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Chip Hanauer ’76—The boat guy
Fall 2014

Chip Hanauer '76 went from champion hydroplane racer to The Boat Guy, losing his voice and finding himself along the way.


Categories: Athletics, Recreation, Alumni
Tags: Boating, Racing, Hydroplane boats


Games everyone can play
Summer 2013

Intramural sports at WSU have a long and popular history, from baseball games in 1898 to flag football and Battleship in Gibb Pool in 2013.


Categories: Athletics, Recreation
Tags: Intramural sports, Students


Dan Nelson '89—25,000 miles of trails
Summer 2010
Dan Nelson knows his way around Washington’s woods. As the author of a dozen books on hikes, snowshoe trips, and trails throughout the Cascades, Eastern Washington, and the Olympic Peninsula, he’s logged thousands of miles for research.“I...
Categories: Alumni, Recreation
Tags: Hiking, Trails, Writers


Annie Thiessen '99—The pacemaker
Summer 2010
“I wasn’t always fast,” says Annie Thiessen, a Tacoma veterinarian who in the past 10 years has won well over 30 marathons. “I just don’t know what happened.” But she does know when it happened. It was 2005 and she was competing i...
Categories: Athletics, Recreation, Alumni
Tags: Marathons, Running


Derren Patterson '07—Dangerous beauty
Summer 2010
Derren Patterson went out to see the world and landed in Bolivia leading bicycle tours down the world’s most dangerous road.Patterson is one for adventure. After graduating from WSU with a history degree, he decided to travel, paying for it f...
Categories: Alumni, Recreation
Tags: Mountain biking, Bolivia


Meeting the Challenge
Spring 2005
I stand atop the steel pole and take a few deep breaths. There is nothing to hold onto, and balance is key.Then I jump.The ropes catch me before I can even recover my breath.I've done it. I've completed the Cougar Perch, the hardest part of the Cha...
Categories: Recreation
Tags: University Recreation (UREC), Ropes


Recycled shoes furnish Kid's Cave
Fall 2004
FieldTurf now provides soft landings for more than 160 pre-school children playing in the "Kid's Cave" at Washington State University. In April the 16- by-21-yard carpet was installed in the alcove beneath the WSU Children's Center, formerly Roger...
Categories: Recreation
Tags: Children, Recycling