Eye of the Tiger

My teachers are genuinely interested in my success, both inside and outside of their classroom.

— Jacob Kitchen, Class of 2021

Eye of the Tiger is a multi-skilled, 20-hour long event designed to test each Cadet’s teamwork ability, physical and mental endurance, problem-solving skills, and Sisu (Norwegian for “grit”).

Traditionally, Eye of the Tiger is held over a weekend in March. The Eye of the Tiger badge and patch are worn on Cadet uniforms to signify membership in this elite fraternity.

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 Nick Morris, Commandant

Schedule of Events

  • Obstacle Course
  • Fitness Test (crunches, pullups, run)
  • Trail Run
  • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Ruck March
  • Written Test
  • Combat Fitness Test
  • Night Operations (Escape and Evasion)
  • Keep in Mind Test
  • Uniform Inspection
  • Water Survival Skills
  • Warriors' Breakfast
* Not all Cadets that complete Eye of the Tiger will pass and earn their Eye of the Tiger Badge.

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