Naval Academy Sea Trials: Part 2
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CSN Washington dot com. At 1130 the regiment switch from naval station -- to hospital point and vice Versa. It's a two mile run encompassing a jaunt across the news severed river bridge. Followed by a twenty minute -- -- Then again I have only done. My only halfway done. In that sense -- Always think your way as you know nothing about the moment. Housing mark the moment. Run an owner in this -- of my classmates and I'm singing cases in. You know they -- -- -- -- them back. For me as John empire is running. We're getting on the range is as awesome act as my dad had to list them. There are thirty varsity sports have been able. Thirteen clubs. Join the marathon club tech which maintains a roster of at least 25 members. Yeah I low cost and and being away. -- I'm excited on. Els I like Allen. I found out by handing great band that that's not as you know and then yes well I think in nineteen from the line. And I am bad land on team and thinking I'm gonna Shaq and ending on. And my agent I do. I absolutely. -- -- -- It was -- -- -- evening I didn't not expect and that it would be that great and the I'm tired of it and keep on a nice chance for me and miles and I -- actually yeah. This phone line and being in other parts Michigan and getting round. You don't hear that. Anyway I can. And you're thinking. He's myself I don't. You just running a few my I can't get -- -- and -- you know he's chance for me he's lightning in the grandstands. And I. Each year the goals every runner on the team. Is to qualify and compete at the Boston Marathon. April 15 2013. It's supposed to be a triumphant day for Sierras -- marathon majors in Beantown turn tragic. Who bombs exploded killing three people and wounding more than 216. And I saw. And they have been in the knee is an. And now is. You know where's my team -- -- -- My. People don't -- there. Get -- -- the country you know I people from all over the world country on us again and news and yes there is competition but it. It -- and one team Manning and to eat that. Yeah okay. Through life's journey that we are sometimes given moments we must endure with poise. And strength as the day dragged on sea trials tested these mental and physical endurance. Napoleon Bonaparte he's considered one of the greatest military minds in history said. The first virtue in the soldier is endurance of the -- -- carriage is only the second -- You're doing all these stations and you know you make different phase that phase and they look at the wives and it's you know and only thirty minutes Wednesday -- -- got. Fifteen hours less -- this your body is clearly screaming to use. You know I'm tired Hamas I have a cramp. I'm exhausted I can move anymore. Sometimes got him much as -- -- it it would save you know man tired and his son that I -- if you watch enough I only hit I think I think that helped July yeah. Honestly yeah. There there. And day again. Some people Pacman Jones and that really -- lead in the end because the fan I'm gonna get me then it's a lot easier to keep pushing them. The wonderful face. Davis and we were gonna have sharking and what's shocking is you know you guys you've got to honestly -- Obama won't pick up a wait and why you're -- -- -- because of the way there. Guys in the water trying to see what you down and keep you down knowing how is. I wasn't worried about it when it was something where I was thinking like this is gonna take a lot in. -- -- -- -- Can't can't buy that has got a cramp. And also be one day. And that -- -- -- -- -- you know being multi and then finally happened a lot and you know I -- a -- and some masters there's a -- -- and yeah. To sustain without impairment or yielding. Adversaries a role that she endured the challenges of -- trials even through her more laboring moments. On the -- for the little outlet was can't exactly sending me. That fact alone wade tallied forty pounds nine creating the -- in the -- Then -- my past me. The only freshman that can shoot me I'm sick minds that this guy -- penny is the one standing next me. Holding my bags. Yelling c'mon people one. 89 now come on -- now -- and I -- allowed. And despite her diminutive size Sarah persevered through sea trials with support from family. Friends and class and. The second thing is coming out of my name. And it was rewarding. You got to put those minutes yet again in the country dining at an advantage he can't be a big Indiana game. See how especially this time. He had it. Mentally he. -- shine and in -- test at home until and then. If you have they even take on any. You can't listen to yourself you know you can't listen. The Baghdad. You get tired you know your body is tired your body is clearly screaming team. You know I'm tired I -- I have a cramp. I'm I'm exhausted I can't move anymore find my skin is going to scrape this hurts. You know your body is is yelling Nancy all throughout the -- throughout you know. Does the evolution let down you know you can't listen to. Love the physical told C Charles becomes more clear the team wears on the bases. Picture of exhaustion and desperation. To finish the task at. But with the end in sight the challenge now -- to Muster the mental fortitude to complete the mission. Perhaps no station was as physically demanding as the ground bunting drills hitting company members against each other. It is this year test of -- and determination. Right. Name is the same class right. I'm here at the ground fighting isn't led guys if they look at 2000. When we had to go and is that we observer just -- -- ground fighting decisions so they're using it to hand combat team down fighting. It's also -- days. And guys this techniques you learned in green court martial arts yeah and things that Vijay is right. Yeah. Once that person your initial finding is out you can go held up another way -- -- Hand to hand combat that is a challenge that forces you to look within yourself. To overcome his opponent in front. For 22 year old Gary Coleman junior. Digging deep to beat the odds is nothing not a move around a lot my parents got divorced when I was eleven years old. And when he got divorced and living in -- Baltimore. But I went back and forth between both parents live with the Cubs fans friends and you know north avenue chemistry. And -- right in right in I guess. After graduating high school and with things unsettled at home club decided to enlist in the navy. Thought leadership positions and who can and when I got my ace who you know and training for my my job especially. You know rock solid tradition there I mean I made sure that when he -- is that I can't I could possibly give promoting from you once we sport. You know -- prospect then -- stepped it up here and I think you know my goal is what I'm immediately and I'm gonna get that. Coleman excelled as an enlisted -- Moving up the ranks quickly by nineteen he was an. At that point I kind have. I kind of saw that I like those one or two ways. I've got to continue to lose their routes or you know -- officers and I'll still you know really young. I mean I just not a body and I just thought I wanna go ops around Eldorado on the -- three years after enlisting. Coleman enrolled in the Naval Academy preparatory school. And despite not having been in the classroom and almost three years. He achieved his greatest academic success cannot finish I finished the prep school win. And I had a 3.2 GPA. When other high school I did not have it wasn't that I had academic problems. Because I had all this things going -- moving around and no drama with my family but it was just I had a discipline problem it was just. If I could just focus myself -- on doing something that obvious just let us and I didn't -- much so that -- focus on academics and I'll be successful way. Focused in the classroom has led Coleman to this point the culmination of his -- year FC Travis keeping your focus especially in -- Is Paramount to -- -- -- -- -- -- it was best for the goal here is. Give all the Cleveland it's the music. Think the -- Number for the weekend it's. Didn't win. -- lot of motivation and get better here. It's. I'll do it once we'll -- me my second online and -- Okay. -- -- Got a -- dignified thick quick. Review and it is. Yeah. Colin nearly got -- and. When you're in the fight and things are at their hardest the easy way out is to quit is at that moment when your mental toughness has tested the most. Coleman reached a crossroads last summer. Miles east five I was living in Hawaii station line and you know I'm own apartment in my own car I had had a girlfriend. And lifeless like it was pretty good from Hamas told my. I don't I don't I don't wanna become I want him graduation and you -- -- Indian Ocean anymore. And knows it was surprising in them because I was one of the top performers in my roughly company and I was one all the guys they looked up team. So I told you then you know this is not something that I wanted to do. They were there really taken -- What sets these midshipmen apart from your average college freshmen is that in the face of adversity when the chips are down. They put others ahead of themselves when they told me that if I quit. And my classmates. Look up to me they would. Some of them might put some of them -- alive. And you know when he told me that they told me -- and I really thought about it and I said well. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But if I quit you know calls other people -- to. I can't I can't bear you know stopped at that point you know I just suck it up but I don't -- yeah. At -- tries to suck it up means fighting through the cramps through the exhaustion and -- any way possible to keep them. As the day wears on the effects of the extreme challenges take their told. Upperclassmen provides pleased with water and energy drinks bananas and maybe most importantly. -- -- sodium content with the popular kind of normally -- -- the hot tubs is a unique but effective way to combat dehydration. With the sun bearing down at sea trials continues its relentless assault and. Makes everything that's right iron I didn't win any -- to do it every year I did a good friends is there appeared and that trend and try and get as many as possible on the Berrian has the same time like and it's carried that into the night -- it looks really bad. There's only on arrived at the bottom phases that you didn't hot dog -- -- -- -- -- though thank you make it is. Adrian I'm. The last couple hours upon myself. And I'm an innocent -- I had. I'm -- and I don't know love finding more and we also guy and see the sad thing. Is they -- an old man he's nice. Yeah he gonna wind and let -- flying itself that's another plane. With the finish line insight. When saving course provides the perseverance. Now it's time to summon the strength of their battered bodies to crawl through the month in the -- To be sure it is a daunting task. Acquiring the mind to push through. Heart wants to quit. And the school year round came I still is thinking about leaving so. You know I brought it up to my company officer's. Necessary. You know this is this is not what I wanna do you don't abuse him and my mom my heart's just not in its home -- -- okay home you can start the paperwork. Went not into finished dismissed. He wouldn't let me he willingly leave it's off and is this message will not. Only did Coleman finished the semester he finished the year with his classmates. Exhibiting mental toughness it takes to make it through the cleaning. The -- trial sits out to test three main concepts. Teamwork. Insurance. Mental toughness. But none of it has to be achieved without help from your classmates -- requires personally. Reported to the motivating spirit of camaraderie. Is a building block -- streets and out. I'm just so grateful that he would have -- -- Help me push myself to where I am right now. You know not just keep you here at the Naval Academy would be on the team when they made me this is all while he was organization and I think maybe -- -- this is -- is all about yeah. Don't do I'm just grateful this person. -- See -- ends in the ladies and. 35 hours military time. -- -- Final rounds. There is genuine excitement that the day is over but overwhelming. There's a sense of relief -- the years they worked so hard to get through. Finally. Tonight's news. 3 AM this morning and it's. The last. -- -- -- There's an awesome physical sound also -- Johnson. Really thought about the whole year did a phenomenal close. Even though it. It's hard in the and you might like you'll find your love. The feeling after -- Is unlike any gas was something that I could say I'm hatton. From the beginning and they -- this summer you know and vision Wendy you're gonna. We'll receive child you you won't be even more you know so it was it was it was a great feeling it was. It's amazing and I was just I felt really accomplished of them. -- I'm not Riley is not let you down fifteen every -- I learned my. -- give -- -- -- great grandfather available right here I am not in. I Riviera and I can be nerve wracking at times like yard got to wondering what's going. You don't always know find them more than anything that. -- Being out here and we're proud. He's doing in. During the fifteen cooling towers of sea trials and 828. Players had their resolve. Their minds and bodies. Reach people thought they carried out. Trials. Six days after she trials concluded. The class of 2016. Had reached its final assignment. A monumental. Task. Okay. Yeah. Minuses. Because -- it in the -- of alcoholism and we're going to funneled hundreds maybe in the latter and get all the oil and I do. Even painful knows what he will be on the bottom. Like the previous 72 -- classes before them. -- -- -- Spring day they've been asked to climb to the top of this very obelisk and remove the Dixie cup hat and replacing it with an upper classmen. Thus signifying the official. Yeah independently that I have the for me I'm staying clean snow lion that then. -- come -- and -- them playing the same all -- and. But attacking Herndon would prove to be the challenge it always had. -- slippery slope in the. And again. -- Hi this segment didn't earn enough equipped. As. The fastest time officially register -- -- it's one minute and thirty seconds in 1969. But the greens. Longest time increased era belongs to the weeds in 1995. It took them. I think that's going to be allowed me easy and I value leave people. I think I am. Level wanted three yanks get up there. I underestimated the I don't feel -- again and kind of want to -- higher -- You know pound was a lot tall guys here. And I was -- been trying to talk to someone and tell them all and deuces and each other's shoulders will be done this week we're friends got together for me. Right now we're just totally on. You know rituals that near the lead here. One true for the first your -- Persevere. It's just amazing thing to be on this side events in the -- back ten years went by us. They came to Annapolis and three individuals. In their own -- and learn to become a part of a team an institution and -- winning. It's been the hardest thing ever done. And in my life and that's. And there's there's nothing that I really played through this place isn't gonna. -- you know -- that that it can listen really taken everything has offered. Think his management and they can. And I think he came clean. And yeah. And then had. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- fast and low and quit my coming off some woman who quit and then at the end I want let myself play. And ask us talk about -- pleaded. I'm not looking for much out of life I just want to serve my country and -- well that's the best I can possibly do. Yeah. CSN Washington dot com.