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Fencing club challenges members physically, mentally

Fencing club challenges members physically, mentally

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Co Ed, Showcase, Sports

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

Badminton club challenges members

JASMIN SNYDER, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Co Ed, Sports

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

Esports Fall Fest follows worldwide video game trend

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Top-feature

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 sets new goals

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Co Ed, Showcase, Sports

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

Cougar Crew hits water in Seattle

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Co Ed, Sports

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

WSU students battle in independent gaming league

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Showcase, Sports

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

Deadline approaching for first half intramural leagues

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Recreation, Sports

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...

Cougar wrestling sets sights on becoming official sport

Cougar wrestling sets sights on becoming official sport

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Showcase, Sports

WSU wrestling has been a club sport since 2012, but the team is working to reclaim its place as an official university sport. “We’re going to just try to keep moving up the ranks, trying to be a varsity sport next,” wrestling coach Phil Burnett said. The wrestling team had its first full...

Palouse Tennis Club championships continue growth

Palouse Tennis Club championships continue growth

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

WSU tennis Head Coach Lisa Hart was tournament director for the Palouse Tennis Club’s sixth annual championship Saturday. A total of 53 players registered for the event, Hart said, and 31 competed head-to-head. The one-day tournament was held on WSU’s campus, and has historically attracted players...

Cycling faces challenges head on

Cycling faces challenges head on

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

WSU cycling club is preparing for its race season, which begins in the second week of March. The club already held their annual Tour De Lentil in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival in August. The tour was a fun ride, not a race, club President Margaux McBirney said. The ride started and finishe...

McCornack leading the way for rowing

McCornack leading the way for rowing

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Mens, Sports

Cougar Crew junior oarsman Devon McCornack has gone from no rowing experience to being a leader for WSU’s club rowing program in three years. There is hardly any crew culture in his hometown of Moses Lake, McCornack said. Neither of his parents rowed, but his friend Madison Molitor, who now rows...

Ultimate Disc requires grit, integrity from players

Ultimate Disc requires grit, integrity from players

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist

October 20, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017, Uncategorized

After a long, snowy drive over the mountain passes into Montana, it was finally time to throw down ... or up field. Saturday marked the first day of competition; players stretched across the turf, practiced throws, cheered for teammates and made calls on the plays. WSU’s team rolled up with one go...

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