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SE students take on Toro’s bootcamp challenge for funs

SE students take on Toro’s bootcamp challenge for funs

By Jeremy Moore

Travis Matheny and Angelica Gonzales work to heal Carson Cocknell from a mysterious plague while Travis Brents holds a gun to him in protest of the doctor’s healings in the NW production Anatomy of Grey.Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Travis Matheny and Angelica Gonzales work to heal Carson Cocknell from a mysterious plague while Travis Brents holds a gun to him in protest of the doctor’s healings in the NW production Anatomy of Grey.
Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

Eighteen students competed against one another during the SE Toro’s Bootcamp Challenge Oct. 2.

The participating students were members of health and wellness classes and others who decided to sign up on their own.

This rigorous obstacle course consisted of sandbag squats, sprints, pushups and agility hand ladders and ended with a tire drag. The challenge was set up for males to compete against each other and females to compete against each other.

Participants were dog-tired after they completed the course. Nick Houser, a former rugby player, said he felt the course would give him a chance to see what kind of condition he was in.

SE students David Howard and Jose Paredes begin the competition with the weighted squats. Paredes finished in first place while Howard placed second in the male event.
SE students David Howard and Jose Paredes begin the competition with the weighted squats. Paredes finished in first place while Howard placed second in the male event.

“When I got to the hand ladders, that’s where it hit me,” he said.

All participants received T-shirts. The top male and female were awarded Adidas Defender team duffels, and the runners-up received TCC gym bags. For the males, Jose Paredes finished first, and David Howard finished second. For the females, Toni Wesley finished first, and Abreia Baker finished second.

Wesley, a workout fanatic and former high school athlete, participated because she wanted to meet new people and give herself an interesting challenge.

“I felt like this would be a great chance to come out and socialize,” she said. “The course was definitely harder than what I thought it would be.”

Kinesiology instructor and event coordinator Shahzad Nazir said he thought the event would help him promote health and wellness. He was pleased to see how many students came out.

“Most students at small community colleges just come to class and go straight home,” he said. “We like providing students with fun activities where they can come together and socialize.”

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