Whitman Sweets host weekend Onionfest tournament

Matt Tesmond

During a wet, muddy two-day stretch this past weekend, Whitman’s Ultimate team took a quick break from intense DI tournaments to have some fun. The team competed in Onionfest,  a coed tournament hosted by the Sweets and featuring 21 club and college teams from across the Pacific Northwest.

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“Onionfest is definitely a lot of fun. It offers  the men’s and women’s teams the opportunity to dress up, goof off and care less about the more competitive aspects of frisbee than about enjoying the lighthearted spirit of the tournament,” said junior Eddie Hill.

There was potential for a meaningful match-up with the Huskies from the University of Washington, but unfortunately, the team was forced to cancel its trip to Walla Walla.

Instead, the Sweets got to focus full-time on fun, while not worrying about the results.

“This tournament actually doesn’t demonstrate anything about our season, it’s just a really fun time for the team and alums to come and play,” said senior captain Stephen Stradley.

Now that the fun is over however, both the men’s and women’s teams will continue to fight for national prominence on the DI level. The men begin the qualification quest for nationals with the Big Sky Conference Sectional Tournament April 14-15 in Boise, and the women on April 21. +

Credit: Nicholas Farrell