The volume of work is enormous. The weight is unforgiving. The movements don’t stop. But you have your teammate, you have yourself, and you have something to prove.
Team Assessment requires grit, determination, and the intestinal fortitude to keep going — harkening back to our roots at Special Forces Assessment and Selection.
Weight standards in your rucksack is as follows:
This is a competitive team event. All iterations will be scored by the Cadre and one team will win the event.
If you begin in a team and your teammate drops, you will be allowed to continue solo, or formed into a hybrid team (if there is another solo participant) at the Cadre’s discretion. Teams can only be two people; there will be no three person teams. Weighted movements will be scaled to any solo participants in a very fair way by the Cadre.
If you are unable to find a teammate to do the event with, you are authorized to show up to the start point solo. The Cadre will assign you a teammate if there is another solo rucker. If there is not, you will begin the event solo. If individual teammates (from other teams) drop from the event, you will be assigned a new teammate and form a hybrid team.
The winning team must start and finish the entire event together. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place patches for those who place. All others who complete the volume of work outlined by the Cadre will earn finisher patches. They will never be for sale.
GORUCK SANDBAG AND RUCK TRAINING (SRT) PROGRAMMING
**Note: these items brought with you will be required to fit inside your rucksack at the start of Team Assessment. They will not count toward the 45lbs. dry (men) or 30lbs. dry (women) weight requirement.
The GORUCK PT Test #1 is the first event of GORUCK Team Assessment. Minimum standards to continue to the rest of GORUCK Team Assessment are as follows:
TEAM SUCCESS: You and your partner must meet all the team requirements to pass PT Test #1. If you do not, you will both receive a Performance Failure (PF). 3 PF strikes and you’re out of the event.
Jason started GORUCK so Monster could fulfill his destiny to become President of GORUCK Nation. And yeah, Lion King eat your heart out.
Ranger Bat, endurance events, and the life of a Green Beret made Mocha the million dollar man. As in, that's how much hardware he has in him. He loves his family, long walks with the four legged kids and 8-shot mocha's!
Jerry hails from Michigan but has much love for Louisiana...so Geaux Blue! He believes in family, tradition, and good old healthy livin'. He once ran a 50K and will think twice about doing that again. He loves challenges and encourages competition, so be prepared to bring it.
Cleve believes that it's the simple things in life that are the key to happiness. Like a little pain, misery, and suffering to help bring out the best in us. Out of the Marines, and living in New Jersey. Cleve enjoys spending time with his family, rucking around, falling from the heavens, splashing around in the water, and of course drinking the nectar of the gods, BEER.
Ragnär believes that fitness is the fountain of youth. He's retired from the Army and lives in Rigby, Idaho. Ragnär enjoys guns, raising money for the Green Beret Foundation, working out in his home gym, kayaking, hiking and traveling the world.
Barbarossa (red beard) retired out of 5th Special Forces Group after 21 years of service. All of his 18 years in Special Forces was at 5th, with the exception of 3 years as cadre at Special Forces Assessment & Selection helping build future Green Berets. He currently lives in Savannah with his family, sharpening his cocktail making skills on a daily basis.
Hand is retired US ARMY and served as a Ranger with 3/75 in Somalia and was on one of the first ODAs in Afghanistan after 9/11 as an 18E with 5th Special Forces Group. He has deployed to Africa, Asia, Central America and Europe. He likes the mountains, hiking, mountain biking, beer, bacon and classic rock. He loves the American flag, freedom, football and family. He is dedicated to building better Americans through teamwork (and pain).