The 48 hour GORUCK Selection event is not happening in 2020…. GORUCK announced they were taking a year off from that. To help fill the void they’ve brought GORUCK Pre-Selection back. In the past the goal behind pre-selection has been to give people a taste of what the GORUCK Selection event will be like. It’s a 24 hour event that includes a PT test, a welcome party, and plenty of additional fun. Even though it’s a precursor to GORUCK Selection I’m sure there are plenty of people who will be interested in taking it on and NOT going on to Selection.
The pass rate at GORUCK Selection is incredibly low at 2%. The past year had 3 finishers which is more than I’ve seen in a long time. I’m thankful that each of those finishers (Mark, Alex, and Patrick) hung out on the podcast to give their insight on that event. The pass rate at Pre-Selection has traditionally been a bit higher but who knows if that will still be the case. In my mind it will be… if Pre-Selection is to prep people for the intensity of Selection then we shouldn’t see cadre dropping many people from the event. Sure, there will be performance drops as GORUCK has stated but we’ll have to see if their scrutiny is on par with Selection.
Looking at the criteria to pass we have:
- Pass the Pre-Selection PT Test
- Survive the Welcome Party
- Not voluntarily withdrawal (VW) at any stage of the event.
Seems like if you can pass the Pre-Selection PT test and not quit during the Welcome Party (or the rest of the event) then you should be good. Probably easier said than done.
Here’s the PT test for the event:
- 2 minutes: minimum 55 push-ups
- 2 minutes: minimum 65 sit-ups
- 5-Mile Ruck: maximum time allotted is 75 minutes
While we saw an interesting PT Test for Team Assessment it looks like Pre-Selection will follow the more traditional standards route from Selection.
If you’re interested in the GORUCK Pre-Selection event (and earning that Pre-Selection patch) it’s being held in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on December 5th, 2020. Pricing is set at $99 through April 17th, 2020 which is a steal at $4.13/hour. Let me know your feelings and thoughts on the event below!