College Challenge

Challenge yourself and score points for your college

Starting Monday 1 March, UWA Sport will host a series of challenges for residents of UWA's residential colleges to sweat it out and compete for the College Fitness Cup.

With each new month will come a new challenge, and individuals will have the chance to score points for their college as well as win some great prizes for themselves.

A valid UWA Sport gym membership is required in order to participate in the challenge.  

So how do you win?

Throughout the month, the current leaderboard of the top 5 male and top 5 female participants in the challenge will be displayed on the whiteboard in the gym, with the students on the whiteboard at the end of the month scoring points for their college.

  • 1st Place: 500 points
  • 2nd Place: 400 points
  • 3rd Place: 300 points
  • 4th Place: 200 points
  • 5th Place: 100 points

Challenges

March
Deadly Dead Hang

Males and Females: Hang from the bar for as long as possible.

Rules

If you would like to enter into the competition approach staff member at the gym desk and ask them to assist you with the challenge

  • No re-adjustment of grip during the attempt
  • Grip the bar with an overhand grip (palms facing away from you). Aim to keep your arms shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your arms straight
  • Hang out for as long as you can!
  • Once you have finished the challenge kindly get the staff member to record down how long you held on for.
  • April
    Bench Press Bonanza

    Males: How many reps can you bench press of 75% of your body weight?

    Females: How many reps can you bench press of 50% of your body weight?

    Rules

    1. If you would like to enter into the competition approach staff member at the gym desk and ask them to assist you with the challenge
    2. Your bench press should involve you bringing the bar all the way down to slightly touch your chest, beofre pushing the bar back up to full extension.
    3. Once you have finished the challenge kindly get the staff member to record down how many reps you made.
    May
    Chaotic Calves

    Males and females: 100 skips of the skipping rope (as judged by the trainer!) followed by 300m on the treadmill, followed by 100 more skips of the rope.

    Rules

    1. If you would like to enter into the competition approach staff member at the gym desk and ask them to assist you with the challenge
    2. The trainer is responsible for counting 100 skips, don't stop until they say so!
    3. You may only turn the treadmill on once both feet are on it - acceleration time is included in the 300m
    4. Finish with 100 more skips
    5. Once you have finished the challenge kindly get the staff member to record down how quickly you finished the challenge.
    Semester 1 Group Fitness Challenge
    Compete against your rivals for College Row glory in the Grand Finale of the Semester 1 College Challenge.

    Face off against your College Row rivals in five rounds of competitive exercise circuits and a set of mysterious redemption rounds. Exhibit your team's wide range of skills, ranging from resistance training through to aerobic ability, with bonus points for the team with the best colours, flags, and spectator turnout!

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    June
    Flippy cup challenge

    Males and females: How far can you make it in our modified Beep Test?

    Rules

    1. Participants start at one end of the blue sled track
    2. The opposite end of the sled track will have a wooden box set up with an upside down cup
    3. The participant must run up to the box, place the cup on the edge and flip it until the cup lands the correct way up
    4. Upon doing so the participant runs to the end of the blue sled track and back
    5. This is completed once the cup has been successfully flipped 5 times.
    6. The The trainer will record the time taken
    7. Fastest time wins!
    July
    Sasquatch Squats

    Males: How many reps can you squat of 100% of your bodyweight?

    Females: How many reps can you squat of 75% of your bodyweight?

    Rules

    1. If you would like to enter the competition, approach a staff member at the gym desk and ask them to assist you with the challenge.
    2. Squats should descend until your hip crease is below your knees - talk to your trainer for technique tips!
    3. Count how many reps you can do until fatigue!
    4. Once you have finished the challenge kindly get the staff member to record how many reps you completed.
    August
    300m Row Challenge

    How fast can you row 300m?

    Rules

    1. If you would like to enter the competition, approach a staff member and ask them to assist you with the challenge.
    2. The rower will be set by a staff member on 300m at level 10 for both male and female participants.
    3. Row as fast as you can until you reach 300m!
    4. Once you have finished the challenge kindly get the staff member to record how many reps you completed.
    September
    3-Legged Race

    How fast can you and a partner complete our 3-legged race course?

    Rules

    1. If you would like to enter the competition, approach a staff member and ask them to assist you with the challenge.
    2. Place a thick resistance band around 1 leg of each person so your legs are held together.
    3. Complete the course as fast as possible - your time starts when you begin the course.
    4. Once you have finished the challenge kindly get the staff member to record how quickly you completed the challenge.
    October
    Group Fitness Challenge - Last One Standing

    Stay tuned for more information on our End-of-Semester event!

    Current Standings

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