Camp Ripley to host National Guard Best Warrior Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2017

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn.- Fourteen soldiers from 12 states, representing seven Army National Guard regions will compete July 17-20 at Camp Ripley in the Army National Guard’s
Best Warrior Competition.

“This competition will test the soldiers’ ability to perform tasks that are vital to our ability to fight and win our nation’s wars,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham, senior enlisted advisor for the Minnesota National Guard. “We will push them to their limits to test their endurance, strength and resilience – qualities that our soldiers must possess to be successful.”

The four-day competition will feature several events to test the soldiers both physically and mentally. The soldiers will demonstrate their proficiency with weapons, their physical strength and endurance, their ability to perform military tasks and their ability to put their knowledge to use under pressure.

To make it to the Army National Guard level, the soldiers have already competed and won at the unit, state and regional level. The competitors come from New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Maryland, Georgia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.

Winona native Staff Sgt. Daniel Sebo, a medic and instructor with the Minnesota National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 175th Regiment Regional Training Institute, will represent Minnesota and Region 4 in the competition.

The competition will identify the top soldier (junior enlisted) and NCO (non-commissioned officer) to represent the National Guard in the All-Army Best Warrior Competition in October.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410.