At the fourth annual SIG Relentless Warrior Championship, held Saturday, April 9 at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team repeated as winner, earning the honor of 2022 SIG Relentless Warrior Champion.
More than 80 cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Texas A&M University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech and the Royal Military College of Canada competed at the 2022 SIG Relentless Warrior Championship. This year also marked the return to an in-person event after a two-year hiatus.
The course of fire consisted of six mission stages that tested the marksmanship and leadership skills of our future military officers.
The winning West Point team boasted seven shooters in the top 10 overall leaderboard (final times in parentheses):
- Jake Vollmond (284.57)
- Cole Lindell (287.37)
- Luke Whitman (282.70)
- Konner Freudenthal (286.24)
- Hunter Jackson (341.82)
- Conor Kratsas (383.11)
- Michal Kamienski (345.35)
West Point shooter Jake Vollmond received the Top Gun award as the individual first place finisher at the competition.
“The SIG Relentless Warrior Championship is the highlight of the season for West Point’s Combat Weapons Team, as it is the ultimate test of our Cadets’ abilities to problem solve, plan and test their training and shooting skills against some of the best collegiate-level combat weapons shooters in the nation,” explained Lieutenant Colonel Charles Faint, the Team’s Officer in Charge. “This was an exceptional win for the Team and validates our program’s focus on developing our Cadets to be the best leaders, shooters and warriors that they can be.”
“Our team was relentless when it came to our training and their hard work and dedication was validated by the win and defending our title,” said West Point Coach Gary Salman. “We are extremely thankful to SIG Sauer for providing this opportunity to our cadets and for creating a format to bring these teams together for competition and camaraderie. We look forward to next year’s challenge.”
As for the High Lady award, it went to Texas A&M shooter Ayla Myrin with a final time of 568.54 seconds.
Additionally, the best shooter from each school received the Top Shot award:
- Caleb Brady, 287.55 (U.S. Air Force Academy)
- Joseph Simmons, 398.28 (U.S. Coast Guard Academy)
- Jaimeson Hamsho, 346.62 (U.S. Naval Academy)
- Joshua Delgado, 298.77 (Texas A&M)
- Braden Kerr, 402.15 (Virginia Military Institute)
- Adam Jardines, 385.55 (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
- Jake Vollmond, 284.57 (U.S. Military Academy at West Point)
See the full results of the match at the Practiscore website. Learn more about the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship here.