Sport Clubs

The U is home to 20 Sport Clubs,  many of them with regional and national titles.  If you would rather be on the field than in the stands, grab your gear and get out there!  For more information, contact the Sport Clubs office at 801-585-8732, or visit the individual clubs’ web site.

2015-2016 Program Highlights

  • Climbing finished 3rd in the nation in their first year as a Sport Club and will be sending 3-4 climbers to Worlds in October 2016
  • Men’s Hockey is back-to-back the PAC-8 and Wasatch Cup champions and finished 10th in the nation.  The team is moving up to ACHA DI for the 2016-2017 season
  • Women’s Lacrosse finished the season 2nd in the nation for the second straight year
  • Marksmanship Sent 3 members to nationals in the Pistol Division
  • Anthony Campo of the Powerlifting team set 2 National Records and 2 World Records in his age and weight class
  • Men’s Rugby won the D1A West Division, finished 3rd in the Pac and finished 10th in the 7′s National Championship and 11th in the National 15′s Tournament
  • The Club Swim Team finished their second season ranked 39th in the nation
  • Men’s Ultimate placed 13 in the Nation
  • Women’s Water Polo won the Rocky Mountain Division going undefeated in the regular season and placed 9th in the nation

2016 Sport Club Banquet Award Winners

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Team of the Year – Hockey
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Female Athlete of the Year -Yosh Matsuura Male Athlete of the Year – Chad Gough
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Academic Athlete of the Year – Jeppesen Feliciano Rookie of the Year – Trey Taylor

 

Current Sport Clubs

 

Alpine Skiing

Club Description: 

The purpose of the University of Utah Alpine Ski Club is to provide a safe environment where students can continue or begin their individual and team ski racing careers. We hope to make the team inclusive to all students, yet competitive in the USCSA, FIS and USSA sanctioned events. The club team will serve as a stepping stone for building character, improving team skills, friendship, physical fitness, mental focus, time management skills and attaining goals.

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Utah-Alpine-Ski-Club-1725373311049704/

President: Daniel Demschar

Contact the Club: utahalpineskiclub@gmail.com


 

Bowling

Club Description:

We are here to facilitate students wanting to compete in bowling as a sport on campus as well as in intercollegiate events, to help students improve their skills and knowledge of the sport, to foster the acquisition of valuable life skills by student members, (e.g. team skills, concentration, coping with pressure situations, dealing with the adversity of winning & losing, sportsmanship, interpersonal relations, leadership, and increase their social capital), and to contribute to student retention and recruitment. The club will achieve this by promoting and sponsoring intercollegiate bowling competitions, encouraging bowling on campus, and by sponsoring teams, for both men and women, to compete in regional and national tournaments.

Club website: http://www.facebook.com/utahbowling

President: Brian Belt

Club Contact: brian.belt@utah.edu

 

Boxing

Club Description:

  • The University of Utah Boxing Club was established in 2014. The Boxing Club is the 7th team in the Pac 12 to join the National Collegiate Boxing Association. The NCBA is a amateur boxing league through USA Boxing.  USA Boxing has been an organized sport since 1888. Athletes include Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather to name a few
  • The Combat room, located in the George S. Eccles Student Life Center, is where most training will occur. For more information please send an email
  • There are 14 tournaments per school. Tournaments are located as far west as California, and as far east as New York
  • The club is coed, any matriculated student is eligible. The club is open to both athletes that are trying to compete and those just looking to train and learn more about boxing

 Club Websitewww.facebook.com/boxingclubattheuofu

President: Darron Brown

Contact the Club: uofuboxingclub@gmail.com

 

Climbing

Club Description: 

We are a group of climbers training to compete in USA Climbing’s Collegiate Climbing Series (CCS). This group is for those individuals who enjoy climbing and are looking to take a step into the world of competition or further their climbing abilities. As a team, we hold structured training sessions to prepare climbers for CCS local, regional and national events. This group also provides an opportunity to network with fellow climbers in the Salt Lake area.

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/Uclimbingteam

President: Danny Popowski

Contact the Club: popowskid6@yahoo.com

 

Cycling

Club Description:

The University of Utah Cycling Club/Team is organized to provide college students an opportunity to share a common interest in cycling, learn crucial interpersonal skills, increase leadership skills, and race in USA Cycling collegiate races.

Club Website: 

https://www.facebook.com/uofucycling
http://www.utahcycling.org/

President: Wes Wright

Contact the Club: wesleywright37@yahoo.com

 

Hockey

Club Description:

  • The University of Utah Skatin’ Utes practice several times per week, usually on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Practices occur from August through March. The game schedule has 30-40 games per season, including several out of state road trips and usually 14 home games at the SLC Sports Complex, located right next to campus
  • The Skatin’ Utes training program also includes year-round dryland, weight, and flexibility training at either the Salt Lake City Sports Center or the University of Utah HPER training center, located on campus
  • The George S. Eccles Student Life Center is also home to the Sport Club Athletic Training Clinic which offers athletic training for University of Utah Hockey players. The clinic operates in conjunction with the best sports medicine facility available in Utah, provided by the University of Utah Orthopedic Center
  • The Skatin’ Utes have played in the PAC-8 hockey conference since 2011 and are the 2013 & 2015 PAC-8 Champions. In addition, the Skatin’ Utes are the 2015 Wasatch Cup Champions and finished the 2014-15 season ranked #6 in the Nation. Our training and coaching staff are available year round and are fully committed to the success of our student athletes

Club Websiteuniversityofutahhockey.com

President: AJ Boldan

Contact the Club:  president@utahhockey.com

 

Kendo

Club Description:

Kendo is a Japanese martial art that teaches the way of the sword. Participants use bamboo swords and protective gear to spar and learn techniques. Students of all genders are welcome to attend a practice to learn more about Kendo.

Club Website: http://utah.orgsync.com/org/kendoclub131160/home

President: Vivian Bentley

Contact the Club:  viviblicious@gmail.com

 

Men’s Lacrosse

Club Description:

The University of Utah Men’s Lacrosse Program is a member of the Division I Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) which is one of 9 conferences that make up the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).  The RMLC is widely regarded as the most elite conference having accumulated 12 National Championships in the past 17 years.  Our program is often recognized as a top 25 program in the country and we compete annually for a National Championship.

Club Website: Utelacrosse.net

President: Luke Graney

Contact the Club:  luke_graney@yahoo.com

 

Women’s Lacrosse

Club Description:

We are the Utah Women’s Lacrosse Club team. In the time of our existence, we have been very successful and have represented the University of Utah with class and dedication. Our 2015 season ended on a high note, with our players taking home 2nd place at the WCLA Division II National Tournament; as well as athletic and academic awards from several of our athletes.

Utah Women’s Lacrosse opens up the doors for female students to represent the University by competing at a collegiate level with the added freedom of experiencing all aspects of college life. Our club has the best facilities available: both indoor and outdoor full size turf fields, weight training room, full-time coaches, athletic trainers, a faculty advisor, and a club sports director. In addition to team fees, we receive additional funding from the University, fundraisers, and the Ute Women’s Lacrosse non-profit organization. Utah Women’s Lacrosse goes above and beyond to give its players the best possible experience both on the field and in the classroom.

On average we have played 25 games per season, more than any other team in the WCLA. These games take place at tournaments across the country, as well as our home field.

Club Website: http://utah.orgsync.com/org/utahwomenslacrosse

President: Janessa Milne

Contact the Club: utahwomenslacrosse@outlook.com

 

Marksmanship

Club Description Coming Soon

Club Website: Coming Soon

President: Chris Bolejack

Contact the Club: chris.bolejack@gmail.com

 

Powerlifting

Club Description:

The powerlifting club is dedicated to the cultivation of its members’ physical and mental strength through the sport of powerlifting.  Members of the club train using the conjugate method and meet twice a week for “max effort” upper and lower body training sessions.  Training is conducted in facilities well-equipped for powerlifting and makes use of bands, chains, and other forms of accommodating resistance.  Members are taught proper powerlifting technique and etiquette and are encouraged to compete alongside their team members at a number of local powerlifting meets throughout the year.  Trainees of all strength levels are welcome, however new members should have some measure of familiarity with weight training prior to joining.

Club Website: Coming Soon

President: Brett Cutler

Contact the Club: bclupus@gmail.com 

 

Quidditch

Club Description: 

The Crimson Fliers is a competitive quidditch team which competes in various tournaments across the west coast in an effort to qualify for the United States Quidditch Cup. The sport combines elements of basketball, rugby, and dodge ball to create a fast paced, co-ed, full contact sport. We expect our players to be sportsmanlike, enthusiastic, and competitive to create an environment which allows everyone to improve as a team and as individuals.

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/utahquidditch/

President: Danika Bond

Contact the Club: utcrimsonfliers@gmail.com

 

Rugby

Club Description:

The University of Utah has a proud tradition of rugby dating back to the 1970′s.  Since 2002, Utah has reached the final four in the national championship four times, and the elite eight every year but one. We continue that tradition today, with both 7′s and 15′s competing at the elite levels against such rugby powerhouses as Cal Berkeley and BYU.  The 2015 season concluded with us taking 4th place nationally in the 7′s National Championship and finishing 6th nationally in 15′s as National Tournament Semi-Finalists.  In 2011 we took the Bronze Medal in the 7’s National Tournament and were USA Rugby National Tournament Semi-Finalists in the same year.  2010 gave us a crown jewel of being the 7’s National Champions.  If you are interested in adding your rugby talents to this storied group, learning to play rugby or are anywhere in between, there is a place for you with us.

Club Website: http://www.uofurugby.com/

President: Josh Cisar

Contact the Club: joshcisar@gmail.com

 

Men's Soccer

Club Description:

The University of Utah Men’s Soccer Club plays in National Soccer Club Championship (NIRSA) series in Region VI. The club is a not-for-profit 501 (c) organization. The team plays friendly matches in the Spring and official games in the Fall.  All practices and home matches are held at the McCarthey Family Track and Field complex.  Matches in the fall are primarily played on Friday evenings and Saturdays.  The team is made up of approximately 25 experienced, competitive players that love the game and want to win.  Ryan Whittle now serves as club president and current team coaches are Nelson Gonzalez and Brett Davis.

Club Website: http://utahmenssoccer.com

President: Ryan Whittle

Contact the Club: whittleunited@gmail.com

 

Women's Soccer

Club Description: 

This is a new club made to promote competition and friendship for those who have the ability and dedication to be a part of an ambitious female soccer team. Our club will compete against neighboring university club teams in the West Coast Soccer Association beginning this Fall. Practices are held weekly, with scheduled competition throughout the Fall. Currently, our club team has seventeen talented members who are ready to compete, win, and make our new organization a success. Please contact the President, Abbie Ireland, by  email, with any questions about membership or other thoughts regarding our new club team.

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/323327804665420/

President: Abbie Ireland

Contact the Club: abbieireland11@gmail.com

 

Swimming

Club Description:

Utah Club Swimming is a co-ed, intercollegiate, competitive, and student-run swim team at the University of Utah. Any currently matriculated student at the University of Utah is eligible to participate, regardless of ability. Practices are held six days a week and are non-mandatory, but highly encouraged. They are hosted by our student officers, who act as both workout leaders and technique coaches.

As of Fall 2015, our team competes in local meets through US Masters swimming. Competitors at these meets include Utah State Swimming, Boise State Club Swimming, and other area US Masters teams. We compete roughly once per month, with schedules announced at the start of the year. The season concludes with a trip to East Coast Collegiate Swim & Dive National Championships, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Club Website: www.utahclubswimming.com

President: Ethan Beseris

Contact the Club: team@utahclubswimming.com

 

Table Tennis

Club Description: 

U of U Table Tennis Club (UUTTC) was formed in fall 2009. It consists of the best table tennis players in Utah. Our team represents the U to compete in all sorts of table tennis tournaments over the nation, mainly held by the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA)

There are not any requirements to join the club. just come and play table tennis.

Club Website: 

https://orgsync.com/93219/chapter

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007247086733

President: Ran Lu

Contact the Club: declan941019@gmail.com

 

Tennis

Club Description:

The Utah Tennis Club is open to tennis players of all skill levels, ranging from beginners to advanced. The club practices two times a week. In the winter, practices are held at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. In good weather conditions, practices are held at local neighboring courts.

The Utah Tennis Club also competes in intercollegiate tournaments against all of the colleges in the state of Utah along with some neighboring state colleges. Tournaments are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, with the regional and national tournaments in the spring semester. Regional and national tournaments are held by USTA Tennis on Campus.

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/1458413801038121/

President: Kevin Faires

Contact the Club: utah.tennis.club.utc@gmail.com

 

Men’s Ultimate

Club Description:

The Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team is a competitive team that travels around the Northwest and parts of the Southwest to compete against other collegiate ultimate club sports teams. The team is composed of ex high school athletes, a few former college athletes and some people who are new to team sports altogether. We embrace any athlete, whether they have played ultimate before or not. Our goals include honing our skills in a competitive and friendly atmosphere while building up the ultimate playing community. During the 2014-2015 year, several of our athletes participated in city-league play and volunteered at many high school ultimate events. Last year was one of our most successful years to date, which was capped by our 1st place finish at the Big Sky Conference tournament. This year we hope to put together a team that will be able to complete against other college teams at USA Ultimate’s College National Tournament.

Club Website: http://www.i-m.co/Tomithicus/zioncurtainultimate/

President: Hunter Levis

Contact the Club: hunterl94@q.com

 

Women’s Ultimate

Club Description:

Utah Women’s Ultimate is a competitive club sports team at the University of Utah. We strive to build a sense of unity and sisterhood while competing in the North West Region at the Division 1 level.

Club Website: http://spiraljettyultimate.weebly.com/

President: Anna Uthe

Contact the Club: anna.uthe@gmail.com

 

Volleyball

Club Description Coming Soon

Club Website: Coming Soon

President: Terry Rasch

Contact the Club: raschjr@gmail.com

 

Wakeboarding

Club Description:

The purpose of the Wakeboard Team shall be to promote the sport of wakeboarding through group participation and associated recreational activities for the mutual benefit of the members and the public; to develop and maintain facilities for wakeboarding; to stimulate interest in wakeboarding among non boarders; and to work for greater water safety. This will be done through 3-event collegiate wakeboard events. The team will consist of two different divisions. One being any University of Utah student with an interest in wakeboarding. The other being a team assembled of University of Utah wakeboarding students that show the required skills to compete against other colleges at various tournaments. Through peer coaching the team will work to advance the current skill set of riders and to stimulate interest and improve skills for novice members.

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/utah.wakeboardclub?fref=ts

President: Aaron Dobron

Contact the Club: utahwakeboardclub@gmail.com

 

Men’s Water Polo

Club Description: The Men’s Water Polo team provides an environment for polo players to come together, develop friendships, compete if desired, and to play the great game of water polo.

Club Website: Coming Soon

President: Kiffer Creveling

Contact the Club: Kiffer@sisna.com

 

Women’s Water Polo

Club Description Coming Soon

Club Website: Coming Soon

Officers: Gabbi Minassian, and Ashley Wilcox

Contact the Club: gabriellaminassian@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Home Events:

Important Club Information

McCarthey Family Track and Field Rules and Regulations

Sport Clubs Manual

If you are interested in starting a Club that isn’t listed on this page please contact Matt McCarthy, the Sport Clubs Program Manager at matt.mccarthy@crs.utah.edu

 

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