Wilson Seah Wee Ser, Hydra House Captain (2014)
Wilson is a first year dentistry student. Throughout the entire duration of IMU Cup 2014, he has been actively involved in several sports events, namely cheer leading, track & field, basketball, volleyball, Frisbee and touch rugby.
First of all, I would like to congratulate you on winning IMU Cup 2014! How do you feel about this victory?
Thank you! I felt so excited and touched when Hydra was announced the overall champion. Initially,we were 8 points behind Pegasus, but we knew we stood a chance in overtaking Pegasus when we were placed third in the cheer leading competition. Although cheer leading played an essential role, I still think that every captain and member of each event deserves the cup together because without any of them, the cup wouldn’t be in Hydra’s hands today.
I see. What was your initial goal for Hydra? Did the outcome match your expectations?
I believe every house captain’s goal is to win this Cup. Not only does the Cup represent a leader’s capability in leading his team, it also marks the effort of every house member. And yes it did match my initial goal.
What have you learned from being the house captain of Hydra?
The responsibility of being a leader in Hydra is totally different from any other posts I have ever held before. This is because house members are constantly looking up to the captain and the committee to finish the job. Leading a large group of people is definitely not an easy job, but fortunately I have learned how to cooperate with my committee and other house captains. The job got easier when all of us worked together towards a common goal. I would say teamwork is one of the most important lessons that I have learned from this Cup.
Apart from emerging as champions of IMU Cup and learning how to work with others effectively, what is the best part of the whole event?
The best part is definitely the blossoming of new friendships! You get to know people from different semesters and courses through the various sports events. It is a brilliant opportunity for IMU students to mix around and have fun. But to be honest, the friendships in the cheer leading team are the strongest as we spent almost every day together.
Will you join IMU Cup next year?
Yes definitely. I would like to try some new sports if possible. I love sports!
Last but not least, are there any messages you would like to share?
I would like to say thank you and great job to the organizers. They did a pretty good job this year and things were well-organized. As for IMU students, I hope more people can participate in IMU Cup next year as it will be a great experience and memory for all of us.
Thank you so much for accepting this interview. All the best to you and Hydra in the future!