The Oberlin Review

In The Locker Room with Club Tennis

In The Locker Room with Club Tennis

November 11, 2016

In The Locker Room with Club Tennis This week, the Review sat down with club tennis team president junior Elayne Zhou and captain Samir Husain to discuss the thrill of competition, how the club has grown over time and some of their favorite tennis memories. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: How did you become involved with club tennis? Elayne Zhou: I actually joined the year it was created and was [one] of the founding members. I started off literally as someone...

Ultimate Frisbee Teams Take Flight

Ultimate Frisbee Teams Take Flight

October 7, 2016

The women’s ultimate Frisbee team kicked off its season in Niagara Falls, Canada last weekend, readying for its nationals campaign. The Preying Manti, one of Oberlin’s most popular club teams, have been training since the semester’s start and finally had the opportunity to put their skills to the test at the recent tournament. “We played really well together as a team and everyone improved so much over the course of the weekend,” said first-year Lucy Brown. The Manti will look to ...

Rugby Rolls Out at Ashland

Marissa Maxfield

September 16, 2016

The men’s rugby team is ready to rumble in its first game of the 2016 season at Ashland University tomorrow. The team, nicknamed the Gruffs, is stacked with young athletes drawn to the camaraderie and competition of club rugby. Gruffs president and College junior Jimmy Fleming explains that a handful of the team’s core members are varsity athletes. Also, Fleming cited senior varsity cross-country runner Steve Meyer, sophomore varsity swimmer Jacques Forbes and junior former varsity football player Dylan Mehri as contributors to the team’s athleticism. Leading the Gruffs are two experienced senior captains, forwards captain Joey Velez and junior backs captain Matthew Sarro. Velez has played rugby for eight...

Oberlin Rhinos Hunt for Success

Julie Schreiber

April 8, 2016

The Rhinos, Oberlin’s women and trans rugby team, returned from their first spring tournament on Saturday covered in mud and bruises but happy to have finally put their practices to good use in a proper scrum. In their first of three tournaments in their spring season, the Rhinos faced tough competition in Tiffin University and Ohio Wesleyan University, coming away with losses across the board. However, sophomore Leah Cohen said that winning wasn’t the goal this weekend, it was for the team to have the chance to play together outside for the first time this semester and test their skills. “We had a really great time,” Cohen said. “We played well as a team, and it felt like everyone really wanted to be...

In The Locker Room With Sarah Mills and Ben Gillen

In The Locker Room With Sarah Mills and Ben Gillen

April 8, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore club soccer liaison Ben Gillen and senior club soccer co-captain Sarah Mills to discuss their experiences playing club at Oberlin, how the team dynamic has changed over the years and anything they would do differently to improve club soccer. How would you describe your roles on the team? Ben Gillen: I talk to Betsy Bruce, the director of Recreation and Club Sports, a lot, so I’m like the contact between her and other teams. It’s really cool; I...

Feature Photo: Quidditch

Feature Photo: Quidditch

March 4, 2016

Oberlin’s first home tournament — aptly titled Ch. 33: Fight and Flight — includ­ed games against Ashland University, West Virginia University, Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University this past weekend. Oberlin finished the tournament 0–4, while Carnegie Mellon University posted a per­fect 4–0, making them the undisputed champions. While Carnegie Mellon was the overall tournament winner, Oberlin finished the competition with the high­est number of snitch catches....

Feature Photo: Frisbee Outs OSU

October 2, 2015

Courtesy of Sawyer Brooks Senior Conrad Schloer holds off an opponent from The Ohio State University to snag a catch out of the air during the Flying Horsecows’ tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The men’s ultimate frisbee team won the tournament in the finals on Sept. 20. This victory marks the first time that an Oberlin College athletics team has beaten an OSU team since 1921, when Yeomen football defeated the Buckeyes 7–6  ...

Club Water Polo Seeks Comeback Following Hiatus

Club Water Polo Seeks Comeback Following Hiatus

September 25, 2015

If one were to google “Oberlin College Water Polo,” a website would appear that some Ober­lin students may not know had ever existed. The page, proudly sporting a copyright from 2005 at the bottom, represents a relic of the former glory of the Yeomen and Yeowomen’s water polo program. “There was a time in Oberlin’s history where we hosted Club Water Polo Nationals. … And then, for some reason that we still can’t figure out, the team just started to fall apart,” said ju­nior Tadhg...

Intramural Softball Championship Approaches

Intramural Softball Championship Approaches

May 8, 2015

The 2015 intramural softball season will soon come to an end, and with the championship games being played this weekend, teams are preparing for their final bats this season and, in some cases, for their entire college careers. While some students dabble in the sport, other students, such as 40–40 Club senior captain Maisy Byerly and Skinflutes senior captain Dylan Cohen, have committed four full years to playing on the makeshift baseball diamonds on North Fields. Byerly has been a team leader since he...

Rising Popularity of Quidditch Hits Oberlin

Rising Popularity of Quidditch Hits Oberlin

April 27, 2015

The quidditch team was officially named a club sport at Oberlin this semester in a move reflecting the growing number of participants on campus. The roster now has upwards of 20 people, practices up to four times a week and participates in regional competitions. As a member of the national organization U.S. Quidditch, Oberlin’s chapter functions as an all-gender-inclusive team. The program’s initiation started off rocky. Sometimes there were not enough players to field a full team of seven, ...

Feature Photo: Ultimate Frisbee

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor

April 17, 2015

  Courtesy of David Freedman College junior Jacob Gilbert lays out to snag a disc at the USA Ultimate Sanctioned Tournament Division III Easterns on March 21, 2015. The Horsecows qualified for Regionals last weekend at their Sectionals competition in Columbus, Ohio. The team will travel to Allentown, PA, next weekend in pursuit of a bid to Nationals....

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

December 5, 2014

Since its founding in the 1980s, the Oberlin College Equestrian Team has established itself as one of the most popular club sport teams on campus, offering students the unique opportunity to take part in horseback riding near Oberlin’s campus. The horses ridden by the team are housed approximately one mile north of campus at the Equine Differences Barn, a lesson facility that the team’s head coach Ric Weitzel and his wife Julia Balint-Weitzel established in 2003. The close proximity of the barn...

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