Beta Phi wins fitness competition

                The Beta Phi Chapter won competition on Oct. 6 with three other fraternities to determine which fraternity was the most fit.

                 Sigma Chi finished on top in a combined total in push ups, sit ups, relay and tug of war over Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Pi Kappa Alpha. The Sigs edged the Fijis by one point.

                The first-place prize of $1,000 will be presented to the UA’s Diamond's Children Medical Center, which received $20,000 this year from proceeds of Derby Days.

                The event was hosted by Muscle Milk.

28 pledge Beta Phi; half from California

                The Beta Phi Chapter at the University of Arizona has a fall 2013 pledge class of 28 young men.


                Seven are Sigma Chi legacies: Scott Felix, Matt Senger, Aaron Valdez, Brett Mellon, Ricardo Jimenez, Garrett Ardis and Tyler Rice

                The group, which consists of 28 freshman and two sophomores, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.4. About half of the new pledges list business as their major.

                Twelve pledges are from California, six from the Phoenix area, three from the state of Washington, two from Tucson, two from Hawaii, and one each from Alaska, Maryland, and New York.

                They  are:

                Jacob Lehner , Tustin, Hunter Moreno, San Diego, Adam Winett, Manhattan Beach, Matthew O’Mara, San Ramon, Rudy Helo, Simi Valley, Garrett Ardis, Modesto, Bradford Jellison, Santa Barbara, Dick Wilson, San Diego, Brett Mellon, Santa Ana, Blake Amaral, Lakewood, Brian Kewin, West Hills, and Garon Deffley, San Diego, all of California;

                Matt Senger, Ricardo Jimenez, Lukas Treffers, Scott Felix, Jesse Hayes and Ryan McGill, all of the Phoenix area; Craig Greiwe, Miles Fowler and Riley Hering, all of Washington; Tyler Rice and Christian Porter, both of Tucson; Cody Wong, Honolulu and Aaron Valdez,  Mililani, Hawaii; Andrew Ludwicki, New York; Aaron Bassin, Maryland, and Michael Hale, Alaska.

Myers new chair of UA Alumni Association board


                Brother Mike Myers, Beta Phi ’88, is the new chair of the University of Arizona Alumni Association governing board and committee chair of the Class of ’88 reunion.

                Myers, a Wildcat for Life, has missed on two homecomings since he enrolled at the UA in 1984. He joined Beta Phi and later was selected for the Bobcats Senior Honorary. Myers is also a member of the Beta Phi Hall of Honor.

                “These two groups are my examples of what many of us gained as students – the chance to be part of organizations that provide opportunities to grow and to create lifetime friendships,” Myers wrote in Arizona Alumni Magazine.

                                He met his wife, Michelle, ’90, at the UA and proposed to her in front of Old Main. They and their four children live in Gansevoort in upstate New York.

                Myers serves on the governing board with former Bill Chavira of Phoenix, and Tammy Underwood, former Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, and married to Jon Underwood, Beta Phi ’64.

                Congratulations Mike.