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    Army Water Polo Home TournamentArmy Water Polo hosted a home tournament. They played four teams from across the New York Division, beating all four. Their success at this tournament sets the team up to qualify for nationals. Saturday, Army took on the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Columbia. Patrick Cowley was the high scorer of the game with a contribution of 6 points. Aaron Chough and Matthew Kim each achieved "hat tricks" with three points each. The final score of the game was 18-5. Patrick Cowley scored four goals in the fourth quarter and D.J. Pinter contributed with three of his own points with a final score of 13-4.

    Sunday, the first game was against New York University. Army performed consistently better than NYU in each quarter of the game, helped by Jeff Stark who made several impressive saves. Chris Onorato stood out as a consistent scorer, netting one point per quarter. Matthew Kim and Leonid Milman followed close behind Chris, with three points each, the combined efforts of the team leading to a final score of 14-7. Army's final game was against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Army's defense throughout the game was impressive, holding RPI to just 2 total points. The Army team put up a total of 14 points, with goals by each of the new fourth-class team members: Roger Yerger, Cedrick Evereat, and James Jang.


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    CDT Drake at the Ironman World Championships in KonaCadet Wolfgang Drake raced the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. He was the youngest competitor at the race. Out of 2500 amateur athletes, over 1600 were men, who all start the 2.4-mile ocean swim in one very dramatic mass start. The swim portion even had dolphins spinning alongside the course while the athletes were racing. Drake completed the swim in 59 minutes, which placed him 14th for his division, and he transitioned well onto the bike course. During the 112-mile bike he was relaxed and steady and was averaging approximately 20mph. A major turning point in the event for Drake happened after mile 100 on the bike, when he discovered a flat tire. He pulled off to change the tube and was only back on the bike a moment when it blew a second time! It is standard practice to carry two repair kits on a race this long and he was able to change it again.

    No one could be prepared for a third blow-out. When the tire blew a third time, Drake was left on the Queen K Highway at the whim of race mechanics (it turned out to be a piece of metal piercing the tube). In good spirits, he simply started walking with his bike towards the run course in 90-degree air temps and direct sun radiating off the asphalt and lava fields (which raises the temps on the road to well over 100 degrees). The race assistance caught up to him with a new tire and after over an hour of crisis management, he made his way onto the run course. At this point, behind in his nutrition and hydration protocol, severely cramping, and red from the sun, it was a fight to the finish. Despite the setbacks, Wolfgang Drake finished in 13:02:17 and placed 40th in the World for athletes aged 18-24. The sport of triathlon is a metaphor not only for life in the Army, but for life in general. With a lot of determination and a little grit, anything is possible.


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    Functional Fitness First at the Brooklyn Fit FestThe Army West Point Functional Fitness sent three male/male partner teams and one female/female partner team to Brooklyn to compete in the Brooklyn Fit Fest. The teams competed at a high level and represented West Point well. The men's teams took first, and third place and the women's team earned third place.


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    Triathlon at Ironman 70.3 New OrleansThe Army West Point Triathlon team traveled to New Orleans to race in Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. Although it was a flat course, the 56-mile bike leg was very challenging due to very high winds. Despite the conditions, the team had outstanding results. The women swept the podium with CDTs Payton Boylston '20, Hannah White '20 and Katie Harris '20 finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the women's 18 – 24-year-old division. Payton was the 4th fastest women out of 291 in the entire race. Hannah White also earned a qualification spot to the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships joining Katie and Payton who qualified earlier this fall. On the men's side, CDT Gabe Fuhrman '21 finished 3rd in the men's 18 – 24-year-old division and was the 15th overall fastest finisher out of 917 competitors on the day. As a complete team, 7 of the 10 top ten men and 6 of the top 10 women in the 18 – 24-year-old division were West Point athletes.


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  • 11/02/18--09:41: A Great Day at the Cliff
  • A Great Day at the CliffFive cadets and two Officer Reps ascended one of the most classic climbs in the Eastern United States. It is called High Exposure. The climbing team included: Jared Ells '19, Riley Nolan '19, Ian Navarro '20, and Justin Gittemeier '21.


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    1st Regiment BBQ in the Legion SquareRecently 1st Regiment had a BBQ with an interactive inflatable obstacle course, snacks, and Therapy Dogs in the Legion Square. Jim Karol entertained the cadets in the First Class Club with magic tricks that stimulated the mind. The following day 4th Regiment had a BBQ in North Area. The event was broken down into Battalions, with each having their own activities. There was a cadet band, bobbing for apples, Therapy Dogs and many games throughout.


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    Equestrian Show at Centenary University Equestrian CenterThe Army West Point Equestrian Team hosted their home show at Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley, NJ, competing against ten colleges in the Northeast region. With multiple top three finishes in a variety of competition categories, the team had a truly stellar performance. Some of the most notable placings are as follows: Madyson Paul '21 placed third in both the novice flat and novice over fence categories, Heather Graham '22 won her advanced walk-trot-canter division, Karissa Stubblefield '22 and Cira Wolf '20 placed second in their respective walk-trot-canter divisions, Victoria Kearns '22 won her walk trot division, Lucy Harrill '21 placed second in her walk-trot division, and Kirby Horne '22 and Emma Lawson '21 placed third in their respective walk-trot divisions. Most notably, the team had two cadets, Suzanna Del Rio '21 and Lucy Harrill '21, point out of the walk-trot division. These cadets worked very hard and will now continue their competitive streaks in the walk-trot-canter division. For Halloween the cadets and several other teams from within the region also competed in a costume contest. Dressed up as dominos, the team took home first prize! Among other spectators, many of the team member's parents who were in town for parent's weekend undoubtedly enjoyed watching the hilarious skit the team put on to earn top prize.


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    Kosciuszko Squadron at 85th Annual Pulaski Day ParadeNine Cadets from the'Kosciuszko Squadron Polish Culture Forum, led by CDT Braden Blejski '20,'traveled to Philadelphia to explore the Polish experience in America, taking in'a tour of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial and participating in the'85th Annual Pulaski Day Parade. At the Memorial, an apartment in Old Town'Philadelphia where Kosciuszko lived during a return visit to America after'helping win the Revolutionary War, cadets listened as a Parks interpretive ranger'discussed Kosciuszko's life and legacy. Among the stories: his leadership in'Poland's own insurrection against Tsarist Russia in 1794 and, after his last'stay in America, his secret diplomatic mission on behalf of the U.S. to France'in 1798. The Parade contributions by another Pole, General Kazimierz Pulaski,'who organized and led the first American regular cavalry during Revolutionary'War. Before and after the Parade, cadets interacted with members of Polish'veterans', community, and social groups from metropolitan Philadelphia. During'the Parade, cadets marched with members of the Polish community, along with'fire and police detachments and local JROTC units.


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    Cow Ben Petrella of the Army West Point men's cross country team has been named Patriot League Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This marks the second time Petrella will take home the award, as he received the honor for indoor track and field in February of 2018. He has also been named to the league's Academic All-League team. "Ben Petrella has been one of our most consistent athletic and academic performers since he arrived here in the fall of 2016," Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Mike Smith said.

    "He is one of the top-ranked cadets in the class of 2020, has won individual Patriot League titles, been part of two Patriot League championship teams in cross country and a significant contributor to our Star Meet wins in both track and cross country." To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor. Voting was conducted by the league's ten cross country sports information contacts, who could not vote for their own student-athletes. The Liverpool, N.Y., native holds a 3.97 grade-point average and is a Superintendent's Award for Excellence recipient. He has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League team in each of his eligible seasons for cross country and track and field. Read More


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    CDT Lane Peters '22The Army West Point wrestling team opened its 2018-19 season at the Princeton Open on Sunday.

    The Black Knights earned 12 podium finishes, including a pair of championship match appearances from Lane Peters and Brad Laughlin. As a team, Army was 90-77 with 35 bonus point wins on 17 falls, eight technical falls and 10 major decisions. Read More


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    Volleyball Takes Down Navy, 3-1The Army West Point volleyball team outlasted Navy on Friday night for a 3-1 victory. The Black Knights took a 2-0 lead in the game, but Navy was able to muscle the third away to keep the match alive. Army responded and took a 24-15 lead in the fourth. Navy attempted to rally, but the Black Knights clinched the match in the end off of an error by the Midshipmen. As a team, Army held an advantage in blocks (18-11), digs (81-78) and tied in kills (41-41). The Black Knights and Midshipmen fought through 13 tie scores in the first set. Allie Strong led Army with seven kills in the set and Courtney Horace added seven digs. The Cadets only had one block, but it counted as it was the set clinching point by Emmy Barnhorst and Lisa Sullivan. Read More


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    CDT Madison Hovren '20The Army West Point women's basketball was on the court for the first time this season and came away with a 72-38 victory over Saint Leo on Friday night in an exhibition matchup at Christl Arena. The Black Knights were led by Madison Hovren who scored a game high 21 points in only 18 minutes. Jessica Rawls played well for Army as she had eight points and four rebounds, while rookie Maddie Allen finished with four points, five boards and three steals. The Lions saw Alani Gallagher and Olivia Lough register eight points each, while Casey Wortley finished with six points, seven boards, two blocks and two steals. Army shot 51 percent from the field in the game and hit four 3-pointers in the victory. The Black Knights outscored the Lions, 32-10, in the paint and had 10 second-chance points.

    Army opens the season next week with a matchup at LIU Brooklyn on Nov. 9.


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    Ultimate Frisbee 4th at the Hilltown ThrowdownThe West Point Ultimate team placed 4th out of 24 teams in the 2018 Hilltown Throwdown tournament held in Oneonta, NY with a record of 6-1. The team consisted primarily of underclassmen to give less experienced players a great deal of playing time to better develop their skillsets. Army started the tournament with wins against Le Moyne (13-9) and Cornell (13-4). Army then lost a close game to Stony Brook (9-12) despite being tied 8-8 at half and finished the first day with two wins against Binghamton and Siena (13-6 and 13-3, respectively). The junior squad then persevered through light snow to conclude the tournament with back to back victories against Oneonta (13-5) and Oneonta Soul (12-9), earning 4th place. This was a great learning experience for the junior players and it served as an important event that increased team cohesion in preparation for the spring season.


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    Men's Soccer Seals Tournament Berth in Dramatic FashionA pair of scores by Keenan O'Shea in the final eight minutes of action lifted the Army West Point men's soccer team to a thrilling, 2-1, come-from-behind Patriot League victory over American on Friday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field. The dramatic win against the Eagles (4-8-5, 3-3-3 Patriot League) sealed a spot in the Patriot League Tournament for the Black Knights (7-9-1, 4-5-0 Patriot League). The Cadets will await the conclusion of tomorrow's league matches before finding out where they will be headed for the quarterfinals.

    "We competed tonight to extend our time together, to extend our season, and to show our toughness and fight," head coach Russell Payne said. "One of our objectives this season was not just to qualify for the postseason, but to be the last team standing in the league. This Army team will continue on that mission." O'Shea captained the comeback for the Black Knights with the two late scores, keeping the team's mission alive and giving him a league-best 11 goals on the season. Read More


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    Sprint Football Claims North Division Crown on Senior NightThe Army West Point sprint football team is headed back to the Collegiate Sprint Football Championship (CSFL) Championship game after claiming the north division title with a decisive 51-0 victory over Cornell on Friday evening at Shea Stadium. The Black Knights honored firsties Dillon Bliss, Clayton Carter, Jaylen Collier, Jesse Helms, John Herrmann, Colt Horton, Zach Lechthaler, Patrick Riley, James Scroggins, Mike Shannon, Seth Wills and Keegan West, as well as managers Brady Miller, Sharheem Taylor, John Sabatino and Bogue Waller prior to the game. Army scored on each of its four drives in the first quarter to take a 16-0 lead before adding two more touchdowns before halftime. The second half saw much of the same as the Black Knights tacked on 21 more points in the final 30 minutes of play.

    The Black Knights offense totaled a season-high 533 yards of total offense, including 405 yards through the air. West led the aerial attack with 308 of those yards on 21-of-38 passing. The West Point, N.Y., native threw three touchdowns, including two to Tom Williamson. Williamson finished with five catches for 49 yards and the two scores. Justin Charette hauled in a game-high six catches for 74 yards and made his way into the end zone once. Collier paced the ground game with 54 yards on 10 carries. Read More


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    Shutout Win Caps Off Undefeated Fall for Men's RugbyThe Army men's rugby team capped off its historic fall season with a 42-0 win over Air Force on senior night at the Anderson Rugby Complex. "We're most happy with our rate of improvement," said head coach Matt Sherman. "We get better game-to-game, practice-to-practice, and that's what we're hungry to keep doing." Yearling Jayden Demmy led the way for the Black Knights (9-0, 6-0) with a hat-trick, three try effort. Matthew Meehan was right behind, with two tries of his own. Captain, and firstie, Drew Zagula got the ball rolling with an early try in the fourth minute and it was all Army from then out. "I kind of wanted to come out first, and set the team up," said Zagula. "I wanted to set a mentality and we just kept it up going forward." Read More


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    Army Football Retains Commander In Chief’s TrophyFor the second-straight season the Army West Point football team will have some prime hardware to show off after it retained the Commander In Chief's Trophy following a 17-14 victory over Air Force on Saturday. The Falcons had already defeated Navy earlier in the year and a win from them on Saturday would have sent the 170-plus pound trophy back to Colorado. Fortunately, the Cadets ended any thought of that happening when they held off a late rally by their service-academy foe.

    With the win, Army will at least retain the trophy for another year as the worst all three academies can now do is win one game each. In the case of a three-way tie, the previous year's winner retains the trophy. The Black Knights will have a chance to win the trophy outright when they face off against arch-rival Navy in the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA on Dec. 8. Read More


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    Peconic River Sportsman's Club Clays CompetitionThe Army West Point Skeet and Trap team traveled to the Peconic River Sportsman's club to compete in a sporting clays competition. The team tied the club, 779 out of 1000 clay targets. The Academy is grateful to the Peconic River Sportsman's Club for providing a phenomenal sporting clays course and an excellent lunch for the cadets to enjoy.


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    Game Notes: Army Football Welcomes LafayetteThe Black Knights play host to Lafayette on Saturday for the teams' 20th all-time meeting.

    Saturday's game is slated for noon and Army will be looking for its 18th-straight win over its FCS opponent.

    The contest will air live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden, Jay Feely and Tina Cervasio on the call. The game can also be heard on the Army Sports Network through the TuneIn app or goarmywestpoint.com.

    How to Follow: Television - CBS Sports Network | Radio - Army Sports Network | Game Notes - Army Notes | Live Stats - GoArmyWestPoint.com | Twitter - @ArmyWP_Football


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    CDTs Zac McGraw '20, Keenan OShea '20 and Tyler Mitchiner '20Zac McGraw, Keenan O'Shea and Tyler Mitchiner of the Army West Point men's soccer team all received All-Patriot League honors on Monday afternoon. McGraw and O'Shea collected first team accolades, while Mitchiner earned third team recognition. It is the first time since 2014 that at least two Cadets were placed on the all-league first team. For the third straight year, McGraw was a first team recipient as the cow defender appeared in 14 matches and captained the back line for the Black Knights. He handed out three helpers this season, including an assist on the game-winner versus Lafayette.

    O'Shea broke out offensively during his junior campaign and led the Patriot League in goals (11) and points (26). A third team all-league player a season ago, O'Shea returned for his third year and was the only player in the league to reach the double-digit goal threshold this season. The Chesterfield, Va., native notched a pair of multi-goal contests and recorded at least one point in 12 of the 17 games he appeared in. His pair of goals in the regular season finale against American gave Army the win and sent the Black Knights into the Patriot League Tournament. Mitchiner received his first all-league honors after tallying a goal and two assists in his third year on the Banks of the Hudson. His lone goal of the year was the game-winner against Lafayette. The Clearwater, Fla., native also dished out assists opposite Bucknell and Holy Cross.

    Army will take on Boston U. in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. in Boston.


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