This Veterans Day weekend was not very busy locally, however many of our teams were traveling to represent the Gators.
Our surf club traveled to New Smyrna Beach, FL to catch some gnarly waves at the NSSA Regular. The team of 15 placed 4th overall. Noah Blanchard advanced to the semi-finals, and all other surfers placed 4th or better in their individual heats.
Swimming and diving travelled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to participate in the 1st Annual CCS Regional Championship. The team placed 2nd out of all the schools in Florida who participated.
The club tennis team was crowned champions of the Ibis Open 2018 this weekend. The tournament took place in Coral Gables, FL.
Tallahassee received an appearance from UF’s Quidditch team this weekend. The Renegade Cup took place in Tallahassee. The team’s overall record was 3-2, and they finished in 3rd place.
The crew club participated in the Head of the Charles in Cambridge, MA. All teams finished in the top half of the event. Men’s Varsity 4 finished in 20th, Women’s Varsity 4 finished in 21st and Women’s Lightweight 4 finished in 15th. The Men’s Varsity 4 also secured a guaranteed spot for next year’s event!
Our fencing team participated in two successful tournaments this weekend, both in Orlando. One was the Staccato Youth Duel in November. Emily Casper finished in 2nd place in foil, Marc Flecha and Regan Foote tied for 3rd, Ale Chaparro finished in 2nd and Santiago Clavijo-Gomez finished in 3rd. At the Fencing Knights Annual Intercollegiate, the foil team consisting of Ale Chaparro, Regan Foote, Santiago Clavijo-Gomez went undefeated against all other teams. It was a real W.
In Gainesville, a lacrosse scrimmage occurred on Friday night at Southwest Fields. They played the Orlando Geckos, a men’s post-collegiate team made up of former college lacrosse players. Many of them are former NCAA Division 1,2 and 3 level. The gators gave up seven goals in the 4th quarter, losing 12-9. Mike Hart was a star playmaker of the game. He scored two unassisted goals off the initial face off after winning the draw himself. Although it was not the way the team wanted to start their three-day weekend, it was good practice for their major season starting in the spring.
That’s a wrap from this past weekend. See you next week!
-Sydney Dishman and Sophia Bahr, UF RecSports Sport Club Interns