Cadet Activities Update
(Updated Feb. 12, 2014)
Skeet & Trap: The Skeet & Trap team enjoyed an unforgettable experience Feb. 9, hunting pheasants and chukar partridge on the grounds of the historic Mashomack Preserve Club in Pine Plains, N.Y.
The cadets were treated to a gourmet breakfast followed by several hours of hunting with club members, guides and hunting dogs. The pheasants were no match for the cadets’ keen marksmanship, resulting in a highly successful hunt. The outing concluded in a banquet lunch with special guest Marine Corps Brig. Gen. (Select) Dale Alford to address the cadets.
Women’s Boxing: The West Point Women’s Boxing team departed Feb. 8 for Pennsylvania to attend the annual invitational at Shippensburg University. Three West Point boxers participated in the fights: Class of 2014 Cadet Kelsey Smith, team captain; Class of 2014 Cadet Austen Boroff and Class of 2015 Cadet Joey Olmedo.
Olmedo took home the only win for West Point—in only her second recorded fight. The team supported the participating ladies from the sidelines and did their part to prepare them for their bouts.
Women’s Team Handball: The West Point Women’s Team Handball played the first two games in the Northeast Team Handball League, winning both games.
The cadets defeated the DC Diplomats by a score of 13-9, rallying from a halftime score of 3-7. Tough defense coupled with a variety of offensive threats resulted in victory. In the second game, Army defeated the Ocean Team Handball Club by a score of 24-11. Army dominated in every facet of play, showing excellent conditioning, defensive toughness and ball control.
Alpine Ski: The West Point Alpine Ski Team competed in its fourth league race Feb. 7-9 in Queensbury, N.Y.
Class of 2014 Cadet Jackson Callaghan competed in his last race as the cadet-in-charge. Callaghan and Class of 2015 Chris Emerson were unable to finish the Giant Slalom as Emerson took a serious tumble and was unable to compete in the Slalom the next day.
Class of 2016 Cadet Josh Ische and Class of 2017 Cadet Patrick Kearney completed both runs of Giant Slalom and slalom but didn’t place in the Top 20.