The nine-person Golden Eagle Battalion team took first place at this year's Ranger Challenge. The five-person all female team took second place.
The Ranger Challenge Men and Women’s Teams are highly competitive and elite groups within Army ROTC. Cadets train to get a coveted position on the team then compete against all other Ranger Challenge Teams in Upper Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Team tryouts begin immediately upon arrival to campus in the fall term. Tryouts select those Cadets who are both physically and mentally capable to succeed but also those that will make the best teammates with one another.