One local college team is set to participate in one of the biggest competitions of the year. And no, it's not a basketball or hockey team. It's the Gonzaga University ROTC Bulldog Battalion.
When classes are over, GU's ROTC Bulldog Battalion is just getting started.
"We make them faster stronger smarter. We prepare them for challenges that lie ahead both in uniform and out of uniform," said GU Senior Military Science Instructor Alan Westfield.
It'll be the team's second training session of the day and their last before this weekends 'Ranger Challenge' at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
"I think it's the best team I've been on since I've been here," said team captain Micah Rarick.
The Ranger Challenge is a regional competition, pitting the Bulldog Battalion against 30 other teams including teams from EWU and WSU. Their training will be put to the test.
"It's designed to be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging," said Westfield.