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Ranger Challenge Detachment

  • Ranger Challenge Detachment

    R Team ruck march

    Cadets who volunteer for Ranger Challenge commit themselves to tougher, more comprehensive physical and military training. Cadets try out to become one of ten on the IUP Ranger Challenge Team. Ranger Challenge, the “Varsity Sport of ROTC,” occurs in mid-October each year, when nineteen teams from Pennsylvania and New York compete for the title of Best Ranger Team. IUP is historically one of the top performers in the region, last year placing first among all co-ed teams.