Defense Congratulations To All Who Completed Best Ranger Recoil Staff April 24, 2013 1 Comments, Join the Conversation The staff of RECOIL congratulates Sgt. 1st Class Raymond M. Santiago and Sgt. 1st Class Timothy S. Briggs, winners of last week’s 2013 David E. Granger Best Ranger Competition. Likewise we extend our respect and admiration to Sgt. 1st Class John M. Gendron and Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Horsager of the 75th Ranger Regiment, who awarded second place, as well as Sgt. 1st Class Samuel E. Leritz and Staff Sgt. Christopher Brousard (also representing Ft. Benning’s 75th Ranger Regiment). 24 of the 49 teams who started the grueling 3-day, 60-hour event made it across the finish line. All of them were recognized at an awards ceremony at Marshall Auditorium at Ft. Benning’s McGinnis-Wickam Hall. Colloquially knows as Best Ranger, the David E. Granger Best Ranger Competition was envisioned in 1981 as a “Ranger Olympics”. Using events designed to exhaust competitors both mentally and physically while challenging their technical proficiency to the utmost, the goal of Best Ranger is to identify the best two man Ranger team in the Army. There are typically over two dozen events in the competition schedule, including such tests as the Prusik Climb, Weapons Assembly, Urban Obstacle Course, Water Confidence Course, and Day- and Night-Orienteering. Read more here and here—see more photos here. Explore RECOILweb:Check Your Serial Numbers: Daniel Defense Safety NotificationFriday Night Gun Porn: Business End CustomsRECOIL Issue #39EXCLUSIVE: Tim Kennedy's Gun Control Statement, Clarified? NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.