Canada sent a total of 84 athletes to Budapest, Hungary, for the competition, and walked away with seven medals. They picked up two more bronze medals in relay events, due in large part to two T-Birds stars: Yuri Kisil and Markus Thormeyer.
Even with the USports season finished, many Thunderbirds came out to break in the new facility and use the stacked field of competition to warm up for upcoming summer international meets including the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
This year, the meet will be headlined by many ’Birds including olympians Markus Thormeyer, Yuri “The Missile” Kisil, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson and senior UBC swim team members Carson Olafson and Stefan Milosevic.
A lot of bands have weird and crazy stories about the way that they all met. The Cut Losses are no different. Patrick McWilliams almost gave up on music before rediscovering it through literature classes and songwriting in high school.
A big surprise from the meet came in the form of fourth-year Alex Loginov’s win in the 50m freestyle. Loginov finished under the “A” standard mark of 22.47 with a final time of 22.24, touching ahead of both Kisil and Thormeyer.
We’re one week away from April and it’s the time of the year where the semester is winding down, but we haven’t the slightest amount of courage to face the Everest-high pile of assignments that’s amassed itself throughout the semester.
The Thunderbirds' last game of the tourney would decide who finished third and fourth in the final rankings. Their opponent, the McMaster University Marauders, swept the game 3-0 to claim U Sports bronze. Byron Keturakis recorded 31 assists but
The grand finale pitted the Thunderbirds against the Pandas in an all-Canada West thriller. The T-Birds won the first two sets before falling in the third 25-13. But the team rallied. Led once again by Danielle Brisebois — playing her final game.
“A few years ago, we became more of a competitive club and we went down to California to play against some of the top teams there, which are a lot better than here,” said Wallace. This road trip helped propel the club into United States Quidditch.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday night this year, so get your green shirt and lucky liver ready. While it might be a good idea to ease off on your nights out, it doesn’t mean that the rest of your week has to be boring.
The Golden Bears came into Thunderbird Stadium wanting revenge. They were met with the wall that was the Thunderbirds' defence. UCB was kept to just six points over the entire game — one of their worst performances of their season that included both
The annual VIMFF Ski Night at the Frederic Wood Theatre showcased three very different but equally amazing ski films from all over the world. The event was organized in association with the Varsity Outdoor Club.
The ’Birds dominated Friday night’s opening game of the conference quarter-finals, winning the game in three sets. They took the first set by a score of 25-16. The Wolfpack came back strong in the next two sets, but UBC held off their attack.
UBC emerged as the victors in their Canada West quarter-final against Brandon. The other two teams moving into the Final Four are the University of Manitoba Bisons, the University of Alberta Golden Bears and the Trinity Western University Spartans.
The ’Birds were facing stiff competition this year from programs across the country led by Olympians. But UBC had depth on their side with a large roster. This allowed them to place themselves on nearly every podium in the women’s, men’s and relays.