The Story of GORUCK Selection 019

The Story of GORUCK Selection 019

    Selection is meant to honor our roots, to span the generations of Special Forces, to demand these kinds of standards of a human being, and to never compromise.    …
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SELECTION: Honoring our Roots & Upholding the Standard

SELECTION: Honoring our Roots & Upholding the Standard

“Sacrificing personal comforts and dedicating myself to the completion of the mission shall be my life.” Minutes from endex and the successful recitation of this quote from the Recon Creed is the only thing standing in the way of Doug aka 01…
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Behind the Scenes of GORUCK Selection, From the Cadre

Behind the Scenes of GORUCK Selection, From the Cadre

It’s not the 80+ miles of rucking, or the lunges with 100 lbs on your back, or the Devil’s mile. It’s not the bear crawls or the sandbag babies or the low crawls on a rocky, dirt road while you’re pushing your 60 lb ruck forward, one inch at a tim…
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The Man in the Challenge Pants at Selection 019

The Man in the Challenge Pants at Selection 019

25 hours later, you’re the last man standing on a dirt trail in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere. The mosquitos don’t care, the Cadre don’t care. And the sandbag isn’t gonna move itself. The work continues. Rewind 6…
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Proving the Challenge Pants

Proving the Challenge Pants

Last fall I met Alex in the throes of GORUCK Selection. None of us told him this at the time, but 23 hours in, he was performing well as most candidates were long since showered up and warm. It was clear he had trained his ass off. The mile…
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Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 2)

Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 2)

And then there was one. I learned early on in my Army days that you can’t stop Father Time. Just keep your head focused on the task at hand while the sand flows south, and embrace whatever comes at you. It’s their game, their rules, a…
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Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 1)

Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 1)

BELLBROOK, OHIO, USA HOME BASE OF GORUCK SELECTION 018 Annually, we run an event called GORUCK Selection. It’s the only event that we recommend you NOT sign up for. It’s 48+ hours and it’s patterned after Special Forces Assessm…
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