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Missouri S&T’s U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Northern Warfare Challenge (NWC) Team placed 23rd overall in the annual nationwide competition held in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The competition was designed to test the physical and mental endurance of the cadets as they marched across 17 miles of snow-covered trails and freezing winds. The trails cover over 3,500 feet of elevation with six stations to test various skills before finishing at the top of Grandad’s Bluff.
The team demonstrated skills on weapons qualifications, knot tying, fire starting, cold weather injury care and a 180-pound sled drag across two miles of snow and ice.
“I am extremely proud of what the team was able to accomplish during the competition,” said Cadet Carlos Hernandez Langford, team captain. I had a great time out there. It was an absolute honor and pleasure to be the team captain,” “The team proved that they are among the best leaders and strongest soldiers that Stonehenge Battalion has to offer.”
The five-member team, which represented Missouri S&T’s U.S. Army ROTC Stonehenge Battalion, included: