Central Washington University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Ranger team finished 13th overall at the 46th Annual Sandhurst Competition at West Point April 20, and 21. This marks the highest finish ever for an ROTC team in the history of the competition. Senior cadet Sean Flanagan, from Cle Elum, led the Central team into the 10-event challenge. This year’s competition involved 55 teams, including international squads from Australia, Canada, China, Chile, England, and Spain. International teams took the top five spots. Central placed seventh among all U.S. entries.

In 2008, the CWU Wildcat Battalion was also named the most outstanding battalion among the nation’s 277 Senior Army ROTC programs.