Winners of the 38th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger 2022 Competition Announced
The Best Ranger Competition 2022 is now complete. This was the 38th annual celebration of this grueling competition, starring the best soldiers of the world, our United States Army, RANGERS! The U.S. Army officially announced today that Captain Timothy Boyle and Captain Joshua Corson of the 75th Ranger Regimen have won the competition held at Fort Benning, Georgia.
According to the XVIII Airborne Corps, Boyle and Corson sweep the competition in the ”60 hour long event that tests on many Ranger combat skills including long distance runs and ruck marches, land navigation, small arms marksmanship and mortar employment, medical skills high-angle rappelling techniques and even a Ranger history quiz.” After the competition, COL Antwan Dunmyer told reporter Haley Brizky that “These Rangers are at the tip of the spear, building and leading lethal, adaptive teams, and proudly without fanfare.”
Hot on the winners heels were Sgt. Nathan Buck and Sgt. Enrique Caballero, who came in second. Then, Staff Sgt. John Goldsmith and Spc. Kory Fogarty came in third place. Close behind was Sgt. Jonathan Deguzman and Sgt. Alex Mauch who placed fourth.
“Corson and Boyle were at or near the top of nearly every event over the three days,” according to Coffee or Die Magazine, ” winning two of the three individual team awards. The pair were named winners of both the Captain Russell B. Rippetoe Trophy for best ruck march time and the Moore-Van Aalst Marksmanship Award for the top shooting score.”
The Best Ranger Competition was started in 1982 after Dick Leandri found a way to honor his personal friend, Lieutenant General David E. Grange, Jr. The first competition was won by Philip Seay and Charles R. Light.
Supporters, competitors and community gather yearly and “Lead The Way”. The competition has evolved over the past thirty-eight years from one that was originally created to salute the best two-man “buddy” team in the Ranger Department at Fort Benning, GA. It now determines the best two-man team from the entire United States Armed Forces.
2022 Best Ranger Top 20 Standings
- 75th Ranger Regiment — Capt. Joshua Corson/Capt. Tymothy Boyle
- 75th Ranger Regiment — Sgt. Nathan Buck/Sgt. Enrique Caballero
- 75th Ranger Regiment — Staff Sgt. John Goldsmith/Spc. Kory Fogarty
- 75th Ranger Regiment — Sgt. Jonathan Deguzman/Sgt. Alex Mauch
- Training and Doctrine Command — Maj. Michael Blanchard/Maj. Brian Slamkowski
- 75th Ranger Regiment — Capt. James Moore/Capt. (Air Force) Reace Hudgeons
- 4th Infantry Division — 1st Lt. Kevin Spellacy/Staff Sgt. Ethan Danielson
- Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB) — Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Van Horn/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Whitney
- US Military Academy — Maj. John Baer/Maj. Matthew Snyder
- 101st Airborne Division — 1st Lt. Matthew McKenzie/1st Lt. Michael Singer
- 101st Airborne Division — 1st Lt. Nicholas Chatel/1st Lt. John Greer
- 3rd Infantry Regiment — 1st Lt. Eric Savini/Staff Sgt. Joshua Abrahante
- 101st Airborne Division — 1st Lt. Aaron Arturi/1st Lt. John Ryan
- ARTB — Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Peterson/Staff Sgt. Robert McCain
- 3rd Infantry Division — Maj. Jeffery Dannemiller/1st Lt. Daniel Frasch
- ARTB — Capt. William Gerhardt/Staff Sgt. Charles Kulakowski
- National Guard — 1st Lt. Jose Gutierrez/Staff Sgt. Michael Browne
- 82nd Airborne Division — Staff Sgt. Haden Smith/1st Lt. Evan Collier
- 10th Mountain Division — Sgt. Jeremy Ronzo/1st Lt. Patrick Cosgrove
- 82nd Airborne Division — Sgt. Jack Bowker/Sgt. John Eason