Battle it out

UREC plans workouts for competitors to determine winners

By Kierstyn Wiley
On March 1, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: On your mark, get set, go. Rams compete in the 40 yard dash. 

Students competed for prizes at the second annual UREC Ram Rumble on Feb. 18 in the Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance.
 “We have two different workouts, mostly body weight workouts,” said Jodi Jackson, assistant director for fitness. “There’s a 40-yard dash, a vertical, broad jump, obstacle course, bench press and more.”
Workout one included squats, sit-ups, hand release push-ups and burpees that had to be completed in 12 minutes with as many rounds as possible.
Workout two had to be completed within 16 minutes and included kettlebell swings, kettlebell toe touches, high pulls and goblet squats.
Each competitor had the opportunity to choose their own level of fitness of either beginner, intermediate or advanced to receive a better score.
Every participant had the chance of 2 attempts in each event and had to complete each work out within 4-minute increments in order to continue to the next round.
“It is split up on a point system,” Jackson said. “They complete an event, and if they have the highest points at the end of the event, then that is the top male and top female of each division.”
The top three males in the advanced division included Samuel Urteaga in first place with 2,251 points, Hunter Clark in second place with 2,132 points and Malik Jones in third place with 1,990 points.
The intermediate male division included Darian Glenn in first place with 2,000 points and senior Joseph Gaitan in second place with 1,242 points.
“It was definitely fun,” Gaitan said. “I feel like my time was put to use. I burned a lot of calories, got closer with my coworkers and liked competing with my friends.”
The top three females in the advanced division included Julie Smith in first place with 2,222 points, Shannon Thompson in second place with 1,877 points and Anastacia Luna in third place with 1,682 points.
The intermediate female division included Jackie Klose in first place with 1,538 points, Gunna Dark in second place with 1,535 points and Sojung Ka in third place with 1,377 points.
There were no males in the beginner division, but Yunni Choi took first place for females with 1,592 points.
The participants who won each division won shaker cups, Lenny and Larry’s protein cookies, foam rollers and more.
UREC also gave out free t-shirts to each participant who attended the event, even if they did not win.
“My favorite part was the triathlon at the end,” Gaitan said. “There was a closed circuit of events where you worked on footwork coordination, but you also avoided spikes as you crawled through the ground. That was fun.”
UREC encourages students and faculty to join them in their future events and to visit angelo.edu/urec for more event details.

 

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