Wednesday, May 10, 2006

SFC.Sheaffer and SPC.Venikov win Best Ranger 2006

MILFORD — To say that Army Sgt. 1st Class John Sheaffer is one tough guy is a major understatement.Sgt. Sheaffer is numero uno, the best.
He and his teammate, Spc. Mikhail Venikov, won the Best Ranger 2006 challenge over the last weekend in April at Fort Benning, Ga.
Start sets pace
The event started at 6 a.m. April 28 morning and continued through April 30, including the grueling night competitions.
The challenge opens with an unknown distance run through an obstacle course in body armor. They don’t know they’ve run far enough until they encounter their first task.
The list of tasks for the first day is almost endless: after the run, the competitors drag a 200-pound litter for 200 meters, then run 400 meters before they jump over an 8-foot wall.
Then there are the timed pushups and pullups.

Twenty-six teams entered the Best Ranger 2006 battle; 15 teams finished.

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