Gallery: Greek Week Tug 2018

On Friday, April 27, Greek Week neared its end with Tug at the Agriculture Exposition Center. After months of practice, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity placed first in the men’s competition for the third year in a row. Phi Mu sorority won the women’s competition for the first time since 2004.

Scroll down for some of our favorite moments below.

Jackson Cain of Brownstone, Indiana coaches Bowling Green junior Cassie Meador (left) and Evansville, Indiana junior Baylee Bedwell (right) of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority as it comes down to the final minute of their pull. Alpha Omicron Pi defeated Alpha Delta Pi during the first round.
Louisville junior Nic Caswell competes for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity in the 2018 Greek Week Tug competition. The Sig Eps later won the competition for the third year in a row.


Louisville senior Zac Passafiume of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity digs his heels in the mud as he competes in the first round of the Tug competition. He later wrapped his leg around the rope in a move that was immediately questioned by spectators but was permitted. “It surely can’t be helping him at all,” referee Savannah Brant said.
Louisville freshman Emily Drexler celebrates as Sigma Kappa sorority advances on to compete in the semi-final rounds of the Tug competition. Sigma Kappa later placed fourth after losing to Alpha Xi Delta.

Louisville junior Chelsea Vessels leans back as she pulls the rope at her coach’s command. Vessels is a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.


Louisville freshman John Lage of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity embraces alumnus Jon Richardson after the final fraternity pull of the day. Richardson coached Lage for the Sig Ep team, which placed first in the Tug competition for the third year in a row.
Lexington junior Michaela Carter participates in the Greek Week Tug competition representing the National Panhellenic Council at WKU. This year was the first time that NPHC organizations participated in Tug. The sororities teamed up to compete because they did not each have enough members to participate individually.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include additional information.