It's that time of year again - middle of the winter quarter, recruiting is starting to wind down for some and crank up for others, and as all eyes begin to look towards spring break, they also notice just on the horizon is C4C Weekend at Stanford.
As people start signing up for the sports and activities they want to participate in, what better way to prepare then to dust off the cleats and shoes and participate in some good old-fashioned competition?
For those of you who've read through my first-year blog posts, I wrote about the first annual sports day last year. I also wrote about the AWESOMENESS and just all around epic experience that is C4C Sports Weekend at Stanford.
To start getting everyone excited about the C4C experience again, here's some pictures from the action that took place at the Second Annual C4C Winter Sports Day. There was a twist to the competition, as the fields were a bit muddy due to some rain (sorely needed in LA these days!), but that just made for some amazing pictures.
This year there were four sports to compete in: flag football, wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, and dodgeball.
This picture may be from one of the more epic plays of the day. Tie game, 20 seconds left, a deep ball was thrown that the receiver caught after the defender had his arm hit the ball. #SCTop10!
As you can see, the middle of the field was the muddiest, which made for some interesting slip and slide manuevers whenever people were running in that area.
Wiffle ball made for some hilarious moments. People used to playing baseball or softball had their timing thrown off due to how light the plastic bat was - to the point that we saw some strikeouts! Tough to imagine happening, especially when batters were facing a pitcher from their own team throwing underhand...
If you've never played competitive dodgeball before, it is far and away the most contentious sport out there. Arguments break out about people getting hit or not; if someone's foot crossed the line or if they jumped out of bounds to dodge a ball; if the referee is correct or not, or any nother number of things. Who knew that the Dodgeball movie so accurately depicted the competitive world of dodgeball?
Ultimate frisbee was the sport that required the most amount of skill. Teams that had players who could actually throw a frisbee in a straight line quickly piled up the points, as teams that couldn't throw frequently turned the frisbee over.
Elliot Ling is a true renaissance man. He was the full-time MBA recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award , he is a contributor to the Anderson community, and he also happens to dominate at every sport he plays on the field and isn't afraid to get dirty doing so.
Sports day runner-ups, a strong showing by some of the first-year students who came out and took a break from recruiting to participate.
The winners, a group of second-years led by an impeccably well-dressed coach. Since none of the other teams were aware that they could recruit someone to dress up and play coach, this team had a definite edge.
That about wraps up sports day. Teams have begun practicing for their various C4C sports (beach volleyball met for the first time yesterday), and excitement is beginning to build for Sports Weekend at Stanford!
In the meantime, keep an eye out for other upcoming C4C events like the Polar Plunge and the Junior Achievement Shadow Day.
Until next time,