Team Assessment (Female Division): Bellbrook, OH 09/17/2020 15:00

September 17th, 2020 @ 3:00pm EST

Team Assessment (Female Division): Bellbrook, OH 09/17/2020 15:00
About this event

Date & Time

Thursday, September 17, 2020 15:00


Required Submission Form

You must register individually and fill out the Team Assessment Submission Form. This is mandatory in order to participate in Team Assessment.

How it works

Team Assessment is a 48-hour two person team-based event, the majority of it done while rucking. Our Cadre will enforce a standard adopted from our roots in Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Those teams who do not meet the standard at any point will be performance dropped at our discretion. Team Assessment begins with a gear inspection and PT test. The winning team earns the special Female Winners Team Assessment Patch. Finishers earn the Female Team Assessment patch. The patches will never be for sale.

Teams must be 2 Females.
Weight standards in your rucksack is as follows: 20 lbs dry (minus water and food)

The Phases

  • Phase 1 Administrative
  • Phase 2 PT Test
  • Phase 3 Gateways
  • Phase 4 Culminating Exercise
  • Phase 5 Patches & Ruckoff

Packing List and Gear Inspection

Your ruck must weigh a minimum of 20 lbs 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 20 lbs 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 20 lbs 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.

Worn at the Start of GORUCK Team Assessment

  • 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. You will be given the opportunity to change your footwear after the 2-Mile run portion of the GORUCK PT Test, prior to the 12-Mile Ruck.
  • 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

Brought With You to the Start of GORUCK Team Assessment*

**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 20 lbs 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 20 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 20 lbs dry weight standard
  • Additional units of required items

Prohibited 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 20 lbs 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.

Team Assessment PT Test

The GORUCK PT Test is the first event of GORUCK Team Assessment. Minimum standards to continue to the rest of GORUCK Team Assessment are as follows:

  • 1 min AMRAP Hand Release Push-ups
    • Minimum of 25 reps
  • 1 min AMRAP Butterfly Sit Ups
    • Minimum of 40 reps
  • 1 min AMRAP Sandbag Squat Cleans (80# for Open; option of 60# or 80# for Female Division)
    • Minimum of 7 reps
  • There will be two timed Ruck Marches within 48 hours of Team Assessment

There is a minimum amount to get max points per exercise. A teammate is allowed to NOT meet the minimum requirement as long as their teammate can make up the deficiency. The deal is the more you do over the minimum, the more points you get toward your team’s overall points to win TM assessment. If a teammate has to compensate for their teammate’s underperformance at any point during the PT Test, then your team only makes the minimum amount of overall points even though they may have scored more on all other exercises.

You can view the guidelines here: PT Test Guidelines

Do not ask for additional clarification except in the case of medical questions not addressed in this document...WHEN IN DOUBT, DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT.

Event Cancellation Policy

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

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September 17th, 2020 @ 3:00pm EST
Event Cadre


Force Recon Marine

Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa


Jerry hails from Michigan but has much love for 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.

Event Cadre


Force Recon Marine

Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Asia


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

Cadre Barbarossa

Army Special Operations

Afghanistan, Horn of Africa, Iraq


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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