Rams rumble for fitness

UREC offers fitness challenge

By Eunice Tibay
On March 1, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro
Kay Dornes, senior, deadlifts 95 pounds 18 times in under a minute. Students were able to chose which weight set they wanted to compete with.

Students of all fitness levels participated in the Ram Rumble Feb. 26 at the CHP Gymnasium.

Four fitness stations, the Body Weight Battle, Broad Jump & 40 Yard Dash, Tac it On and Deadlift & Vertical, were set up around the gymnasium for students to challenge and rate themselves based on their performances.

"It’s really just for anyone who wants to come get a good workout in and then see their fitness level because of the combine-style events that we have," Amber Graham, graduate assistant for fitness, said. "So we can kind of see where you’re at among ASU students and see how fit you are compared to other people."

Within the four stations, there are two single events and six workout events.

In the former, students were given two attempts to try and reach their target scores, while the latter gave students 12 minutes to get as many reps as they could for the designated workouts.

In addition, the event also promoted the UREC’s fitness classes and encouraged student’s to be healthy.

"We want to offer fitness events to kind of encourage our students to get healthy and learn about what we do at UREC," Graham said. "This is a good showcase for our fitness instructors, our fitness classes and everything like that."

The event is divided into the advanced, intermediate, and beginner categories with separate divisions for men and women.

Winners for each category and division are determined by the number of points they earned from participating in the whole event.

Graduate student Caitlyn Buck won first place in the female advanced division with a total score of 2043 while Taré Ward, senior, finished second with a total score of 1941.

"It felt good, but it was exhausting," Buck said. "It was a lot harder than I was expecting, but we just got to stick to it."

"It felt really good," Ward said. "I was able to push myself and hit goals that I thought weren’t even achievable like in the deadlift. I didn’t know I can push that much weight."

Austin Woodruff placed first in the male advanced division, garnering a total score of 2297 while Damon Butterfras and Joshua Williams placed second and third, respectively, scoring 1980 and 1975.

In the female intermediate division, Herani Gebre emerged first place with a total score of 1962 points. Lindsey Woodruff followed Gebre with a score of 1892 and Kay Dornes came third at 1816 points.

Malik Jones finished first in the male intermediate division with a score of 2285.

Bryce Kennedy, second place, and Oscar Mendoza, third place, accumulating 2224 and 2140 points respectively.

Melina Bustamante won first place in the female beginner division with 2103 points. Following her were Amanda Saenz, second place, at 2094, and Alicia Ferreria, who finished third, at 1994.

Moses Ruzovivo took home first place in the male beginner division with a total of 2378 points. Diosel Rivengood placed second at 2085 points, while Ramiro Rodriguez placed third with a total of 1966 points.

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