UAB Stompdown is back for 2012
Posted on Oct 09, 2012 in News
Blazer Nation truly celebrated the meaning of “Our Town, Our Team” last week when ten Greek organizations competed in the annual Stompdown competition for Homecoming week.
Each team was required to self-choreograph a stomp dance of up to seven minutes. As part of the judging process, each team had to incorporate the 2012 Homecoming theme into a routine.
The creative elements ranged from theatrical skits to comedic dances. Themes included Willy Wonka, The Hunger Games, Blazers v. Lions, and more.
“I think that the theme this year allowed for students to celebrate UAB, Birmingham, and the new era of UAB Athletics. Homecoming gives a chance for the students that love UAB to show the less enthusiastic students “Our Town. Our Team. #BlazerNation,” said Evan Colmenares, Spirit Coordinator of the Homecoming Committee.
The male organizations that placed first in a category are as follows: Beta Chi Theta for “Best Dance” and “Best Skit,” and Delta Sigma Phi for “Best Stomp.”
“We were absolutely thrilled to be a part of Stompdown. We really wanted to get our name out there and show people who Beta Chi is. We were humbled to have been recognized Wednesday for our hard work. Congrats to all the other participating organizations and go Blazers!” said Jack Li, Beta Chi Theta Social Chair and stomp choreographer.
This year, the men really kicked up their game during the competition. In the past, the male division performances weren’t nearly as elaborate,” said Colmenares.
The female organizations that placed in 1st in a category are as follows: Alpha Omicron Pi for “Best Dance” and Best Skit,” and Alpha Kappa Alpha for “Best Stomp.”
The 2012 Stomp Down Competition winners are Delta Sigma Phi for the male division and Alpha Omicron Pi for the female division.
“We worked really hard and put a lot of hours towards practicing. We are just really glad that the judges saw that!” said Mattie Boyd, Alpha Omicron Pi stomp participant.
Mini competitions included a Blaze Imitation Contest and raffle drawings. Prizes included an Alabama-themed Whole Foods gift basket and a free spray tan from Palm Beach Tan.
The overall winners for UAB 2012 Homecoming Week are Theta Chi and Alpha Omicron Pi.
To see a video slideshow UAB Stompdown 2012.