SRU Army ROTC places 10th at Ranger Challenge

Oct. 18, 2017

Cadets from Slippery Rock University's Army ROTC program competed in the Ranger Challenge, Oct. 13-15 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. SRU's Frontier Battalion placed 10th out of 46 teams in the U.S. Army Cadet Command's 2nd Brigade, which represents ROTC battalions from nine states in the Northeast.

Competitors were scored on nine military skills on a non-tactical course, in addition to a 10-kilometer ruck march and an Army Physical Fitness Test. By competing in the event, the cadets helped improve their scores on the National Order of Merit List, which is used to place cadets in the U.S. Army school of their choice after they graduate, such as Airborne Training, Air Assault Training, internships programs and other positions with active units.

SRU students who competed included:

-Savannah Anderson, a junior political science major from Kane.
-Nick Appleby, a junior homeland security major from Eldred.
-Jake Berger, a junior communication major from Georgetown.
-Gunner Coleman, a sophomore exercise science major from Slippery Rock.
-Dylan Colcombe, a sophomore health science/public health major from Irwin.
-Emily Dooley, a junior homeland security major from Walden, New York.
-Tyson Miller, a junior safety management major from Tyrone.
-Evan Razzano, a senior political science major from Beaver.
-Austin Shakespeare, a junior homeland security major from Thornton.
-Katie Shaw, a junior health science/public health major from Burgettstown.