While the entire University of Washington football team hit Sea World on Christmas Eve, a group of seniors got to go back and have a little more fun up close with some of the animals.
Senio Kelemete and Alameda Ta’amu had a sit-up contest with the Takena the Walrus.
“We got to do a sit-up contest against a walrus,” Kelemete said. “It was pretty fun, I’ve never seen a walrus in person before. He did six sit-ups, but I think Washington won the contest.”
Other players like Jermaine Kearse, Cort Dennison (above) and Devin Aguilar had some fun with the whales at Sea World.
“It was a lot of fun,” he said. “I didn’t think I was going to interact with the whales as much as I did. I got to swim with them, dance with them and I even got a kiss from one of them. The water was pretty cold, but the wetsuit helped a lot.”
It’s something most people will never get a chance to do.
“It is amazing how they can train these animals to do these tricks,” Kearse said. “It was an amazing experience to see these animals perform in person and to actually do it with them.”