January 27, 2006
Jake Huard is something of a loser. Even his father doesn't believe in him. But a promise to his dying mother drives him to try to enlist in the Navy, despite poor grades and a history of underachieving. With his Navy career off to a mediocre start and his classmates suffering as a result of his lack of success, all seems lost. But when training turns to boxing, he is driven even harder to succeed. With the help of a higher ranking potential love interest, and driven by his father's certainty that he will fail, Jake must realign himself, facing down his self-doubt and former failures to win the respect of his class, his superiors, and his family.