USMA Cadet Parachute Team earned five golds at collegiate championshipsThe six-way team members to earn gold were Class of 2017 Cadets Zachary Beavor, Aleksa Davis, Joseph Presti, Ishmael Raheem, Jacob Shepherd and Clinton Wallace. In addition, Class of 2019 Cadet John Snurkowski took gold in the classic accuracy competition, in which jumpers exit an airplane more than 3,000 feet in the air and then steer their parachutes and try to land on a dime-sized dot on a landing tuffet. Photo by David Cherry/U.S. Paracute Association
Members of the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights Cadet Parachute team won multiple gold medals Dec. 28-Jan. 1 at the 2016 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, the oldest and biggest collegiate skydiving event in the world, held at Skydive Arizona, south of Phoenix.
This year’s championships drew 80 collegiate skydivers from around the country to compete for the title of national collegiate champion in four skydiving disciplines: Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Sport Accuracy and Classic Accuracy. West Point cadets won gold in both the two-way and six-way formation skydiving events.
West Point also won the team sport accuracy event. In this event, skydivers try to land their parachutes as close as possible to a target while flying across the ground at high speeds. Read More
Posted on January 12th, 2017 4:03 pm
Army tops No. 23 Wyoming, American at AU DualsSenior Russ Parsons, ranked #18 nationally at 157 pounds, went undefeated at 3-0 during the American Duals Jan. 7 in Washington D.C. The Army West Point Wrestling team defeated American, 18-15, and 23rd-ranked Wyoming, 18-12, while losing to North Carolina, 25-6, and going 2-1 as a team the duals event. Photo Courtesy of Army Athletic Communications
The Army West Point Wrestling team battled its way to a 2-1 record at the American Duals, defeating American, 18-15, and 23rd-ranked Wyoming, 18-12, Jan. 7 at Bender Arena in Washington D.C.
The Tar Heels posted a perfect 3-0 record on the day and improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Black Knights jumped to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) contests.
American’s 1-2 showing puts them at 3-3 as well and 0-2 in EIWA action.
The Cowboys, who entered the event as the only team ranked by InterMat, dropped all three of their matches, falling to 1-4 on the year.
Army highlights and game notes
• Army drops to 2-7-1 all-time against the Tar Heels. Read More
Posted on January 12th, 2017 3:46 pm
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