Tonight at the annual “The Other Side” talent show and silent auction, 4 Oregon State football player’s held true to the event’s namesake and showed us exactly that: their other side.
Junior Left Guard Fred Lauina, Redshirt Freshman Defensive Tackle Elu Aydon, Redshirt Freshman Offensive Lineman Miki Fifita, and Freshman Right Guard Gus Lavaka combined to form the silky-smooth sounds of The Poly Notes tonight at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.
“The Other Side” is an annual event put on by Oregon State Athletics that showcases talents of both current and former Beaver athletes originally started in memory of Joe Zaher and Stephen Hensor, two men’s soccer players that tragically passed away in 2002. Tonight’s event was in memory of John Chambers, another OSU soccer player who passed away in July.
In what can only be described as the feeling you get when you melt brown sugar and butter on your oatmeal, the 1200 pound quartet brought the house down with their own Polynesian take on Amazing Grace.
This wasn’t Elu Aydon’s first experience at The Other Side, as he won the event and our hearts last Spring.
Catch the the performance in the video below, tweeted out by former Beaver gymnast, Mandi Rodriguez:
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