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March 28, 2011

Denison wins men’s Division III swimming title. Get your national championship sweatshirt!

Filed under: Clothing,Sports — Chris Chaten @ 5:30 PM

This weekend I had the opportunity to witness the greatest upset in college sports. No, it wasn’t VCU shocking Kansas. It wasn’t even Butler over Florida.  It was at the Division III men’s swimming and diving national championships at the University of Tennessee.

The guys at Denison University (where I went to school and swam) took the title in the closest championship meet ever contested in any division. The 31-time reigning champion, Kenyon College, typically blows away the competition.  Last year was a typical example.  Kenyon outscored number 2 Denison by 400 points.

Off of strong showing from the Denison divers, Denison was up by 9 points heading into the final relay. To secure the win, they had to place 3rd or higher.  As you’ll see in the video below, that was easier said than done.

The guys pulled it out by a mere 0.3 seconds to win the meet 500.5 to 499.5, a 1 point victory.

To celebrate the victory, Stodgy has created Denison national championship sweatshirts. The hoodies sell for $50 + shipping ($100+ is free). All of the net proceeds will be donated back to the Denison swim program.  Just order from the main page of the style and color you want, and use the code “denison” when ordering.*

Current and former men’s team members can order them for $40, and those will have a gold ring on the sleeve. Use the code “one” when ordering.*
Here’s a preview of the grey hoodie:

-Chris
*1/4 zips are available for $10 more.
*Items will ship in 2 – 4 weeks. Gotta let the ink dry!

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