Lubed-Up Half-Naked NAVY Plebes, Climb Each Other To Reach Top Of Herndon Monument

What’s better than watching 1,000 shirtless lubed-up U.S. Naval Academy freshman, climb each other to reach the top of 21-foot-tall oil-slicked obelisk?

 

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Absolutely nothing!

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The annual rite of passage marked a year of intensive training for the Class of 2018.

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It took the class 1 hour, 38 minutes and 36 seconds to form a human pyramid around the 21-foot tall Herndon Monument and replace a plebe hat, or “dixie cup,” that upperclassmen have placed on the top of the obelisk with the midshipmen’s cover.

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Here are three videos of the climb to in case you couldn’t be there in person 😉

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Photo Credit: Nathan A. Wilkes/Navy