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ARMY ROTC TEAM WINS RANGER CHALLENGE COMPETITION

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 12.--The Citadel won the the Army ROTC Fifth Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition in the latter part of October. This was the sixth year in a row that the school won.

     The two-day competition is held annually at Fort Jackson. Twenty-five schools from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia sent teams of students to compete in the competition. The Citadel fielded two teams; the second team won fourth place.

     The eight event competition comprises the Army Physical Fitness Test (a timed test of pushups, situps, and a two mile run), the Land Navigation Test (an hour long written test on land navigation skills), Basic Rifle Marksman- ship, Orienteering (a squad of nine is given an hour to locate specific points, One Rope Bridge Construction (in under six minutes the team constructs a one- rope bridge and transfers supplies and personnel across a water obstacle), Hand Grenade Assault Course (hand grenades are thrown for accuracy in a timed test), Weapons Assembly (team members put together disassembled M-16 rifles and M-60 machine guns), 10 K Forced Road March (in a timed test, members of teams trans- port rucksacks 10K).

     Cadets trained arduously for six days a week, giving up weekends, to prepare for the competition. Participating Cadets

    Team 1
  • Christopher Pateras, Cape Coral, FL
  • Michael Adorjan, Pickerington, OH
  • Jay Bauer, Muskegon, MI
  • Donald Johnson, Oviedo, FL
  • Scott White, Ft. Wright, KY
  • Clayton Stanley, Ocala, FL
  • David Bursac, Florissant, MO
  • Yancey Zinkon, Charleston, SC
  • Kenneth Bath, Charleston, SC

    Team 2
  • Michael Garry, Maidens, VA
  • Christian Sessoms, Fayetteville, NC
  • Peter Jennings, Prairie Village, KS
  • Brian Mulhern, Stamford, CT
  • Matthew Lengyel, North Royalton, OH
  • David Summers, Memphis, TN
  • Winchester Stiens, Santa Maria, CA
  • Michal Wysokinski, Marathon, FL
  • Adam Hall, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jason Rains, Savannah, GA
  • Brian Hoffman, Raleigh, NC
  • William Epkins, Fayetteville, NC

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