Months of intensive training sure paid off for a team of 10 cadets from the University of Montana Grizzly Battalion Army ROTC!

The team outperformed 10 other schools in the Task Force East Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Harrison, near Helena. Our Griz Battalion was well prepared in a variety of warrior tasks and battle drills, including rifle and pistol marksmanship, climbing and rappelling, tactical combat casualty care, night land navigation, reacting to enemy contact and a number of other events.

The competition is held annually at different host universities in the Pacific Northwest. The the Grizzly Battalion outperformed teams from California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho and other Montana schools to earn the title Task Force East Ranger Challenge Champions. The next step is the 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command Ranger Challenge in Washington state. The winner of that moves on to a competition at West Point.

We're proud of you team. Fight on and good luck in the upcoming event in January!

DB