With military academies all over the U.S. vying for first place at the Sig Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship, it was the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that ultimately earned the top honor.
Ninety cadets from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Texas A&M and the Merchant Marine Academy descended upon the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire March 30 for the event to test their skills. The match offered seven mission stages with courses of fire that challenged marksmanship and leadership skills. At the end of the event, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point came out on top.
“Our team has always focused on training to become the best leaders, shooters, and warriors. The stages tested their ability to problem solve, plan, execute, and represented a wide scope of shooting skills,” Coach Gary Salman said in a news release. “Our team was relentless when it came to training. Mindset and focus was the overarching message throughout our training. The excitement of the win, validated by hard work and dedication was truly amazing.”
Other awards went to:
- Top Gun, awarded to the individual first place finisher of the competition: Bobby Sobeski (US Military Academy at West Point)
- High Lady, awarded to the top female competitor: Savannah Butters (Texas A&M)
- Top Shot, awarded to the best shooter from every school: Isaac Perkins (US Air Force Academy), Philip Kuong (US Coast Guard Academy), Nick Wiley (US Naval Academy), Wade Ledbetter (Texas A&M), G.M. Goldsmith (Virginia Military Institute), Bobby Sobeski (US Military Academy at West Point)
- Ultimate Warrior, awarded to the top finisher of the Warrior vs. Warrior shoot-off: Colton Roach (Texas A&M)