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USNA Club Spotlight: Bringing USNA Club Gymnastics Back

By Bill the Goat on May 25, 2024 8:30:00 AM

The Navy Co-Ed Gymnastics team truly embodies the spirit of the sport, with as many pivots throughout their USNA history as you might see on a floor routine. What started as a group of midshipmen who were passionate about the sport has evolved into a premier ECA program featuring remarkable talent and drive. The tight-knit group has gone through a variety of iterations across the years, and are currently looking to expand once again and become sanctioned as a USNA club or varsity team.

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Inside Look: Navy Karate, a USNA Club Powerhouse

By Bill the Goat on Sep 28, 2023 11:24:19 AM

November 12, 2022 had already been a long and exciting day for the USNA club karate team, Navy Karate, at the American Kyokushin International Tournament in Holley, New York. Then-President, Midshipman LTJG Larah Alberto, stepped onto the mat for her last fight of the night. She faced an exceedingly tough opponent, a woman who had just prevailed over Alberto’s fellow teammate, and now the fight was intense, rising to a crescendo of heavy body blows on both sides. As current Navy Karate Vice President Dylan Steidley tells it, “Then out of the corner of the room, someone from the audience yelled "Go Navy!" Larah kicked it (literally) into high gear, throwing a flurry of solid strikes and kicks in quick succession with considerable power, pushing her opponent out of the ring, and winning the fight.”

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Navy Women’s Hockey: A Shot at the Top

By Bill the Goat on Feb 21, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Fresh off clinching an exciting conference championship in the spring, the Navy Women’s Hockey team is in full swing this season, with a 12-2-0-0 record as of publication time, and a shot at winning the championship again. This impressive team is currently ranked second in their conference and they have their sights set on the national championship in Massachusetts next month. Their momentum and enthusiasm are unstoppable.

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