Athletic

Climbing Wall

Located in the Bear athletic and recreation center, the climbing wall offers bouldering, top rope climbing, autobelays and lead climbing opportunities. Open sessions are scheduled 4-5 days weekly, with additional specialty sessions for beginners, groups and advanced workshops. The bouldering wall is open most times the center is open. In addition to GORP sponsored climbing times, GORP is happy to schedule sessions for any groups of 6 or more wishing to use the wall.

Pope is MWC Pitcher of the Week

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Ben Pope, '12 (pictured), a right-hander from Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa HS), has been named Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Pope fired a complete-game four-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Illinois College Saturday, guaranteeing the Pioneers at least a tie of the Midwest Conference South Division. He fanned four batters as Grinnell moved to 8-0 in league play and 17-11 overall.

Grinnell well-represented in ITA men's tennis rankings

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot.

Juan Carlos Perez ’11 (pictured) is ranked both in singles and doubles. He is eighth in the region in singles and 14th in doubles with Dmitriy Glumov ’12.
 
 

Grinnell's Montgomery is MWC Track Performer of the Week

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College’s David Montgomery has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Track Performer of the Week.

Montgomery, who is from Elmhurst, Ill. (York HS), had a stellar weekend at the Buena Vista Challenge in Storm Lake, Iowa, taking second in both the mile (4 minutes, 25 seconds) and 3000-meter run (8:49.23). Both are top times in the Midwest Conference this season.

The Women’s Track Performer of the Week is Emily Schudrowitz of St. Norbert College, while the Field Performer is Krystal Sterling of Carroll University.
 

Grinnell's Skelly named MWC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College’s Matt Skelly ‘12 has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week.

Skelly, a 6-4, 182-pound sophomore forward from Phoenix, Ariz. (St. Mary’s), played a big role in Grinnell’s weekend wins over Lawrence University and Carroll University. He tallied 20 points in a 90-89 victory over Lawrence and was a sizzling 9-of-16 from 3-point range and finished with 30 points in the Pioneers’ buzzer-beater win over Carroll. The win over Carroll was the Pioneers’ first in the last five tries, with the previous victory coming on Dec. 1, 2007.

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