This post was written by Hatchet Reporter Elliot Zarrabi.
A long-time rivalry was settled in the snow Wednesday – more than 200 GW students put on their winter gear and claimed victory against Georgetown in what participants are calling an “epic” snowball fight.
The fight, which was born Tuesday afternoon on Twitter after senior Kyle Boyer suggested it, drew around 225 GW students and roughly 75 Georgetown students. GW claimed victory after about 30 minutes, and University President Steven Knapp – who joined in the battle – capped the win by declaring school to be canceled for Thursday, marking the fourth straight weekday without classes.
At the start of the fight, the severely outnumbered Georgetown crew immediately retreated over a fence and onto private property. It was here the majority of the fight took place, as GW students hopped the fence for close-range combat. The relatively quick victory was greeted with a strong dose of school spirit, with the fight song being chanted several times before, during and after the battle.
When the team reconvened at Kogan Plaza after the win, Boyer gave a supplemental victory speech.
“Anyone who says GW has no spirit, tell them to get to Kogan Plaza right now,” Boyer said.