WCU Catamount Games


Western Carolina’s homecoming week is in full swing with plenty of events and prizes for students. Tuesday, Oct. 20, was a kick-off of the two days of Catamount Games with the cornhole competition that was intense and passionate in the Cats spirit.

The Department of Campus Activities under the Division of Student Affairs hosted the event, which is part of WCU’s Purple & Gold Spirit week.

“I think these games are about fun and helping to build school pride,” WCU’s club sports supervisor, Zack Kierstead, said.

The cornhole event was on the University Center lawn and plaza, as part of a friendly way to compete for the Catamount Cup and show school spirit!

Students from preregistered teams huddled around Kierstead at 5:30 p.m. to learn the rules and who their opponents would be.

There were two games and two teams for each game. On the left-hand side,  was Alpha Chi versus the Honors College and on the right-hand side, was Last Minute Productions versus the Leadership Institute.

The lineup included two players from each team on either side of the field, throwing a beanbag to the opposing side’s cornhole board. The games between the teams were very competitive, and team members were very enthusiastic.

shay&ben_catamountgamesCornhole_102015withCaption“It was really intense! We almost won but I bust! But Alpha Chi was a good game,” said student O’Shay Massey from the Honors College team.

Meanwhile at the other game between LMP and the Leadership Institute, Ben Evans representing the Leadership Institute was disappointed.

“In the end, we may lose events, but the Leadership Institute always wins,” he said.

Both teams played heated, yet casual games of cornhole. These activities provided the chance to team build and network with fellow peers.

The Catamount Games continued on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m., with a ‘crazy race’ and a tug of war competition.