WHEN CLASSES ARE OVER.
GU'S ROTC BULLDOG BATTALTION IS JUST GETTING STARTED.
We make them faster stronger smarter.
We prepare them for challenges that lie ahead both
in uniform and out of uniform,
IT'LL BE THE TEAM'S SECOND TRAINING SESSION OF THE
AND THEIR LAST BEFORE THIS WEEKENDS 'RANGER CHALLENGE'
AT JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD.
I think it's the best team I've been on since I've
THE RANGER COMPETITION IS A REGIONAL CHALLENGE, PITTING
THE BULLDOG BATTALION AGAINST 30 OTHER TEAMS INCLUDING
TEAMS FROM EASTERN AND WSU.
THEIR TRAINING WILL BE PUT TO THE TEST.
It's designed to be physically, mentally and emotionaly
MOST OF THE CHALLENGE HASN'T BEEN REVEALED.
BUT IT COULD INCLUDE TASKS SUCH AS MAKING A ROPE BRIDGE,
LIKE THE CADETS ARE DOING HERE, NAVIGATION, SHOOTING
AND LEADERSHIP REACTION COURSES.
TEAM CAPTAIN MICAH RARICK ALREADY HAS A CHAMPIONSHIP
UNDER HIS BELT AND KNOWS THIS TEAM HAS WHAT IT TAKES
TO WIN AGAIN.
Everybody is smart everybody knows that they have
their role to play, you know, nobody is going to do,
you know, one person is not going to carry the team,
IN 20 YEARS THE BULLDOG BATTALION WON 19 CHAMPIONSHIPS.
MUCH LIKE OTHER SPORTS TEAM THEIR SUCCESS ATTRACTS
TOP CADETS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
I heard they had a really good program and I knew
a cadet who went through it and just absolutely loved
it and when I came to the school and visited it just
seemed like also a great fit,
LAST YEAR THE BULLDOG BATTALION FINISHED SECOND IN
THE RANGER CHALLENGE, RIGHT BEHIND THE TEAM FROM HAWAII.
THIS YEAR'S WINNER WILL HEAD TO WEST POINT FOR THE
SANDERS COMPETITION AND A CHANCE TO COMPETE AGAINST
TEAMS FROM CANADA, GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA.
The arch-rival, Navy Midshipmen, even send a team,
they don't do very well normally,
WHILE CADETS ARE PREPARING FOR THIS WEEKEND THEY KNOW
THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS STILL TO COME.
EACH ONE OF THEM WILL GO INTO THE ARMY UPON GRADUATION.
TWO FORMER TEAM MEMBERS GOING ON TO GIVE ALL FOR THEIR
FORREST EWENS IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2006 AND MAT FAZZARI
IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2012.
And the folks know what lies ahead and they know that
Matt and Forrest participated in these competitions
and that's a little extra incentive to be at their
THIS WEEKEND THE CADETS KNOW IT'S ALL ABOUT TEAM WORK
AND UNLIKE OTHER TEAMS ON THE GU CAMPUS, WIN OR LOSE
EVERYONE HERE GOES PRO.
FOR KXLY 4 NEWS, I'M AARON LUNA.