Wichita State News

Hippodrome still going strong after 83 years

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hippodrome 2011, “Huxley’s Got Game,” has come to an end after a week of activities, talented individuals and skit performances. After 83 years, Hippodrome is Wichita State University’s longest-running tradition and is still going strong.

Five groups competed in this year’s skit competition, as well as 10 special attractions.

There was a tie for third place for special attractions between “7Seven” and “Yes!”

“Roy Moye” took home second place, and “Shocker Shakthi” placed first, winning the $150 cash prize.

Delta Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon took home the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress; the winners were Katelynn Snyder as Barbie and Ben Balleau as Troll.

The Hippodrome Spirit Award, which is given out at the discretion of the Campus Traditions Committee, was awarded to Gamma Phi Beta and Beta Theta Pi.

Alpha Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon won the award for best use of the mystery item, which was a life-sized cut-out of Justin Bieber.

The first place overall performance award for Division II went to Pi Iota Chi and Kappa Sigma.

For Division I, third place went to Gamma Phi Beta and Beta Theta Pi. Second went to Phi Delta Theta and Delta Delta Delta. And the first place overall performance award and coveted traveling trophy went to Delta Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon for their performance of “Beauty and the Troll.”

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