Utah Tech University Flag Football Intramural Team Takes Regional Title, Competes at National Championship

By Jake Harber

Most students competing in college intramural sports wouldn’t expect it to take them out of town or even off campus, but a group of students from Utah Tech University playing co-ed intramural flag football traveled to both Lincoln, Nebraska, and Round Rock, Texas, to compete with other college intramural teams.

The students, after playing in the University’s tournament and winning overall, were given funds by Utah Tech University to travel and stay in Lincoln, Nebraska, and compete in the regional tournament. After winning three games over the weekend and winning overall, the team had the chance to fly to Round Rock, Texas, in January and compete in the national championship.

In Texas, the team played three games as well, winning the first and barely losing the second game by one point. By the second day, the tournament was single-elimination and the team lost the third game. The team spent the rest of their hard-earned time in Texas exploring the nearby city of Austin, venturing to the historic Sixth Street and trying “a lot of good food,” said Anna Harber, one of the students who made up the team.

Utah Tech hosts intramural sport opportunities throughout the entire academic year, giving students the chance to stay active, meet new people, and have fun. These intramurals are an exciting and unique way to stay involved on campus.

“There’s a lot of opportunities when you do [intramurals], and even if you don’t win, it’s still a lot of fun,” Harber said. “I wasn’t super good friends with everyone on my team, but I joined and now I’m really good friends with all of them. It’s a great way to make a lot of memories in college.”

For more information about Utah Tech Intramurals, visit recreation.utahtech.edu/intramurals.