Sandhurst is an inter-company competition for USMA. However, West Point teams now compete, not only amongst themselves, but against teams from their fellow United States Service Academies, 8 select University ROTC teams, the United States Military Academy Preparatory School team, and international teams from Britain's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), Canada's Royal Military College (RMC), Afghanistan's National Military Academy and, for the first time in 2009, The Chilean Military School. Each team selects a 9-member Squad (at least one member must be female) with two alternates. This squad is required to perform a series of challenging military tasks during a rapid, non-tactical move along a partly-prescribed 7 mile route.
The winning squad is determined by the total time required to negotiate the course. The squad’s total time is a combination of the time taken to complete the course from start to finish as well as any time penalties incurred throughout the course and on the marksmanship portion. (Information found at link below) ECU finished 3rd best out of the 8 total ROTC teams invited.