West Point Recognizes 16 Competitive Clubs during End of the Year Huddle

By Department of Physical Education Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023 Time: 0:48 EST
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The Department of Physical Education Competitive Clubs held their annual ‘End of Year Huddle’ on April 27 to recognize the accomplishments of the 16 competitive clubs throughout the academic year. In addition, the teams were honored to welcome guest speaker Capt. Shaina Coss U.S. Military Academy graduate of 2016. Coss was a member of the West Point Powerlifting team and became the first female infantry officer assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. Coss shared how the values and lessons learned through her competitive club career have translated to her successful tenure as an infantry officer. Below are the winning teams and individual accomplishments earned for the 2022-2023 academic year. DPE oversees the competitive athletic clubs at West Point.

Team National Champions: 

  • Women’s Boxing
  • Men’s Team Handball
  • Women’s Team Handball
  • Judo (Men’s Novice)

Individual National Champions: 

  • Boxing: Daisy Terrones, Avaneesh Benki, Sharnae Harmon, Gabrielle Nelson, Ruby Romsland, Ryan Chi, Colin Morgan.​
  • Judo: Gabe Fisher, Jerry Simes, Brian Haywood, Andrew Medrano, Sophie Cohen, Alex Douglass, & Alex Boarnet.

Top Academic Team: Orienteering

Top Military Team: Women’s Team Handball

Top Physical Team: Climbing

DCA Performance Award: Judo


Best Academic Team Average (presented by Col. Gash, Vice Dean of Resources):

3rd: Women’s Team Handball (APSC 3.44)​

2nd: Marathon (APSC 3.55)​

1st: Orienteering (APSC 3.56)​


Best Military Team Average (presented by Lt. Col. Adam Sawyer, DMI6):

3rd: Cycling (MPSC 3.27)​

2nd: Orienteering (MPSC 3.30)​

1st: Women’s Team Handball (MPSC 3.32)​


Best Physical Team Average (presented by Col. Nicholas Gist, Master of the Sword):

3rd: Water Polo (PPSC: 3.34)​

2nd: Men’s Team Handball (PPSC: 3.37)​

1st: Climbing (PPSC 3.49)​


Best DCA Team for Compliance (presented by Col. James Riely, Director of DCA):