Ebsters – came to stay!
EBS at the 2019 Wintergames – WHAT WAS THAT??!?!?!
Once again we are on the same page that one of the smallest schools can compete with the big guys and accomplish some serious things. To other schools, I recommend to watch out, because EBS is coming for you!
So how exactly did the ebsters do on the Wintergames this year? To be honest, EBS has come back from Ylisport events multiple times, knowing that „This is the best we have ever accomplished!“ That is what also happened this time, because, us ebsters, reached heights which we thought to be impossible only a few years ago.
EBS got 9 out of 19 places on the podium. This raised EBS from the 15th place to 4th place on the schools leaderboard. WOW! On the activity table we also reached a pretty high 5th place with our 148 times of participating these events.
I place in Power race – Karl Madissoon
I place in Ski disc – Karl Madissoon, Oliver Nurmik
I place in Quiz – Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas, Martin Mee, Kaarel Keskküla, Markus Kitsing
I place in Beer Pong – Kaisa Pilnik, Arles Krämann
I place in Winter football – Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas, Karmen Kotter, Michael Sander, Pavel Fedorenko, Kristofer Kartau, Waltter Onnela Martin Mee, Randy Padar
II place in Winter volleyball – Charlotta Junolainen, Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas, Karl-Erik Rosenberg, Karl Madissoon
III in Flipper run – Peeter Luik
III in Relay sprint – Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas, Karl Madissoon, Oliver Nurmik, Kaspar Alumaa
Rain boots hockey III place – Kaisa Pilnik, Karmen Kotter, Mart Habakuk, Walter Onnela, Michael Sander, Fredi Ivask
In addition to podium places, other great ebsters also accomplished high places, which unfortunately did not make it to the stage. To be fair, we should take our hats off before the other universities and honor them for the strong competition!
If we are already taking our hats off then we should also mention, that our Birgit Uibu, who has been mud wrestling for many seasons, has now a powerful descendant Charlotta Junolainen. Despite that she has not wrestled before, you could see that she doesn’t give any mercy on the muddy arena, because she indicates strong resistance and she fights back. That is why EBS chose Charlotta to be the MVP of these Wintergames – AWESOME! EBS has many strong women and one other living proof for that is Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas, who has participated the most amongst women of all of the universities – we hope to see her doing that again at the next Summergames too!
A little bit of non-sporty talks also. The Ylisport parties and the atmosphere there, that heats the people up, is something that just can’t be left unmentioned – from the beer-pong tournament where EBS just took the first place from TalTech duo triumphantly in the finale, to the party next evening when a spry brass band and an awesome DJ accompanied the students from twilight to dawn.
To talk a little more about beer pong, I couldn’t leave out the fact that either of our contestants weren’t in their best shape, either physically or mentally. This energy that went into supporting our own ebsters was something memorable. When TalTech as the biggest University in Estonia faced EBS, you couldn’t hear anything for miles except „TALTECH, TALTECH, TALTECH…“ and loud drums in the background. One ebster even said „Oh god, even I started to cheer for TalTech“. I think it could have been of pity… But when we slowly rose up the leaderboard and brought the victory to Lauteri street, either of our contestants could not wrap their mind around it, even until few days later. Unbelievable!
In conclusion, if someone would ask some summarizing impressions based on ebsters’ experiences, they would only get some positive answers. The events of Ylisport are something that people just don’t regret participating in, and which always leave an everlasting memory thanks to your amazing schoolmates (in this case, some extraordinary ebsters). Let’s shout BRAAVO and ask for more! Oh.. and.. Summergames are already knocking on the door – I’ll see you there!
Author: Kaisa Pilnik
Editor: Liisa-Maria Lillepea
Translator: Marlen Kuusk