The Kansas Delta Theta chapter participates in Wildcat Request Live

Oct 26, 2011

DELTA THETA (Kansas State) — Students rushed to find the perfect seats as music played over the speakers in Bramlage Coliseum Tuesday night. As they waited for the competition to start, they passed the time with house chants, dancing in the aisles and group photos. Although the K-State cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Kansas State Marching Band drum line solicited cheers from the crowd, it was the student-coordinated dances that brought the crowd volume up.

Luke Fangman (Kansas State ’09), president of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and senior in civil engineering has spent four years participating in WRL.

“I wanted to lead by example and still show people that even in your fourth year you can stay extremely involved in homecoming. The rush of doing things in front of 4,000 of your greek peers is pretty neat,” Fangman said.

Fangman said that he used to get nervous but he no longer does.

WRL is the third major event during Homecoming week at K-State. During the part dance, part lip sync competition, homecoming pairings are judged on many different criteria. According to the Homecoming Handbook given to the greek pairings, there are four evenly divided categories.

“The judges were told to look for the maximum number of participants, the props the groups were allowed, that the dances were in good taste, that they were following the theme and that they weren’t [using] unsafe departures from the competitive area,” said Megan Sherlock, associate director of student programs for the K-State Alumni Association.

Each pairing will receive 20 points toward its participation in Homecoming and 75 points toward its total for first place. The winners for WRL will be announced on Friday at the pep rally.

Full article by Caroline Sweeney, Kansas State Collegian


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