Last Thursday, Chadron State College students were given the opportunity to engage in an activity not often visited in adulthood: kickball.
Six teams competed in the kickball tournament at the indoor track in the Nelson Physical Activity Center, which started at 8 p.m. and lasted until about 11 p.m. Teams consisted of nine members. Some teams were registered before the event, and others were thrown together minutes before the tournament began.
The tournament’s bracket was set up with a double-elimination format, which increased the number of games, and allowed a few teams to play each other twice.
This event was sponsored by The Pit, The Big Event, and Intramural Sports. During past kickball tournaments, balls became deflated from the nails hitting the ceiling of the NPAC, so a rule was put in place that declared a player out if they kicked the ball into the ceiling.
The team “Mariah Approved” came out victorious. Every member won a $25 gift card to Subway.
Housing and Residence Life Graduate Student Worker Kyle Dietsche, 24, of Sheridan, Wyoming, a member of Mariah Approved, said, “It was fun. It brought me back to my childhood, I guess.”
“It was just a bunch of people, some you know, some you don’t know, just playing a game, just having fun. Who cares about winning? It’s just all about having the best time,” Dietsche said.