This is sdz‘s update of wilk‘s short update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.
This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.
Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. Little known fact, Wesleyan Football holds a lifetime win record against Michigan. (never mind that our first and only meet was in 1883). I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!
Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!
From Ariel Kaluzhny ’16:
Club Volleyball is officially starting! Practices are Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:45-10:45 pm and will be lots of fun so don’t miss out! Anyone and everyone who wants to play is welcome! See you there!
Time: 8:45 – 10:45 PM
Place: Silloway Gymnasium
If you saw the posts for the Women’s Frisbee Team or the Men’s Frisbee Team and thought “close, but no cigar,” a certain sick team on campus has the solution for you. I just got an email from Max “Biff Boff For Liff Loff” Owen-Dunow ’15 about the ultimate coed athletic opportunity:
Interested in frisbee, friends and having fun? Come out and play with Throw Culture as we start up our year!
Leah Bakely ’16 invites you to not one but TWO information sessions for the incredible and badass women’s rugby team (see details below) :
Do you identify as female?
Do you want to look like the badasses in this picture?
Do you want to join WesRugby?
If you answered yes to all of these, come to an info session with
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
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 ’15, Atticus 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.”
From John McGlynn ’13:
The Wesleyan Sailing Team, a coed club sport that competes actively all over the northeast, is looking for new members. Unless you are already one of the lucky few, that could be you!
If you are interested in sailing, please come to our informational meeting on Wednesday, September 5th at 8pm in Usdan 108. All experience levels welcome — we mean it.
If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested in learning about the team, email info[at]wesleyansailing[dot]org and visit the website.
Date: Sept 5
Time: 8-9 pm
Place: Usdan 108
WesRugby, Wesleyan’s trans-inclusive women’s rugby team, is having an interest meeting! Come see what it’s is all about.
Date: TOMORROW, Friday, Sept 9
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Exley 139
Bring: your bad self
[EDIT MV 7:31 pm: WesRugby is a trans-inclusive women’s rugby team.]
Here’s how to work that post midterm-week competitive spirit this weekend, from Ravy Uong ’13:
Wesleyan Club Ping-Pong is having its first tournament of the year. There’s a 5$ entry fee. Half of the money will go to Pakistani Flood Relief and the other half will be used as prize money (the number of finishers who make money will be dependent upon the number of entrants).
Contact Ravy Uong at ruong(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to sign up. The entry deadline is this Friday at 5pm .
There is also a brief but mandatory players meeting on Friday at 6pm in Usdan 110, where the rules of the tournament will be explained and the draw will be made.
- Date: Friday, October 8
- Time: 6 PM
- Place: Usdan 110
- Cost: $5
Interested in playing club soccer? Monday night there will be a practice followed by a meeting for all those interested in joining. Meet at the turf field in the back of Freeman. Email edrobinson(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu for more info.
- Date: Tomorrow, Sept. 27
- Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- Place: Turf Field Behind Freeman