Patriot Games Get Underway Dec. 7

Patriot Games begin Dec. 7 in Philadelphia.

Patriot Games begin Dec. 7 in Philadelphia.

Nov. 30, 2012

PHILADELPHIA - Not only is the intensity of the service academy rivalry displayed during the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, it is also evident in the Patriot Games.

A five-event competition, the Patriot Games feature cadets from the United States Military Academy and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy. Competition for this annual event will begin on Dec. 7.

Students from each academy are selected to compete in the Patriot Games, an event that highlights not only physical prowess but also mental as well. A winner is determined after each event and the academy that wins the most events is determined the winner.

Unprecedented coverage of the Patriot Games will include photo galleries, results, video and much more on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and

Fans can keep up to date on all of the action by following the official Twitter feed @Army_Navy_Game, on Facebook at ArmyNavyFootballGame, the ArmyNavyGame Tumblr site and on YouTube at ArmyNavyFootballGame.

Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #ArmyNavy to participate.

Participants from the U.S. Military Academy include seniors Matthew Fitzgerald from Menlo Park, Calif. and Katherine Leonard from Fort Wayne, Ind., juniors Chance Carrick from Howell, N.J., and Theodore Fong from San Jose, Calif.,  sophomores Roberto Huie from the Bronx, N.Y., and Kevin Witham from Tulsa, Okla., and freshmen Catherine Sedy from Poulsbo, Wash., and Chris Senese from Villa Park, Ill. Senior Everett Benson from Bellefonte, Pa., and junior Hyangshim Kwak, Lynnwood, Wash., have been designed as the alternates.

The Navy squad includes seniors Clin Bruton and Tyler Faris, juniors James Mackovjak and Ian McGraw, sophomores Lindsay Rheiner and Kahra Kelty and freshmen Joseph Dinkel and Joseph Cirillo. Freshmen Natalie Longabaugh and sophomore Hunter Bloy are the designated alternates.

Patriot Games Schedule
Friday, Dec. 7

8:30 a.m. The Rocky Relay will be held on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on 26th and Ben Franklin Parkway where speed and strength will be tested running the steps.

10:00 a.m. The Leadership Reaction Course will be at the Independence Visitor Center on Market Street between 5th and 6th. Leaders will receive a mission, brainstorm and execute it under a time restraint.

12:00 p.m. The Pull-Up Challenge is set for The Shops at Liberty Place on 16th and Chestnut Street and will be held in conjunction with the Pep Rally.

3:00 p.m. The final event of the day, the Tug-of-War, is a ticketed event at the USS New Jersey Battleship in Camden, N.J.

Saturday, Dec. 8
1:15 p.m. The last event is the Stadium Obstacle Relay at Lincoln Financial Field with the competition concluding before the teams take the field for warm-ups.

In addition to the game lead-up, a bevy of activities are planned for game day itself.

Fans are encouraged to visit the Army-Navy Social Media Hub within HeadHouse Plaza at Lincoln Financial Field. Photo and Twitter contests and scavenger hunts will be conducted within Army-Navy FanFest and around the stadium on game day.

Following the game, flip-cam coverage of the many events surrounding the game will be provided by players, cadets and midshipmen as well as fans that submit clips.

Facebook albums and Pinterest boards will be built during the game as well with fans encouraged to submit their photos for inclusion throughout the day. Fans can interact at @Army_Navy_Game as well.

To view chatter about the game, visit and search #ArmyNavy.

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