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Pikers Alumni

Over the past 25 years, some of Washington University's finest men have been members of the Pikers. Below is a list of those who joined us in our quest to be WashU's best looking a cappella group whose name starts with a 'P'.

Were you once a member of the Pikers? Get on this list and in touch with the current group by giving us some info about you.



Ben Auerbach
Class of 2017


One day, Ben meandered into the Pikers by accidentally following a trail of M&Ms left by Wesley. Though initially frightened, he quickly warmed up to the group after he was given a warm, cozy bed and the necessary vaccinations for his breed. Ben feeds on a steady diet of sarcasm and crude proteins. It should be noted that Ben is frightened by his own reflection. Ben has a love/hate relationship with laser pointers.

Nigel Kim
Class of 2017


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Josh Rose
Class of 2016


When Josh auditioned, we didn’t have much of a choice. His dad owns some hotshot company that sells computers or something, and he threatened to buy us out and change our name to “WU Tang Clan” — a WashU group dedicated to the study and appreciation of the Tang Dynasty (Wesley and Pang were very supportive). He actually turned out to be an okay singer, but he’s still a corrupt individual with no moral or judicial compass whatsoever.

Anthony Haun
Class of 2016


We’ve tried to break Tony, we really have, but it’s damn near impossible to wipe that stupid grin off his face. We swear you could show him his mother’s severed head mounted on a spear and he’d just say “Aw, you guys are the greatest. I’m just so happy to be here.” We know this because, upon hearing that Mark Wrighton’s beloved Cocker Spaniel had been similarly decapitated and mounted, Tony chuckled and exclaimed “Haha! A pupsicle!” This did not endear the Pikers to the Chancellor, who was very much still in mourning and very much within earshot.

Nadav Harper
Class of 2016


R.I.P.

Spencer Romo
Class of 2015


Spencer is arguably the least liked member of the group and the most disagreeable personality. He always smells faintly of disappointment and unfulfilled dreams. He was born without a sense of humor, but is making progress, and has already mastered the essentials of knock-knock jokes. Sarcasm and situational irony remain on the distant horizon, but we are hopeful. When he is not training for rock-paper-scissors tournaments, he enjoys impersonating Abraham Lincoln, writing childrens poems under his pseudonym “Shel Silverstein”, and dancing the hokey pokey.

Nils Kjos
Class of 2015


Nils Kjos (pronounced “foot odor”) once had a crazy dream, that he cannot exactly remember but swears involved three Bill Cosbys , Kim Jong Il, and the entire cast of Glee. Nils has an odd, almost alarming obsession with the Brown Bear (ursas arctos) and has studied bear culture and society in-depth for several years now. At some point, Nils would like to attempt a full winters hibernation in an effort to become fully accepted by the bear elders. Nils is the sole founder and member of the National Society for Amateur Obstetricians, and refuses to wear purple.

Chris Seager
Class of 2015


Chris Seager has devoted approximately 12/53 of his life to the KOQ (Kick-Out-“Q”) organization, which strives to eradicate the letter “Q” from the English alphabet and replace all instances of it with the letter “K”. He says that the letter “Q” goes against his strong moral principles, which he attributes to his rural upbringing in Wausau (better known as Bumble@#%&) Wisconsin. When not fighting for the KOQ, Chris plays football, though he refuses to acknowledge the Quarterback until it is officially changed to “kwarterback”. Chris also does not play racquetball or croquet.

Rishub Keelara
Class of 2015


One day, Rishub just appeared. The group was rehearsing one of their favorite old German dirges, “ich bin ein wenig teekanne” when Rishub started singing the baritone part with more soul than a new shoe. No one was really sure when or how he had gotten there but, not sure what to do and pleasantly affected by his kind demeanor and charming smile, the group let him stay. Rishub has been with the group ever since, and is now our token Indian kid, proving to critics that we are tolerant of all different peoples. Rishub is not allowed home without an MD degree.

Aaron Pang
Class of 2015


Aaron Pang, of Oakland, California, is a lot of things. Like an Octopus. And a secret fan of American Idol. And a cyborg assassin sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor. All you need to know is that he doesn't take kindly to people who bother him while he's sleeping (that's how Nils lost an arm).

Wesley Hsu
Class of 2015


Wesley Hsu (alias: Mongo) is lopsidedly disciplined. He works hard for the Pikers, but when you ask him to walk across campus he reacts like you’ve just asked him to march the Trail of Tears. By the way, it was definitely Wesley who thought it was appropriate to joke about the Trail of Tears and was certainly not the idea of some anonymous third party writing his biography.

David Binstock
Class of 2014


David was born on June 15, 1992 – the very same day that former Vice President Dan Quayle erroneously corrected an elementary school student in a spelling bee, telling him that “potato” should have an “e” at the end. David shows up to each Pikers rehearsal with the eagerness of an infant’s diarrhea. David apologizes for that unpleasant, though expressive, image. When David grows up, he wants to digivolve into the Oxford English Dictionary. He has a blackbelt in karate and has no patience for non-sequitur.

Chris Halline
Class of 2014


During Chris’ audition for the Pikers, he repeatedly verbally abused Austin, thus quickly winning over the hearts of the Pikers (except Austin). Chris’ hobbies include playing the kazoo, seeking out radioactive waste in the hope that it will give him superpowers, and having cosmetic surgery to remove the toes that grow inexplicably all over his body. At age 4, Chris began a long term relationship with a sock puppet named Yarny. In a matter of months the couple was engaged but, before they could marry, Yarny lost her life in a tragic laundry accident. Chris will never love again.

Josh Smith
Class of 2014


Josh, at only 2 months old, made his theatrical debut as the world's first performance artist finger painter. Some weeks after his premiere, Josh was approached by a reporter and asked if he felt he was selling out by catering to the lowest common denominator. In a brilliant demonstration of his rhetorical wit, Josh responded by spitting up and soiling himself. Josh has had extensive classical training in freestyle rap, though he also dabbles in backstroke and butterfly.

Robbie Gottlieb
Class of 2014


Robbie Gottlieb: A haiku

Toilet destroyer
Attacks just after dinner
Porcelain depth charge

Kris Sladky
Class of 2014


Mr. Sladky rose and addressed the board of directors, “I propose that we dedicate the proceeds of this year’s charitable drive to organizations helping teach the deaf to speak Braille.” The room fell deathly silent and Mr. Sladky, interpreting their silence and slack jaws as signs of agreement, took off all his clothes, whistled a merry tune, and rollerbladed away.

Greg Comanor
Class of 2014



Micajah Dudley
Class of 2013


Micajah is a hugger. He also plays rugby. Sometimes this gets confusing for him.

Adam Trebach
Class of 2013


Staples is the life of his party, and no one else is invited. Don’t act all disappointed, you know you weren’t going to come anyway. Staples received his nickname when, during an afternoon of Pikers related administrative tasks, he failed to use a stapler correctly…twice. That being said, his summer reading included a textbook on differential geometry. That being said, he really did manage to screw up the use of a stapler.

Chris J. Izzo
Class of 2013


Izzo auditioned for the Pikers to be more like his favorite Backstreet Boy, Kevin. He was heartbroken to learn that none of the Pikers spend hours gelling their hair to look perfectly tousled before going on stage. Izzo’s favorite pokemon is Mewtwo because “the psychic pokemon’s tortured existence speaks to my inner anguish.” Izzo also likes ice cream.

Zachary Gale
Class of 2013


Zachary has a lot of energy. Always. Imagine giving a labradoodle cocaine. That kind of energy. When Zachary enters a room, he is followed several seconds later by his bottom, which, in turn, is followed very shortly by Micajah’s hands. Zachary is bitterly opposed to clothing both in practice and as a philosophical construct and will only wear it in situations where it is absolutely required by social norms (or court order). Zachary is banned from the state of Kentucky.

Eitan Babcock
Class of 2013


Wait...we had someone named Eitan in the group?

Anthony Bernatas
Class of 2012


Anthony was born with 12 fingers and toes that were stuck together. Also, Anthony can recite the entirety of James Joyce’s Ulysses from memory…backwards…while on fire. The speed with which Anthony responds to emails is, to date, the only verifiable violation of the theory of relativity. Basketball is Anthony’s favorite sport; he appreciates the manner in which the gentlemen (or ladies, as the case may be) dribble up and down the court. Anthony moonlights as a content editor for Highlights magazine.

Zach Dumey
Class of 2012


Dumey was born and raised in Gordonville, MO, which is right next to another small town you’ve never heard of. Dumey goes by his last name rather than his first because he thinks that eventually someone will, upon meeting him, comply with the ribald request couched in his introduction.

Patrick Knight
Class of 2012


The field of behavioral primatology would not exist in its current sophistication without the work of Professor Knight. Perhaps his ideas have become so fundamental to our understanding of human nature because, with each scholarly paper he writes, he concurrently publishes a book written in the common parlance such that scholars and the general public may be edified alike. The best example of this genius was the sea of change in public and scholarly thought that followed only months after the simultaneous publication of his paper Positions of Power in Primate Social Hierarchies and their Quasi-linear Correspondence to Increased Rates of Doody-Flinging in P. Paniscus and his book Bonobo No No! When he isn’t dodging excrement projectiles in the forests just south of the Congo River, Professor Knight enjoys reading, Bible study, calling contra dances, and tuning his wife’s pipe organ (not a euphemism).

Adam Hasz
Class of 2012


Adam is a true activist. His extracurricular activities include: Green Action, Power Shift ’11, the Social Justice Center, Leadershape, the Washington University Chapter of The Clocktower Operator’s Guild, the Society of Vietnamese-American Students, the Society of African-American students, the Society of Inuit students, the Society of Klingon students, the Whig party, Destiny’s Child, and the Freemasons.

Austin Wesevich
Class of 2011


Austin likes to think he sits at the junction of Kappelmeister and Barnum & Bailey. The rest of the group has yet to realize that this is slightly insulting. Austin parties harder than all of the other Pikers put together. It is even rumored that, one particularly festive Friday night, after leaving the Catholic Student Center, he returned to his dorm room to work on his physical chemistry problem set until 10 pm, at which point he brushed his teeth and promptly went to bed.

Chethan Rao
Class of 2011


Put simply, Chethan’s life is one big Axe commercial. No one understands why.

Aditya Nath
Class of 2011


Aditya does not respond to the name “Brown Bear.” This does not, however, discourage The Pikers from using this nickname often and with great enthusiasm. While we suspect Aditya owns several articles of clothing, we only have conclusive evidence of one pair of flip flops, one pair of sweat pants, and one dirty T-shirt. He was once escorted off campus by the police after someone reported a vagrant wandering around the engineering labs.

Barry Bradley
Class of 2010


Barry has a future at Target, the title "game master" appears on his resume, and he likes his dog.

Peter Yen
Class of 2010


As the only Asian in the group (excluding the South East ones...), Peter tries to represent his race proudly as a Piker. When not singing, eating rice, or studying, Peter can be found volunteering at a local after school program, b-boying, and hanging out with his fraternity brothers.

Tim Taylor
Class of 2010


Tim is here to rock.

Pat Fahey
Class of 2010


He's craving LeeAnn Chin's right now.

Troy Cosey
Class of 2010


Buzz Light Year to the rescue.

Chuka Chike-Obi
Class of 2010


Bumbaclot.

Matt Jarvey
Class of 2010


He can't. He has mock trial.

Vivek Kulkarni
Class of 2009



Erick Lee
Class of 2009



Troy Vernon
Class of 2009



Neil Kirmayer
Class of 2008



David Fishman
Class of 2008



Kevin Sullivan
Class of 2008



Amish Desai
Class of 2007



John Flessner
Class of 2007



Kevin Gale
Class of 2007



Benjamin Goldhaber
Class of 2007



Alex Schiff
Class of 2007



Marshall Harris
Class of 2006



Michael Dougherty
Class of 2006



Robby Humble
Class of 2006



AJ Walzer
Class of 2006



Daniel Hirsh
Class of 2005



Ben Irey
Class of 2005



Dylan Oakley
Class of 2005



Kurt Bauer
Class of 2004



Aneel Damle
Class of 2004



Colin Malone
Class of 2004



Lon Powell
Class of 2004



Michael Wong
Class of 2004



Brandon Sorlie
Class of 2003



Brian Sherman
Class of 2003



Rob Robinson
Class of 2003



John Crary
Class of 2003



Michael Schwartz
Class of 2003



Alex Cabot
Class of 2002



Andrew Lehrer
Class of 2002



Sam Daughety
Class of 2001



J. Grant Kerr
Class of 2001



Tom Ottersburg
Class of 2000



Trayce Slumsky
Class of 2000



Dave Berzack
Class of 2000



Aaron Headley
Class of 2000



Jonathan Hirschey
Class of 2000



Tim Ottersburg
Class of 2000



Forrest Vanderbilt
Class of 2000



Mike Baum
Class of 1999



Brett Fleishman
Class of 1999



Daniel Markowicz
Class of 1999



Michael Scoville
Class of 1999



Steve Sislen
Class of 1999



Matt Conroy
Class of 1998



Veeral Tolia
Class of 1998



David Guistolise
Class of 1997



Drew Dillhunt
Class of 1997



Ben Crabtree
Class of 1997



Doug Garrett
Class of 1997



Dave Schaar
Class of 1997



Chris Craxton
Class of 1996



Jason Berger
Class of 1996



Aaron Dickey
Class of 1996



Matt Hempey
Class of 1996



Ryan Patterson
Class of 1996



Brett Levine
Class of 1995



(John) Mark Adams
Class of 1995



Matt Craig
Class of 1995



Eric Goldlust
Class of 1995



Michael Holmes
Class of 1994



Matt Cooper
Class of 1994



Damian Honeysucker
Class of 1994



Tom Huang
Class of 1994



Randy Jack
Class of 1994



Seth Golub
Class of 1993



Chris Tess
Class of 1993



Steve Bogart
Class of 1993



Brian Stephens
Class of 1993



John Wingert
Class of 1993



Mike Winter
Class of 1993



Mike Eisenberg
Class of 1992



Warren Nakatani
Class of 1992



Brad Smith
Class of 1992



Jeff Tomaneng
Class of 1992



Matt Dettmer
Class of 1991



Parker C. Kelley
Class of 1991



Jonathan Musgrave
Class of 1991



Dave Berndt
Class of 1990



John Chin
Class of 1990



John Girotto
Class of 1990



Ben Resnikoff
Class of 1990



Dave Stevenson
Class of 1990



Joe Carbone
Class of 1989



Joe Consiglio
Class of 1989



Jeff Deacon
Class of 1989



David Kahn
Class of 1989



Arthur Kosowsky
Class of 1989



Jim Maier Maier
Class of 1989



John Rubins
Class of 1989



Frank Inselbuch
Class of 1988



Dave Howe
Class of 1988



Nathan Braverman
Class of 1987



Jack Hosterman
Class of 1987



Stuart S. Mackey
Class of 1987



Anders McCarthy
Class of 1987



(Larry) Chapin Fish
Class of 1986



Kevin May
Class of 1986




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