VEISHEA FUN: Tug Of War Rivalry

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It's VEISHEA weekend at Iowa State University in Ames and it’s packed with activities for students and alumni.

The big parade is being held Saturday morning, but there was plenty to do Friday as people slipped into the spirit of VEISHEA.

Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Forestry Club faced off in a contest of strength and will in a rivalry so long nobody can remember when it started. The tug of war matches pitted the men versus men and women versus women.  Friday was a big day for the ASCE ,  with both the men and women tasting victory for the first time in several years.

Senior Clay DeWitt of the ASCE team said his guys “had more stamina” to hold out through the match.  After the women won, they turned cheerleaders/spoilers. Their job was to cheer the men, and launch water balloons at the other team. The Forestry Club women did likewise.

ASCE member Katelyn Weber said as engineers they had a strategy, launch the water balloons at the other teams feet, so they would slip.

The tug of war contest has its own traveling trophy, an axe.

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