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‘Powder’ players toughen up

Thursday’s breakfast in the Chi Omega house will be quick and light for some of the sisters. In preparation for Saturday’s Powder Puff Flag Football Tournament, members of the Chi-O football team may begin two-a-days at 6:30 a.m.

Last year, Chi-O and the rest of the teams fell victim to a strong Kappa Kappa Gamma new member team. This year, the competition is still high and the scheduled morning and afternoon practices reflect one team’s determination to win.

The two-a-day format adopted by the Chi-O’s is not only a way to prepare strategies, it is also a means of finding the people who really want to play.

“I’m very excited,” sophomore member and team captain Kristen Sudela said. “I’m interested to see who shows up because the people who show up are the ones who are hardcore and that’s who we want on our team.”

Each team is assigned a coaching staff from Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the sponsor of the tournament. The Chi-O’s will be coached by junior Rush Holson and Jason Dagwood.

“I’m pretty excited about it. Every year the level of competition gets tougher and tougher,” PIKE philanthropy chair Kevin Schubert said. “Since it’s the fourth year, it seems to be a lot more competitive. I think it’ll be a pretty intense competition.”

The dedication shown by the Chi Omega team doesn’t seem to do much for intimidation.

“It’s a waste of time because we’re going to smash them,” Kappa Kappa Gamma coach Dustin Odham said.

Schubert has seen an overwhelming amount of interest and support from the organizations involved. Pi Beta Phi entered three of the tournament’s 18 teams.

Members of the fraternity started the tournament four years ago and today it is the group’s biggest philanthropy. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Ryan Gibson Leukemia Foundation.

About 500 people are expected to attend the final game Saturday afternoon at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

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