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Appalachian Ranks 6th in Ranger Challenge Competition

rotc.jpgBOONE — Appalachian State University ROTC members placed 6th among 30 teams in the Ranger Challenge Competition held recently at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Other competing schools included The Citadel, Wake Forest University, N.C. State University and Campbell University.

Teams compete in several events including a 10-kilometer run with full equipment and backpack, timed-ups and a two-mile run), rope bridge crossing of a 40-foot water obstacle, an obstacle course, an orienteering course and a written exam.

The Ranger Challenge team prepares for the competition by exercising five days a week from 6-7 a.m. and practicing skills in the afternoon.

The Ranger Challenge season begins with the school year and ends with a late October competition.

The following cadets participated in the ROTC Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Jackson: senior Richie Cliff of Mount Pleasant; senior Chuck Dyer of Elizabeth City; junior Richard Everhart of Reidsville; freshman Wilton Gleaton of Charleston, S.C.; freshman Michael Hargrave of Raleigh; senior Brett Medlin of Boone; junior Joshua Roberts of Waynesville; senior Adam Sexton of Fayetteville; junior David Stone of Morrisville; freshman Matthew White of Silva; and freshman Kayce Wohlman of Sullivan.

Call Capt. Dan Smith for more information at (828) 262-2994.