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Cadet Activities Roundup, March 21

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Orienteering:  The West Point Orienteering Team brought home their 11th consecutive and 35th Intercollegiate national title.The West Point Orienteering Team began their spring break by travelling to Shawnee, Kansas for the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships. The team secured their 11th consecutive and 35th Intercollegiate national title.  The West Point Orienteering team swept the men’s varsity category with Cadets Nolan Miles ’13 placing first, Zach Schroeder ’14 second, and Andrew Eck ’13 third by only one second. Cadet Judelyn Farrow ’15 placed third in the women’s varsity category.

Judo:  West Point Judo athletes won 62 individual matches at National Collegiate Judo.Selected West Point Judo athletes attend training at the University of Puerto Rico during Spring Break in preparation for the Collegiate Nationals. The athletes had the opportunity to train four times with Olympic Coach Hiromi Tomita and his athletes.  On the back end of spring break, athletes travelled to Iowa State University for National Collegiate Judo where they crushed the competition by winning gold in both the Men’s and Women’s Novice divisions and silver in the two Advanced divisions.  Combined, West Point Judo athletes won 62 individual matches at this challenging event.

Pistol:  At the National Intercollegiate Pistol Championships at Fort Benning, GA Cadet Heather Deppe ’13 shot the team high score three times and earned the individual bronze medal.  The team won the overall title by besting Navy by nearly 40 points in the three-event aggregate. Eight Army Pistol Team members earned 14 All-America honors. 

Fencing:  At the North America Cup Championship in Sabre in Reno, NV, Cadet Domenic Casinelli finished 24th of 225 qualifiers in the Division II Event, and improved to 14th of 331 in Division III.   Cadet Casinelli now has the opportunity to qualify for the USFA Summer National Championships. 

Triathlon Team:  The West Point Triathlon team in Scottsdale, AZ During Spring Break, the West Point Triathlon team travelled to Scottsdale, AZ for an intense week of training in preparation for the USAT Collegiate Nationals race which will be held in Tempe, AZ in April. The team logged over 5,250 miles of swimming, cycling, and running with each athlete completing nearly 21,000 feet of climbing in the mountains around the Phoenix area.

Scuba Team: The Scuba club took 25 cadets to San Pedro Island off the coast of Belize to dive the famous Blue Hole and see sharks, eels, jellyfish and squids.

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