Ranger Challenge is often called the "varsity sport" of Army ROTC. One weekend every fall, our team attends a competition at Marseilles National Guard Training Center.
The ISU Ranger Challenge team competes against other schools in our region, including Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois - Chicago, Wheaton College, Olivet Nazarene College, Western Illinois University, University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana, and Eastern Illinois University.
The Ranger Challenge teams consist of:
One 9-person, co-ed team
One 5-person, all female team
One 5-person, co-ed team (Bradley University)
The Ranger Challenge team trains in the following basic infantry skills. These skills serve as events during the actual competition:
Army Combat Fitness Test
First Aid Lane - Evaluate a casualty, 9-line MEDEVAC, and buddy carries
Land Navigation - Six points during the day
Ten kilometer road march - Timed event with with full combat load
Assembly and disassembly of the M16A2 rifle and M9 pistol