Sunday, May 10, 2009

Best Ranger 2009-Day 2

Day 2 of the Best Ranger Competition was off to a much later start than expected. Night stakes took a little bit longer than they thought, even though the team that finished first finished the 18 mile night road march in 4 hours and 26 minutes...WOW!

Day stakes were to begin at 0730 but did not kick of until about 1030. When we arrived at Todd field we were saddened to see that RGT had lost 3 teams during the road march, Chad's friend DeLeon (team 36) was one of those to go. However, it was great to see that the RGT teams left were holding strong they were at 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th and 14th. The guy renting our house in Savannah from team 7 was in 6th place. At the beginning of day 2 there were 26 teams remaining. Day stakes started with a stress shoot at Brinson range, then from there they ran to Todd field where they took the Tri-tower Challenge. This was where they climbed a "rock" wall on one side and the rappelled down the other side, then went to two smaller towers that were simulating fast roping. After the tri-tower challenge they made their way to the grenade launch challenge, then to the RFR (ranger first responder) challenge, then on to a mystery event (which we heard was a cultural awareness test) then to the demo challenge, and then another mystery event.

After Day Stakes the competitors moved on to night land navigation. After night land navigation the standings the RGT teams were in 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th and 14th! Tomorrow is the 3rd and final day, we will not be able to attend tomorrow, but I will be at the awards ceremony Monday and will be back with pictures and the winner!!!!

Until then....RLTW!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HI! great post! waiting for the pictures!!