RANGER CHALLENGE ROTC Students Compete In Events At West Virginia State
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 12, 2012 11:56 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
ROTC students from two local universities went head to head Friday in a challenging competition.
It was all part of the Ranger Challenge Scrimmage at West Virginia State University. Students from Marshall University and state competed through numerous challenge events such as first aid treatment and evacuation, rifle assembly and grenade assault.
The scrimmage is meant to prepare state students for an even bigger competition this month in Fort Pickett, Va., West Virginia State will go up against 30 other universities along the East Coast. Those teams will compete for the best and fastest times, but ultimately the event is meant to prepare them for the future.
Last year, ROTC students from West Virginia State Police placed 10th out of more than 20 similar-sized programs in the Virginia competition.
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