Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers

BESTSAPPER

COMPETITION

  • 3DAYS
  • 2SAPPERS
  • 1TROPHY
This years winners annouced - victory photo

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Team #17, 1st Lt. Eric Mattia and Capt. Alaimoana Paunga,
20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood.


Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers, namesake of the competition, applauds as 1st Lt. Eric Mattia and Capt. Alaimoana Paunga, Team 17 with 20th Engineer Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, lift the the trophy in celebration of winning the 15th annual Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, during a ceremony held April 26, 2022 at Lincoln Hall Auditorium.

OVERVIEW

Best Sapper Competition Intro Video

The U.S. Army Best Sapper Competition began in 2005 as a means for service members to show off their skills. The three-day competition is open to two-person teams — rank, MOS and branch of service immaterial.

The competition's concept is to not only determine the next "Best Sapper" team but to challenge and test the service members' knowledge, physical prowess and mental fortitude. The competition showcases the Army's elite Soldiers in combat engineering military occupation specialties.

Video Filmed and produced by Spc. Bradley Payne

The three-day competition is open to two-person teams — rank, MOS and branch of service immaterial.

The competition's concept is to not only determine the next "Best Sapper" team but to challenge and test the service members' knowledge, physical prowess and mental fortitude. The competition showcases the Army's elite Soldiers in combat engineering military occupation specialties.

Image: Two-person Sapper teams participate in the 36th Engineer Battalion Best Medic Competition. Photo credit: 4th Infantry Division.

Image: Two-person Sapper teams participate in the 36th Engineer Battalion Best Medic Competition. Photo credit: 4th Infantry Division.
The competition's concept is to not only determine the next "Best Sapper" team, but to challenge and test the service members' knowledge, physical prowess, and mental fortitude.

The Competitors

Meet the cutting edge of the nations sword. The individuals and teams who will show off their sapper skills and possibly earn the right to bring the trophy home.

 
 

Past Winners

Meet the teams that rose to the top and earned the right.

“I AM A SAPPER...
My flexibility and special training shall provide my task force with the tools to overcome insurmountable odds. I realize that I will be called upon for my expertise in all aspects of mobility, counter mobility, and survivability. ”
- Excerpt of the Sapper Creed

FOllOW THE COMPETITION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow the competitors on the official Facebook page or on other platforms, get updates and share with the hash tags #BestSapper and #BestSapperCompetition. Here are some quick links:

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