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Vicious Circles Information Session

An invitation from Kate Gibbel ’15:

Vicious Circles, Wesleyan’s All-Women Ultimate Frisbee team, is having an information session on January 30th, at 7PM in Wyllys 114. We will discuss our pre-season workouts, awesome spring break trip (which you could still sign up for!), regular season practice and game schedule, parties, and why you should join this incredibly fun club sport. Come on over! Don’t be shy! We have cookies. Any female-identifying person is welcome! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
email kgibbel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information.

Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, rm. 114
Cost: FREE COOKIES

Men’s Basketball Wins Big This Past Saturday

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While you were wasting your time buying books at Broad Street, the Men’s Basketball team beat Connecticut College during their Saturday game. Their first NESCAC win, Cardinal fans hope this marks a change in the season. Although the game started rough and Wesleyan spent most of it trailing Conn. College, in the last 6 minutes they had a brilliant comeback and won the game with an 11-point margin of 77-68.

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BJ Davis ’16 made immense contributions, scoring 21 points and making 14 of 14 free throws. He deftly controlled the ball and plays during the last few minutes; he made five assists and five rebounds throughout the course of the game. After the graduation of some serious talent last year, it was heartening to see the younger Cardinals step it up on Saturday. Joe Edmonds ’16 added 19 points and Harry Rafferty ’17 bagged 15 points. The win bodes well for Wesleyan’s next NESCAC game against Bates, this coming Friday January, 31st. If Freeman seems too far away in the cold, you can always watch the live webcast of the game.

Wesleyan Sailing Team Informational Meeting

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From Rachel Kurlander ’16:

Hey Weskids! Interested in joining the Wesleyan Sailing Team? Then join us for a brief informational meeting! We are Wesleyan’s club sailing team for intercollegiate competitive sailing. As a club team, though, we welcome sailors from all experience levels. So whether you have racing experience and want to continue in college, know how to sail and always wanted to compete, or just want to learn to sail, come join us and check it out!

Date: Monday, August 9
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Facebook?: Yep.

Burfoot ’68, Champion Runner Who Ran in Boston Marathon on Monday, Has High Hopes for Future of the Race

“Personally you feel deprived for a moment of your chance to reach the finish line. And then slowly through the confusion the real story reaches you.”

Amby Burfoot, dressed in his Wesleyan apparel, after winning the 1968 Boston Marathon.

Amby Burfoot, dressed in his Wesleyan apparel, after winning the 1968 Boston Marathon.

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, stories emerge from all corners about the shock and terror of the event, not only from the news, but from friends and family as well. While it’s often easy to feel comforted by the Wesleyan “bubble,” there are also important reminders of the direct effect of the tragedy on our greater community.

One such story comes from Amby Burfoot ’68, who in 1968 graduated from Wesleyan and won the Boston Marathon. As an undergrad, Burfoot was a star runner. He was undefeated throughout his four years in cross-country dual races, earned several New England and IC4A college division titles, and has been inducted into the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. Since graduating, Burfoot has participated in dozens of marathons, and has gone on to become a writer and editor for Runner’s World magazine.

On Monday, Burfoot, 66, was marking the 45th anniversary of his ’68 win by running in the Boston Marathon yet again. He was about a half-mile from the finish line when he was forced to stop where masses had gathered, and he soon learned the reason for this chaos. In the aftermath of the bombings, Burfoot has written, and been interviewed, about his experience on Monday, as well as his hopes for the future of the Boston Marathon.

Wesleyan Skiing and Snowboarding Teams Take the Slopes

Pictured: Dylan Penn '15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.

Pictured: Dylan Penn ’15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.

Did you know that Wesleyan had Skiing and Snowboarding teams? Did you know that they are just as awesome as they sound?

On February 16 and 17, the club teams participated in the McBrine Division League Championships up in Vermont. The Women’s Ski Team qualified for USCSA Eastern Regionals after coming in fourth overall, and the men took first place qualifying for Regionals. Michael Creager ’15 and Chris Delaney ’14 came in second and third in the entire Men’s Ski Division.

Not to be outdone, the Wesleyan Snowboarding Team also vanquished the competition. Dylan Penn ’15Atticus Swartwood ’14, Lina Mamut ’13, and Zach Kaufman ’16 qualified for nationals. This is the snowboarding team’s first year as a club, and Mamut commented, “I’m stoked that Wes got the opportunity to compete in a snowboard league. As a senior, after years of just watching skiers go at it, it’s been incredibly fun to be able to compete with snowboarders from other schools in Slalom and Giant Slalom.”

Boxing Club Meeting

Frank Fineis ’13 wants to drive fast cars box you out:

Boxing Club is returning this semester strong on Saturday. Come work
out with our trainer, Kyle, and learn some boxing basics, wear some
gloves and wail on some bags. No boxing experience necessary, and we
don’t hit each other at practice. Meet at 4PM in front of the
Wrestling/multipurpose rooms.

Date: Saturday, January 26
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Place: Freeman/Boxing Room
Cost: Free

Wesleyan Wrestling: Wesleyan vs. Wilkes College and Rhode Island College

Nick Treuer ’14 invites you to see men wrestle:

Come to the Bacon Field House in the Freeman Athletic Center this Saturday to watch your cardinals go to battle against nationally ranked foe Wilkes College and conference rival Rhode Island College. Action starts at 1 p.m. in the Bacon Field House against Wilkes.Wesleyan takes on Rhode Island College at 4:30 p.m.

Date: Today, December 8th
Time: 1pm, 4:30pm
Place: Bacon Field House

Wesleying Sports Desk Presents: Amherst vs Wesleyan, a Football Liveblog

Disclaimer: our bloggers have never liveblogged a, err, umm, sporting event before.

Welcome to Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012! Wesleying will be liveblogging the Amherst vs. Wesleyan sports game. Our reporters inform us the sport is the game of football. According to the Hartford Courant, Wesleyan’s football team is undefeated 4-0 for the first time since 1998. This is a big deal! “”Amherst has been in big games before and you know those kids aren’t going to get rattled,” Coach Whalen told the Courant. “They have the experience factor, but we have a lot of kids who have continued to make plays.”

In collaboration with WesPregame, we’ll also be livestreaming the action after the jump. You can follow their webcast online here, or just click past the jump. (The livestream will load automatically.)

Read more to see the livefeed, liveblog updates, and photos.

Old Methodist Rugby vs. Williams College 50th Anniversary Game

Rugby: it’s like football but brutal-er. From J.R. Mannetta ’13:

Saturday’s your last chance to watch Old Methodist play a sport that kind of resembles football, but…wait why are those guys getting lifted…ah this sport is confusing.

Come out for a Little 3 appetizer as Wesleyan takes on WIlliams College at 10:30 on Long Lane Field. It’s Old Methodist’s 50th anniversary game.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Long Lane Field
Cost: Free

Highlights of Wesleyan Football vs. Hamilton

 If you missed Wesleyan Football’s home game against Hamilton College this past Saturday (it was pretty overcast and rainy), you can check out this highlight reel of the game. The Cardinals won 34-14, crushing Hamilton in an epic second half where they came back from the 7-6 deficit. New running back Kyle Gibson ’15 was named NESCAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his impressive 244 rushing yards on 35 carries. He also scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. You can read more about it here.

For those of you who would prefer to watch the highlights instead of reading about them, definitely check out the video; it was produced by WesPregame, a service that connects students, parents, and alumni with athletics on campus. They have a live show every Monday night at 9PM. You can find out more about WesPregame (and follow more sports!) at WesPregame’s Facebook and Twitter.