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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...

Cross country holds Alumni ‘Rust Buster’ Open

Cross country holds Alumni ‘Rust Buster’ Open

JASMIN SNYDER, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Showcase, Sports

It was a bright and beautiful Friday on the Palouse for the first race of the 2018 cross country season at the Colfax Golf Club. The WSU cross country team held the Alumni “Rust Buster” meet to start the season. Senior Nathan Wadhwani said the event was mostly to set a baseline for training during...

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...

Men’s XC ranked No. 13 nationally

Men’s XC ranked No. 13 nationally

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU's men's cross country team was ranked 13th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Preseason Poll on Tuesday. This follows the Cougars No. 11 preseason ranking in the 2017 season, which was the Cougars' first time in the top 30 since 2012. This...

Cross country holds Alumni Open in Colfax

Cross country holds Alumni Open in Colfax

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

With the cross country season starting up in over two weeks, the WSU Alumni Open in Colfax is just around the corner is. On Friday, cross country alumni will be invited back for the event along with a mixture of current athletes, students, faculty and staff. The event is an open race just for fun,...

Several Cougars head to Eugene for NCAA Championships

Several Cougars head to Eugene for NCAA Championships

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 5, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Showcase, Sports

WSU will have six athletes competing in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships starting Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The six Cougar athletes competing in the championships qualified for the event by placing in the top-12 at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Rounds on May 24-26...

Brooks-Johnson claims Pac-12 heptathlon title

Brooks-Johnson claims Pac-12 heptathlon title

DYLAN GREENE, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

Redshirt senior Alissa-Brooks Johnson won the Pac-12 women's heptathlon title Sunday at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, California. Brooks-Johnson earned the title by tallying a lifetime best 5,977 points, the second most in WSU history and third best in Division I this season. This marks...

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Under the hot California sun and with some speed in his step, redshirt senior Cole Smith launched the javelin a lifetime best 222 feet. The feat is a microcosm of Smith’s character and his story at WSU. The Cougars offered Smith a scholarship as a high jumper, but he also had a successful javelin...

Track and field dominates Dawgs in dual meet

Track and field dominates Dawgs in dual meet

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field beat University of Washington in a rare dual meet between track and field squads Saturday in Pullman. The Cougar men won by a score of 89-74, while the women were victorious with a score of 88-75. This is WSU’s first sweep of UW since 2010. Wayne Phipps, director of cross...

Track and field hosts sole outdoor meet of season

Track and field hosts sole outdoor meet of season

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

After successful meets in California, WSU track and field turns its attention to University of Washington in the WSU-UW Dual on Saturday. Wayne Phipps, director of cross-country and track and field, said they took a shotgun approach to this past weekend and tried to send athletes to as many events...

Proving his worth despite odds

Proving his worth despite odds

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports

Sometimes coaches know talent when they see it. That was the case for Amani Brown, a redshirt junior hammer thrower on the WSU track and field team. Brown walked on the team as a freshman, having never thrown hammer before college. He had experience in discus and shotput in high school, but was told...

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