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Weekly Wednesday Update 11/13

Past Weekend 11/8-11/10

Our Club Climbing team traveled to Chicago on Saturday, November 9th and competed in the Windy City Gritty, which was USA Bouldering Local Collegiate Competition at Brooklyn Boulders. The team exceeded expectations and climbed super hard. Michaelas Kiersch was the first female climber to ascend 5.14d The Golden Ticket outdoors and she competed among almost 50 people. The top 5 climbers in Qualifiers made it to Open Finals. There were a total of 66 routes to climb, with 55 being the highest climbed by Butler’s very own, Joe Weddle.

Upcoming Weekend 11/15-11/17

This weekend, there are lots of club sporting events happening, both home and away! Curling has a match on Friday at 7:30 in Fishers, Indiana. Butler Hockey competes at 8:30pm against Schoolcraft on Friday and on Saturday at 4:30pm. Both games will be taking place at Pop Weaver. Club Swimming will be participating in the College Club Swimming Regional Championship at IUPUI on Saturday, starting at 10am. For the second year in a row, Butler Esports will be hosting an Extra Life 24-Hour Charity Stream benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals! Their time block will be 9pm Friday 11/15 through 9pm Saturday 11/16. Follow this link to join our team and help us raise money, then catch the stream at twitch.tv/butleresports! Additionally, Club Tennis is traveling up north to Madison, Wisconsin to compete in the Badger Classic Club Tennis Tournament. Equestrian will be participating in a Horse Show on Saturday, November 16th in Gordyville. Lastly, Women’s Club Lacrosse is hosting a home tournament this weekend! There will be 6 games a day with some on the IM field 5 and some on the Varsity field 3. The following teams will be participating: Butler, Indiana University, Ohio University, Northern Kentucky University, Illinois State University, and DePaul University. All friends, family, and Butler students are welcome to come.

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Weekly Wednesday Update 11/6

Past Weekend 11/1-11/3

Our Club Sports teams fought hard in competition this past weekend, battling teams from all over the Midwest. Butler Hockey faced IU on November 1st, but unfortunately lost a tough one, 13-1. It was a very tough and physically demanding game. Men’s Club Lacrosse also couldn’t quite convert, losing to Miami of Ohio on November 2nd, 14-3. Grant Eberle, Will Dunleavy, and Carl Nelson all scored for Butler and Aidan Dowdy had 11 saves. Shaun Worker played in his last Club Lacrosse game at Butler. The Men’s Club Volleyball team had a successful trip to Peoria, Illinois on Saturday, November 2nd, competing in the Bradley University Annual Fall Tournament. The team finished pool play with a set record of 6-0. Unfortunately, they dropped their Gold Quarterfinal match to Bradley in 3 sets with the scores of 24-26, 25-23, and 13-15. To wrap up the weekend, Club Crew raced in the Bald Eagle Regatta hosted by Purdue University Crew on November 2nd. The Women’s Novice 8A placed 8th, the Women’s Novice 8B placed 3rd, and the Men’s Novice 8C placed 8th. In total, 14 schools participated in this Regatta.

Upcoming Weekend 11/8-11/10

This weekend, Butler Hockey will take on Miami of Ohio at Goggin Ice Arena on Friday, 11/8 at 6:20pm and Saturday, 11/9 at 5pm. Club Curling has a match on Friday in Fishers, Indiana at 7:30pm. Additionally, a few of our Club teams are traveling throughout the Midwest to compete. Women’s Club Volleyball is traveling to Michigan for a tournament hosted by Western Michigan University on Saturday, November 9th. Club Climbing is competing in the Windy City Gritty in Chicago on Saturday as well. This is a USA Climbing sanctioned competition and will count towards the Regional Bouldering competition for the Heartland Region. Our Women’s Club Basketball team is hosting their first tournament in the HRC on Sunday, November 10th. Tip-off for the first game will be at 11am.

Check out the Butler Esports page to see the multiple matches they are competing in this weekend!

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Weekly Wednesday Update 10/30

Past Weekend 10/25-10/27

As our Fall Club Sports are coming to an end and Winter Club Sports are starting up their practices and putting together their schedules for the season, our newest Club Sports Team, Esports, is competing almost every weekend, with multiple teams competing. This past weekend, the Butler Esports Rocket League A Team competed against Purdue University on Saturday, October 26th but unfortunately, fell short 3-1. The Butler Esports Challengers Team faced Illinois Institute of Technology on Sunday, October 27th, but couldn’t quite convert, losing 2-0.

Upcoming Weekend 11/1-11/3

This Friday, November 1st, Club Curling has a late match starting at 9:30 at Fuel Tank. Butler Hockey faces the IU Hoosiers on Friday as well, at 9:45pm in Pop Weaver Youth Pavilion. Men’s Club Lacrosse has their last fall game of the season, facing Miami of Ohio at 1pm on I-lot Field 5. The Butler Men’s Club Volleyball Team will be traveling to Peoria, Illinois to participate in the Bradley University Fall Invitational on Saturday, November 2nd. On Sunday, November 3rd, the Climbing Club is going to be climbing outside in Muscatatuck County Park. Lastly, check out the Butler Esports page on this website to see the multiple teams that are competing online this weekend!

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Weekly Wednesday Update 10/23

Past Weekend 10/18-10/20

On Friday, October 18th, the Bass Fishing Club competed at the FLW College Fishing Central Division Stop #3 from 6am-4pm. They finished 91st out of 131 teams, with a total Weight of 1 lb 15 oz. This was their highest finishing place in competition so far this year! Butler Hockey had a double header against Xavier this past weekend, unfortunately losing both games. They lost 7-2 on Friday, 10/18 and 7-2 on Saturday, 10/19.

Upcoming Weekend 10/25-10/27

This Friday, October 25th, the Curling Team has a match at the Fuel Tank in Fishers starting at 9:30pm. The Butler Esports Rocket League A Team will be playing Purdue University on Saturday, October 26th at 3:00pm, and the match will be streamed over at twitch.tv/stepheng13. Additionally, the Butler Esports Challengers vs Illinois Institute of Technology will compete in the Collegiate Starleague. This match will be broadcasted & commentated on twitch.tv/ButlerEsports.

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Club Sports Fall 2019 Semester Wrap-Up

The 2019 fall semester has been one of growth, learning, and success for the Club Sports Program and our teams. This past semester we divided our club sports program into two categories- competitive and recreational, accepted 6 new clubs, hired 6 new student employees, and had Athletic Trainers staff our home competitions.

As for our clubs, each team had a unique fall semester, many of which were full of prosperity. Here is a recap of the highlights of each team’s last few months:

Competitive Clubs:

Women’s Basketball: This fall, with 12 members on their team, the women’s basketball team hosted a three-team round robin tournament at Butler. It took place on November 10th and it was a successful tournament for the club.

Climbing: The team has experienced a lot of success this fall. With 40 climbers, they participated in two USA climbing sanctioned competitions, one in Chicago and the other in Glendale Heights. The team really grew as individual climbers and as a group, doing a great job representing Butler.

Curling: The 27-person curling squad participates in weekly Friday-night matches at Fuel Tank in Fishers, Indiana. The team competed against themselves in some scrimmages and also against other local teams. Overall, they had a successful season.

Crew: Butler’s crew team participated in several regattas that took place at the Indianapolis Rowing Center. They rowed against a few local universities in Indianapolis, such as IUPUI.

Equestrian: The team has participated in two competitive horse shows, having successful outcomes at both events. All riders placed in the competition in October at St. Mary of the Woods, gaining points towards regionals and nationals.

Esports: Esports is a new and upcoming sport that has become a competitive sport across the nation! Butler has multiple Club Esports teams such as Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, and Rainbow Six. Our Butler Esports teams have had a lot of success this first semester and they are excited to continue competing moving forward!

 Golf: The golf team competed in two tournaments, finishing 1st in the NCCGA Regional Tournament #2 at Blackthorn Golf Club. Individually, Josh Mullenix placed 2nd overall. While they weren’t as successful in their first tournament, they had 20 players attend who learned and grew from the experience!

Hockey: The hockey team was very active this semester, playing the most games out of all the club teams! After competing in 14 games, they had some great success, but also some losses. They are looking forward to starting up again this next semester!

Men’s Lacrosse: This semester was a rebuilding season for the men’s lacrosse team. They competed in 4 events and scrimmaged the women’s lacrosse team. While their outcomes were not what they were looking for, they are hopeful and excited for the spring season.

Women’s Lacrosse: The team traveled to West Virginia to participate in a tournament and also hosted a tournament in the fall semester. They scrimmaged the men’s lacrosse team as well. They hosted 4 teams in November and had a very successful weekend. They are looking forward to what the spring season has in store!

Ski and Snowboarding: The team is excited for winter to arrive so that they can go to their first event of the season! They will be going on their first trip January 25th!

Men’s Soccer: The team had their best season in over 7 years, with a record of 5-2-3. They also tied for 3rd for most shutouts with 6 out of an entire conference of 50 teams! This season was extremely successful for our men’s soccer team and we are so proud of their hard work!

Women’s Soccer: The women’s team hosted many games this semester at the IM and Varsity fields. They also did lots of traveling in the fall, going to Chicago and Ohio for games as well. The team has a roster of 21 people. Since fall is their main season, the team will be training during the spring semester.

Swimming: The swim team traveled to Purdue University and to Cincinnati for fall swim meets. They also attended the College Club Swimming Regional Championship at IUPUI in November.

Tennis: With 22 members, the tennis team has attended many matches throughout the semester and represented Butler very well at two tournaments they attended. They won the Silver Bracket at the University of Toledo Clay Court Invitational and the Indiana St. Tennis Tournament!

Ultimate: The ultimate frisbee team had a pretty great first semester, with a record of 8-1, going 5-0 at the IWU invitational and 3-1 at the Butler Fall invite. Beyond that, they are still trying to practice when there isn’t snow on the ground. They are looking forward to the spring season and are hoping to continue their success!

Men’s Volleyball: With a 14-person roster, the team has an ‘A’ team and a ‘B’ team, both of which attend tournaments. They hosted a tournament in September and attended an away one at Bradley University. The team finished the fall season with a 6-2-2 record. Overall, it was a very strong start to the season for men’s volleyball. They showed great grit and determination throughout every match they played this semester.

Women’s Volleyball: The women’s volleyball team is made up of 19 members, which are split between the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams. Both teams attended two away tournaments in the fall at Indiana University and Western Michigan University. Overall, they had a prosperous season!

 

Recreational Clubs:

Bass Fishing: Their first semester as an approved club sport, Bass Fishing is starting to build their club and become competitive. They competed in one tournament coming in 91st out of 131 teams with a total weight of 1lb 5oz.

Beach Volleyball: Their first semester as an approved club sport, Beach volleyball focused on building their roster and playing friendly matches at Holt Park.

CHAARG: A club that has existed as a student organization for several years made the transition to club sports this past semester. They held several events all over Indiana visiting different workout facilities, including Cyclebar, Shred-415, Broad Ripple FitClub, and The Barre Code.

Dance: The Dance club wasted no time getting their club together for their first semester as an approved club sport. They held several dance practices for varying types of dance and held two dance showcases to show off their hard work to the Butler community.

Run: Run club made the transition to club sports this past semester and has been focused on building up their membership as they look to enter races this upcoming spring.

The Club Sports Program would like to thank our Club Sports officers, Club Sports Supervisor staff, and our Club Sports undergraduate assistants for their hard work this past semester. We look forward to continue to grow and support our Club Sports Program.

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Weekly Wednesday Update 10/16

Past Weekend 10/11-10/13

On Saturday October 12th, the Men’s Club Volleyball Team hosted their first invitational of the year. It started at 9am and the championship match concluded at 4pm. The tournament consisted of 5 teams who all faced off against one another in round robin play. After this concluded, the teams moved into bracket play. The Butler A team finished 2nd in the tournament with a record of 9-4. The Butler B team finished 4th in the tournament with a record of 3-7. Overall, there were a decent number of outside fans, primarily from other schools. The team commented that the tournament ran very smoothly and overall, the preseason tournament was a success! Additionally, Club Tennis traveled to Toledo for the weekend and participated in the Toledo Clay Court Invitational. The team went 0-2 in pool play, but bounced back later on to win the Silver Bracket. There were many close matches throughout the weekend, giving many club members new exposure to higher competition of play. The Ultimate Club team also hosted their first invitational of the year on Saturday, 10/12 from 9am-4:30pm. Overall, Butler went 3-1 and earned $1400 in bid fees. In total, 8 different teams participated in the tournament.

Upcoming Weekend 10/18-10/20

This weekend, only a few Club Sports teams are competing in events as many students are going home for Fall Break. Butler Hockey will be competing against Xavier on Friday, 10/18 at 8pm and Saturday, 10/19 at 1:30pm, both games taking place at Sports Plus Ice Arena. Additionally, the Equestrian Club is headed to their first Horse Show of the year at St. Mary of the Woods for the weekend.

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Weekly Wednesday Update 10/9

Past Weekend 10/4-10/6

This past Saturday, the Butler Climbing Club attended the Pebble Crusher USA Bouldering Competition at Vertical Endeavors in Glendale Heights. This competition is an annual event held by Vertical Endeavors. It was the first competition for Climbing Club this year and the first USA Climbing sanctioned competition for the season in the Heartland Region. Overall, Butler was the highest scoring collegiate team. Eric White snatched the 1st place spot for the Men’s Recreational Division, Peter Larson placed 1st in Men’s Intermediate Division, Austin Ware got 3rd Place for Men’s Intermediate Division, and Sarah Frischmeyer placed 3rd for Women’s Intermediate. There were 8 total competitors for Butler. Additionally, Butler Hockey had two games this past weekend, both against Indiana University Northwest. Butler won 17-1 on Saturday, and 10-2 on Sunday. These games were a big confidence booster for the team and gave the opportunity for everyone to have equal playing time.

Upcoming Weekend 10/11-10/13

This weekend, Club Tennis will be traveling to the University of Toledo for the Clay Court Invitational on Friday, October 11th. They will be there competing until Sunday, October 13th. Men’s Club Soccer has two big games this weekend, both at home! They will play Indiana University at the Sellick Bowl on Friday, 10/11 at 7pm and Miami University on Saturday, 10/12 at 1pm on IM Field 4. Curling has a match on Friday at 9:30pm at Fuel Tank. Women’s Club Soccer is headed to Chicago to compete against Marquette at 1pm on Saturday, 10/12. Butler Ultimate is hosting their first Ultimate Frisbee Tournament this year for teams around Indiana on Saturday, 10/12 beginning at 9am. There will be games being played on IM Fields 1, 2, 6, and 7 throughout the day. The Butler Club Men’s Volleyball Team will be hosting their Fall Classic Tournament on Saturday, 10/12 in the HRC starting at 9am. Lastly, there is a Club Crew Regatta on Sunday, 10/13 from 8am-5pm at the Indianapolis Rowing Center.