Tugging a rope all day.

On Saturday, September 27th, Hope College had their 117th Pull competition. For those of you who don’t know, Pull is the longest college tradition in the nations that consists of Odd Year versus Even Year playing a crazy intense game of “tug-a-war” across the black river. Odd year consisted of the sophomores (class off 17′) with senior coaches (15′). Even Year consisted of the freshmen (18′) with juniors as their coaches (16′). Below are some pictures that help explain the pull.

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Here is a video right before the pull of the girls moralers getting pumped!

Here is a video of the very beginning of the pull!


In the end, the Sophomores (ODD YEAR) won after a hard 3 hours. They also set a record for the most feet ever pulled with 90 feet, 8 more feet than the previous record! GO ODD YEAR! It was a great day!


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My name is John Luke Hawkins and I am a sophomore at Hope. I am from the small agriculture town of Tipton, Indiana. I love my new Home sweet Hope. Currently, I double majoring in Communications and Religion. When I am not doing homework (too often), I might be working one of my jobs as a Library Worker, Overnight Host, or Student Blogger. If I am not doing homework or work, I am probably doing something with my numerous organizations that I am involved in such as Dance Marathon, Gospel Choir, Intramurals, Nykerk, and a small group. If I come up with free time amongst all that, then I like to run, free dance, self-reflect, go on adventures, and spend time with friends. Hope College has really helped me discover who I am. Here it is in seven words: energetic, organized, contemplative, determined, silly, social, and intentional.

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