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  1. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    Should I submit these results? I am a boy and I took the test at 9300 feet, which is why my mile was so bad...

    Shuttle run: 9.4
    Pull ups: MAXED! 18
    Sit ups: 91 almost maxed
    Push ups: 55
    Basketball throw: 78.4
    Mile: Very bad, 6:52.9, my best was a 5:49 at sea level :thumbdown:
     
  2. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    The shuttle run looks a little slow...I think the avg for guys is 8.9? make sure you watch your form on that, you should be completely turned around AT the line, so your back foot is pushing off of it,not one step beyond.

    If you can take it at sea level,I suggest you do(If you think you will do better). Do remember though that usafa is where the air is rare. :) sea level affected my mile by 30 seconds..not 1.5 minutes though.

    good job on the pullups! :)
     
  3. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    Thanks! But 2100 feet is a big difference from where I took the test and the academy! I don't think I'll submit them just yet... I'll practice some more and try to do it at a lower altitude :thumb:
     
  4. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Keep in mind

    Your application is not considered until it is complete. By waiting, other applications are being considered. With almost everything, it's usually better to be at the front of the line instead of the end of the line. In my opinion, your scores look pretty good....unless you realistically think you can drop 30 seconds in the mile or pick up a few tenths in the shuttle run in the next 2 weeks, I'd probably submit now. Just my opinion.
     
  5. Blackbird

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    I would keep working to try and max as many events as possible. Remember that this year is a bit different than last year. Unless you are a recruited athlete, your chances of hearing anything until March/April are VERY Low. So why not do your absolute best?
     
  6. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    I am a recruited athlete for swimming.
     
  7. kdc246

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    Here are my DS stats as a recruited swimmer for reference:

    Basketball throw: 61' (his max effort was 67' during practice)
    Pull-ups:13 (max effort: 16)
    Shuttle run: 9 sec (best time during CFA)
    Sit-ups: 76 (max effort: 88)
    Push-ups: 68 (max effort: 76)
    Mile Run: 5:54 (best time during CFA)

    Note that pull-ups, sit-ups, and push-ups were not his best overall, but were what he got the day he tested. We practiced the CFA weekly for 6 weeks. It was hard with dual practices three days a week to find time to fit in additional exercise. He talked to his club coach and incorporated more of the upper body work during dry land training for swim practice. Some weeks it helped, other weeks he was too sore on Sunday's when we practiced the CFA. His numbers at times were all over the place, a lot depended on how swim practice was that week.
    His WGPA is 4.1 UWGPA is 3.86 two AP's last year, three AP's this year. Eagle Scout with 3 palms. Three letters of recommendation beyond teacher recs. EC's include captain of the h.s. swim team as a senior. Varsity letter in swimming all 4 years. USA swimming scholar athlete. Several regional swimming awards. Church activities and community service activities. Hope this gives you a baseline. Not sure of all the factors coming into play, but have you been in regular touch with the swim coaches? We were always updating DS times as he got faster times with USAFA. We were totally surprised when the coaches put him in for the appointment as he had been told many times that he was not high on their list. He was just determined enough to get the app done early for the best shot at an appointment.
     
  8. Romad

    Romad Member

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    Just for comparison...

    Keeping in mind he's 5'3" (we're short) :biggrin:

    BB Throw 48

    Pull Ups 18

    Shuttle Run 9

    Sit Ups 80

    Push Ups 80

    Mile Run 6:48

    Not the best - not the worst and this is after 5-6 hours a day of football conditioning. He's considered CFA competetive.

    4.31 WGPA, 3.98 UGPA , All Honors Classes 4 years, 6 AP Classes, 21 University Credits, Advanced Honors HS Diploma in May.

    Football "Team Leader", 4 years Varsity, Church, Community Activities, VP Beta Club, Student Council, summer internships, County Youth Leadership Group, USAFA SS, International DECA competitor, etc - etc- it seems at this level, he's just AVERAGE though! (barely) :eek: Hope it's enough,,,

    Best
     
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