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Academy basic cadet trainees Lawrance Franklin (left) and Griffin Biscone battle it out July 28 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., for the title of "Big Bad Basic," a single-elimination tournament where cadets battle one another with pugil sticks. Cadet Biscone went on to win the title in front of 1,200 of his peers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)


Academy cadets vie to become 'Big Bad Basic'

Academy basic cadet trainees Lawrance Franklin (left) and Griffin Biscone battle it out July 28 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., for the title of "Big Bad Basic," a single-elimination tournament where cadets battle one another with pugil sticks. Cadet Biscone went on to win the title in front of 1,200 of his peers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)