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  • A Climb to Glory:Army Football wins thriller over Navy, claims CIC Trophy

    The Army West Point Football team captured a thrilling 14-13 victory over service academy rival Navy in the 118th installment of the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
    With the win, Army secured the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the first time since 1996.
    The game came down to a nail-biting 48-yard field goal try from Navy with three seconds left to play. But the Midshipmen’s kick sailed wide left sparking chaos on the Army sidelines.
    The Black Knights defeated Navy for the second-consecutive season and did so with a late fourth-quarter score by quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw.
    The senior led the charge with a team-best 94 rushing yards and what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown. Read More

  • A Climb to Glory: A weekend to remember for Army athletes, Corps

    The Corps of Cadets had a weekend to remember as the Army West Point Football team brought the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy back to West Point for the first time in 21 years by defeating Navy, 14-13, Dec. 9 in Philadelphia. However, Army teams in Taekwondo, powerlifting, pipes and drums, judo, debate and the group competing in the Patriot games also beat Navy in the city of Philadelphia throughout the weekend. Below is a photo compilation of a great weekend of success and enjoyment for the Corps.  Photos by Class of 2020 Cadet Robert Norwood, Class of 2018 Cadet Henry Guerra and Michelle Eberhart/DPTMS Read More

  • Army Hockey prevails 4-3 over #13 New Hampshire

    For the fourth time this season, the Army West Point Hockey team defeated a ranked opponent after topping No. 13 New Hampshire 4-3 Dec. 9 in Durham, New Hampshire.
    The Black Knights are now undefeated against nationally-ranked teams this season.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • Army improves to 4-0 against ranked opponents this year, the most wins in the country for teams who have also not lost to a ranked foe.
    • The Black Knights are now 2-1-0 against non-league opponents.
    • Jared Dempsey made a career-high 37 saves on the night, with his previous high being 24.
    • Brendan Soucie and Dominic Franco teamed up for the second night in a row to make Army’s first goal possible.
    • The goal was Soucie’s 25th point of his career, while the assist marked his 12th on the year and 25th of his career. Read More

  • Integrating boxing into combatives training: Lessons learned

    The Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) has greatly increased close-quarters combat training and proficiency in our Army. With inclusion into professional military education and widespread official tournaments, MACP has also improved the Warrior Ethos, confidence and lethality of our force. Although striking is a part of the MACP curriculum, the focus of the program remains on grappling skills due to risk mitigation factors.
    Unrestricted striking, like that in the sport of boxing, is typically reserved for more advanced MACP training and competition. For over a century, the boxing program at the United States Military Academy has successfully trained cadets in boxing through a deliberate risk mitigation process, balancing safety and realism while meeting training objectives. USMA recently conducted gender-integration of the boxing program, requiring all cadets to complete boxing in order to graduate, removing the last existing gender barrier in the U.S. Read More

  • USMA Club team faced All-Army Hockey squad, All-Army took 5-3 win

  • Men’s Basketball claims Papa John’s Bulldog Bash title

    The Army West Point Men’s Basketball team earned the title of tournament champions after defeating Marist, 82-75, Dec. 2 at the Papa John’s Bulldog Bash in Charleston, South Carolina.
    The Black Knights posted back-to-back wins in a two-day span to win their first tournament title since 2015 when the Black Knights claimed the Barclays Center Classic crown.
    Army was familiar with its opponent Saturday, having played the Red Foxes 14 days ago in Poughkeepsie. Following that 94-73 road win and Saturday’s win, the Black Knights defeated a non-league opponent twice in the same season for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign when they did so against Dartmouth.
    The Black Knights trailed two minutes into the contest but a layup from Matt Wilson on the fast break handed Army the 5-4 edge. Read More

  • Army to play San Diego St. in Armed Forces Bowl

    The Army West Point Football team (left) will take on the San Diego State Aztecs in the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Brant Ringler, the bowl’s executive director, announced Sunday in Forth Worth, Texas. The 15th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. “We are extremely excited to announce that the United States Military Academy and San Diego State University will square off at Amon G. Carter Stadium this year,” Ringler said. “We are honored to host Army West Point for the second time and to have a service academy playing in the game for the ninth time in the past 11 years. We also are very pleased to be able to bring in a strong San Diego State program that has enjoyed so much success this year and over the past decade.” The matchup will be televised nationally on ESPN. Read More

  • Black Knights top #17 Colgate at Tate Rink

    Backed by Jared Dempsey’s 24 saves, the Army West Point Hockey team downed No. 17-ranked Colgate, 3-1, Dec. 2 at Tate Rink.
    It was Army’s first win over an opponent ranked 17th or higher since the squad defeated No. 2-ranked Miami in 2009.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • Tonight’s win marked the second time in 2017 that Army defeated a ranked opponent. The last coming against No. 19-ranked Air Force in the beginning of November.
    • It was Army’s first win at Tate Rink in the 2017-18 season.
    • The Cadets’ 3-1 victory over Colgate improves Army’s unbeaten streak against the Raiders to four.
    • The Black Knights’ first goal of the night came from Brendan McGuire. It was the senior’s second goal of the season and first point against the Raiders. Read More

  • Climb to Glory: Army honors 10th Mountain Division

    The 2017 Army-Navy uniform tells the story of the Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division and their birth in the winter warfare of World War II.
    The specialty of the 10th Mountain Division is to conquer the land. They fight on the harshest terrain, in any climate, anywhere in the world, to protect and defend the United States of America. We honor the past by re-telling the story of the “Climb to Glory.”
    “Once again, our friends at Nike and the USMA Department of History allowed us to tell a story of a division of the Army through a uniform,” Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. “There are so many stories of our Army. Our ability to tell them through our uniforms and the Army-Navy Game has become our duty.”
    “Our team is honored to represent the Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division this Saturday in Philadelphia,” head coach Jeff Monken said. Read More

  • 11-year-old Eli Osuna invited to U.S. Junior National Gymnastics team

    West Point community member, 11-year-old Eli Osuna was invited to the Olympic Training Center at Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete for the U.S. Junior National Gymnastics team. Osuna placed seventh in the country and made the Junior National Team for the second consecutive year. Osuna will return to the OTC to attend training camps this summer. He trains at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, N.Y., with Coach Robert Kayser and with the West Point Gymnastics Club with Coach Carl Schrade. Eli’s parents are Lt. Col. Jim Osuna, U.S. Military Academy’s inspector general, and Laura. Read More

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