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©Nathan Burke/ZUMAPRESS.com/MAXPPP - May 20, 2019 - Annapolis, MD, United States of America - U.S Naval Academy plebes form a human pyramid as they attempt to climb the greased Herndon Monument in the annual event symbolizing the successful completion of the freshman year May 20, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. Each year, around 1,000 members of the freshman class race to climb the 21-foot tall obelisk to replace the plebe Dixie cap with a midshipman's hat.