Final 6 prepare for the end


Cayla Maurer

Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma tug Friday at the campus pond. Tri Sigma defeated Kappa Delta with a time 1:13. Tri Sigma will tug against Alpha Sigma Alpha Saturday at noon.

Jason Howell

Jarad Jarmon, Managing Editor

Once covered in fresh green grass, the now mud-ridden lanes saw even more action as six Tugs teams fought to go on to the Tugs Finals.

Despite a majority who believed Kappa Delta would win Tugs on The Daily Eastern News website poll, the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority came out on top and will take on the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority in the Women’s Division Finals.

Grace Narcisi, an Alpha Sigma Alpha tugger, said her team was in the finals last year

“It was devastating that we didn’t get first, but we know how hard it takes to get there,” Narcisi said. “We made it, and we will get to do again this year.”

Starting off Friday’s Tugs rounds, the Sigma Pi fraternity took a swift victory over Sigma Phi Epsilon of 49 seconds in the Little Men’s Division.

Sigma Pi Tugger Joe Sbertoli said they had been training all year and preparing for these events.

“It came down to who wanted it more,” Sbertoli said. “We have been winning for three years in a row now, and we want to keep that tradition going.”

They will be taking on the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, who had the slowest victory of the day over the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity with 2:34 minutes, in the finals at 4 p.m. Saturday.

In the Big Men’s Division, Sigma Pi and Lambda Chi Alpha will face off in finals after taking out the Sigma Chi fraternity in 1:11 minutes and the Sigma Nu fraternity in 1:24 minutes, respectively.

After months spent training and digging themselves in the mud, these six will take each other on the last day of Tugs and the start to several other Greek events during Greek Week. Tugs Finals start at 12 p.m. Saturday. Pyramids will start at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Both events will kick off at the Campus Pond.

Jarad Jarmon can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]