The WashU Brazilian jiu-jitsu club competed at the Fuji BJJ Championships on Saturday, Feb. 18 in St. Charles, Mo. Seth Olinger and Josh Kim both picked up bronze medals for WashU.
The WashU swimming club competed at the Northwestern Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Evanston, Ill., finishing ninth in the team standings. Gina Bruscianelli led WashU with three top-five finishes, including a win the 25-meter breaststroke. Also for the Bears, Rachel Hellman picked up a pair of top-three finishes, Matt Audia finished fifth in the 100-meter backstroke and Carissa Wei took seventh in the 50-meter breaststroke.
The WashU triathlon club hosted Tri WashU on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Sumers Recreation Center. The top male finishers were Sean Fallon, Caleb Wolters and Zachary Teed while the top female finishers were Lizzie Abbott, Ellie Gottdenker and Kate Westenberg.
The women's rugby club suffered a home loss to the University of Central Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 25 at South Campus Field. Tatianna Capko and Maddy Yaggi both scored tries for the Bears in the effort.
The WashU baseball club traveled to Carbondale, Ill., on Saturday, Feb. 25, to play a doubleheader against Southern Illinois University. WashU dropped the opener 7-1 before suffering a 6-4 loss in the nightcap. WashU got solid pitching performances from Ean Murnan, Eddie Devine, Kyle Jeter, and Daniel Pefley.
The WashU equestrian club traveled to Galva, Ill., on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, to compete in the Blackhawk College IHSA Stock Show. Ali Wilkening competed in Intermediate Western Horsemanhship II, finishing fifth on Saturday and third on Sunday to score six points for WashU.
The women's water polo club went 4-0 to win the Heartland Conference Tournament Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26 at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. WashU beat Knox College twice (15-5 and 14-2) and Carleton College twice (14-1, 15-0) to earn the sweep. Freshman Helene Miles scored 14 goals to lead WashU while Erin Daranauer had 13 steals and goalkeeper Isabelle Trier had 12 assists. Trier and Miles were named Co-Heartland Division Player of the Week by the Collegiate Water Polo Association.