After coming in second place two years in a row, Capt. Robert Killian and his partner, Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein, on Sunday were named the winners of the 2016 Best Ranger Competition.
The pair, representing the Army National Guard, earned the title of Best Ranger.
Killian, competing with different partners both times, came in second place in 2015 and 2014. In all, the Special Forces captain from the Colorado Guard and 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship winner has competed five times in the Best Ranger Competition.
This year’s second-place team is 1st Sgt. David Floutier and Staff Sgt. Joshua Rolfes from the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.
In third place this year is a team from the Maneuver Center of Excellence — Capt. Michael Blanchard and Capt. Brian Slamkowski.
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