This is sdz‘s update of last year’s post, which was a short update of wilk‘s short update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.
This is part of our 2019 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!
Also, tune into our live Twitter chat today at 3 pm EST! We’ll answer any and all questions you may have :)
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! Andrew J. Martin ’15 thinks so, anyway:
Wesleyan’s premier Dodgeball League is here to make all your middle school revenge fantasies come true! We offer a competitive intramural league on Sundays starting in November (with an online ranking system!!) and a more casual one time tournament. Sign up with a team or sign up individually and we can set up a team for you. 8 players per team, 7 balls per game. If you would like to be placed on the listserv or for any more questions and information please contact Andrew J. Martin ’15 at ajmartin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Austin Barvin ’15 at abarvin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Unfortunately, they will in fact be using balls, and not wrenches.
Start Date: Sunday, November 2nd
Place: Tennis Courts
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. Not only do we have the most watched baseball games in the NESCAC; last fall we hosted the ‘CAC’s first night football game and had over 5,000 students, alumni, and Middletown residents attend, shattering all previous attendance records.
Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit, or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!
The last scheduled Broomball event of the year is going down tonight, 10-11:30pm on the rink at Freeman. First timers are welcome and as always participants must wear clean shoes with no salt on the soles. You know what happens when you put salt on ice.
Think broomball is weaksauce? Try this tidbit from the Wikipedia article on Broomball on for size:
“Recent research indicates that a sport known as knattleikr was played in Iceland in the 18th century that was similar to broomball. The sport was almost considered warfare, with the occasional death not uncommon, and games could involve whole villages and lasted up to fourteen days“
Convinced? Then go. Or join the US Broomball Association. Or get some obscene broomball equipment. Or something.
Date: Sunday, February 25th
Time: 10:00pm – 11:30pm
Location: Freeman Spurrier-Snyder Rink (no salt on shoes)
Hey guys, a fun way to kill an hour on Sundays is to make an intramural team. For the fall, you can play soccer, intertube water polo or wiffleball.
To make a team, visit this website, sign up to sign up your team by 12:00pm, September 12. Someone from your team (preferably the captain) must attend a meeting at the Freeman Athletic Center Classroom at 7pm that evening to register your team.
Games start on September 17.
Come up with some good names people. Seriously. We will be ranking them by awesomeness.
Guys, quite possibly the greatest student job opening is available.
Dodge Ball Referee. $8 an hour. Contact Mark Woodworth (email@example.com).
Other intramural sports need referees and commissioners, too, but they are not as cool as being a fucking dodge ball referee.
Keep us posted on whoever gets this job.