Winter intramural sports registration opens

Students have the opportunity to play either water polo or inner tube water polo. 

Gunnar Boag, Sports Contributor

Oregon State University Recreation Services offers range of intramural leagues, tournaments.

As the weather in Corvallis turns colder and the air crisper, it can only mean one thing— winter intramural sports.

Every term, Oregon State University Recreational Services offers multiple intramural sports leagues and tournaments to students.

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For the winter term, leagues include wiffle ball, team billiards, bowling, water polo, inner tube water polo and basketball. Registration has already opened up for these leagues, and you can sign up at Recreation Services in Dixon. When signing up, teams must fill out a roster fee and pay a team fee. Registration closes Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m.

“Playing intramural sports is a great way for students to have fun, take a break from studying, be physically active or try a new sport,” Sam Rodenberg, sports programs coordinator, said. “There is no experience necessary to sign up and play.”

Most leagues offer a competitive “A” league and a recreational “B” league, with Men’s, women’s and corec divisions. Games will start Jan. 28 during week four of the term. Teams in the “A” league will play four games, and those with at least a 2-2 record can advance to playoffs. The “B” league offers five games without any playoffs.

Along with these leagues, tournaments are offered throughout the entire term. “A” tournament is offered nearly every weekend throughout the term, starting with the swim meet on Jan. 27.

Kazu Reents, a junior majoring in accountancy at OSU, has participated in the basketball league and flag football tournament each year.

“I think winter tournaments are fun ways to showcase your wide variety of talents,” Reents said. “It’s a good way to take your mind off the stress of school.”

In February, students can take part in badminton singles, goalball, badminton doubles, dodgeball, soccer tournament and the indoor triathlon. In March, there is the stadium football tournament, wrestling tournament, water battleship, basketball skills challenge and college basketball pick’ em. Besides the soccer and football tournaments, these events are free to students.

Winners of these tournaments earn the title of Intramural Champion and receive a championship T-shirt for doing so.

“I like how there are so many different options for winter intramurals,” Treva Rice, junior, said. “There’s something for everybody.”

Water battleship is the newest tournament offered at OSU, involving teams of four in canoes trying to sink other canoes with buckets of water. This event will take place March 10.

Those eligible for intramural sports are full-time students and anyone who has a Rec Sports pass. For further information about intramural sports, visit the Rec Sports page on OSU’s website.