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Netwars Academy Cup

Our Netwars Academy Cup welcomes service men and women from the four U.S. military academies.
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2022 SANS Netwars Academy Cup

The SANS Institute is proud to host the 4th Annual SANS Netwars Academy Services Cup Championship 2022 hosted in conjunction with the SANS Baltimore Spring 2022 event.

The annual SANS NetWars Academy Cup Championship is a unique event tailored exclusively to cadets and mid-shipmen at the US Service Academies (USMA, USAFA, USNA, USCGA). This year, SANS is inviting a five-member team from each of the Academies to represent their school.

The Academy Cup Championship tournament will run on consecutive evenings, 17-18 March 2022, at 6:30pm – 9:30pm Eastern. This will be a hybrid event; In-Person and Live Online.

An Academy Welcome Reception for all participants and observers will be held before the Tournament begins on Thursday, 17 March 2022, at 6pm Eastern. The reception will feature a special speaker and will serve as an orientation and kick-off to begin the tournament.

An Academy Awards Reception for all participants and observers will follow the conclusion of the tournament on Friday, 18 March 2022, around 9:45pm Eastern. The reception will feature a special speaker and we will announce the winning academy.

Past Winners of the SANS NetWars Academy Cup Championship

  • 2019: US Military Academy (West Point)
  • 2020: US Air Force Academy (USAFA)
  • 2021: US Military Academy (West Point) – current keeps of the coveted trophy.

2022 SANS NetWars Academy Cup Championship Schedule:

  • Thursday, 17 March
    • Welcome Reception – 6:45-7:00 PM EST (UTC – 5)
    • Tournament – 7:15PM-10:15PM EST (UTC – 5)
  • Friday, 18 March
    • Tournament – 7:15PM-10:15PM EST (UTC – 5)
    • Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks – approximately 10:20PM-10:45PM EST (UTC – 5)

A representative from SANS will reach out to team leaders with more information.

We thank the academy administration for allowing the students to participate, and look forward to recognizing our dedicated academy students!

The winners of this championship will have their names and team name engraved on the NetWars Academy Cup traveling trophy. The engraved trophy will be shipped to the location of the winning team's college for display. Additionally, the winning team qualifies to compete in the 2022 US DoD Services Cup in December 2022!

SANS Baltimore Spring 2022

Guests who would like to add a SANS training course to their Tournament may visit the SANS Baltimore Spring 2022 website to register.

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