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Intercollegiate Sailing Places Seventh at Coed Nationals

Navy placed in the top-10 in two spring championships.


IC Sailing Places 10th at the Team Race National Championship

Navy has posted back-to-back top-10 finishes at team race nationals.


Navy Finishes Third at the America Trophy Regatta

Mids qualify for all three spring national championships.


Intercollegiate Sailing Finishes Third at Navy Spring Regatta

Mids also competed at the Owen Trophy.


Navy IC Sailing Qualifies for Team Race Nationals

Mids will compete for the national championship in late May.

As a Junior: Popp sailed in 17 events his junior year including two National Championships in Newport R.I. Sailing as a skipper for both Coed and Team Race, Michael had six top-five finishes. His top finishes include a third place finish at the John Jackson Team Race and a third at the Captain Joe Prosser Trophy, qualifying for Team Race Nationals.

As a Sophomore: Michael competed in 18 events, including two national championships, during his second year at Navy as a coed skipper in fleet racing and team racing events. Some of his top finishes include a 2nd place finish at the War Memorial, a 3rd place finish at the Graham Hall Team Race, and a 3rd place finish at the Prosser Trophy.

As a Freshman: Michael competed in 14 events, including a national championship, during his first year at Navy as both a coed skipper and a heavy crew. Some of his top finishes include a 1st place finish at the Riley Cup, a 1st place finish at the Hobart William Smith Intersectional, and a 3rd place finish at the College of Charleston Open.

Prior to Navy: Graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. in 2011. Attended the Marian Military Institute before coming to the Naval Academy. Competed on the sailing team at Jesuit and at the Davis Island Yacht Club. Also wrested at Jesuit and helped his team to district and regional titles in 2010. Son of Charles and Valerie Popp. Grandfather, Jerry Popp, is a 1962 graduate of the Naval Academy. Majoring in Oceanography.

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