Hawk Wild is returning to Quincy University since COVID-19

A group of students covered in paint in the middle of Friars Field participating in a previous Hawk Wild event

Hawk Wild is returning to Quincy University for the first time since COVID-19 when it was shut down for safety reasons. However, the event has been a success in the past so QU student engagment wants to bring it back.

Kyle Reeves, (second from left) posing with his Hawk Wild team in The Cafe.

“Me and my buddies did Hawk Wild back when I was an undergraduate student and I thought it was sweet! It was nice that once the weather got warm we could get outside and have a good time. I’m glad they are bringing it back,” Kyle Reeves, graduate student, said.

The Hawk Wild event is scheduled to start on Thursday, April 27 and continue through Saturday, April 29. Mainly on Friars Field.

Students received an email that included the sign up form and all of the information. There are a handful of different events scheduled for each day of the competition. On Thursday, April 27 there will be a lip syncing battle, blindfolded drawing and a food eating competition. Day two will consist of various relay games, tug of war and slip n’ slide kickball. Finally, day three will be inflatable races, axe throwing and capture the flag.

Hawk Wild will be set up with teams of eight, including at least three women per team. Hawk Wild is open to any students that want to sign up and play.

However, the most important detail is the prize. The winners will take home $500, second place will get $300, and third place will get $200. This has fired up a lot of competitive students that think their team can take home the money.

“As soon as I saw the prize for first place I said this is slight, this is an easy $500. There’s a lot you can do in Quincy with $500 so I figured I’d get a team together and go get that,” Ryan Carolan said.

Carolan isn’t the only one with a lot of confidence going into the competition, there is currently a common theme around campus in which all students participating are expecting to win. With QU being such an athlete dominated school, this is not surprising given the competitive nature that the majority of QU students possess.

Some students who aren’t participating are still looking forward to Hawk Wild and plan to get out in the sun and watch the events take place.

“I didn’t really feel like getting a team together but if the weather is nice that weekend I plan on just getting outside and going to watch my friends mess around and have a good time,” Anders Erickson said.

Over the course of this coming week prior to Hawk Wild, teams will start to pile up as we inch closer to the event. Sign up has been open for a couple of weeks now, however, many have not submitted their team roster and name. QU can expect a large amount of teams that are going to sign up at the last second and until then, the wait is on for the established teams.

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