Alpha Shooter: Watertown, SD 06/18/2021 08:00

June 18th, 2021 @ 8:00am CST

Alpha Shooter: Watertown, SD 06/18/2021 08:00
About this event

Date & Time

Friday, June 18, 2021 08:00

Alpha Shooter is a test of true grit and skill that will pair the GORUCK Tough rucking strength and stamina with firearms marksmanship and tactical acuity. You will be put against your peers from the GRT community, firearms community, and professionals alike in a test of both physical and mental fortitude. Anybody can be fast and accurate with enough time spent on the flat range. Most can put in the time and gain the endurance necessary to ruck long and fast; but few can combine the two under pressure. Alpha Shooter is the ultimate opportunity to test yourself against your fellow badasses.

The Alpha Shooter course will have two separate events: Pistol and Rifle. Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in both events.

Start times will be staggered in waves. You will ruck a 5k (in under 45 min.) for the pistol portion and a 10k (in under 90 min.) for the rifle portion. Weapons will be staged at the start/end point of the route, which will be at the shooting bay where you will shoot immediately after the ruck. All courses of fire will be walked through and you will be provided ample time for gear preparation and ammo management prior to commencement. Cadre will enforce strict safety protocols paramount in all GORUCK firearms training events. Those who score over a 70% average and make the ruck time drills for both events will be awarded the GORUCK shooter patch. Those who do not pass can come back and try again at a later stage. This is an individual event.

Shooter 1st Place

Alpha Shooter is time to show off your Rucking and Firearm Skills and it pays to be a winner. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place participants will each recieve an additional Gold, Silver, and Bronze patch. Sign up, train up, and show up for a chance to earn this one of a kind patch.


  • A rucksack aka backpack (Rucker recommended)
  • Ruck Plate = to your weight requirement
    • Men= 45 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
    • Women= 30 lb. Ruck Plate (or equivalent)
  • Face Masks (Something that will not repeatedly fall off. Scarves not recommended).
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wipes - 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
  • Eye Protection (sunglasses are acceptable)
  • Electronic Hearing Protection
  • Duty Type OWB holster
  • Rifle
  • Pistol
  • Muzzle Down Sling
  • 5 Magazines Pistol (must hold 10 rounds or greater)
  • 5 Magazines Rifle (must hold 10 rounds or greater
  • 2 Magazine Holster Rifle
  • 2 Magazine Holster Pistol
  • 100 Rounds of ammo per weapon
  • Spare batteries for your optics, ear protection, and lights
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Long Pants
  • Closed-toed shoes (MACV-1 Boots recommended)
  • Photo ID
  • Water, food, snacks (for duration of course)


  • Sunscreen
  • Magazine Speed Loader
  • Gun Oil
  • Tac Hat
  • Additional range/firearms gear is good, there is always a GRT in need


  • SRT Training Program
    • So you signed up - now what? Join us for daily workouts written by Cadre DS that are simple, but not easy. All you need is a ruck or sandbag. The SRT programming will get you ready. And your first week is free!
  • Check out our RUCK CLUB map to find people to train with


  • Refunds are permitted for this event if requested at least 30 days prior to the event date.
  • For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.


1201 29th St SE, Watertown, SD
Watertown, SD
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June 18th, 2021 @ 8:00am CST
Event Cadre





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