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David Arendt named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week
04/02/2015 - By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling

U.S. Marines heavyweight David Arendt went a combined 6-0 at the Armed Forces Championship this past weekend in Fort Carson, Colo.

Marine Wins Silver at Pan American Championships
07/16/2014 - Gary Abbott

Marine Corps SportsBisek, Anderson win golds and USA wins Pan American Greco-Roman title in Mexico City. Two U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers, Andy Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo./Minnesota Storm) at 75 kg/165 lbs. and Jon Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) at 80 kg/176 lbs. won gold medals at the Pan American Championships in Mexico City...

USMC Wrestler to Pan American Games
07/07/2014 - Jim Medley

1stLt Bryce Saddoris will represent the United States at the 2014 Pan American games being held in Mexico City, Mexico 12 - 17 July.  Saddoris competes at the 66KG weight class for the All-Marine Wrestling team and is currently ranked #3 in the country.  He will also be representing the US Armed Forces in the 2014 World CISM Championships which are being held 1-8 October in Ft Dix/McGuire, NJ

USMC Women Capture Silver at 2014 Armed Forces Triathlon

The U.S. Navy men’s triathlon team repeated its 2013 first-place finish in this year’s Armed Forces Triathlon Championship Saturday, May 31, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu.

Marine Ruggers surrender Armed Forces title to All-Army team.
09/03/2013 - Capt Justine Whipple/ photos courtesy of Travis Prior

2013 Rugby Team

The Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship was held 16 - 18 August at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. The All-Army team took home the gold medal this year after defeating the Air Force 19-14 in the final match.


LCpl Addison Lambeth competes in the US Golf Association 2013 Amateur Public Links Championship
07/17/2013 - Michael Trostel, USGA, with Andrew Blair

Addison LambethAddison Lambeth, of Browns Summit, N.C., hasn’t had much time to work on his golf game this summer. But it hasn’t been school work, a desk job or an injury that have kept him away from the course – it has been the long hours he has been working as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

Warriors Across the Sea Challenge 2013
07/01/2013 - Andy Marshall, Royal Navy Road Running Team Manger

For the first time the annual "Warriors Across the Sea Challenge" against the United States Marine Corps was incorporated into the Torbay half marathon. The USMC brought across a strong team of 7 Marines, 5 males and 2 females. The Royal Navy (RN) team of 7 runners, 6 male & 1 female took on the challenge against the USMC.

Soldier leads pack, Navy sweeps team titles in Armed Forces Triathlon
06/11/2013 - By Tim Hipps | IMCOM Public Affairs | June 06, 2013

Navy sweeps team titles in Armed Forces TriathlonNAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (June 4, 2013) – Army Capt. Nicholas Sterghos won the men’s crown and Air Force 2nd Lt. Samantha Morrison led the ladies at the 2013 Armed Forces Triathlon Championships on June 1.

Sterghos, a Soldier from Cornelia, Ga., stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 49 minutes and 21 seconds. Maj. James Bales (1:49:57) of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., took the silver medal, and Navy Lt. Thomas Brown (1:50:20) of San Diego garnered the bronze.

Marines compete in Armed Forces Skeet Association Championship
05/28/2013 - Chantel Green, Sports Editor, The Globe

Armed Forces Skeet Association TournamentThe annual Armed Forces Skeet Association Championship (ASSC) was held aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., May. 16, 2013. The ASSC is held every year at various locations throughout the United States, and is dedicated to active and retired military members.

Armed Forces Bowling Championship results

·         The Armed Forces Bowling Championship which was held aboard Camp Lejeune, NC, concluded 26 April. The final Men’s results were:  Army (third consecutive year), Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps.  The Women’s results were: Air Force (fourth consecutive year), Army, Navy, Marine Corps.  See link below for event photos.




The Armed Forces Men's and Women's Indoor Volleyball Championship at Hill AFB, UT concluded Sunday, 12 May, 2013.

The Armed Forces Men's and Women's Indoor Volleyball Championship at Hill AFB, UT concluded Sunday, 12 May, 2013. The best players from each of the services will advance to represent the U.S. military at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships 24-29 May in Louisville, Ky. The two teams will train 14- 23 May at Hill, AFB before departing for Kentucky, where they will compete against club teams from throughout the United States and compete for the National Championship. Players that excel in that tournament may be selected for the U.S. National Team.

Donovan DePatto has been named Wrestler of the Week.
05/09/2013 - By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling

Donovan DePattoDonovan DePatto (Camp Lejeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps) has been named Wrestler of the Week. Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.

Arendt Becomes First Marine to win National Wrestling Title since 2006
04/22/2013 - Maj Dan Hicks

In the finals, Arendt Jr wowed the capacity crowd with his feet-to-back throw and subsequent pin of his opponent at 4:52 minutes into the match. He will take the #1 seed into the World Team Trials and attempt to win the right to represent the United States at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary later this year. The World Team Trials are set for 21 June at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Ok.

2013 Armed Forces XC Championship

Armed Forces Cross Country Championships.  Thirteen members of the All-Marine Running Team were in St. Louis, MO for the championship on 2 Feb.  The top 12 males and 5 females were invited to attend the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Cross Country World Championship in Apatin, Serbia.  Capt Sean Barrett, MCB Quantico,  and Sgt Richard Powell , USMC Reserves – Texas, earned spots at the Armed Forces Cross Country Team and the chance to compete at the world championships.




All-Marine Men's Basketball takes Silver in Armed Forces Championship


The Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship concluded on 11 November at Lackland AFB, Texas.  The Marines, although the smallest team in the tournament, finished in second place (3-3) behind Air Force.

2012 All Marine Marathon Team
11/15/2012 - Ms. Debra Reesey, Combat Camera, Quantico

2012 All Marine Marathon Team

GySgt Rob Hilton Defends Title

GySgt Robert Hilton had another strong performance at the Ironman World Triathlon Championship finishing in 9 hours and 32 min.

Pendleton hosts Armed Forces Soccer Championship

San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 -

08/27/2012 - Ken Polk, Armed Forces Sports

GLENDALE, CO – The last time the Marines and Air Force faced each other in the championship match was the 2006 Armed Forces 15-aside Rugby Championship. Since then, the Marine Corps Rugby team placed last in three of five years with the last two years failing to reach at least the consolidation match. As the Armed Forces Championship format moved from 15-aside to 7’s, the fast and physical Devil Dogs would emerge as champions over the Air Force (33-31) at the inaugural 2012 Armed Forces Rugby 7’s Championship.

Olympics 2012: A slow salute from U.S. Marine after boxing bout
08/02/2012 - By Greg Beacham-Associated Press

LONDON — Before U.S. Marine Sgt. Jamel Herring stepped into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time, he gave a soldier's salute to his cheering teammates. Then he thought about his late daughter and said a quick prayer, giving thanks for the strength to reach the ring after a decade of struggle.

And although his opening-round loss hurt, Herring has survived rougher times.

Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan ended Herring's Olympic aspirations with a 19-9 victory Tuesday in their light welterweight bout.

On to London: USMC boxer Jamel Herring hopes to bring home Olympic gold
07/18/2012 - Rick Scoppe, The Daily News

Since earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team, Jamel Herring has been busy.

The 25-year-old sergeant based out of Camp Lejeune has been to Las Vegas, where he along with the rest of his teammates received a standing ovation. He won the Title Tournament in the middle of June in Memphis, Tenn.

A trip to Cuba for a series of bouts with boxers from the Ukraine was cancelled, and he took some leave to head home to the Long Island, N.Y., hamlet of Coram, where he trained with the man who got him started in the ring.

Application Submission
05/25/2012 - Sports Office

Message from the HQMC Sports office: Please email all signed applications for participation in All-Marine Sports events  If you would prefer to fax an application, the number is 703-784-4125. Thank you.

Jamel Herring Punches Ticket to 2012 Olympics
05/10/2012 - USA BOXING

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) –Team USA added a fifth member to their Olympic boxing team on Tuesday evening as light welterweight Jamel Herring (Coram, N.Y.) qualified his spot in London. Herring won his third bout in four days to qualify the light welterweight division for the United States squad. Heavyweight Michael Hunter (Las Vegas, Nev.) notched his second win of the tournament to advance to the semifinal round but has not officially qualified his spot yet.

It's always forward' for USMC wrestler Donald Simmons
04/24/2012 - Rick Scoppe, The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC

Donald Simmons says there’s not much difference in the attitude he carries as a Marine or a wrestler.
Other than their uniforms and what they carry (or don’t) into battle, there’s little difference between the two disciplines in the view of the 22-year-old Halifax, Pa., native.
“We have the same attitude,” Simmons said. “It’s go head first, straight in and just battle and see what happens. Always going forward, and that’s what makes us pretty good wrestlers as Marines.”
Simmons cites his own time on the mat as an example. The corporal had never wrestled Greco-Roman until he joined the Marine Corps wrestling team less than two years ago. But he took the “always forward” attitude he learned as a Marine onto the mat.

Staff Sgt. DePatto hopes it's his time at Olympic wrestling trials
04/23/2012 - Rick Scoppe, The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC

It’s his time.
Coach Dan Hicks says it’s so, and Donovan DePatto didn’t disagree.
The 28-year-old Marine staff sergeant is headed back to the Olympic Trials in wrestling for a second time with a better understanding this time what he’s likely to face on and off the mat in Iowa City, Iowa, before more than 11,000 fans.“I had a pretty good tournament (in 2008). So it’s not going to be surprising,” said DePatto, who wrestles at 60 kilograms in Greco-Roman. “It’s not going to be the whole getting in there and getting shell shocked. But I’m just trying to take it one step at a time and just stay focused on wrestling.”

Hernandez has waited for years for another shot at the Olympic wrestling trials
04/23/2012 - Rick Scoppe, The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC

Moises Hernandez has waited four years for this moment.
The 26-year-old Marine sergeant qualified for the Olympic Trials in 2008, but about two months out tore cartilage in his knee, ending his Olympic hopes.
“So that was a big letdown,” said Hernandez, who wrestles at 96 kilograms in Greco-Roman and is one of six members of the USMC wrestling team to qualify for the trials that begin Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. “It’s good to have another shot at it.”
In retrospect, Hernandez, who despite being hurt still attended the 2008 trials, isn’t all that disappointed things worked out the way they did.

Heavyweight Fish dreaming big heading into Olympic wrestling trials
04/19/2012 - Rick Scoppe, The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC

As he prepares for the Olympic Trials later this week in Iowa City, Iowa, along with five other members of the Marine Corps wrestling team, 245-pound heavyweight Charles Fish is dreaming big.
“It feels pretty good. You kind of go to sleep every night thinking about it and dreaming,” Fish said. “I spend every moment when I’m not (training) kind of like running through my head each person I have to wrestle come trial time, what I have to do to make sure I get to London.”

USMC's Cox excited to be headed to wrestling Olympic Trials
04/18/2012 - Rick Scoppe , The Daily News Jacksonville, NC Picture credit: John Althouse

To say John Cox let it all hang out after qualifying for the Olympic Trials would be an understatement.

But it isn’t every day you get a shot at the Olympics.John Cox USMC wrestling

“The first thing I did was I screamed as loud as I could, put my fist up in the air, blew a kiss to my mom and gave coach a big hug,” said Cox, who qualified by finishing seventh at nationals. “I was so excited.”

You think?

Sheffield hopes to stay focused, wrestle smart in Olympic Trials
04/18/2012 - Rick Scoppe, The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC

Too heavy to get on the mat for his youth wrestling team as an eighth-grader, Joseph Sheffield hopped on the bus, which dropped him off at Ellison High School in Killeen, Texas.

And while his size wasnt an issue there, experience was on both the football field and the wrestling mat.

As an eighth grader wrestling high school kids is good experience, he said.

Not to mention a bit humbling?

A little bit, said Sheffield, who went on to make it to the state high school championships twice at Ellison. But it got me better. So I liked it.

03/12/2012 - Photograph: Michael Scott

9-12 Feb 2012                                                      

The All Marine Cross Country Team participated in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship held in conjuction with the USATF Cross Country Nationals in St. Louis Missouri.  The notable performance of the day was Capt Kaitlin Koplin who placed second overall.  The women's team placed 3rd overall and the men's team placed 4th overall.

Sgt Jamel Herring wins first National Championship
03/05/2012 - Doug Fitzgerald - The Colorado Springs Gazette

Seven boxing champs get closer to Olympics



USMC Takes Gold
02/08/2012 - MC2 (SW/AW) Elliott Fabrizio

Marines Oust Army, Take Gold in 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship

USMC Boxing team wins Gold

Camp Pendleton proudly hosted the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship 31 Jan, 1 & 3 Feb 2012 at the Paige Field house, which showcased elite boxers representing the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force. History was made Friday night, 3 February 2012.  In typical Marine Corps form it was dramatic and came down to the last fight.

USMC Captures Silver Medal at Armed Forces Wrestling
11/07/2011 - Gary Abott USA Wrestling

USMC Wrestling Team takes the Silver Medal at the 2011 Armed forces Wrestling Championships at Ft. Carson, Colorado.

All Marine Boxing Team vies for Royal Albert Hall Cup
10/12/2011 - D. Janiec

Royal Albert Hall Cup - Photograph: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011The All-Marine Boxing Team participated in the very first Royal Albert Hall Cup on 7 October in London's Royal Albert Hall. The last boxing event held at the Hall was over a decade ago.

Camp Lejeune Marine wins 141-pound boxing title at Olympic trials
08/10/2011 - Rick Scoppe - The Daily News



Jamel Herring moved a step closer to his Olympic dream Friday night.

The 25-year-old Marine Corps corporal stationed at Camp Lejeune defeated multiple national champion Pedro Sosa of Bronx, N.Y., 15-10 in the 141-pound finals of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in Mobile, Ala.

Camp Lejeune Marine zeroes in on Olympic bid
08/05/2011 - Rick Scoppe-Jacksonville Daily News

With wins over the top three seeds in the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials, Marine Corps Cpl. Jamel Herring is one step closer to his dream.

The 25-year-old Herring, a member of the USMC boxing team at Camp Lejeune, isn’t quite the last man standing in his 141-pound weight division at the trials in Mobile, Ala.   But he’s close.

Marine Captures Silver Medal at World Beach Wrestling Championships
07/19/2011 - Gary Abott USA Wrestling

BATUMI, Georgia – Donovan Depatto (Camp Lejeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps) won a silver medal at 70 kg/154 lbs. at the 2011 Beach World Championships on Sunday.

 Donovan Depatto won a silver medal

Marines pound competition at Pankration/Combat Grappling National Tournament
07/13/2011 - Mark Geletko

Marines advance to FILA World Championships

Russell Qualifies for Pan American Games
07/11/2011 - USMC Sports Office

Damarius Russell qualifies for the Pan Am Games 2011

Cpl Damarius Russell has quailified to represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American (Pan Am) games in Gaudalajura, Mexico 14 - 30 October 2011.   

Maj Dan Hicks is named 2010 Greco-Roman Coach of the Year
06/28/2011 - Gary Abott USA Wrestling

Dan HicksDan Hicks (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps) has been named 2010 Greco-Roman Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling. It is the first time in his career that Hicks has won this prestigious honor.

Plymouth Half Marathon
06/02/2011 - Colonel Steven D. Peterson

On a cloudy, overcast Sunday morning, the Marine Corps Running Team defeated the British Royal Navy/Marines in the annual “Warriors of the Sea Challenge” which was held in conjunction with Plymouth Half Marathon on 29 May 2011.