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CSU students win big at this year’s Rockin’ the Rec


Sept. 13, 2012

The Campus Recreation Service hosted its fifth annual Rockin’ the Rec event Wednesday, Sept. 5 as part of Cleveland State University’s Weeks of Welcome.

The first floor of the Rec Center served as an area for students to mingle and chow down on food, courtesy of Jimmy Johns and Papa John’s, and check out all of the club sports the university offers. The upper level hosted a disc jockey, along with games, and an inflatable obstacle course.

The event was a success according to Scott Westhoven, Marketing and Technology Coordinator for Campus Recreation Services.

“Rockin’ the Rec is a great way for all students to get together and celebrate being back on campus,” Westhoven said.

The event was attended by 798 students, which Westhoven says is the highest attendance to date.

“I think the buzz that the event has developed over the past few years really gets the students excited, and that energy carries forward,” he added.

This year’s event featured a “Minute to Win It”-style game, based on the popular TV show. Here, students participated in several 60-second challenges, which made use of common household objects. After a round-robin tournament, where each competitor plays each other once, the top-10 players competed against each other in the final round.
The top two winners would take home a grand prize of either an Apple iPad and Apple TV, or a Blu-ray player and 32-inch TV.

Freshman Justin Davis was the winner of the night, choosing to take home the iPad and Apple TV.

“I’m stoked,” Davis shouted upon winning. “I love this event,” he added.

Sponsors for the event included The Langston, Pepsi Co. and the Athletics Department.
Raffle prizes included donations from Pickwick and Frolic, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Lake Erie Monsters, and The Plain Dealer, to name a few.

“I can’t think of a better way to be welcomed back to school than free food, games, freebies and prizes,” Westhoven concluded.