Friday, April 30, 2010


Hocking College Disc Golf Tournament

Nelsonville Ohio Saturday May 29, 2010

This will be an unsanctioned tournament Player Sign Up Begins May 3rd Contact Tim Rice

( or 740-753-6541) Event Day Check-in will begin at 9:30 am 1st

twenty-five participants to sign up will receive a disc10:15 m Players Meeting

Tee Off will be at 10:30 am

There will be one round of 18 played from the short tees and one round of 18 from mixed tees

There will be three divisions- Advanced, Intermediate, and Recreational

1st-3rd place in each division will receive a prize

There will be a CTP (closest to the pin) after each round of play

There will be an optional ace fund

There will also be a 6 hole kids tournament available

Rules and regulations will be posted soon.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kinetic Climbing Stimulus Competition

Come With Us as wee go up to compete in Kinetic's Stimulus Bouldering Competition. Kinetic is a bouldering facility located in C-bus near the north campus area.

Cost: $15 Total ($5 for Transportation Fee and $10 to Kinetic for Event Entry)

Departure: We will leave from the Student Center and 4pm on Thursday April 29th, the Comp start at 6

Return: We will arrive back at campus around 11ish

What to bring: money for food on the way up, and same if you want food on the way home- your shoes and chalk-snacks and water for during the comp

If your interested contact the OP office to sign up: 753-6541, located in 202 in the Student Center

Athens Bouldering Trip I

April 14
Join Hocking College Outdoor Pursuits and Climbing Club as we take a little bouldering trip to Athens and visit the trailerpark boulder and COAD boulders.Our staff will give you a tour of some of the finest sandstone that ohio has to offer. We can supply chalk, shoes and crash pads. YOU can be the first to fall on our new revolution Mission pads.

Cost: $3

Departure Time: 5:05pm from the Student Center Return: After dark, and a stop at dairy queen

Date: April 14

Space is Limited, So Stop in the OP Office to sign up with Tim

Day Bike Trip to Alumn Creek SP
May 22nd
Bike Day Trip to Alum Creek SP May 22nd Join us for a great day of biking on the trails at Alum Creek State Park. There are 3 mountain bike trails, one for every skill level. No equipment? No problem, we have bikes and gear for you to borrow to join in the fun. Join us on this fun filled day of biking.

Cost: $15

Departing for the Student Center at 8am SHARP

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mustach March Results

Well Mustach March has come and gone and scarred a few souls in the process. Some have learned that folicle freedom is a ability to be cherished, while others have learned or been told by friends and family that they should never try to attempt such a feat again.

We raised $60 and collected 41 food items weighing in at 46 pounds totals from entry fees and voting donations. This is all being donated to the Athens County Food Pantry.

Here is a recap of the divisions:

Best of Show: The name basically sums it up. This award is reserved for the most spectacular specimen produced over the course of the month. This is utterly subjective to the judge's personal opinion, no matter how revealing that may be.
Most Disturbing: When you look at this mustache, goosebumps will appear in places you didn't know you had follicles. If you saw a layman on the street with this mustache, you'd warn other peoples children about this man.
Most Fitting: Sometimes the stars align and a man becomes something... more, with a mustache. This award is given to the mustache that makes a man greater than the sum of his otherwise wholly inadequate parts.
Dirtlip Award
: The little follicles that couldn't. The recipient of this award can only take solace in the fact that this is all for charity.
Pre-Existing Condition Class:
This is an wholly separate class reserved for the few, proud men who choose to wear a mustache every day of their glorious lives. Members of this class are not required to shave their existing mustaches on March 1st, but they are subject to rule #2 listed above. There is only one award for this class, and members of this class are not eligible for any other award categories. Members of this class are encouraged to go for "trick" points as their thick, luxurious, upper-lip base has long been established.
Fakie: Mustache March is all about equal opportunity humiliation. This Award is for the Ladies. Buy or make your best follicle creation and wear it loud and proud on April 1st during the main event for live judging. No animals may be harmed in the creation of your test piece!

And here were the Rules:

The Rules:
Mustache March Rules:
1. All registered participants must be clean-shaven on March 1st, unless they are competing in the pre-existing condition class.
2. Facial hair of any variety is allowed until March 15th, after which point only a mustache is allowed. A mustache is defined as an island of hair that is at least 1cm (root to root) from the nearest body of facial hair. A mustache is an island. Get it? No isthmuses or peninsulas allowed.
3. Registered participants who shave off their mustache prior to judging, or those who refuse to obey to the "island" rule after March 15th are disqualified.

4. Participants will be subjected to a minimum of 2 photographs (before and after) during the course of Mustache March for documentation/humiliation purposes. Additional photography will be solicited. It is highly recommended that you comply to this solicitation for humiliation purposes.
5. Members wishing to compete for the Fakie Award must be present on April 1st at 4pm.

And the Results:

"Best of Show" went to the Student Center own Nate Perez with fine showing of follicle dominance.

"Most Fitting" went to Dan Yancey with a look that could start a revolution, a Mustache Revolution.

"Most Disturbing" was a tie. Believe it or not there were two individuals in this competition that should have not have been allowed to participate. Not because they couldn't grow a stache, but because there attempts at "Stachation" were so traumatic to the general public we have decide to have our legal department draft a contact. Contract states that, these two individuals will never attempt to abuse their upper lip again. Oh, by the way these two are Ian Brown and Joey Stansfield.

"Dirt Lip" went to Justin Snyder with the little follicles that just couldn't. We have encouraged him to train hard in the off season and come back next year.

"Pre - Existing" went to David Breland. It must be known that this field was very limited, we would love to see more Mustache displayed in this category next season. Because these are the individuals who truly challenge social norms and wear their Staches like a badge of honor.

"Fakie" We were very disapointed that no one showed up with a fake display of upper lip hair.

Lastly we would like to give a shout out of thanks to all 30+ individuals that competed in Mustach March and helped the Athens County Food Pantry.

Until next year, let follicle freedom ring.

Photos from the Finale can be found one our Facebook page along with photos from throughout the competition.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hot and Nasty Spring Break Adventure Pt. 1

While many college students across the country hit the beach in search of who knows what, a group of us from Hocking headed inland for Spring Break. Early Sunday morning six of us met at the student center to load up and get a move on. We were headed for the fabled rock of the Midwest. We filled the trailer, hopped in the van, and took off for the country's interior.

After a few hours drive we found ourselves in Louisville, Ky. We stopped for a quick round of disc golf in the rain. While it wasn't pouring we had a bad feeling about this precipitation and what it might mean for the rest of our climbing pilgrimage. We stopped again somewhere in Indiana at one of those huge truck stops with the fast food inside. Some grabbed the ever gut wrenching T-Bell while I chose the more user friendly Subway. This would prove to be a mistake.

When I ordered my sandwich the girl behind the counter asked me if I would like double meat and a free cookie. I said yes to the free cookie not realizing that I needed the extra proteins to get the oatmeal raisin treat. There was a long moment of confusion between us about it which I thought was caused by my lack of sleep. This would prove to be untrue. There were a few other instances of supreme confusion during the toasted or untoasted section of my transaction as well as the veggie portion. Now it's time for sauce. I asked politely for Chipotle Southwest. Her response was simply, "Great Job".

Now I'm not sure if it's just the boredom induced by growing up in Truckstop, Indiana or if it was some inside joke that I didn't get, but this was more than I could handle. I paid quickly and left so as to avoid the panic attack I could feel swelling up inside me. I sat my sandwich on the table and announced to the group that, "ordering that sandwich nearly killed me". They all erupted into laughter. When I told them the story they were nearly in tears. This puzzled me until I found out that Eric had just minutes before relayed a similar story to the group. So thank you Indiana for all the fun and laughs. Lets never do that again.

After a quick check of the weather it became apparent that SoIll would be soaked and we decided to head straight for Arkansas. Things would soon spiral into a new realm of funny/weird/ridiculous/confusing. For more than a few hours we drove through rain of all kinds. I think Forrest Gump said it best, "We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night... ". Then the rain cleared and we arrived in Springfield, Mo.

We had stopped for a Wal-mart run. We needed supplies and this was the last vestige of hope to get them. We spent some time in the store picking out food and looking at things we might need. We loaded it all in the trailer and hopped back in the van. Tim noticed something was under our windshield wiper and Dan grumbled something about hating it when people do that. Tim pulled it out and quickly realized that it was not some dumb flyer.

Upon examination he revealed to us a note. It was written by some girls that we had seen in the store. It asked us what band we were in and that we should hit them up on facebook. We laughed for a good while and decided to take pictures, those will come soon, I assure you. So now with our food and gear stowed we hit the road for Arkansas.

When we got to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch there was several inches of snow on the ground. We were worried to say the least. It was 3am, we were tired, and there was snow. things weren't looking good.