Think you are good enough to represent Western as one of the varsity Mustang elite? Well now is the time to try out or shut up with most tryouts continuing through this week and next.
Not recruited? Don't worry, many walk-on athletes make the grade every year as the coaches keep a sharp eye out for a diamond in the rough. If you think that could be you, give it a try.
To be eligible for intercollegiate sports, individuals must be registered as a full-time student. Graduate and transfer students, with some exceptions, are eligible for most sports.
Badminton (Men & Women)
Coach: Bill Mason
Athletes interested are to contact Bill Mason at home or come out to warm up tryouts today or Monday between 6p.m. and 8p.m. at Atlhouse College. Formal tryouts will begin Wed. Sept. 16 for men at Thames Hall (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) and Fri. Sept. 18 for women at Althouse College (6 - 8 p.m.)
Coach: Craig Boydell
Those individuals that missed the information meeting yesterday are to contact Craig Boydell immediately. Formal tryouts begin on Mon. Sept. 21.
Coach: Bob Delaney
An information meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 14 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall. Tryouts begin on Mon. Sept. 21 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall.
Cross Country (M&W)
Coach: Bob Vigars
Daily practice sessions commence at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Final tryout Intrasquad meet on Wed., Sept. 16 at 5:00 p.m., Gibbons Park, register at Picnic Shelter (Women's 4k and Men's 6k races).
Curling (M & W)
Coach: Bruce McAninch
An information meeting will be held on Wed. Sept. 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall. Women's tryouts will be Oct. 13, 15 & 21. Men's tryouts will be Oct. 14, 20 & 22 both tryouts run from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Thompson Arena.
Fencing (M & W)
Coach: John Buchner
Information on tryouts can be aquired directly through the coach. There are lots of spaces to fill and beginners are welcome.
Coach: Robbin Hewitt
An information meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 3154, Thames Hall. Practice will be at 6:30 a.m. weekdays.
Coach: Gavin Francis
The last day for tryouts is today at 4 p.m..
Coach: Barry Martinelli
679-2111 ext. 8392
For information on tryouts, contact the coach directly.
Coach: Gavin Francis
An information meeting will be held on Wed. Nov. 4 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall.
Rowing (M & W)
Coach: Al Morrow Women
679-2111 ext. 8389
Coach: Volker Nolte Men
679-2111 ext. 8385
Pre-training camp begins the week of Sept. 8 - 13 with training sessions at Lake Fanshawe boathouse twice daily, depending on student schedules. Sessions begin at 8:00 a.m.. There is a meeting for novice rowers on Mon. Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2100, Engineering Science Bldg..
Coach: Gerry Slattery
The last day for tryouts is today at 4:00 p.m. at the Rugby Pitch
Coach: Jack Fairs
679-2111 ext. 8391
An information meeting will be held on Wed. Oct. 7 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3102, Thames Hall.
Coach: Tiffany Foster
Contact the coach for tryout information directly. Tryouts are to follow over the next two weeks.
Swimming (W & M)
Coach: Glen Belfry
679-2111 ext. 8364
An information meeting will be held on Sun. Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 3154, Thames Hall. The first practice for the women will be Mon. Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m. and the men at 5:30 p.m.
Coach: Sarah Gravel
Contact the coach for tryout information. Tryouts run for 2 - 3 weeks and usually start the third week in September so that the team is picked by mid-October.
Coach: Susie Hatch
Tryouts will continue each week day at 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Tennis Courts (opposite Talbot College), except Sat. and Sun. until the team is picked. In the event of rain meet in Room 3154, Thames Hall at 4:00 p.m.
Coach: Anthony Glavanic
Tryouts will continue each weekday at at 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Tennis Courts.
Track & Field
Vickie Croley Women
679-2111 ext. 5073
Bob Vigars Men
The first practice will be held on Mon. Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m. at J.W. Little Stadium. Practices are 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. thru Fri. Indoor practices at Thompson Arena are from November 2 - March 12, Mondays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Coach: Dean Lowrie
679-2111 ext. 8363
An information meeting will be held on Fri. Sept. 11 at 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Room 3101, Thames Hall. Tryouts are Mon. Sept. 14 - 18 at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Thames Hall Gym.
Coach: Dave Preston
679-2111 ext. 8363
The last day for tryouts is today in the Thames Hall Gym from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.. Come prepared to play. Bring a copy of your timetable and a pen.
Coach: Charlie Smith
For information on tryouts contact Charlie Smith directly. Tryouts for Waterpolo began yesterday.
Coach: Ray Takahashi
679-2111 ext, 5078
The first practice and tryout will be held on Mon. Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m.. Students should attempt to block off 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. daily.
Wrestling practices are held in Alumni Hall, gym 15, lower level. Those students trying out should have prior experience.
Cheerleading (M & W)
Coach: David Lee Tracey
Walk-on and first-year student tryouts will be held Fri. Sept. 11 at 2:00 p.m. in J.W. Little Stadium or Thompson Arena in the event of rain.
Tryouts are no longer being held for the following varsity teams: golf, men's soccer, women's soccer, football, women's rugby.