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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

OP spring break day trips prove to be helpful resource for Whitties

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter April 15, 2021

On Wednesday, April 7, Whitman students celebrated their spring break day by riding bikes through the wheat fields and participating in a range of activities organized by the Outdoor Program (OP). Senior...

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.

Club cycling: A history of community and success

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...

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

Whitman students organize and complete half-ironman

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...

Illustration by Lanh Tran

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

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...

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...

Photo by Mika Nobles

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

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...

Noah Edelson 18. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

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...

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.
Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Mitchell Smith May 1, 2014
For Dessie though, the road to cycling success has never been easy. In fact, it didn’t start anywhere near a bike at all. Entering her junior year of high school in Boise, ID, Dessie was an all-state cross-country runner with aspirations to run in college. That’s when everything went wrong.

Cycling Team Quietly Rides Under Radar

Mitchell Smith February 27, 2014
Whitman has a secret. A club team here finished in the top five in the country for both men and women last year, has a defending national champion and alums that have become some of the best riders in the United States. That secret is the Whitman cycling team, which has quietly become one of the most successful teams, never mind their club sport status, at the school. Especially after last year’s strong showing by both the men and the women, they will look to make this cycling season a landmark year.
Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Isabel Mills October 10, 2013
Find out more about three Whitman students who have cycled extremely long distances.

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.
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