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U.S. Military Academy at West Point Defends Title at 2024 SIG SAUER Relentless Warrior Championship

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 19, 2024) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the conclusion of the Fifth Annual SIG Relentless Warrior Championship.  On April 5th and 6th, 2024, one hundred and thirteen 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 competed in the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire followed by an award banquet featuring Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne as the guest speaker.

The course of fire consisted of six mission stages that tested the marksmanship and leadership skills of these future military leaders.  For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team defended their title to earn the honor of 2024 SIG Relentless Warrior Champion.

“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,” exclaimed Gary Salman, Head Coach, ARMY West Point Combat Weapons Team. “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 an event that fosters.”

Additional top awards for the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship are as follows:

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,” concluded Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.

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One Response to “U.S. Military Academy at West Point Defends Title at 2024 SIG SAUER Relentless Warrior Championship”

  1. Brad Nelson says:

    I had the pleasure of spending some time with this USMA team last fall. GREAT group of young leaders who worked very hard for this. Well done!