RECSports’ Spring Weight Loss Challenge a Success

The Charger Bulletin

WEST HAVEN–In RECSports news, Season Four is coming along nicely. In Campus Recreation news, the Spring Weight Loss Challenge has concluded and the results have come in.

For those of you who don’t know or remember, teams comprised of students and faculty accepted the challenge of reaching a healthy lifestyle. The competition was both motivational and informative as healthy living classes were offered for any Beckerman Recreation Center member to attend. Most importantly, the challenge was a success. Collectively, the participants of the Weight Loss Challenge lost 244 pounds. Congratulations to everyone who participated; we hope you learned some valuable lifelong skills to keep you in a healthy and happy lifestyle.

The participants could win individually (one faculty/staff winner and one student winner) and/or as a team. The challenge was based on percent of weight lost, so those with the highest percentages were the winners. Congratulations to Patrick Torre of the Business Office, the Challenge’s faculty/staff winner, who lost a total of 13% of his weight.

Congratulations to Krista DiVincenzo, who lost 12% of her weight to become the student champion of the Challenge.

In the team arena, the Glutes were the clear victors with a combined loss of 9.84% of their total weight.

However, don’t discount the other teams. Both the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies (4.86%) and Team All Business (4.45%) had great weight loss percentages and reached second and third place respectively.

In the end, every team lost weight, which is a success by any measure. We hope all the participants got something out of this competition that they can apply or use in the future. With the accomplishments of this year, the Campus Recreation staff is looking forward to bringing the Weight Loss Challenge back next year.