The annual Boston University Sheehan Cup took place on Saturday, March 30th. With all midshipmen and cadets from the BU NROTC, AFROTC, and AROTC in attendance, the event was quite a spectacle. The events started at 0600 with the grueling Warrior Challenge. Teams of two from Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force competed in a series of exercises, including push-ups, ammo-can lifts, sit-ups, burpees, and buddy carries. Army came out on top, followed by Air Force and the Navy-Marine Corps team. The two Marine option midshipmen representing the NROTC, Midn Hamilton and King, gave an outstanding performance in the Warrior Challenge, demonstrating the drive and physical aptitude of the NROTC.
Following the Warrior Challenge, midshipmen and cadets competed in soccer, tug-of-war, dodge ball, basketball, and relays. Naval ROTC dominated in both dodge ball and basketball, beating the Air Force and Army teams. The relays had mixed results with Navy putting on a great showing in the 4X4, the mile, and the 4X2. The tug-of-war had interesting results, with Navy beating Army in the first round, and Air Force beating Navy in the second. Army pulled through in the end, defeating the Air Force cadets in the third round and thus winning the tug-of-war.
At the end of the day, with all the points tallied, Army defended their title and defeated the other services. The Sheehan Cup brought out the competitive drive and fighting spirit of all services, and proved to be a great showing of what each service can do. MIDN Kelley, coordinator of the Sheehan Cup, and his staff ran a smooth and successful event and at the end of the day, all services enjoyed the day of physical competition, teamwork, and camaraderie.
Written by: MIDN 3/C Conner Love