Kendo takes first at Cornell
The Kendo club A-team took first place at Cornell University’s 4th Annual Kendo Tournament Nov. 15 and 16.
At the All Hallows Tournament the next week, Summerlin Walker was promoted to Nidan and the status of instructor, while Jaewoo Kim was promoted to Sandan.
Club Vice President Matt Mihalich said promotions are earned through the test of the Kata, a ritualized martial art form that is a practiced set of moves you do to create muscle memory.
The Kendo Club is done for the fall but will resume competition in April in a tournament at Harvard University.
Men’s Frisbee finishes 19-7
Playing with only nine people instead of its usual number in the teens, men’s Frisbee swept its pooling Nov. 9, including wins over Johns Hopkins University, 13-8, and University of Pennsylvania, 13-4. The team outscored its opposition 52-16 on the day, earning it the No. 1 seed on Day 2.
The team then beat Maryland, 11-10, in the quarterfinals and Richmond, 13-5, in the semifinals, before losing to Columbia University in the finals, 13-10.
These games ended the season, during which the team went 19-7. The men travel to San Diego for a tournament during Presidents’ Day Weekend.