College Challenge

Challenge yourself and score points for your college

Starting Monday 3 June, UWA Sport will host a series of challenges for residents of UWA's residential colleges to sweat it out and compete for the inaugural 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.  

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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

June - Bench Press

How many bench presses can you do? 

Males: 75% of your body weight
Females: 50% of your body weight

Points will be awarded at the end of the month to the 5 males and 5 females with the highest number of bench presses.

A complete repetition involves:
  1. Starting with arms straight, lower the bar to slightly touch your chest
  2. Press the bar back up until your arms are straight
  3. Presses must be in a continuous motion. Any pause longer than 5 seconds will end your attempt.

Participants can enter the challenge by approaching a UWA Sport staff member on the gym floor and asking to take on the challenge.

July - 500m Row

How fast can you row 500m?

Points will be awarded at the end of the month to the 5 males and 5 females with the fastest 500m row time.

Participants can enter the challenge by approaching a UWA Sport staff member on the gym floor and asking to take on the challenge.

August - Battle Rope Slams

How many battle rope slams can you do in 1 minute?

Points will be awarded at the end of the month to the 5 males and 5 females with the highest number of battle rope slams.

A complete repetition involves:
  1. Holding one rope in each hand, raise your arms to shoulder height
  2. Slam the ropes by lowering your arms to waist height

Participants can enter the challenge by approaching a UWA Sport staff member on the gym floor and asking to take on the challenge.

September - Medicine Ball Slams

How many medicine ball slams can you do in 1 minute?

Males:10kg medicine ball
Females:5kg medicine ball

Points will be awarded at the end of the month to the 5 males and 5 females with the highest number of medicine ball slams.

A complete repetition involves:
  1. Start holding the medicine ball and raise it above your head
  2. Slam the medicine ball on the ground

Participants can enter the challenge by approaching a UWA Sport staff member on the gym floor and asking to take on the challenge.

October - Intercollege Row-Off
Which College can row the fastest?

Held on the 18th of October, the Intercollege Row Off will include a variety of individual and team races. Following the races, the College Fitness Cup will be presented to the champion College. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Points will also be awarded throughout the month for each visit to the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre - the more you visit, the more points you earn!

  • June - Points awarded for gym and group fitness visits
  • July - Points awarded for group fitness visits
  • August - Points awarded for gym and group fitness visits
  • September - Points awarded for group fitness visits
  • October -  Points awarded for gym and group fitness visits

Current Standings

Results

June - Bench Press

Male

  1. Benjamin, University Hall, 45 reps
  2. Rami, University Hall, 38 reps
  3. Alden, St Thomas More, 34 reps
  4. Ross, University Hall, 32 reps
  5. James, University Hall and Aaron, University Hall, 30 reps

Female

  1. Tanya, St Catherine's, 22 reps
  2. Abbey, St Catherine's, 19 reps
  3. Kate, St Catherine's, 15 reps
  4. Patricia, St George's, 12 reps
  5. Amalie, University Hall, 9 reps
July - 500m Row

Male

  1. Matt, St Catherine's, 1.24.1
  2. Kevin, St George's, 1.30.2
  3. Simon, St Catherine's, 1.31.6
  4. Bradley, St George's, 1.32.0
  5. Doughal, St Catherine's, 1.33.7

Female

  1. Kate, St George's, 1.40.2
  2. Ella, St Catherine's, 1.41.4
  3. Elise, St Thomas More, 1.43.1
  4. Annie, St Catherine's, and Tahlia, University Hall, 1.46.9
August - Battle Rope Slams

Results will be published at the conclusion of the challenge.

September - Medicine Ball Slams

Results will be published at the conclusion of the challenge.

October - Intercollege Row-Off

Results will be published at the conclusion of the challenge.

Contact us

If you have any further queries, please contact one of our UWA Sport Customer Service Officers.

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