The 27th Annual Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition is marching on with day stakes at Todd Field.
Twenty-six two-man Ranger teams survived the night to make it to this point. A lot of these guys are pretty beat up. Everyone is exhausted.
Day stakes consists of several mini-events. There's the grenade assault course, the tri-tower challenge, the Ranger first responder course, the stress shoot at Krilling Range and then there are three mystery events, one of which utilizes combatives skills.
Hundreds of people have come out to cheer on their favorite team. Many family members went that extra mile and had t-shirts made. Team 21, consisting of Sgt. Jesse Collins and Sgt. Michael Malchow, both of the 75th Ranger Regiment, is getting plenty of support from their loved ones. They are currently ranked 5th.
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There are about 20 Collins'/Malchows' milling around. They brought their own grill and food to Todd Field. Those who are less prepared can purchase hot dogs, cheeseburgers, chips, drinks and cookies from the Ranger Wives' tent.
Day stakes will be going on all afternoon. There's still time to come out to watch.