Several of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s top guardsmen competed earlier this month in the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gilbert Grafton Training Center in Devils Lake.
Staff Sgt. Jason Lothspeich of the 817th Sapper Company based in Jamestown won the noncommissioned officer level of competition, with Staff Sgt. Corey Moen of the 818th Sapper Company based in Hazen placing runner-up.
Spc. Justin Huber of the 191st Military Police Company based in Fargo won the enlisted level of competition, and Spc. Nathan Svihovec of the 816th Engineer Company based in Dickinson was the runner-up.
Soldiers were tested on warrior tasks, general military tasks all soldiers should know, and modern army combatives, hand-to-hand fighting, as well as completing an army physical fitness test.
The winners will compete in the regional comptition in Alaska in June.
Staff Sgt. Jason Lothspeich
Spc. Justin Huber