IESE Spring Games 2016 was one of the best weekends of the MBA. A weekend of sunshine in Barcelona with nearly 1,000 students from 9 of the top MBA schools in Europe. IE had an amazing showing of nearly 160 students to compete in many sports and games against schools like LBS, INSEAD, HEC, IESE, ESADE, and more. We had representation from April, September, and January Intakes as well as other programs including the Big Data, MIM, MIF, and Communications.
Friday launched with the big beach day! Despite some rain showers, the sun was out and we had some awesome fun on the sand. Games included Volleyball, Beer pond, beach soccer, and just plain Cheering and dancing to the great DJ.
IE brought home the SILVER medal for PRO Beach Volleyball. (Slim & Amanda)
Friday night- we all danced the night away at Opium Club right on the Beach carrying us into day one of the Competition!
An early start to the day, we all meandered to the Sports Facility where we had a jam packed day of games, cheering, and of course the Beer garden J
We had a guest visitor BetSIE the mascot who came to every game to cheer on and keep the excitement rolling. Mens Football, Rugby, Dodgeball, Basketball, Womens Football, Volleyball, Badmitton, Tennis, Sailing, and Salsa — THAT IS HOW IE ROLLS!
Most of the IE Students lost their voices from Singing, Cheering, and Screaming for the teams – we even got LBS to sing along with our catchy Instituto Empressa anthem.
Teams literally played their hearts out and were bruised and sweaty from head to toe but huge grins from adrenaline and pride. Plus the beer garden didn’t hurt.
Saturday night more students went out on the town to Sutton Club to dance the night away and watch the Salsa team TAKE HOME THE GOLD!! Sunday day was when Mens Football and Volleyball played for the finals and Volleyball ended with the GOLD. While everyone was having a BBQ and Beers and Live Music at the fields complex, the Sailing Team was too busy winning medals on the water.
We are excited that this is a great ramp up to the MBAT – and hope your teams are now FIRED up and ready to roll. Let’s keep the adrenaline rushing forward over the next few weeks and keep up the momentum. All photos and videos will be compiled HERE !
We came home with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and we should all be very proud! Here are some of the results below: (Full scores will be released later this week)
THANK YOU FROM THE COORDINATORS:
– Ariel & Cam
Volleyball Indoors- GOLD!
Volleyball Beach- Silver
Sailing – 2 Golds and 1 Bronze
Dodgeball – GOLD! and Silver
Men’s Football- Semi-Finalists
Men’s Basketball – 3rd place
Rugby- 3rd place – 4 matches
Women’s Football- 3rd place- 3 amazing games
Women’s Basketball- 2nd Place
Arielle & Camran