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194 Main Wins Third Annual “Willympics”

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Credit: Marissa Dalton '20

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The atmosphere was electrifying in the Williston gym on Friday September 29, as the whole school was in the gym for the third Annual Williston “Willympics.”

Everyone got together to compete for the trophy in a series of seven events. Ford Hall boys, the 2017 champions, came in fired up, hoping to defend their title.

The first event of the night was the Wall Sit. Senior Kassandra Orcutt won with seemingly little effort, making this her second title in three years. She felt great about giving Mem West its first victory, although tired from maintaining the seated position for almost 30 minutes.

“It was fun to win this for the dorm,” Kassandra said. “It got us an early lead which is great for the dorm’s confidence.”

One of the most awaited competition started once the wall sit finished. The Spikeball tournament, a sport popular at Williston, was the spotlight of the night. After countless matches, the finale was set:  Mem West vs. Ford Hall. Seniors Solomon Neuhaus and Joey Robbins fought and won Ford`s first contest.

“Proving you’re the best Spikeball duo in the school is pretty rewarding,” Solomon said. “It was a good fight but in the end, we got the win.”

While that was going on, junior Cam Lawrence impressed with his performance in Brown Paper Bag, a game in which students have to pick a paper bag off the floor using only their mouth. His agility and stability were on full display and gave John Wright dorm its first win.

As the night progressed, day students took an unexpected victory in the intense Hula-Hoop showdown.

The final event being the Lip Sync Battle. 194 Main girls took the event after going all in with their performance of “How Far I’ll Go: by Auli`i Cravalho, the theme song of the hit 2016 movie “Moana.”

The winner of the 2018 Willympics however, was not Ford, or either of the Mems. The trophy went to an underdog, a dorm whose members quietly won many events and ended up champions: 194 Main! The freshman girls dorm took the night’s title, followed by Mem East which took second. Third place went to Ford.

While the unexpected results brought disappointment to some dorms, students left the gym with smiles, content with the night of competition and school bonding they.

When all was over, Ms. Gordon, Director of Student Activities, was proud of the work the teams put in and felt like the event was a hit.

” Since it was my first year attending/planning Willympics, I have nothing to compare it to but I feel like it was a success!” she said. “I loved seeing how competitive students got and the amazing teamwork that was necessary to complete the tasks.”

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Thomas Thibault '19, Staff Writer/Editor

Thomas Thibault is a senior from Quebec City in the province of Quebec, Canada. He is on the Football team and Lacrosse team

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