UPDATE FOR VISITORS 

All guests planning to access the academy grounds should be prepared to show proof of vaccination or negative test within 72-hours of their visit (www.covid.gov). 

Your first stop is to the Visitors Center located at 2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996, to obtain information for parking and shuttle locations along with the designated spectator sites for the 2-day competition.

If you are unable to visit, go to West Point’s YouTube Channel for Sandhurst highlights and follow us on social media for coverage throughout the event.

SANDHURST 2022 UPDATES

 

 
Place

Team

Total

Points

1

USAFA

1755

2

USMA Gold

1702

3

USMA Black

1665

4

University of North Georgia

1625

5

Brigham Young University

1561

6

Greece

1554

7

Team C3

1499

8

USNA

1335

9

Texas A&M

1333

10

Saint John's University

1327

11

Team F1

1326

12

Germany

1310

13

Team B4

1300

14

Team E1

1295

15

UK (Blue)

1258

16

Team D1

1240

17

UK (Red)

1237

18

Team A4

1224

19

Poland

1214

20

Team D2

1192

21

Canada (Red)

1189

22

Brazil

1171

23

Auburn University

1168

24

Australia

1117

25

Denmark

1112

26

San Diego State University

1022

27

Mexico

1003

28

Central State University

990

29

University of Central Florida

947

30

Chile

904

31

Missouri S&T

899

32

Michigan State University

861

33

Italy

836

34

South Korea

806

35

Team G3

796

36

Penn State University

794

37

University of Hawaii

788

38

James Madison University

779

 

Place Team

Total

Points

39

Campbell University

753

40

Siena College

739

41

USCGA

711

42

Canada (White)

686

43

Team A1

650

44

USMMA

602

45

Georgia

576

46

University of Colorado (CS)

539

47

Team E4

468

48

USMAPS

192

 

 

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Since the Academy’s founding in 1802, our graduates have made significant contributions to our Army and the nation in many ways. They’ve served as heads of state, cabinet members, members of Congress, state governors, astronauts, and captains of industry.  Many have been trailblazers, making history and paving the way for future generations of leaders of character.

At West Point, cadets receive a top-tier education, along with military and physical training, but at the heart of everything we do is develop character, and the moral-ethical attributes essential to good leadership.

We invite you to learn more about “America’s Academy” and if you’re exploring college options, I hope that you will consider West Point as an option.  More importantly, please come visit us and see for yourself why we are the world’s preeminent leader development institution!

 

 

 


SANDHURST FACTS

The annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition will take place at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) on April 29 and 30. The competition has undergone multiple changes since it started in 1967. This year is a two-day competition featuring teams from West Point, Army ROTC units across the U.S., all service academies, and 16 international teams from across the globe.

While it is called the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition after the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in the United Kingdom, the annual competition has always been held at West Point. Sandhurst was started in 1967 when RMAS presented West Point with a British Officer's sword to use as the prize for a competition to promote military excellence.

It wasn't until 1975 that the competition began to resemble its current form with teams taking part in different challenges to test their military skills. Sandhurst was only an internal West Point competition until 1992 when ROTC teams began competing, and in 1993 RMAS began taking part annually. The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC-Canada) joined in 1997 and since 2002 the competition has featured a diverse group of international teams as well as the Naval, Coast Guard and Air Force academies and ROTC teams from throughout the country.

West Point dominated Sandhurst for the first three decades winning every single year from 1967 through 1992. That streak was broken in 1993, the first year a non-West Point team competed, and a British team came from across the pond to ultimately triumph in the military skills competition that takes place annually on the Hudson River.

For the next 16 years, the competition was dominated by members of the Commonwealth capturing the title in the name of Queen Elizabeth II as the RMAS team won from 1993 to 2004 and the RMC-Canada won from 2005 to 2007.

RMAS and RMC-Canada went back and forth for a couple years before the gutsy upstarts from West Point’s Company B-3 finally broke through in 2011 shattering the queen's reign over the competition.

Not to be outdone, the Royal Military College of Australia - Duntroon claimed the title in 2012 bringing honor back to the crown. The Commonwealth would hold the title through 2016 with RMAS and RMC-Canada winning the titles.

 

West Point emerged victorious in 2017, but its hold on the title was short lived when a twist in the competition caught competitors off guard as the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) fought their way to victory in a competition that tests ground combat skills.  Way to fight Falcons!

In 2019, West Point claimed the top two spots in the competition. The USMA Black team took home the prized saber as the top team with West Point's Company D-2 nipping at their heals in second.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, West Point did not host the Sandhurst Competition in 2020, however the mission continued in 2021.  West Point executed the 2021 competition leveraging best practices from the Army for training in a persistent COVID-19 environment that allowed West Point to conduct cadet summer training in 2020 and 2021 to preserve the military training model. 

The 2021 Sandhurst competition incorporated risk mitigation measures and lessons learned to enable West Point to refine the course to continue the world class competition.

Traditionally, about 15 international teams compete in Sandhurst. The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (Great Britain) sends two teams to participate. All the teams bring stiff competition, help grow international partnerships and foster future military leaders among our allies. 

This year, 16 international teams from 15 countries return to the fight to compete in the 2022 Sandhurst competition.  We welcome Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, South Korea, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and United Kingdom back to the fight.

The order of march relay will return this year, with a few added elements from the Sandhurst operations team.  In the order they finished in the relay, teams will choose which of the 12 lanes to start from.  Squad leaders will look at team strength, terrain, and other factors to decided.  Teams will then spend the rest of the week training on possible elements, familiarizing themselves with the terrain they must traverse during the competition.

Since 1986, each team competing in Sandhurst has been required to be co-gender with at least two females and two males on the team. The rule applies to West Point and visiting teams. This also applied to teams from the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) when they competed in years past. Because there are no women in the NMAA, a female West Point cadet would compete on the Afghan team each year.

After fighting through two days of obstacles and lugging their minimum 35 lb. rucks for approximately 30 miles, one team will be crowned the Sandhurst champion. The winner is chosen based on performance at each of the obstacles as well as the speed with which they complete them.

The champion will be awarded the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Plaque, named for a Sandhurst competitor who died during the land navigation phase in 1980. Although it is called a plaque, the award follows the initial tradition of the competition and is a mounted cadet saber. The saber has been used as the award since 1999.

Reginald E. Johnson Saber Plaque: Best overall team score

Sandhurst ROTC Cup: First place ROTC team

Sandhurst International Cup: First place International team

Sandhurst Medallion: First through fifth place

Marksmanship Award: Squad with highest M-4 Qual

Physical Endurance Award: Team with fastest ruck time

Tom Surdyke Leadership Award: Best Squad Leader

All Other Teams: Certificate of Participation signed by USCC Commandant

For all the details about this year's Sandhurst, including live results once it starts visit www.westpoint.edu/military/department-of-military-instruction/sandhurst

SANDHURST UPDATES

  1. GERMANY
  2. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
  3. US NAVAL ACADEMY
  4. COMPANY D1
  5. US MILITARY ACADEMY (B)
  6. US AIR FORCE ACADEMY
  7. US MILITARY ACADEMY (G)
  8. CANADA (R)
  9. MEXICO
  10. UNITED KINGDOM (R)
  11. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
  12. DENMARK
  13. PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
  14. CHILE
  15. UNITED KINGDOM (B)
  16. AUSTRALIA
  17. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA
  18. COMPANY E1
  19. CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY
  20. COMPANY F1
  21. ST JOHNS UNIVERSITY
  22. COMPANY A4 
  23. COMPANY B4
  24. COMPANY A1
  25. ITALY
  26. COMPANY C3
  27. AUBURN UNIVERSITY
  28. COMPANY D2
  29. COMPANY G3
  30. POLAND
  31. UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
  32. SIENA COLLEGE
  33. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
  34. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
  35. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
  36. CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY
  37. US MILITARY ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL
  38. SOUTH KOREA
  39. COMPANY E4
  40. MISSOURI COLLEGE OF S&T
  41. US COAST GUARD ACADEMY
  42. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
  43. CANADA (W)
  44. GREECE
  45. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS
  46. US MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
  47. GEORGIA
  48. BRAZIL

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