Best Ranger Competition Updates

The 2018 Best Ranger Competition Smart Book is now available through the provided link.  If you are visiting the competition you can pick up a personal copy at the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade headquarters.  The team list has been updated since printing.   

If you are planning to attend the competition and want to see the start plan to be on site by 5:15 a.m.  Road closures will begin shortly thereafter.  

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Win A Free Trip to Best Ranger Competition

Make a $25 donation and be entered to win!  It can't get any easier than that.  Proceeds go to the charitable organizations National Ranger Association and Darby Project.  Free trip is courtesy of our partners Valley Hospitality and Candyss and Associates.  Winning package includes:

  • 5 day, 4 night accommodations at Hampton Inn - South (National Infantry Museum)
  • VIP pass to the 2nd Annual Beer and Bourbon Festival
  • Entry to the Spartan Race Sprint - Fort Benning
  • Passes to Best Ranger Competition social functions - Icebreaker, social and super supper
  • ...and as much Best Ranger Competition viewing as you can handle. 

Contact Candyss Bryant (706-718-9520; with any questions about the Free Trip to Best Ranger Competition package.  

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Looking for 2016 Schedule of Events or Maps?

Some new and exciting developments are taking place with the Best Ranger Competition. For the first time, in BRC's 33 year history, all the events will be posted online with archival photos, descriptions and links to maps. All this is only made possible with the leadership, coordination and execution of company partner SeeDoGo (Facilitated by a Ranger and former BRC competitor)! When the ARTB gives them the authorization to post the information it will go live at You can go ahead and bookmark the page now!

Best Ranger Competition Icebreaker

ROCKY Gear is set to host the annual Best Ranger Competition Icebreaker event on Friday, April 15th.  This is ROCKY Gear's ( sixth year in hosting this event in support of The National Ranger Association.  The Drew Ellis Band will be playing from 6:30 - 9:30 for all in attendance. 

Entry to the BRC Icebreaker is my ticket/invitation only.  If interested contact or 706-718-9520. 

The Drew Ellis Band - DREW ELLIS was born and raised in Smiths Station, AL, where he developed a love for music from an early age, listening to such artists as Jamey Johnson, Bocephus, Tracy Lawrence, Wade Hayes, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings. As a teen-ager, Drew worked long summer jobs just to save up enough cash to buy his first acoustic guitar. He honed his skills on tail gates and around bonfires, singing songs for family and friends. At the age of 19, Drew enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he spent 4 years active duty, with two deployments to Afghanistan.  

Rich with experience from the military and war, Drew began writing songs. His desire to share these songs lead to the search for the perfect band. Currently the Drew Ellis Band consists of Justin Konsler (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Zee Ogletree (Bass/Vocals), Shane McDaniel (Pedal-Steel Guitar), and Gerry Dykes (Drums/Vocals). Each member shares the same enthusiasm as Drew for traditional country music, which is evident in their high-energy performances.

Reebok Provides

ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok military footwear, is supporting this year's Best Ranger Competition by providing Reebok high performance military boots to all 102 contestants. The Best Ranger Competition 2015 is the 32nd anniversary of the event and will be held on Fort Benning, April 9-13.

"This event attracts the most elite athletes in the US Army," said Dan Henry, Warson Brands Military Business Development Manager, former Captain US Army, Airborne Ranger, and BRC competitor. "We want them to know that Reebok is designing high performance footwear to meet the unique challenges of the US military. And there is no better place to demonstrate that than at the Best Ranger Competition."

The Reebok brand is new to the military market, but already provides five lines of military and law enforcement footwear, each designed for a specific task: Dauntless and Dauntless Ultra-Light, lightweight all-terrain boots; Rapid Response RB, high performance stealth boots, Fusion Max, made in USA with Total Cushioning Technology; and Hyper Velocity, super-lightweight performance footwear.

Each of the members competing in the BRC will receive a swag bag full of Reebok gear, including a Reebok VIP Member etched metal card that entitles them to redeem their choice of one free pair of Reebok military boots at; an opportunity to test future military footwear products; access to product news, promotions; and more. The bag will also contain a Reebok hat, water bottle, and pair of boot socks.

"Of particular interest this year," said Henry, "is the new Reebok Krios with GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Technology. The Krios is a highly advanced waterproof hot weather boot developed in partnership with W. L. Gore and Associates." The first of its kind, the Krios is the only tactical boot that keeps feet cool when it's hot, dry when it's wet, and comfortable when you sweat. "VIP members will have free access to the Krios," Henry said, "and can be the first to put them to the test."

A global fitness leader, Reebok is the sponsor of several elite fitness events, such as the CrossFit Games, Spartan Race, and Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's leading mixed martial arts organization. Reebok military and tactical footwear recently sponsored three 5-man teams at the Orlando International SWAT Round-Up, and participates in SWAT events throughout the US.

Warson Brands, also known as Warson Group, Inc., is headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Warson Brands is a global manufacturer and marketer of military, tactical, and industrial safety footwear since 1989, and provides a variety of work and duty footwear under the world's finest brand names, Reebok, Rockport Works, Florsheim, Iron Age, Grabbers, and Knapp.

Warson Brands is best known for innovation in the areas of foot protection and comfort. Its innovative comfort technology provides superior cushioning and impact protection in long wearing protective footwear that is both lightweight and flexible. Warson Brands innovations in the area of foot protection include developing 100% non-metallic protective toe caps made from composite material that is stronger and lighter than steel, and also will not conduct heat, cold, or electricity. Innovations also include protective arch, heel, and metatarsal guards; outsoles that resist chemicals, abrasion, slick surfaces, and extreme heat; and patented devices to protect workers and equipment from static discharge. For more information, visit

About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming that enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it's training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand's fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at or, for the latest news at Or, discover Reebok at the following locations:; and

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