500 Oiled-Up Naval Academy Plebes Participate In The Most Homoerotic Event Of The Year

Over 500 Naval Academy plebes participated in the annual Herndon Climb, an event that marks the end of plebe year for midshipmen.

The Class of 2019 must utilize everything they’ve learned about teamwork, forming a human pyramid to scrape away at the lard covering the 21-foot monument, remove a “Dixie cup” hat from the top of the structure and replace it with an upperclassman’s hat.


It took this year’s plebes 1 hour, 12 minutes and 30 seconds to complete their last task as freshmen.


“It was amazing,” said Midshipman Josh Dinardo. “It sucked to be at the bottom, but it’s an incredible feeling.”

“The best part was being all together. Class unity,” said Midshipman Hailey Burns, of Newtown, Pennsylvania. “The worst part was being pushed.”


When you realize it's not that easy to climb a lard covered 21 foot monument…

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I was actually just flexing the whole time we climbed Herndon today #PlebeNoMore

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Caleb Lucero and I very nearly shattered the Herndon Climb record. Nearly. #PlebesNoMore

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I think Peter's happy to be on the spectator side of the #herndonclimb

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How we end our freshman year. Happy Herndon day #plebesnomore

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PLEBES NO MORE!!! #usna2019 #usna #plebesnomore #herndonclimb

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