ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Cadets at the U.S. Naval Academy have finished their traditional monument climb in just a little over an hour.

Midshipman Christian Schwien of Fairfax, Virginia, replaced an underclassman’s “Dixie cup” hat with an upperclassman’s cover in 1 hour, 5 minutes and 5 seconds on Monday. The academy says that’s the fastest recorded time on a greased monument in more than 30 years.


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