MS IV – Mechanical Engineering – Marietta, GA
– Grant Allen – MS I – Political Science – Hahira, GA
– Luc Aviles – MS III – Construction Management – Suffern, NY
– Aaron Bohan – MS III – Justice Studies – Cumming, GA
– William Eberhart – MS II – Nursing – Rome, GA
– John Dudley – MS IV – Exercise Science – Villa Rica, GA
– Caleb Herd – MS II – Civil Engineering – Lancaster, OH
– Dakota Jones – MS III – Finance – Reidsville, GA
– Madison Stewart – MS III – International Studies – Senoia, GA
– Tania Camacho (Alternate) – MS III – Accounting – Hinesville, GA
– Sean de la Torre (Alternate) – MS II – History – Hinesville, GA

The competition included an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), Hand Grenade Assault Course, Basic Rifle Marksmanship, Triage, Rope Bridge, Weapons Assembly, Night Land Navigation, and 10K Ruck March.

Georgia Southern finished first in both the Weapons Assembly and Night Land Nav.

Alabama took top honors and will represent 6th Brigade in April at the United States Military Academy’s Sandhurst competition.

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