Ranger Challenge is the "Varsity" sport of Army ROTC. Participation in Ranger Challenge offers cadets an opportunity to learn and practice skills beyond those instructed in class and during labs. The focus of training is on light infantry tactics and other skills prescribed by FM 3-21.8 (Rifle Platoon and Squad) and the Ranger Handbook. Events include the Hand Grenade Assault Course, One-Rope Bridge and Weapons Qualification on the EST2000 simulator. The Ranger Challenge team holds PT and additional training events during the week in addition to regularly scheduled classes and labs.
Training culminates in the Ranger Challenge Competition, held at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, where the team competes against schools from the region.