The Eastern Paintball team competes in the National Collegiate Paintball Association (NCPA) Collegiate Nationals located at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.The Colonels are ranked third in the South Atlantic Coast Conference.
The team consists of five members: Dan Robinson, Matt Turner, Jason Cser, Robert Taylor and Shawn Bernstein.
The five-man squad has competed in three college tournaments; two were SACC Regional Championships, both in Georgia, and the other was the OSO Open in Columbus. They have also competed in tournaments across the state.
“People enjoy the adrenaline rush, and its something you do not necessarily have to be a good athlete in terms of how other sports gauge athleticism; it helps, but it is not necessary. It builds teamwork and communication between peers in ways unique to the environment,” Eastern Paintball President Dan Robinson said. “And besides, it’s generally the most fun people will ever have in college with their clothes on.