From flying roses to money guns, the THON 2019 Pep Rally was anything but dull this year â€¦ not to say that itâ€™s dull any year. VALLEY can attest to Elton John when saying Saturday night is more than alright!!
To kick off the event, DJ Shevy and DJ Dosk brought the heat with the first annual THON DJ battle. Songs like â€œEvery Time We Touch,â€ â€œClassicâ€ and â€œStrongerâ€ rang through the air and got the BJC rocking. DJ Shevy took the gold in the battle, leaving DJ Dosk in a not too far off second place.
Following the DJ battle, the infamous Nittany Lion continued the energy with a â€œLetâ€™s Go PSUâ€ chant, however this time with a THON twist. â€œLetâ€™s Go F-T-Kâ€ sent vibrations into the air and suddenly the crowd was fully prepared for what was about to hit them. Mike Gesicki and his THON buddy, Landon, shared the moment of launching Pep Rally into full swing.
Football, womenâ€™s hockey, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s golf, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s swimming, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s soccer, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s rugby, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s fencing, womenâ€™s field hockey, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s gymnastics, and womenâ€™s volleyball all gave it their best effort when fighting for the Pep Rally champion title.
Menâ€™s golf shook their tail feathers to Akonâ€™s â€œIâ€™m So Paidâ€ while womenâ€™s hockey jumped some rope but did not quite double-dutch. Menâ€™s swimming attempted to serenade the audience by tossing roses into the crowd.
While all teams put their blood, sweat and tears into their performances, the competition could not be out beat. Battling head to head in the championship round was football and menâ€™s gymnastics. Itâ€™s no surprise that menâ€™s gymnastics cleared the boards and sealed their three-peat win with their stellar pop culture production of Footloose. Â The reigning champs have held their title for the longest in THON Pep Rally history.
If only we had some of that confetti from the womenâ€™s volleyball performance to celebrate. With that VALLEY congratulates menâ€™s gymnastics on their historic win! Never stop dancing, For the Kids.