One of the Boys: Female Midshipman Climbs to the Top of the Herdon Monument

Last week, photos of the annual Naval Academy tradition where midshipmen pile shirtless on top of each other to try to reach the top of a lubricated pole known as the Herdon Monument went viral.

I posted photos of the event last year, but what caught my attention his year was seeing a female midshipman amongst the crowd of hunky boys. Last year when I blogged about this, I thought briefly about female midshipmen and whether they participated in this ridiculously homoerotic tradition. I’m glad to see that this year the ladies were represented atop of the human pyramid. You go, girl.

Oscar Raymundo
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