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Alpha Gamma Rho and Zeta Tau Alpha win rope pull

Published (Volume 76, No. 8)

Friday, Oct. 3 was the final day of Rope Pull. The winners of the 2003 Rope Pull competition were the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha and the brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho.  Following in second place were the sisters of Chi Omega and the brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Homecoming week is a busy time and there are many activities that the students and community of Martin can attend. 
One of the most popular events is Rope Pull, and many of the students come out every year to see the event.

Rope Pull is a competition where fraternities and sororities sit in holes that are dug into the ground and, for a certain period of time, depending on whether it is for the fraternities or the sororities, pull in a “tug-of-war” fashion. 

The rope is marked with black tape and starts out in the middle of the two sides, which is divided by a thin line of string.  The goal is to have the taped portion of the rope on your side of the line at the end of the pull.

All of the fraternities and sororities participate in this event every year for the first place trophy. 

This year there were two new teams that pulled in the sorority division; Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta.

The pulls began on Monday with randomly selected teams pulling against each other for a spot in the championships.
After a week of tough matches, the Rope Pull championships were underway on Friday, Oct. 3. Rope Pull started with the preliminary consolation matches to determine the third and fourth place winners. 

The first pull was against Kappa Alpha Order and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  After 25 minutes, the brothers of SAE proved victorious for third place with KA winning fourth. 

Following that pull was the consolation match for the ladies between Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Omicron Pi.  The ladies pull lasted 10 minutes and the winners were the sisters of AOPi for third and ADPi for fourth.