Cadets rise to the challenge

Pitt State cadets rush a "casualty" from a Blackhawk Helicopter Saturday, Oct. 6, during the medical station of Ranger Challenge help at Camp Dodge, Iowa.

Will Ravenstein | Collegio Reporter Pittsburg State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) entered its 60th year at PSU with its annual trip to Camp Dodge, Iowa, to compete in the Ranger Challenge, held on Saturday, Oct. 6. This year, though, there is a different sound coming from the Gorilla Battalion. It is the sound of the first all-female team led by Cadet Kristina Willis. Members include cadets Riley Campbell, sophomore in justice studies; Kelli Gibson, freshman in nursing; Kada Barbour, junior in justice studies, and Lexi Skaggs, sophomore in communication. Cadet Willis described the challenge ahead of them. “The hardest task ahead will be making it through land navigation without morale dropping,” said Willis,…