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This weekend Parker and I went back to Aggieland to watch his sister dunk her Aggie ring. Getting your Aggie ring is a huge deal, so when my sister-in-law called me with the date of her ring dunk, I immediately blocked it out in my calendar. Here is what dunking your ring entails: filling up a pitcher with beer, dropping your ring in, and chugging the pitcher until your ring is the only thing left.

Are you still there?...

Good, because this is actually a real thing, and we Aggies love it. Sister girl Bree made the family proud and dunked her ring in 36 seconds. Now all the Phelps kiddos have properly dunked Aggie rings!


Bree's group of friends before they dunked their rings

Those of you who know me know I don't really drink. I don't have anything against it and certainly don't judge those who do, but I can probably count on one hand how many times I have drank this year. When I do drink, it's a girly, fruity concoction. I hate beer. That said, I was definitely going to dunk my Aggie ring when I received it back in 2010. It's a tradition and I wanted to be a part of it. Here are a few throwbacks from my ring dunk. I dunked with Parker, my twin sister, and her now husband.

Ready to get it over with!
Mom and Dad have never been prouder, let me tell ya!
Rings are dunked...and I wasn't feeling so hot at this point...

I know this sounds like the silliest tradition, but it is a tradition we Aggies get so excited for. Receiving your Aggie ring is a milestone, and dunking it solidifies that accomplishment. It was a great experience and an honor to participate, but I would never voluntarily decide to chug four beers in a row again, that's for sure. :)



25 comments :

Megan said...

I have never heard of this, but it sounds like such a neat, original tradition.

Julie @ A Simply Sweet Blog said...

I love traditions like that. But a pitcher of beer? That's tough. You're a champ! Back in college I may have survived, but not these days!

scrapperjen said...

Great tradition!
I am with you, I don't drink but when I do, it's not beer!

Janelle Vannice said...

That's awesome! I'd never heard of this before, and it's really cool seeing traditions different schools have! :)

Janelle

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

I've never heard of this but I love a good school tradition! That's so cute that you were able to go for his sisters dunking! Did they get those shirts made for the occasion?

Karla said...

Wow! I almost went to google this before you explained it all! That is pretty cool! And don't worry.. I'm not much of a beer girl either =) Yuck!

Blogger Ash said...

Traditions are so fun! Do you actually drop the ring into the bottom of the beer?

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Lindley @ The Grinning Labrador said...

Haha, I love this!! What an awesome tradition! There is no way I could chug a whole pitcher today, perhaps immediately following college graduation I'd be in the running!

Bailey | Becoming Bailey said...

I would be so sick! It's so cool reading about other college's traditions... Students at Murray State don't even buy a ring!

Night Owl said...

i couldnt drink all that. i've been limiting my drinking. due to not gallbladder and stomach issues all that isnt good for me. esp heavy liquor and such

Emily Stewart said...

Sister Bree for the win! 36 seconds is beast mode for sure. One of the most entertaining things is Ring Dunks. Love it!

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

Never heard of this, but I love it! Traditions like this are so fun and memorable.

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TK said...

Is this a family tradition? If so, it's one of the best I've seen. The most badass my family gets is playing a game we like to call 'Killer Croquet'

Hilary said...

I hate to say it, but I have never dunked my Aggie ring :( I keep saying I am going to one day but it hasn't happened yet.

Your Beauty Fix said...

this looks like fun! and its not like you do it all the time, its just to celebrate an accomplishment :)

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Hannah said...

I didn't go to A&M, but my hubby did for grad school and I remember when it was ring dunking weekend. Wow. I was amazed. Such a huge deal! I don't think I could do that, but it is a really fun tradition. How fun that you got to go to her ring dunk! I'm sure you all had a fun time :)

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Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

What a fun tradition!! Glad you partook in it even though beer is not your thing!

Tiffany Khyla said...

Oh my goodness! I've never heard of such a thing. That's a pretty cool tradition though. I would probably hurl before I got to my ring. I'm not a big beer drinker, but I'm sure I would have acquired the taste by the end of that pitcher.

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Susannah said...

Haha. What an awesomly hilarious tradition. I love how much spirit you Aggies have. :-)

Jess Suarez said...

OMG What a great tradition!! I haven't heard of this, but it's such a great tradition!!

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Jess-DIY Bride

Caitlin G said...

My sister dunked hers this weekend too! Congrats to your SIL!

Kenzie S said...

I've never heard of this, but what a neat tradition! Sounds like something me and a few of my friends would want to do ha ha.

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

i didn't know that this was a tradition. I love it! You look so cute after y'all "dunked" your ring! Seriously, y'all are soo adorable!!

Semper Wifey said...

Haha!! One of my favorite (and not so favorite) traditions! ;)

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

I LOVE reading all of your Aggie traditions! This sounds awesome! Except I also hate beer. I just ordered my class ring. I'm so excited to get it.

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