Annual Tug marks end of festivities

Lauren Sanchez

Ancient Greeks tested their physical strength in the Olympic games by wrestling and throwing javelins. Tomorrow, Greeks at Western can test their physical strength in a game of tug of war.

Tug begins at 1 p.m. at the University Farm. For many Greeks it’s the most anticipated event of Greek Week because of the competition it creates. Springfield junior David Urekew, Farmhouse vice president of brotherhood, is especially excited about it.

“It’s one of the big events because it’s one of the only real physical things you can do …” he said.

Urekew said the winning tug team will receive 10 points toward the Greek Week standings. The winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Sunday at the convocation in DUC Theater.

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is also looking forward to the tug. Frankfort sophomore Jamie Boler, Greek Week chair for Pi Kappa Alpha, said it’s the Pikes’ favorite event.

“We’re taking it more serious this year,” he said.

Many sororities are also excited about tug. Sigma Kappa sorority Greek Week chair Steffanie McKinney, a junior from Greenbrier, Tenn., said her team is looking forward to doing well.

“We’re all competitive and we have fun doing it,” she said.

Though not all sororities place in the competition, many of them don’t see that as the most important factor.

Becky Owens, a junior from Evansville, Ind., and president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, said their main goal is to do well and have good participation, though their does work hard for tug.

Bowling Green senior Jessica Jolly, former president of ADPi, has been on the tug team for three years and said it’s one of her favorite events.

“It’s an event I look forward to because it’s an actual competition,” she said.

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