The Daily Evergreen


Calvin Elam rises from frail freshman to head honcho

Calvin Elam rises from frail freshman to head honcho

Jonah Simental | Evergreen club sports reporter

May 1, 2014

Coming right out of Cheney, Wash., freshman Calvin Elam discovered the sport of rugby at WSU. Four years later, Elam is graduating and ending his tenure as president of the men’s rugby club in Pullman.“As a freshman, a lot of the older guys really intimidated me,” Elam said. “They were a lot bigg...

Water polo looks to make a splash in next tournament

Jonah Simental | Evergreen club sports reporter

April 2, 2014

For those looking to spice up their standard swimming routine, look no further than the WSU water polo club.Founded three years ago by current club president and goalie Lauren Christianson, the water polo club is currently 7-1 in tournament play with their only loss against club rival Oregon. The clu...

Slashing through the snow

Michelle Fredrickson | Evergreen news editor

March 5, 2014

Competition has come to a close for the WSU ski teams after the men’s team placed fourth at regionals late February, with the top three teams advancing to nationals.“We ended up fourth just a little bit short, but it was a great showing for us,” said Kelsi Lakey, ski club president and senior com...

Cougar Women’s rugby dominates despite club status

Jonah Simental | Evergreen club sports reporter

March 5, 2014

Traditional gender roles don’t apply to the WSU women’s rugby club. While the stigma is that women typically participate in sports associated with beauty and grace, these girls enjoy tackle and scrums.Women’s rugby at WSU has grown in the last couple years into a team to be reckoned with. In their last c...

Saved by the Bell; rugby fueled by freshman

Saved by the Bell; rugby fueled by freshman

Jonah Simental | Evergreen Club Sports reporter

February 12, 2014

The last couple weekends have proved nothing but triumphant for the Washington State men’s rugby club. Following a win over the Boise State Broncos earlier this month, the club defeated Idaho 61-5 this past Saturday.The win gives WSU a 5-1 record and a top spot in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Confer...

‘Thunder’ and ‘Lightning’ hit Moscow

‘Thunder’ and ‘Lightning’ hit Moscow

Beau Baily | Evergreen Track and Field reporter

February 7, 2014

It has been a record breaking beginning to the 2014 campaign, and today the Washington State track and field teams will attempt to continue its quick start out of the blocks.The team will head to Moscow this weekend to participate in the Vandal Indoor and Vandal Open.The Cougars will send 34 men and 23 ...

Cougars add to bad weekend for Broncos

Chris Shaw | Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2014

Experience didn’t matter this weekend for freshman center Josh Vizcaya as he scored three times against the Boise State Broncos, leading the WSU rugby team to victory. The Cougars piled on the scoring in a 44-14 rout of Boise State on the road. Flyhalf Nate Freimund also scored once to add to Vizc...

Setting the bar high

Jonah Simental Evergreen Club Sports reporter

December 6, 2013

When freshman DeShon Bell isn’t studying for exams and playing video games, he is training to become a new edition to the USA Eagles Rugby team, a feat that most collegiate rugby players across the nation strive to accomplish.“I’m really pumped, I’m super excited, I just got to train harder and...

WSU rugby club starts season off in winning fashion

Jonah Simental Evergreen Club Sports reporter

November 20, 2013

The champions are at it again. This time the Women’s Rugby Club is in a new division, which is sure to increase the level of competition they face this year.The club competed in its first tournament this season two weeks ago, travelling to Fuller’s Farm near Oregon City to play in Babbfest. The te...

Stone cold sweepers

Robin Dich Evergreen Club Sports reporter

October 23, 2013

From high school students to college professors, the curling club members welcome participants of any age and skill level. Most weekends, there is a group of people enjoying the sport of curling at the Palouse Ice Rink.Next Sunday will kick off the Palouse Curling Club’s fifth year of league play. Fo...

Just enjoy the ride

Jonah Simental Evergreen Club Sports reporter

October 15, 2013

A bike can represent the competitive spirit, a healthy exercise decision and even a life-long passion.For Cycling Club President Zach Bowden, a senior from Vancouver, Wash., he has raced competitively for close to ten years.“What inspires me to keep going is people telling me I can’t do things, i...

Wrestling gets victory over Vandals

Wrestling gets victory over Vandals

By Michael-Shawn Dugar, Evergreen Sports editor

September 23, 2013

Fans lined up wall-to-wall to see the Washington State University Wrestling Club square off against Idaho on Friday in the Student Recreation Center, an unusual sight for a club sport.“We had an awesome turnout for fans,” Club Treasurer Zach Anderson said. “It was a lot more than I expected, an...

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