Whitman Wire

Sweets Eyeing Strong 2016 Season

Alec Rainsford

April 4, 2016

Led by a strong veteran presence, the Whitman Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is off to a strong start in 2016. The hard work and effort in a grueling preseason, one that included practice five to six days a week resulted in an epic finals win at the Stanford Invitational. The Lady Sweets were able t...

Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla

Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla

Cole Anderson

April 4, 2013

Last weekend, the men's and women's Sweets teams hosted the annual Onion Fest. For those of you who are unaware of exactly what O-Fest is, imagine a motley crew of Frisbee players dressed up in ridiculous outfits trying to eat onions whole, all while competing in Ultimate Frisbee. Though this event is extre...

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Tristan Gavin

April 4, 2013

Skeptics of the 2013 Whitman Sweets will point to the void of leadership and star power after graduating a strong class last spring. That is where Jacob Janin comes in. Janin, a senior, is one of the team captains and brings extensive experience at high levels of club Ultimate. While the Eugene native has played for the Portland Rhino club team for years...

Veteran Cigarette Smoker Anchors the Sweets

Veteran Cigarette Smoker Anchors the Sweets

Matt Raymond

April 4, 2013

This time of year, it's not uncommon to see Frisbees flying across Ankeny Field like carrier pigeons. Reasonably athletic Whitties dress up in backwards hats, synthetic jerseys, soccer cleats and something the kids are calling "friction gloves" to throw plastics across the lawn. In a recent study performed by Whitman's sociology department, it was disc...

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