They are the champions, my friends
And they’ll show you how it’s done
They are our champions
They are our champions
No time for you boy’s cause they are the real men…….
At roughly 11:00 Monday night this re-worded classic could be heard being belted from the lips of first floor Balyo babes. Under the leadership of Rachel Field, resident advisor, the girls clamored their way up to lumberjack field in an effort to support their brother hall that was practicing for the upcoming Lumberjack Games.
Fields and her roommate, Katie Baker, wanted to come up with a creative way for their hall to support their brothers. After some though Baker came up with the idea to make them a song, “I came up with the song because I knew our boys will be champions on Friday and I wanted to be in complete support of them,” she said.
After the song was in place they concocted this phrase: “Think like a champion. Act like a champion. Win like a champion.” The girls then worked in unison to create gifts their brothers would receive daily in the mailroom. This included an encouraging note written from one of their sisters on the big day. “We wanted to do more than make posters for them,” said Fields.
Fields hall was not the only one that sought to support their brothers for this annual event. “Our hall made cute posters with each guy’s name and nickname on them,” said Bekka Sleeper “…oh wait…did I just say cute? I meant ‘chill!’”
Karisa Calderon, resident advisor, and her girls led their brothers through a “boot camp” that involved dental floss, salty pancakes and good old fashioned leg wrestling. Calderon intended for the “boot camp” to be lighthearted and thus far has received plenty of positive feedback from her girls and her brothers. One of the events set up for the boys was the “Dental Tug.” In which they were required to hold a piece of dental floss between two fingers and try to pull it away from their competitor. “We wanted to get the guys in the mood for the games,” said Calderon. “It ended up being a ton of fun.”
For many of Davidson’s men this has proved to be an encouragement. “I’ve definitely felt the energy from their support,” said Gary Gerlitz. “It’s been really encouraging to know that our sisters care and really want us to do well.”
For his portion of the tournament he’s kept his sisters in mind. “As I’m holding up that log, I’m going to remember how much support we’ve gotten and I’ll give everything I have to show our sisters that their support did not go unnoticed,” he said.