Running from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, Hargrave held its annual Eye of the Tiger Challenge.
"This multi-skilled, 20-hour long event is designed to test each Cadet's teamwork ability, physical and mental endurance, problem-solving skills, and Sisu (Norwegian for "grit"). It is not designed for every Cadet to pass, but for every Cadet to attempt." - LTC Nick Morris, Commandant
Schedule of Events:
Fitness Test (crunches, pullups, run)
Wilderness Survival Skills
Combat Fitness Test
Night Operations (Escape and Evasion)
Keep in Mind Test
Water Survival Skills
Warriors Breakfast (all Cadets who complete but not necessarily pass)
"Leaders of Character are built through challenges, physical and mental. The Eye of the Tiger Challenge is one of the toughest gut checks a young man will participate in."
LtCol Morris was born and raised in Oklahoma, spending most of his time in Luther OK, a small rural farming community on Historic Route 66. He joined the Army when he was 17 and spent 8.5 years as an Infantry soldier and Drill Sergeant.
He finished a degree in Psychology/Sociology at Oklahoma State University and joined the United States Marine Corps, where after attending OCS was commissioned as an officer and assigned to fly the CH-53E helicopter. He has multiple deployments throughout the world including 10 combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq since 9-11. He has served with all branches of the U.S. Military, conventional and Special Operations, and with multiple Coalition and Allied forces. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel serving as a Squadron Commander and leading great Americans in a very successful combat deployment to Afghanistan.
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I'm happy to announce that the golf team scored its second victory yesterday against Fishburne Military. It was a very close match on one of the toughest courses the team has ever played. But, thanks to a real team effort, we won by a single stroke. In the process, Scott Kennedy scored a personal... more
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