Legends of the golden tigers
From mummifying to water sponge throwing and egg balancing contests, students participated in unique competitions in the homecoming event “Legends of the Golden Temple” Friday afternoon on Burdick Field.
“My favorite part was definitely the obstacle course at the end,” sophomore Austin Sauter said, who came to the event with his Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Phi Mu sorority teammates. “It was the main event where it was the most athletic and you had to do all these jumps- you could tell that the teams were getting intense,” he said.
In total, approximately 16 organizations competed against one another with the same goal: to win the Legends of the Golden Temple.
The teams who won the most out of the first seven games moved on to the redemption round, where things became more intense as each of the competitions got closer and closer to the end.
It was the Black Student Union that took home the win for first place.
Sophomore mass communication major Emily Magelof, a CAB Programming Chair, was a judge for the games.
“Being a judge, I followed a group around Burdick and judged each relay race they did. I really had a lot of fun and felt so involved and met a ton of new people,” she said. “I felt like I was actually watching the real Legends of the Hidden Temple.”
Many participants agreed that as a whole, homecoming week has improved from previous years.
“[It’s] definitely much more organized this year,” junior communication studies major Eric Blum said. “Legends of the Hidden Temple was my favorite show as a kid, so being able to play in these spin-off competitions today is awesome.”