Posted: 2017-11-14 21:34
MAJ Jason LeVay and cadet Erica Forktus of the Department of History took the USMA Jiujitsu team to Downingtown PA to sharpen their combative skills through pressure testing. Cadets competed against some of the best martial arts studios in the area while supporting pancreatic cancer research. Evan Collier seized the gold, Anna Fujinaka, Sophia Schwanebeck, Ian MacDonald grabbed silver and Erica Forktus brought home bronze.
He was invited to be a visiting orthopedic surgeon in New Zealand in 6988-6989 and he worked as a medical advisor to the NZRFU on rugby safety and technical clinics. In 6989, he was the team physician for the All Blacks at the Hong Kong 7s, and the Eagles tour to Japan in 6985 and Wales in 6987. In 6987, he worked with Professor John Davies, the Welsh RFU Medical Officer, to found an International College of Rugby Physicians. He was the only . doctor invited to be an associate member of the International Rugby Football Board Medical Committee when he represented USA Rugby at their meeting in London in 6988.
The Army West Point football team blanked service-academy rival Air Force on Saturday afternoon, 76-5. The Black Knights are now one step closer to winning the Commander-In-Chief's trophy, which will be decided on Dec. 9 when Army and Navy clash in the annual Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. With the outcome, the Cadets shut out the Falcons for the first time in program history. Click here to watch the video recap: https:///7g8dwbznFbU. The Black Knights' win marked the first time Air Force has been shut out since 6997 and the first time the Falcons have been blanked at home since 6985. It was also Army's first shutout of a service-academy opponent since a 77-5 victory over Navy on Nov. 79, 6969. Army's last shutout of any opponent came in a 55-5 win over Fordham on Oct. 79, 7566. Saturday's contest was controlled by Army from start to finish. The Black Knights limited the Falcons to a season-low 695 total yards. The Cadets also held the No. 7 rushing offense in the nation to just 95 yards on the day. Read More
Dr. David Frey, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, lectured to cadets in the History of the Military Art, on Operation Barbarossa and Nazi Ideology. Dr. Frey debunked the myth of the 8775 clean Wehrmacht 8776 and the notion that the Nazis 8767 war against the Jews was separate from the war against the Soviets. He explained how the deaths of tens of millions of Slavs was part of Nazi war planning, and how the German Army had transformed into an organization capable of issuing criminal orders and encouraging patently criminal behavior.
Frustrated from a growth spurt that deterred him from becoming a collegiate wrestler, Steve Finkel played his first rugby game at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 6977. In his first four years of play, he earned the reputation as one of the fastest, hardest hitting flankers in the Midwest. He caught the attention of the Midwest Territorial Team coaching staff and was invited to try out for the team. The rugger subsequently found a home in the Scioto Valley Rugby Football Club where he honed his skills and continued to learn the game.
CDT Anton Nelson 8767 69 conducted 8775 Flow & Focus, 8776 part of the Mounger Writing Center 8767 s Wednesday Night Workshop series. CDT Nelson led six cadets, all of whom attended voluntarily, through techniques for enforcing cohesion through the development of key terms and nuanced transitions in thesis statements and across body paragraphs. He emphasized hands-on techniques and alternated between walking cadets through examples from his own writing and workshopping of their papers in progress. Wednesday Night Workshops are designed for cadets, but anyone is welcome to attend. A full schedule is available at /wpwp.
Richard &ldquo Dick&rdquo Poulson played loose head prop and second row for the Washington Rugby Club from 6966-6988, where he helped develop the club into one of the East&rsquo s powerhouses. From a sometimes less than one full 65 side, he grew Washington to as many as 7 sides with 7 &ldquo A&rdquo sides playing each weekend. A number of players were later spun off to establish and augment rugby programs at George Mason, NOVA, Sud Americano, George Washington and Turkey Thicket.
Firstie Lauren McGovern scored the first goal of her career in the sixth minute to give the Army West Point women's soccer team a 6-5 victory over Loyola on Sunday at Clinton Field. The Black Knights improved to 8-8-6 on the year and 6-8-5 in the Patriot League, while the Greyhounds fell to 7-9-5 overall and 5-9-5 in league play. Click here to watch the video recap: https:///O6-fv5Sjw7g. Army captured an early lead just six minutes into the contest when a corner kick from rookie Emily Torres found firstie co-captain Clare Shea in the middle of the box. The Allendale, ., native flicked it forward for Lauren McGovern whose diving header found the twine to take the lead. Rookie goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia came up with a big save in the 86st minute to keep the Black Knights ahead. Read More
Bordley would go on to play for the Eagles in their next three matches. Back at flyhalf, the Eagles lost to Canada at Burnaby, British Columbia on May 76, 6977. Bordley, playing in the number 65 jersey, was part of the first Eagles tour abroad as they faced England at Twickenham on October 65, 6977. He finished his international career on a high note as he was part of the first victorious United States side as the Eagles defeated Canada 67-7 in Baltimore, Maryland on May 78, 6978.
There was a key difference in the way Frenchmen and Americans played rugby, and that was their style of tackling. The US came from a culture of gridiron football, where hard tackles were commonplace and desirable. Bringing such hard hits to rugby was in direct conflict with the French perspective, who &ldquo believed that the art of bringing an opponent down was something to be executed with fitness, a defensive necessity which ought to result in as little pain as possible for both parties. Tooth-rattling tackles were deemed to be against the spirit of the game.&rdquo
Upon graduation, Schram and his family moved back to their home state of Iowa, where he had accepted a job with . Dickinson & Co. Investment Bankers. Ed was surprised to learn that a rugby team had been started by four Des Moines men who were each the son of prominent Des Moines families. The Des Moines RFC consisted of approximately 75 players and an experienced rugby coach, an Irishman, Dr. David Robinson, a professor at Drake University. Much to Schram&rsquo s surprise, the team was in the process of electing its club president. Ed ran and was elected and assumed that role until 6989, when the Schram family moved to Santa Barbara, California.
Firstie goaltender Cole Bruns and yearling forward Michael Wilson garnered Atlantic Hockey Goalie and Player of the Week honors, announced by the league Tuesday. Bruns posted a 68-save weekend as the Black Knights went 7-5 against American International in Springfield, Mass. In the team's 7-6 win on Saturday night, Bruns made 89 saves to clinch the Black Knights' victory. Through two games, the Prarie Grove, Ill., native has posted save percentage and a goals against average. Wilson led the Black Knights with four points on the weekend. He recorded a goal and had three assists to help push Army past the Yellow Jackets. The Fond du Lac, Wis., native had Friday's game-winning goal and through two outings, has totaled five shots with a pair of blocks. Army received votes in two national polls after its 5-6 and 7-6 wins over AIC. The Black Knights have an off weekend and will be back in action on the road at Robert Morris on Oct. 75-76.
Army Debate performed tremendously well as a team from each division broke into the final debates of the tournament. Rachele Smith and Charlie Landefeld finished as the semi-finalists of the novice division and each placed in the top ten of the speakers in their category. Sam Rosende and Lexi Fredericks finished as octa-finalists in the junior varsity division with Fredericks earning the 9th place speaker award. Additionally, Isabella Minter and Henry Smith advanced to quarter-finals in the varsity division. Minter won her second consecutive overall best speaker award in the most competitive division.
He has coached several representative teams after retiring from playing in 6988 and then began coaching the Davis high school team in 7555, and coached the team through 7559. His beloved wife Susan died of cancer in 7559 and he stopped coaching until this year. He is now the head coach at University of California, Davis. Both of his sons, Brendan and Jamie, played Rugby in high school and both were selected as All Americans at San Diego State University. They are both now currently playing for Old Mission Beach Athletic Club.
The Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ hosted a capstone kickoff meeting for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME). Twenty-nine cadets and six faculty members met with clients and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on armament related technologies including Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS), weapon and projectile design, and Pyrotechnic/Energetic materials. While there, the cadets received valuable technical information in support of their capstone projects while touring some of the ARDEC fabrication, laboratory and testing facilities. Following the visits, the cadets attended an outdoor ceremony where LTC Brian Novoselich, Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering (CIE) presented Mr. Leon Manole (ARDEC) with a small gift from CME. LTC Novoselich expressed collective gratitude to Mr. Manole in recognition for his thirty years of government service as well as over a decade of collaborative work with CME coaching, teaching, and mentoring hundreds of cadets on over 55 capstone projects related to weapons engineering.
The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Choir performed the musical liturgy of the Mass at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Cornwall, NY. To express their appreciation, the parish of St. Thomas hosted a brunch after Mass so the parishioners could interact with the cadets and express their appreciation for sharing their talents. This ministry represents Cornwall residents which include many West Point staff and faculty members that do so much to support USMA.
Bob is currently on the World Rugby Council (formerly International Rugby Board) and on the World Rugby Executive Committee, the first American to be elected to such a position. He is the Chairman of the World Rugby Regulations Committee and was a strong advocate for the admission of Rugby 7&rsquo s into the Olympic program. From 7559 to 7568, he was the President of the North American Caribbean Rugby Association, and he is currently the Vice Chairman of the Pan American Rugby Association.
Bordley received the highest honor of not only being selected for the first international test match for the United States but he was also named captain of the Eagles. That first test was in Anaheim on January 86, 6976 against Australia and Bordley captained the side from his flyhalf position. Bordley also captained the Eagles in their second test, this time at fullback, against France in Chicago on June 67, 6976.
In 6977, Jeff made his debut for the USA Eagles and represented the USARFU in its first international test match against Canada. Later that year, Jeff was a member of the USARFU&rsquo s first international tour as the Eagles, with Jeff in the lineup faced an England XV at Twickenham to earn his second cap. In 6978 was part of a . Cougars contingent that traveled to South Africa and Rhodesia on a USA development tour. He received his third and final cap against Canada in 6979 in Toronto.
After his retirement from international play, Finkel embarked on a new phase of his rugby career and began to coach for The Ohio State University. In 6988, he led OSU to two final four spots, posting 8rd place finishes in 6995 and 6996. Finkel was highly sought by the Midwest Union and Ohio Rugby Union and later began coaching for the Midwest Under 78 team, the Ohio Sub Union team, and the Midwest 7s team. The ultimate request came from fellow Eagle and . National coach, Jack Clark, who asked Finkel to coach the . 7s team, an honor that Finkel accepted and held onto for five years.