My son got a Congressional Nomination (not primary) to USAFA, USNA and West Point!! USAFA has recently asked him to redo his Physical Fitness Assessment. When he did his first one, he abdominal cramped in the sit up portion which affected the remainder of the test. Needless to say he did not do well...even though he was a starter on his HS football team, and they were training for their championship (which they WON) game. He has now jumped to hockey, which is also extremely physical. We know he HAS to retake that PFA, but are worried that he may not do well again. He lifts weights every morning and practices on the ice every afternoon. There is little "down time" to rest up for the PFA. He is 6'3" tall with a muscular large frame (215 lbs). I am worried that this may make the USAFA overlook him as being not good enough, even though he is very physically fit and healthy and very active. I want to get someone's thoughts on this? Do you think they are looking for overall improvement, or are they looking for much higher scores? A three sport athlete is exhausted after all the workouts, games and practices. His PFA may look "bad", but is his overall picture taken into consideration? (I really wish they would post the minimums they are looking for!) Thanks for your honest input. We were so excited about the nominations, and then discouraged about the retake request. Any advice is appreciated!