A sniper team from Slovenia, Team Lynx 01, won the 2021 European Best Sniper Team Competition. The competition was hosted by the U.S. Army Europe and Africa and the 7th Army Training Command at the Hohenfels Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.

There were 27 teams from 14 countries including three teams from the United States participated in the 10-day-long event which concluded on Friday evening. The three U.S. teams were from the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade based out of Vicenza, Italy, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based out of Germany, and the 161st Infantry Regiment from the Washington Army National Guard. 

The 2020 competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Mental, Physical, and Emotional Challenge

Command Sergeant Major Michael Sanchez told the Army Times that the competition is designed to test the mental, physical, and emotional endurance of the teams in addition to their sniper skills on the range.