Monday, 27 June

Today is R-day at West Point and things in the cadet area are generally packed with cadre, new cadets, parents, and many others, therefore this is a WOD you can do at home or wherever you may find yourself.

"Report to the Cadet in the Red Sash"
10 rounds for time:
10 x lunge steps (forward)
10 x lunge steps (backwards)
10 x push-ups
10 x rowers (ab exercise)

Post time & fond memories of R-day (if you are a grad) to comments.


Matt said...



I didn't like the backwards steps.

A quick not on my R-day (29 June 1995)

I couldn't sleep the night before, I was clueless all day. I don't remember much from that day, and I was spent at the end of the day.

Adam said...


Those backward lunges did feel strange!

As for my R-day (June 1996), I came in totally unprepared. I had no idea what WP was all about, didn't know anything about knowledge, duties, etc. so R-day (and many days afterwards) had a very steep learning curve. The one thing I do remember on R-day is that I could never figure out how to keep my hands curled correctly on the seam of my trousers. Glad I don't have to do R-day ever again!

jswobe said...


why the hell is my time so much slower??

R-Day: June, 1996 (i was hoping Adam remembered the date): I was a prepster and we rode up in buses from Fort Monmouth the day before. When we showed up and got off the buses, a fellow "Cadet Candidate" named Arturo Wilson never got off. He stood on the top step, leaned out and told our TAC NCO that he wasn't staying. He never got off the bus. We slept in Pershing Barracks that night and were the first round of New Cadets to go through the R-day process. I don't remember much (including reporting to the cadet in the red sash), but I remember the stupid uniforms we had to wear while learning to march (again) and the toe tag that was hanging from everyone's shorts all day as we moved from place to place.

And I agree: No matter how much I cannot remember, I'm glad I don't ever have to do it again...

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