Continuing today: Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team competing at Sandhurst
(Posted April 17, 2021)
After one day of competition at Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition, Austin Peay’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team is in 28th place of 44 teams competing.
The competition continues today and includes Sandhurst’s “Crucible” challenge, which starts at 1 p.m. CST. You can watch challenge live on YouTube. The final results and awards show will be live following the final events tonight (it’s scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. CST).
The team last competed at Sandhurst, hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 2019. The event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Ryan Nanzer is the captain of the team. He and five other ROTC students return from last year’s team. They are:
- Thomas Rose.
- Shawn King.
- Cherady Fine.
- Zachary Labas.
- Thomas Porter.
The other members of the team who traveled to West Point are:
- Quinton Nunn.
- Thomas Haas.
- Dylan Dominique.
- Christopher Mains.
- Angela Kim.
Mark Harrington II is the team’s alternate.
This year, 16 Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, 25 U.S. Military Academy teams and three teams from other U.S. service academies. International teams are not competing this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Austin Peay team earned its spot at Sandhurst by winning the 7th Brigade ROTC Bold Warrior Challenge in October 2019 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Austin Peay defeated 37 schools from Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
To learn more
- To learn more about Austin Peay’s ROTC program, go to https://www.apsu.edu/rotc.
- For more about the Sandhurst competition, visit https://www.westpoint.edu/military/department-of-military-instruction/sandhurst.
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