Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Kearsarge Takes Part in Exercise Bold Alligator Share this article USS Kearsarge Takes Part in Exercise Bold Alligator October 31, 2014 The Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 29 to participate in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014.Bold Alligator 2014 is a two-week, multi-national exercise hosted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to strengthen core competencies in the areas of amphibious operations and bi-lateral cooperation.Capt. David Bossert, Kearsarge’s commanding officer, said:It is naval in nature, but it’s not just a U.S. exercise.This is a coalition exercise including participants from NATO and allied partner nations.Bold Alligator is an annual exercise and the largest combined naval exercise on the east coast. The exercise series evolves to meet the demands of the current environment; the focus of this year’s iteration is providing crisis response.Command Master Chief David Randall, command master chief of Kearsarge, said:This exercise encompasses 8,500 Marines and 6,500 Sailors from 19 different countries on 17 different ships.The role of USS Kearsarge includes 2,400 of the world’s finest standing by to participate and observe any contingency that the Navy could be called upon to deal with in the world.The exercise will consist of a constructed scenario in which a fabricated allied nation, in a region that is the site of disorder, faces the possibility of becoming a failed state and has requested assistance.Bold Alligator 2014 will demonstrate a strengthened ability to respond to man-made and natural crises around the world and showcase the advantages of theater commanders’ ability to project power ashore without relying on shore-based infrastructure. This ultimately allows amphibious forces to limit the vulnerability and sustainment requirements for shore-based personnel.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Bold Alligator Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Takes Part View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Kearsarge View post tag: Exercise
Batesville started the day against a strong Adams Central team who made their debut in the meet. Aaron Norman started things out at 195 to win his second straight pin. Freshman Daniel Richey would receive a forfeit at 285. Alex Murphy would make his season debut wrestling at 113 with a pin. Tyler Shaeffer picked of a victory at 132 with a high scoring 19-14 decision. JT Linkel won by pin to get his 3rd win of the season. Jy’lil Chappel would get a forfeit at 182 in their final victory in a 43-33 loss to the #3 ranked 1A team in the state. The Bulldogs will next travel to Rushville next Saturday. Batesville Wrestling competed in their first dual tournament of the season traveling to Milan to battle 5 other teams including 2 EIAC opponents and 2 section opponents. Despite a strong individual effort the team went 0-5 but picked up one individual weight-class champion. Alex Murphy was the lone Bulldog to win his weight class with a 4-1 record. Tyler Schaeffer, JT Linkel, Josh Mobley also went 4-1. Axel Garcia finished 3-2. The Bulldogs would get there most heartbreaking lost Union County losing a tiebreaker. The Bulldogs won 6 out of 11 matches but lost on the tiebreaker based on who gave up the least amount of forfeits. Alex Murphy, Caleb Bischoff-Niese, Tyler Schaeffer, JT Linkel, Josh Mobley and Axel Garcia all won by pin. The score before the tiebreaker was 36-36. Dual ScoresAdams Central 43 Batesville 33 Milan 54 Batesville 30 Lawrenceburg 60 Batesville 15 Union County 37* Batesville 36 on criteriaRushville 42 Batesville 41 Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller. The Bulldogs would finish things with a strong performance again Rushville. With the bulldogs losing the forfeit battle 2-3 they were able to win 5 out of 9 of the matches wrestled. Alex Murphy, Tyler Schaeffer, Josh Mobley, and Nick Nobbe won by pin. JT Linkel also won with a 17-2 Tech fall. Despite the effort the bulldogs lost 42-41. Next up was county rivals Milan. Brandon Manning started the dual with a pin at 220. Batesville wouldn’t get another victory until JT won with a pinfall. The bulldogs would then get 3 more victories with Josh Mobley and Axel Garcia would get forfeits at 152 and 170 respectfully with Nick Nobbe getting a pinfall in the middle at 160. The Bulldogs would fall to Milan 54-30. Batesville’s 3rd dual was against EIAC opponent Lawrenceburg. The Bulldogs had a tough battle with the eventual tournament winners only winning 3 matches. Alex Murphy received a forfeit at 113. Tyler Schaeffer won by pin at 132 while Josh Mobley got a 7-1 victory at 152 as the bulldogs lost 60-15.