Watch: Cadet breaks record on Army’s “Ninja Warrior” course

A US Army cadet tranched a “Ninja Warrior”-esque course in record time at the US Military Academy at West Point.

Class of 2018 Cadet Evan Collier passed the academy’s Indoor Obstacle Course Test (IOCT) last week, clocking a time of 1:57 and beating the record of Department of Physical Education Instructor Captain Austin Wilson, who came in at 1:59 many years ago.

“AND THE NEW Indoor Obstacle Course Test record holder is #USMA2018 Cadet Evan Collier with a time of 1:57!” the West Point Facebook page said.

The course is one of agility and is seemingly quite similar to the “Ninja Warrior” courses of television fame, which require the ability to bypass several obstacles in such a way as to use every major muscle group in the body.

Before Collier took the Captain’s (metaphorical) crown away, Wilson had run an already-blisteringly fast time record in January of 2013.

The feat is made even more impressive when one considers that Wilson is paid to conduct physical training for a living, while Collier is a student/cadet.

While the course itself is required to be undertaken in order for cadets to graduate, the event is no slouching matter and requires excellent physical and mental fitness.

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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