Did you know that the winner of this year’s Midwest Greek Weekend was a Kappa who did a one-man show?
It is true and we have video! Last weekend, Phineas Clark, an initiate of the Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at the University of Minnesota brought out multiple Kappa Kanes and hit the stage, bringing home the gold for Kappa Alpha Psi.
We at Watch The Yard reached out to the Kappa Kanemaster and found out that he initially was waiting to perform with his team but couldn’t because of their schedules. Instead of having the Nupes drop out of the competition, he decided to do hold it down for 1911 and perform all by himself.
This is what told us in an email:
Once more, I checked in with the show coordinators to see if any other Kappa teams had applied, which they had not. I didn’t want to deprive a full team of my fraternity brothers the opportunity to
perform if they had been ready and able.
At this point, August was in full swing. Since I have been stepping for a long time, the challenge of putting together a show was easy for me to meet, because I had a lot of experience and choreography to draw upon. I figured, win, lose or draw, I would give the crowd a great shown in the name of my frat.
I competed against a team of Alphas from Toledo, Omegas from Columbus, and Sigmas from Bowling Green University. I was backstage for most of their performances, yet I could tell that they were putting on great shows with creative themes, just based on what I was able to hear and how hype the crowd was. When it was my turn to perform, I reminded myself that Kappa had never let me down and just chose not let Kappa down, either. I hit the stage, did my best, and left it all out there. The crowd really connected with my performance and I definitely fed off of their energy.
When the show was over, I had no idea what the results would be, though I felt good about it. When the winners were announced, and I learned that I had taken first place, it was a great feeling. I have won many step competitions before as part of a team, so this was familiar, yet different. In truth, I had thought that this would be an even more special experience, but it turns out that having teammates to celebrate with is really what it’s all about. I walked away with the trophy, some prize money, and a great story. Even though I’m very happy that I was victorious, I can honestly say that I can’t wait to be part of a team again.”
We at WatchTheYard.com were able to get ahold of exclusive video of the performance that was taken by people who were snapchatting the show. We have combined the snap clips into one full video for you to see proof that this Nupe is a BEAST with the Kappa Kane.