Campion Academy's annual Ironman competition, organized by the Men's Club, was the major attraction on Saturday night. The co-ed contest included over 30 athletes competing to an audience of cheering fans.
The participants started off by running around the field and then competing in an obstacle course with a rope challenge, hockey shots, sit ups, spins, a tiny bike ride, ladder runs, and a balance beam.
Many unexpected participants were able to test their limits and strengths. “I did it for fun,” Poe Hla, a senior, said of her participation.
Jousting battles, dunking contests and chugging soda topped off the night. Yngrid Silva, an international student, expressed her experience, “When the people drank soda and threw up it was funny.” Many athletes weren’t capable of keeping the carbonated drink down. “I liked it because it was very new to me and I enjoyed watching it,” she concluded.
Many students were taken aback by their peers' abilities and endurance. Ariana Lopez, a sophomore, stated how amazing it was to witness the girls keep pace with the boys in the friendly competition. Lizzie Pierson, a senior, shared proudly, “I am glad that I could be a part of something that Campion has held for many years. I wish all future participants luck!”
The event ended with Dean Dubini and Dean Gann distributing prizes for the winners. Angel Villabos, the proclaimed Ironman champion, expressed his thanks, saying, “I am ecstatic that my hard work paid off. I have a lot of respect for those who participated. I am happy to leave a mark here at Campion.” Angel’s name will be engraved on the official Ironman trophy that has long been a mark of status in the Men's club.
Love Pickle, Students News Team