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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Sweets Overcome Adversity for Solid Start to Season

Sweets Overcome Adversity for Solid Start to Season

Mitchell Smith March 6, 2014
President's Day Weekend marked a challenging yet promising opening of the season for both the men's and women's ultimate teams. While both teams faced adversity, the success found in the face of defeat during this first tournament is a sign that both Whitman Sweets teams are on the right track.
Frisbee: Dont Sell Out

Frisbee: Don’t Sell Out

Tristan Gavin September 19, 2013
Don't get me wrong; I love Frisbee. I think it is a great game and one that should be enjoyed by the masses. The commercialization of the game and attempts to make the sport marketable through Major League Ultimate (MLU), for example, has pushed Ultimate toward something it is not: a big-market sport.

Women’s Frisbee Makes Run at Nationals

Tristan Gavin June 9, 2013
Whitman’s women’s ultimate frisbee team made a statement in Wisconsin the week after many of their seniors walked across stage wearing caps and gowns. By finishing 13th at the Division I national tournament, the team asserted themselves as a team worthy of greater recognition on a national scale, as well as on their own campus, where they have long been overshadowed by the men's team's success.
Mens frisbee. Photos by Brennan Johnson.

Sweets One Game From Nationals

Cole Anderson May 2, 2013
Although the Whitman Sweets fell short at regionals, their run was prolific and highlighted an overall successful season.
Besides being a star player, Janin also serves as the teams coach.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Tristan Gavin April 4, 2013
In a year where Whitman's beloved Sweets lost a core group of leaders, Jacob Janin has risen as a top national player and a team leader.

The Ultimate dilemma

Tristan Gavin October 4, 2012
Last week, a team of world-renowned scholars met up to put an end to an ongoing linguistic debate. After days of discussion, they determined that adding adjectives to hobbies does not, in fact, make them sports. While the decision created uproar in the Ultimate Frisbee community, the Happy Quilting community has been incredibly welcoming to all 42 members.
Illustration: Emily Johnson

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Pamela London November 3, 2011
Some of the most successful teams around campus share a similar trait: They do not call themselves the Whitman Missionaries.
Whitmans women frisbee players, the Walla Walla Sweets, practice on Friday, Feb 18. Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Club frisbee opens season with strong showing

Tyler Hurlburt February 24, 2011
After finishing last season with a second place finish at nationals, the Sweets look to another strong season.

Club frisbee soaring, scoring

Bailey Arango October 21, 2010
Autumn is in the air, and the Sweets, Whitman's Ultimate Frisbee team, are off and running--a fact known by almost anyone who crosses Ankeny Field these days.
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