The good old Kääriku and The Students’ Summer Games. For the 19th time already, we give props to the organisers!
This year, EBS was the most successful it has ever been. Not only did we have a cute mascot named The King of Business represent us, our school’s councellor Mart Habakuk took part in the rectors’ combined track and field competition, where he obviously beat everyone else. He cruised to Kääriku in his Tesla, saw what’s up and packed his trunk full of all the prizes he won afterwards.
“It was my first time participating and even though winning doesn’t matter as much at these types of events, the rectors’ cup was a pleasant experience. I believe, the Students’ Summer Games would serve its’ purpose even more if it continuously took place at Kääriku and all the universities participating could run for next year’s head organisers who would change annually.
Since the main goal of this event is making new connections, using personalised jerseys (I applaud the EBS shirt designer), greeting the challenging team and introducing the competitors in a fun way before every mini-game should become a great tradition at the summer games. Anyone, who got at least 30 new connections, whose name they’ll remember at least until the next summer and knows a little something about their life, is a definite winner of the Students’ Summer Games.” – Mart Habakuk
The students were grateful and proud to have EBS councilor Mart Habakuk and rector’s advisor Sirli Kalep to cheer them on.
“I was happy to see so many active ebsters representing their university. The vibe there and coming together for a joint cause will definitely benefit them in their future business ventures.
Hopefully the positive energy from this year will result in more participants for the upcoming year and together with the Student Council we hope to include more staff as well.” – Sirli Kalep
There were around 40 students competing for EBS. Of course, we managed to end up in several top threes starting from the immensely difficult Seinamäe 100 to the ironman competition. At both events, our school’s fast and furious guys managed to score several top three prizes.
So, what is Seinamäe 100 all about? Awesome sporty students must give their absolute best while running 100 meters up a natural soil wall. Having completed the challenge, Peeter Luik and Kaspar Alumaa brought home third and second place. Good job!
During the iron(wo)man competition, students were faced with difficult challenges. Lifting and moving heavy objects and pressing an over 75kg log ended with pulling a car weighing several tons. Our own strongmen Karl-Erik Rosenberg and Karl Madissoon scored second and third places losing to the winner by just a little. Once again, good job!
Previously mentioned Karls together with Oskar Haak and Kristo Kompus brought home the victory at pushing a car. Even though, during the pre-rounds they came third on a lower incline. Having passed that, they really showed what ebsters are made of. Again next year!
Our women Birgit Uibu, Kaari Kamp, Karmen Kotter and Kaisa Pilnik passed the pre-rounds successfully and made it to the final of the car pushing event as the sixth team. Even though they didn’t make it to the podium, a little bit of heavy lifting and better luck next year. Stay tuned!
Another podium place was brought to EBS in Track and Field Non-stop. The amazing Sandra Paulberg managed to succeed many others and scored a second place.
One of the most aggressive events for the girls was dodgeball. Ebsters, including Victoria Tääker, Birgit Uibu, Kaidi Kammer, Laura Jõgi, Karmen Kotter, Kaisa Pilnik, Maria Paalma, Kaari Kamp and Marii-Heleen Penu managed to score the 5th place out of 13 teams. These women definitely don’t lack competitiveness and energy!
Kääriku offered much more to the students than the previously mentioned events. EBS managed to score several other noticeable prizes. Our fresh alumni Sander Sisask came fourth in throwing water in the sauna.
This time, the most active ebster was Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas, who participated in 17 events and thus brought the most activity points to EBS and therefore was named as the most valuable participant of EBS. Try and top that!
Overall, EBS sport did great. We came 8th out of the 14 universities scoring 175 points. Compared to last year, EBS only ranked higher by one place but there was an immense leap regarding the point score so that the universities who scored 5-7th places weren’t that unreachable. The faith in our ebsters is strong and we can be sure to see even more improvement the upcoming year. Even the bigger state universities could be in reach. Let’s do this… will you join?
Of course, nublu – MINA KA feat. reket melody that was the anthem of this summer’s games will haunt us for a long time. Even Karl Erik Taukar took the time to stop by.
We made it rain, not in the club, but in the forest right in the middle of the dance floor. Every last Jägermeister, whose herb liqueur was the main sponsor of the event, was opened.
Just to see how awesome the experience run, bubble football, women’s mud wrestling or the student parties are, you have to come and experience it yourself the next summer. All that while representing EBS to its fullest. Who makes it rain? WE DO!
Emotions from the participants:
,, Participating in the Summer Games is an awesome experience and the best part is seeing how cool and like-minded the EBS people are. Every student should take part in the Summer Games because it’s a wonderful opportunity to actively spend time with your amazing fellow students..’’ – Kaidi Kammer
,,The Students’ Summer Games – a combination of entertainment and sport that leaves no student, alumni or lecturer, who has once participated, untouched. Whether you enjoy swimming, basketball, bubble football or CS (the list goes on…) or you’d like to learn more about kiiking, tennis or just enjoy the pleasant company and make new connections – it’s all there! On Sunday- you leave with an emotional high and ask yourself “Why didn’t this event last any longer?” – Birgit Uibu
,, The emotions: amazing atmosphere, lots of friendly and supporting students (supporting both their own and other schools). There were various events and as a small school we managed to compete well and definitely gave our best! It’s a socializing event, where you can find friends and acquaintances from other schools. It gives you the opportunity to test yourself, try out new things and push your athletic abilities..’’ – Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas
,, To me, the best part about this event (and the other students’ sports events) is that you get to see the true EBS spirit.
The way how proudly ebsters represent their school and how much support and joy they give their mates leaves you with a positivity that translates to the day-to-day school life.
It’s astonishing, how much these three days can unite all the students who don’t really see each other in school.
This year, we had participants in all the study groups including distance and evening courses, masters, EBS high school and alumni, so the crowd was pretty versatile but by the end of the event everyone was friends with each other and despite the fact the games came to an end for this summer, we’ve still managed to keep up the spirit and for example play beach volleyball together and there’s more to come.
All in all, I advise you to take part in all the upcoming events, because in addition to the amazing experience, you get to broaden your horizon and friend group.”– Martin Mee
Author: Kaisa Pilnik
Editor: Kärt Mättikas
Translator: Triin Tikk
Pictures: Vanessa Yasmine Birgitta Roosmets