Historically, the overnight foot march between Days 1 and 2 of the Best Ranger Competition eliminate around half of the participant roster.
This year proved to be no different.
Forty teams began the contest Friday morning, but by about 7 a.m., only 26 teams remained after an approximately 13-mile foot march and the night stakes event.
Currently leading the pack in first place is Team 6 -- Master Sgt. Eric Turk and Master Sgt. Eric Ross, both of U.S. Special Operations Command. A second U.S. Special Operations duo consisting of Master Sgt. Kevin Quant and Staff Sgt. George Sankey (Team 5) is in second place followed by Team 7 -- Sgt. Major James Moran and Master Sgt. Evert "Skip" Soderholm, both of whom also serve with the U.S. Special Operations Command.
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Here is the rest of the leader board as of about 8:40 a.m.:
4. Team 33, 1st Lt. Kevin Alger and Capt. Joseph DeChauny5. Team 21, Sgt. Jesse Collins and Sgt. Michael Malchow6. Team 19, Staff Sgt. Thomas West and Sgt. First Class Jose Magana7. Team 25, Staff Sgt. Charles Cogle and Sgt. Frank Horbay8. Team 22, Sgt. First Class William Greenwood and Sgt. First Class Gerald McKinney9. Team 3, Capt. Kevin Toth and Master Sgt. Joshua King10. Team 41, Capt. Robert May and 1st Sgt. Kevin Dylus11. Team 20, Staff Sgt. Kyle Skaggs and Staff Sgt. Michael Ayotte12. Team 16, Capt. Jeremy Shute and Sgt. First Class Jared Sarten13. Team 37, Capt. Derrick Anderson and Staff Sgt. Christopher Malone14. Team 23, Staff Sgt. Eugene Mirador and Sgt. Jeremy Billings15. Team 27, Capt. Adam Patten and Capt. Darrell Fawley16. Team 17, Sgt. First Class James Anderson and Sgt. First Class Larry Forrest17. Team 9, Staff Sgt. Keith Bach and Sgt. Anthony Vasquez18. Team 39, Sgt. First Class Vernon Kenworthy and Sgt. First Class Justin Brekken19. Team 40, Capt. Christopher Ahlemeyer and Staff Sgt. Robert Tobin20. Team 29, Capt Luke Brandi and Capt. Ashton Ballesteros21. Team 10, Staff Sgt. Warren Cash and Staff Sgt. Danny Shedd22. Team 26, Staff Sgt. Wilton Gleaton and Spc. Cristob Cruz23. Team 18, Capt. Andrew Smith and Capt. Aaron Chonko24. Team 34, Capt. Owen Broom and Capt. Mark Breugem25. Team 32, Capt. James Lostroscio and Capt. Eric Schmitz26. Team 44, 1st Lt. John Campbell, and 1st Lt. Matthew Schachman