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(Left to right) Graduate student Mitchell Arch, fourth-year Walker Cox and second-year Daniel Passmore pose with their two laurel wreaths and miniature trophies after they placed top three in both wrestling and long jump.

Students compete for eternal glory and fame in ancient Olympic Games

Elie Aoun and Cason Willman October 13, 2023

On the 7th of the month of Pyanepsion (October), classicists, athletes and fans alike gathered in the Thwing Center Ballroom to witness and participate in the Olympic Games held by a collaboration of Judo...

Students celebrate the inaugural CWRU LIFT competition, striking various poses, including the Zyzz pose, as the successful event came to a close.

CWRU LIFT hosts deadlift competition, brings together university’s weightlifting community

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

Saturday mornings are pretty quiet around campus. The Veale Recreation Center usually has a few people coming in to do their workouts, but on Nov. 19, the Veale rack room was packed with members of the...

CWRU Pickleball Club sent team members to the Pickleball Collegiate National Championships free of charge thanks in part to competing against The Ohio State University.

CWRU Pickleball Club competes in first ever collegiate nationals

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

Pickleball is on the rise around the country across all age groups. That’s true here at Case Western Reserve University whose very own Pickleball Club sent representatives to compete in the inaugural...

Its become the fastest-growing sport nationwide, so its no wonder that the pickleball craze arrived at CWRU last year, with plans to compete in tournaments around the area soon.

Club Spotlight – Pickleball Club

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor September 16, 2022

As a student at Case Western Reserve University, chances are you’re probably not thinking about sports most of the time. Many of us haven’t even touched a basketball or a racket since high school varsity...

Club Sports spotlights – Part II

Puneet Bansal and Alyssa Zimmerman September 2, 2022

We will be wrapping up our Club Sports program spotlights with discussions about another six organizations. To recap, here is the general information applicable to all club sports: The Club Sports Program...

Bhangra displays their full range of skills at the Andaaz Indian cultural dance show.

Bhangra conquering one dance move at a time

Jacqueline Moreno, Staff Reporter December 6, 2019

The month of November was a great month for the Spartan Bhangra Team. The first competition of school year, Queen City Bhangra, was held in Cincinnati, Ohio in early November. The Spartan Bhangra Team...

CWRU Club Water Polo will host their annual tournament on Nov. 16 starting with a game against Oakland University

CWRU water polo team makes a name for themselves

Cecelia Zielke, Contributing Reporter November 15, 2019

Despite the recent onset of cold, the Case Western Reserve University Club water polo team is just getting their 2019 competition season started. The members of the team are ready to take on frozen hair...

CWRU Bhangra poses for a photo in their traditional dance costumes

Bhangra takes over CWRU

Jacqueline Moreno, Staff Reporter November 8, 2019

Fighting Gobies ultimate frisbee club looks poised for big spring season

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter November 1, 2019

At Case Western Reserve University, varsity sports are not a top focus for many students—and club sports often occupy even less attention.  But the Spartan athletic tradition is tangible for those...

Rugby’s successful season and the basics of the sport

David Chang, Staff Reporter November 1, 2019

You’ve probably seen the intimidating New Zealand ‘all blacks’ haka pregame dance rituals on YouTube, but have you wondered how the game of rugby is actually played? Recently finishing their fall...

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