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Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

Senior Henry McRae describes his position on the Cougar Crew as the team’s CEO and captain.

LAURENCE SINCLAIR, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Created in spring 1970, Cougar Crew recently marked its 50th year here at WSU. With its long history, the team has a vast array of traditions and stories. “We are super lucky to have a really strong alumni base,” club treasurer Ciara McCall said. “We have all these people who have seen the impac...

Cougar club wrestling on the rise

Cougar club wrestling on the rise

Luke Walker, Evergreen sports reporter

March 12, 2020

As the WSU wrestling club sends 12 wrestlers to compete in the 2020 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships, the coach and many of the members reflect how far the program has come within the last decade. After the program was dropped in 1986, WSU alumnus Brett T. Johnso...

Wrestling club will send 12 to national tournament

WSU club wrestlers practice on Feb. 24 in the Physical Education Building. The team’s coach won Northwest Conference Men’s Coach of the Year.

Luke Walker, Evergreen wrestling reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU club wrestlers qualified Sunday for a national wrestling tournament and their coach won Coach of the Year. On Sunday, 18 WSU wrestlers traveled to Aberdeen, Washington, to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Northwest Conference Championship. All wrestlers placed in the top...

Team looks to improve in challenging league

Nick Torres, captain of the WSU Men’s Ice Hockey club, explains his passion for hockey and wishes for more people to come see his team play, on Monday at Goertzen Hall. The first game is Sept. 27 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2019

WSU Hockey Club’s first game is on Sept. 27 in Olympic View Arena in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Although it is technically a team, the club does not compete in the Pac-12 in Division I. The Cougars play in Division II of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in the Pac-8. Nick...

WSU lacrosse looks to leave mark this season

Senior Marty Kearns, team captain for the WSU men’s lacrosse team, speaks about the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association and game scheduling on Jan. 17 at Valley Road Playfield.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2019

After a season when the WSU men’s lacrosse team had to disband due to a lack of available players, the Cougars are looking to leave their mark. Team captain Marty Kearns, a senior, said he wants his team to take a step forward this season. “Last year we got disbanded because we were not going...

Fencing club challenges members physically, mentally

Fencing club member and coach Zach Mellin, left, fences Matthew Rosefield on Thursday night in Smith Gym.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2018

Athletes from the WSU fencing club were clashing swords as they practiced in Smith Gym on Thursday night. Fencing is an old practice with cultural references in “The Three Musketeers” and “The Parent Trap.” While it might be easy to describe fencing as sword fighting, fencing is more than...

Badminton club challenges members

Members of the WSU Badminton Club play a game Wednesday in the UREC.

JASMIN SNYDER, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2018

Badminton may not be a sport hitting headlines at WSU, but the campus club offers students a chance to learn the game and interact with companions. The club was official in 2011 but players have been meeting informally as a team since 2004. Richard Elgar, adviser of the WSU badminton club, has...

Esports Fall Fest follows worldwide video game trend

Marketing major Eric Johnson peers over the screen as mechanical engineering major David Brewer looks at his League of Legends statistics Saturday at the CUE.

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018

WSU Esports club hosted the Fall Fest Open Local Access Network (LAN) event Saturday afternoon in conjunction with other gaming clubs. The event ran for eight hours and provided entertainment, food and prizes to those who paid the $5 entry fee. In recent pop culture, technology has become an essential...

Wrestling club sets new goals

Wrestling Club President Randall Chipman speaks about the team goals he has set for this season, including community involvement, Wednesday in the Physical Education Building.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018

Finishing a season one victory short of becoming an All-American would be gut-wrenching. However, Randall Chipman, WSU wrestling club president, looks to use that as fuel to help carry his club to success. The wrestling program at WSU was once an NCAA Division I program until men’s wrestling was...

Cougar Crew hits water in Seattle

WSU men’s crew varsity members practice with novice rowers to assist in their learning process in September on the Snake River.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018

The men and women of the Cougar Crew club will travel west to join the WSU rowing team in Seattle to participate in the Husky Open on Saturday. After a productive offseason and an intersquad day race, the club delegation of rowers at WSU is ready for some action of its own. First-year Head Coach...

WSU students battle in independent gaming league

PACG, the first ever Pac-12 esports league, is entirely run by students from 11 different schools in the conference. The inaugural season started earlier this month.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2018

With the inaugural season of the Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers underway, the WSU Esports  club finally gets to see where their skills stack up in the Pac-12 with the first-ever esports league in the conference. Long before the PACG was conceived, the Pac-12 showed interest in organizing an...

Deadline approaching for first half intramural leagues

DJ Mackie talks about the impact intramural sports has on students staying in school and in shape.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2018

The deadline to sign up for the semester’s first intramural sports league is approaching fast. There is a $20 fee to participate in UREC intramurals which covers participation for all sports during the league. Participating in intramurals on campus is a great way to stay active and interact socially...

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