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Vic Donovan, an amateur middleweight champion en route to a training camp, stops at West Point to see dress parade and falls for the commandant's daughter, Janet Cleghorne, who snubs him; and he is rebuked by Stuart Haldane, a cadet, for forcing his attentions on her. During the training period, Vic studies diligently and through political influence wins an appointment to the Academy, where he assumes a patronizing attitude; however, he is soon put in place by upperclassmen Dusty Dawson and Mealy Snodgrass as an ordinary plebe. An intense rivalry ensues for the attentions of Janet between Vic and Haldane, and when the latter is injured in a sham battle, Vic saves his life. Haldane is subject to dismissal, but Vic admits his responsibility for the accident and is given another chance, thus winning the heart of the girl.