West Point hosts annual Special OlympicsBonds and friendships are formed at the annual Hudson Valley Region Spring Special Olympic Games April 23 at West Point. Class of 2017 Cadet Arnulfo Moran lifts West Point competitor Stephan Harvie onto the Army Spirit Tank that was on display.
A large audience turned out despite the chill in the air at the annual Hudson Valley Region Spring Special Olympics at West Point April 23. One thousand cadets and community members volunteered and supported roughly 800 athletes from Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Dutchess, Westchester and Ulster Counties competing in the games at Shea Stadium and the Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center.
Operation Chariots of Fire, a tradition that began in 2014, kicked off the event. Cadets, Team Red, White and Blue, staff, faculty, area police and fire departments ran the torch from Highland Falls through Thayer Gate to Shea Stadium to present the torch to Quincy Ferguson, who lit the Olympic flame for the second year in a row.
“This is so rewarding,” Class of 2016 Cadet Alexander Clark said. Read More
Posted on April 28th, 2016 1:06 pm
Gymnast Glenn named 2016 Nissen-Emery Award recipient
Senior Jesse Glenn of the Army West Point Gymnastics team was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Nissen-Emery award April 14 at the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) Awards Banquet held at the Boat House at Confluence Park in Columbus, Ohio, the site for this year’s NCAA Championships.
Glenn is the first of seven Black Knight finalists to win this honor since it was established in 1966. The Nissen-Emery Award is given annually to the nation’s outstanding senior gymnast and is the most coveted award in collegiate gymnastics.
The award is presented annually to an outstanding senior collegiate gymnast based on gymnastic achievement, sportsmanship and academic excellence.
“This is a big deal,” said a smiling Army West Point head coach Doug Van Everen. Read More
Posted on April 28th, 2016 1:24 pm
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