2024 SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship: U.S. Military Academy Defends Title

U.S. Military Academy at West Point wins fourth consecutive title at the fifth annual SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H., Apr. 5-6.

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posted on April 22, 2024
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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team successfully defended its title at the 2024 SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship, held at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H., Apr. 5-6.
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For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team defended its title to earn the honor of SIG Relentless Warrior Champion at the 2024 SIG Relentless Warrior Championship, held at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, April 5-6.

There were 113 cadets from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, Norwich University, Texas A&M, The Citadel, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech, the Royal Military College of Canada and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy competing at the match.

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The 2024 SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship awards banquet featured Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Major Thomas P. Payne as guest speaker.

 

The course of fire consisted of six mission stages that tested the marksmanship and leadership skills of these future military leaders.

“We embarked on this season with the unwavering SIG Relentless Warrior ethos at our core, committing every day to excellence—in leadership, marksmanship and strategy,” Gary Salman, the head coach of the Army West Point Combat Weapons Team said. “From their first day, our cadets dive deeply into the complexities of firearms, mastering everything from the fundamentals of marksmanship to the intricacies of tactical and competitive shooting. This comprehensive training transforms them into not just outstanding competitive shooters, but also leaders prepared for any challenge. I am bursting with pride for all our team members, particularly our new team members, who stepped into the arena for the first time and surpassed all expectations. A heartfelt thank you to SIG for providing this extraordinary platform where future defenders can forge bonds and hone their skills. Today, we celebrate not just a victory, but the spirit of unity and determination that carried us here.”

Maj. Sean Marquis, OIC Combat Weapons Team added, “I could not be prouder of our team’s accomplishment in winning the SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior competition. The event is our team’s pinnacle competition and drives our training throughout the year. It was a privilege to engage with talented individuals dedicated to the profession of arms from the other Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges and the Royal Military College of Canada. We extend our sincere appreciation to SIG Sauer for putting on [this event].”

After the competition, there was an awards banquet featuring Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Major Thomas P. Payne as guest speaker.

Additional top awards for the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship are below.

Top Gun 

  • Andrew Frattini, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

High Lady

  • Ayla Myrin, Texas A&M

Top Shot—awarded to the best shooter from each participating school.

  • U.S. Air Force Academy: Kyle Mellady
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Gaberial Jones
  • U.S. Naval Academy: Luke Parker
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point: Andrew Frattini
  • Norwich University: Matthew Bua
  • Texas A&M: Chance De Vos
  • The Citadel: Matt Guerriero
  • Virginia Military Institute: Carter Hugate
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute: Ryan Eklund
  • Royal Military College of Canada: Zak Lopato-Miguel
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Nicholas Walker

“It’s an honor for SIG to host the SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship each year. This competition has grown tremendously and our commitment to the training of these cadets is steadfast as they prepare to lead, serve our country and defend our freedoms,” SIG Sauer’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, Tom Taylor, said.

Learn more about SIG Sauer at sigsauer.com.

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