THON 2020 Pep Rally Performance Superlatives

Men’s gymnastics may have been crowned the champions of this year’s THON pep rally, but there were some other teams that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

In Onward State fashion, we have took it upon ourselves to sort through the many flips, Renegade dances, and best costumes to spotlight the absolute best of the best here at THON.

Best Hats: Men’s Lacrosse

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I expected a boot-scootin’ performance but there wasn’t anything much more country except the hats. We did see some Cotton Eyed Joe action, though. They were the only team to wear hats, but good for them for being daring. Some lucky dancers walked away with a cowboy hat after the players through them off onto the floor at the end of their performance.

Most American: Women’s Volleyball  

The theme of the THON 2020 pep rally was celebrating Penn State athletes in the Olympics. Women’s volleyball went all out from running with the American flag to representing it on their pants. The women also gave tribute to Kobe Bryant by spelling out “Mamba Out” along with the numbers 8 and 24 on the backs of their shirts

Men’s Football: Best Hops

According to the Penn State football roster, Caeden Wallace is 6’5″. I don’t know how Brandon Smith managed to make it over, but somehow he did. This leap of faith earned football the award for Best Hops.

Women’s Tennis: Brightest Pants

The American flag pants that many of Penn State’s team wore were great, but women’s tennis took the gold by having the best pair of pants…or the best two pairs of pants. First off, their white rip off pants matched the theme of the White Out Rally. Their next pair of pants were very bright and colorful, which represented the THON vibe very well. 

Men’s Gymnastics: Least Likely To Disappoint EVER

These men meant BUSINESS as they took the stage. Their performance started off with “The Greatest Show” because that’s what they are. Of course, the men had plenty of flips and tricks up their non-existent sleeves. At the end of the night, the men’s gymnastics team walked out of the Bryce Jordan Center as four-time consecutive pep rally champions. 

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Dana June Nunemacher

Dana is a senior, who is studying public relations. She is from the 570 and yes, she has watched The Office. Her passions in life include drinking unsweetened iced tea and spreading her love for agriculture (yee haw)!

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