Team Assessment (Female Division): Bellbrook, OH 05/06/2021 15:00

May 6th, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST

Team Assessment (Female Division): Bellbrook, OH 05/06/2021 15:00
About this event


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:

  • Women: 30lbs. (Dry)

SANDBAGS (You Will See At Team Assessment)

  • 20lbs.
  • 40lbs.
  • 60lbs.
  • 80lbs.
  • 120lbs.


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.




Your ruck must weigh a minimum of 30lbs. at all times, not including water or food. We will weigh your ruck at the start of Team Assessment. You will have access to our scale prior to the commencement of Team Assessment.



  • Rucksack weighing no less than 30lbs. dry. That means not including water or food. **You must use a GORUCK brand rucksack. (Rucker recommended).
  • Must contain one 2” x 3” piece of Velcro loops on it (standard on nearly all GORUCK rucksacks). Cadre will affix a participant patch to this at the start.
  • Must contain Reflective Ruck Bands (2 minimum) on the exterior of the rucksack.

Inside Your Rucksack

  • Weight to meet the 30lbs. dry requirement – (Ruck Plates recommended as opposed to something that gets heavier when wet).
  • Waterproof bag (Dry Sack recommended plus contractor bag as back-up. Recommended that anything that retains water when wet fits inside it.)
  • MACV-1 Boots or other boots/trail running shoes. Do not wear Gore-Tex boots with no drain holes.
  • Baseball style hat with 2x3 Velcro loops on the front for a patch (Tac Hat recommended)
  • Socks (4 pairs)
  • Jacket/Windbreaker (may be worn during PT test if authorized by Cadre)
  • Base layer top, long-sleeved (1)
  • Extra T-shirt (1, tan)
  • Pants (2 pairs)
  • Gloves
  • Foot Care Kit
  • Vaseline or Anti-Chafing Gel
  • Sunscreen – SPF 50+ recommended
  • 3L Hydration Bladders, minimum of 2. (The second one is a back-up in case the first one fails.)
  • 32 oz. Water bottle. (No morale stickers affixed are authorized. GORUCK logo Nalgene is authorized.)
  • ID card (waterproofed)
  • Headlamp
  • Performance Beanie
  • One (1) strobe light. You must be able to clip it onto your PT belt and rucksack.
  • Two (2) military-grade ChemLights, minimum 12 hour duration.


  • T-shirt (tan)
  • Black shorts with minimal or no exterior branding (GORUCK Ranger Panties are authorized)
  • Socks
  • MACV-1 Boots or other boots/trail running shoes.
  • Jacket/Windbreaker (weather dependent – if this is authorized, you will be informed NLT than the commencement of GORUCK Team Assessment). You do not need to have a total of 2. It can either be in your ruck or worn if authorized by the Cadre.
  • Reflective belt (1) worn around waist


**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 30lbs. dry weight requirement.

  • Any required life-saving medication (must be declared during your medical screening which happens at the beginning of GORUCK Team Assessment)
  • MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) (2 unopened) Note: this will not count toward the 30 lbs. weight requirement. You will be given the opportunity to eat periodically during the event.
  • Oral Rehydration Solution/Salts (ORS). Candidates are required to bring a minimum of four ORS packages manufactured by either AGS Brand, Drip Drop, or Jianas Bros.


  • 100 MPH tape strips
  • Additional dry bags, plastic bags, and/or Pelican cases
  • Additional pair of shorts such as Ranger Panties
  • Other items to ensure you reach the 30lbs. dry weight standard
  • Additional units of required items


  • Watch
  • GPS/Pedometer
  • Map
  • Energy supplements
  • Medicine, unless potentially life-saving
  • Knives
  • Sunglasses
  • Any metal jewelry of any kind
  • Any necklace of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Morale patches
  • Non-GORUCK Rucksacks


  • Cell phones: recommend that you leave in car. If you must bring yours, we will confiscate at the beginning and return only upon the end of your GORUCK Team Assessment experience. We assume no liability should something happen to your phone while under our care.
  • Keys: bring if you must but do not plan to have access to keys inside another participant’s rucksack. If your GORUCK Team Assessment experience comes to an end and a participant who remains has the keys to a car you need access to, we will not be able to facilitate this request.
  • Required items must be brought. There will be an inspection at the commencement of GORUCK Team Assessment.
  • Recommendation: things that retain water are placed in a waterproof bag or Ziploc-style bag, all inside of one large dry bag or contractors bag.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the intended quantity of items is one (1) or one pair.
  • Ruck must weigh a minimum of 30lbs. when dry (not including water). Add weight in whatever manner you see fit as needed to meet requirement.
  • Any prohibited items will be confiscated and returned upon completion or withdrawal.
  • You will receive a medical screening at the commencement of GORUCK Team Assessment.


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:

  • Push-ups: 35 in 2 min (70 total as a team)
  • Sit-ups: 45 in 2 min (90 as a team)
  • 12 Mile Ruck: 3 hours and 30 min (you must stay together)
  • SCORING: If you hit 25 out of the 35 push-ups, but your partner hits 45 push-ups, your team will have passed the PT Test.

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.


  • Transfers and refunds are not allowed for this event (NO EXCEPTIONS).


Washington Mill Park 3311 Washington Mill Rd, Bellbrook, OH
Bellbrook, OH
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May 6th, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST
Event Cadre


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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.

Event Cadre


Army Special Forces

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Event Cadre

Cadre Barbarossa

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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.

Event Cadre

Cadre Hand

Army Special Forces

Somalia, Afghanistan, Europe and Central America


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).

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