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Club cycling: A history of community and success

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2020

Club cycling at Whitman has been characterized by its fusion of competition and relaxed environment. The club cycling team at Whitman was founded by a trio of students in 2001. After riding together for a while on an impromptu basis and sensing interest around the college, they decided to create a...

Whitman students organize and complete half-ironman

Sophomore Anneke Sherry completed a half-Ironman last Septem- ber. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

In the midst of wind and rain, senior Ellen Hom was cautious about her friends undertaking such a feat as a half-ironman. "I was worried that they were going to fall during the bike ride, get frostbite on their hands or develop hypothermia," Hom said. But senior Olivia Engle and sophomore Annek...

Whitman cycling team trades bikes for skateboards in an attempt to get laid more

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Maddie Ott, Eats Raw Tea Bags

October 9, 2019

Perhaps once upon a time, skintight cycling shorts and a Whitman-sponsored cycling jersey got Whitman students all flustered and up in a chatter; however, things are changing around campus, and the leadership on the cycling team can sense this. As senior captain Wiggy Leener put it, “We need atten...

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

Due to the school’s recent mascot change, the Whitman Cycling team had the privilege of hosting the first annual Blues Omnium in Walla Walla last weekend. The omnium, meaning a multiple race cycling event, consisted of a long distance road race, team time trial and short course race. Large schools from...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Photo by Mika Nobles

February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Noah Edelson '18. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Kendra Winchester

May 7, 2015

The cycling team here at Whitman operates at a varsity sport level; however, it is entirely student run. Because it does not have a coaching staff, the team is required to plan every single race event as well as workouts and practices. The team is also required to plan their events such as spring training...

Triathlon and Field Day

Triathlon and Field Day

Annabelle Marcovici

May 8, 2014

Whitman's Annual Spring Triathlon was held on the morning of May 3 this year, beginning at the Harvey Pool. Participants signed up as an individual or as a team and had to complete a 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike and a 5 k run. [portfolio_slideshow]

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Mitchell Smith

May 1, 2014

On the weekend of April 13-14, first-year cyclist Dessie Weigel celebrated a first-place finish in the criterium race and second in the road race at the Northwest Conference Championship. This weekend she will be in Virginia with her team to race in the Division II National Championship for the women's...

Cycling Team Quietly Rides Under Radar

Mitchell Smith

February 27, 2014

Whitman College has a secret. A club team here finished in the top five in the country for both men and women last year, and it has a defending national champion and alumni who have become some of the best riders in the United States. That secret is the Whitman cycling team, which has quietly become...

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Isabel Mills

October 10, 2013

Most people are aware of Whitman's impressive cycling team. Lesser known are the handful of students, unaffiliated with the team, who have completed some pretty remarkable rides. In the past two years, three Whitman students started the school year off with a bang by riding their bikes from the...

Riding in Style

Karah Kemmerly

October 10, 2013

This week, The Pioneer met with three students who completed long-distance bike rides from their hometowns to Whitman at the start of this academic year. We also talked with a few members of the Whitman cycling team about several of their community service projects.

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Rachel Alexander

February 7, 2013

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident in which two students were shot at while running on Saturday. The students, sophomores Joseph Heegaard and Ryan Jacobsen, were running barefoot along Lower Waitsburg Road near the intersection of Robison Ranch Road....

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