On a recent Friday evening, the courtyard of the United States Military Academy at West Point was packed.
On one side, dozens of families and children were waiting for the annual commencement ceremony.
On the other side, rows of students were jostling for seats.
This was the campus where the US Olympic team trains.
And the same day, two more elite teams were expected to play.
On this afternoon, they were joined by thousands of fans who came to the park for the first time.
The stadium was full.
A young couple with their children was waiting for their arrival.
The pair was wearing blue t-shirts that said: I am American Outdoor Sports.
And they were holding up a sign: I’m proud to be an American outdoorsman.
Their children were seated behind them.
It was the first of many times I would meet young outdoor sports fans from different backgrounds.
I had the privilege of attending their graduation ceremonies two years ago.
On that day, I was there as a student reporter for the New York Daily News.
My reporter colleague, Sarah Ruggiero, and I were on the same page as everyone else.
Our job was to follow the USO teams, ask questions, report the results and provide a little bit of entertainment.
But it was a challenge.
The USO’s team was in town to celebrate their first ever medal victory, and it was also the first game of the year for the women’s team.
I found myself in the middle of a large crowd.
It looked like a crowd of college students, and we were all there for the same reason: to watch a USO team win.
I asked some of the athletes about their experiences.
Most of them had been to West Point before, but they had never been there on a full Olympic team.
One of the young women in the group, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told me about how she had attended a team-building session after her senior year of college, and had met her future teammates.
When she was in high school, she told me, she was on the team and was a cheerleader, and then she went on to play volleyball.
She went on and played volleyball for a little while.
Then she decided to take up indoor basketball.
After she got to college, she started playing on the women, and now she is a coach on the men’s team and has her own practice facility.
It took a few years for her to really see the benefits of being an athlete.
I’ve seen her play tennis and golf, and she has some good size.
And she has a lot of energy.
But when she is on the field, it’s like, wow, she has that energy.
So when I see someone like that, who has not been on an Olympic team, I think of them.
The two teams were both preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and both teams are aiming for gold medals in Rio.
The women’s teams have been in Rio for almost two years now, but there were only five USO players who were originally from New York.
The men’s teams will also be competing in Rio, but for the most part, the US teams are just locals who have been living and playing in America for a long time.
They have no intention of moving away.
For the past two years, I have been covering the US Olympians for The New York Times, and my job has been to follow them as they compete.
For my reporting, I often take the lead on the national team.
That’s the most fun part of it.
I have the luxury of having a group of journalists who follow these athletes from all over the country, and sometimes even across the world.
When they arrive at their respective cities for the games, they will have a group tour of their local high schools.
They will also go to visit their friends and family, to meet new people and get to know their communities.
This experience has taught me to appreciate the people in the US and how hard it is for them to get into an Olympic program.
I think that’s one of the biggest things that makes them so great.
I love that there are so many American athletes who go out on the course every day and make the world a better place.
I hope I can continue to do that and to do a little more reporting as they progress through their career.
One thing I’ve learned from covering these athletes is that not everyone gets into the USOs.
I was told that in some high schools, only half the athletes are from the city of New York or from the suburbs of New Jersey, which are a little different from the surrounding states.
For some of them, there are no real local ties, and they just do what they want to do.
I know that this has been the case for me, and for the girls from New Jersey.
Some of them have been there for a year or two.
They’ve all grown