Dan calls Heavy the Ultimate Team Event because it is. And the best teams are made up of individuals who say Send Me, individuals who sacrifice personal comfort for others, individuals who can succeed alone but who can conquer the world together. If you hope to show up and hide from physical or mental adversity, you will not pass. No team quits, only individuals quit, only individuals fail at GORUCK Heavy. So, to earn your “individual” Heavy patch, you must learn your Cadre’s lessons on teamwork, leadership and communication taught under very stressful conditions, when your body says no and you have to fight through it for the people aka your teammates to your left and right. Do that at Heavy, do that in your daily life: that’s what you take away. We’re building better Americans and it’s only 24 hours of your life, just one day, and it’s probably a bad idea to show up unless it’s the best idea.