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Up Close, One Best Ranger Event
Only the elite competitors of the Best Ranger Competition truly know what it’s like to endure through the three days of physical and military tests. But to get an inkling of the demands the competition places on Soldiers, all you have to do is take a closer look at just one event: the Darby Queen obstacle course.
Consisting of 26 tasks that have competitors running, climbing, crawling and more, the Darby Queen is well known as a stage that can make or break Soldiers on the Best Ranger’s final day. Watch our video below to get a taste. Congrats to Colorado National Guard Captain Rob Killian and Pennsylvania National Guard Staff Sergeant Erich Friedlein for surviving the Darby Queen — and becoming the first Guard Soldiers ever to win the Best Ranger Competition.