A duo from the 75th Ranger Regiment has claimed the coveted title of Best Ranger 2017, officials announced Sunday.
Capt. Michael Rose and Master Sgt. Josh Horsager won this year’s grueling competition, besting a field of 53 teams.
Rose and Horsager led virtually throughout the three-day event, and they held the lead Sunday going into the third day of competition.
Rose is a repeat Best Ranger champion, having won in 2014.
In second place this year were Staff Sgt. Carlos Mercado and Master Sgt. Chad Stackpole of the 82nd Airborne Division. Like Rose, Stackpole also is a previous champion, winning in 2009.