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    I've been selected to participate in the RSP Warrior Challenge in Indiana. A 10 person team from my detachment will compete against every detachment in Indiana in a PT test, obstacle courses at Camp Attibury, and a 4-mile ruck march. Has any body else been selected for this or is also competing on Sept. 12?

    PVT Harper

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    [QUOTE=Harper 48]I've been selected to participate in the RSP Warrior Challenge in Indiana. A 10 person team from my detachment will compete against every detachment in Indiana in a PT test, obstacle courses at Camp Attibury, and a 4-mile ruck march. Has any body else been selected for this or is also competing on Sept. 12?

    PVT Harper[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like fun.... let us know how it goes :)

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    • #3
      does every state do that cuz it sounds like fun

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      • #4
        Good stuff, seems like a very watered down version of Ranger Challenge from ROTC. Oh btw arb07D, you mean to type in "MSI Cadet" rather than "M1 Cadet"

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        • #5
          Hey Harper, what RSD are you with. I am going to be in the new one in Noblesville.

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          • #6
            warfighters!!

            [QUOTE=Harper 48]I've been selected to participate in the RSP Warrior Challenge in Indiana. A 10 person team from my detachment will compete against every detachment in Indiana in a PT test, obstacle courses at Camp Attibury, and a 4-mile ruck march. Has any body else been selected for this or is also competing on Sept. 12?

            PVT Harper[/QUOTE]

            On the active-duty side we have the warfighter challenge and its similar to yours but not as hard :) We pick the best soldiers and their jobs basically for the next couple of months is to train and prepare for the challenge. (read below) [url]http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0OXU/is_2_59/ai_114238822[/url]

            Warfighter challenge
            Soldiers Magazine, Feb, 2004 by Shatara Brown
            EVERY grimace, drop of sweat and gasp for breath accented the pain, anxiety and determination visible on the faces of the challengers as they responded to shouts of encouragement, or perhaps to their own inner voices: "Come on, just a little farther, you can make it!"

            The competitors were teams of military police Soldiers from around the Army who had gathered at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in September for the Seventh Annual Warfighter Team Competition, a part of the military police corps' regimental week celebration.

            "Before the competition, separate companies and battalions conducted local competitions to decide which teams would represent their units here," said James Barrett, the MP regimental command sergeant major. "This puts the best MP teams against each other in a very grueling three-day competition that tests them physically and mentally, and in their technical and tactical skills."

            The competition began with a [COLOR="Red"]3,200-meter orienteering lane, common-task testing and a written exam[/COLOR], Barrett said.

            It was tough trying to plot an azimuth at 3 a.m., when it was pitch black, said SGT Jose Mendoza, who with SPC Duan Alveris and PVT Braulio Fulp constituted team 34, from the 89th MP Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.

            And the temperature didn't help. It was cold, wet and so treacherous that team members fell on many of the slopes, they said.

            As the day progressed, teams had to negotiate Warrior Tower, the teamwork development course and the physical endurance combat skills course.
            [COLOR="Red"]
            At Warrior Tower teams climbed an A-frame ladder to cross the three-rope, one-rope and two rope bridges, then rappeled down the tower wall.[/COLOR] Penalties were assessed for falls and for rappeling early.

            The teamwork course tested the Soldiers' intellect. Teams were given 20 minutes to move themselves and their supplies across a sand pit without falling into the pit or touching any of the penalty areas.

            The physical-endurance course--with the horizontal bar, cargo net, high wall and rope-swing obstacles, and tasks such as the grenade throw--tested the teams' skills, strength and endurance.

            [COLOR="Red"]Day two of the competition included a physical-assessment test, automatic grenade-launcher qualification, round-robin hands-on testing, and bayonet training.

            During the physical-assessment test, Soldiers performed elevated push-ups, weighted-elevated sit-ups and a 2.6-mile run with the M-16 rifle.[/COLOR]

            The round-robin testing included weapon disassembly and assembly, a Humvee push and casualty evacuation.

            Many said the Humvee push was the toughest event of the day, because teams had to apply strength, speed and technique to push vehicles 50 meters over uneven terrain.

            SGM Robert Bankhead, adviser for the team from 519th MP Battalion at Fort Polk, La., told his Soldiers to watch the other teams, see what worked, then determine how to do it better.

            "Make sure you push it like a wheelbarrow, dig deep, and no matter what, never stop pushing," Bankhead said.

            [COLOR="Red"]The Soldiers were standing in formation at 3 a.m. on day three, getting ready for their last challenge--the 15-mile march.[/COLOR]
            Hours later, as Soldiers crossed the finish line, their BDUs soaked with sweat and faces flushed with pain or determination, some fell to the ground as cramps gripped their legs.

            And beyond the finish line, the teams' NCOs and officers were waiting to carry those competitors who could run, walk or crawl no more.

            After enduring the many days of pain, stress, excitement and even laughter, team 24--SGT Stephen Mudge, SPC Lawrence Backstrom and SPC Marco Gonzalez from the 39th MP Detachment at Fort Shafter, Hawaii--emerged as this years' top Warfighter team.

            While his team didn't make it to the winner's circle, SPC Dwight Chambers of the 984th MP Company at Fort Carson, Colo., took pride in having completed the difficult competition.

            "Sometimes you have to dig deep to succeed," Chambers said. "It's all mind over matter, precision over pain."

            SPC Shatara Brown is a staff member of the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., newspaper, the Guidon.
            Last edited by WO1 Quinones; August 29th, 2008, 09:21 AM.

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