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.  

For more details or to make a donation go to  

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.