Teams assembled for three rounds of competition. Seniors dug in against the freshmen, the two classes heaving with all their might for a brief, intense moment until the Class of 2024 yanked the campus’s newcomers into the mud. The Classes of ’25 and ’26 then squared off, only for the juniors to stand tall while the blue sophomores spilled into the grass. In a final showdown, the upperclassmen brought every bit of strength they had and — with a final yank — the Class of 2024 backed up its boasts by winning the tug-of-war for the fourth year in the row!
All cheered and congratulated each other, and then the mud pit gave occasion to one last competition: a free-for-all with mud being slung across the green fairway! The masses soon shifted, however, to the ponds to rinse off.
Festivities reconvened on upper campus in front of St. Thérèse Hall, with a slip n’ slide laid out for everyone, including a few tutor families. Students laughed and cheered as they shot down the hill, coming up sudsy from the soapy water. Once all had their fill, students dried off and tidied up for a barbeque on the campus green, adjacent to St. Junipero Serra Hall and the St. Bernadine of Siena Library.
With tri-tip, chicken, sides, and dessert, all had a fair portion and ate to their fill, feasting with the excitement of a hungry Ancient Greek army. Games of volleyball and spikeball dotted the grass, as friends mingled well past sunset.