3nd Annual ResLife Olympics

All Residence Halls are invited to participate in the 3nd annual ResLife Olympic Games! Start creating your team’s flag to display proudly at the processional during the opening ceremonies, as well as throughout the events on Saturday. Look over the events and decide which ones you want to compete in and then sign up!!:

November 2-3, 2012

Friday Evening

Opening Ceremonies 7:00pm Woods Quad
Extreme Musical Chairs Immediately Following

Saturday

Kubb 10:30am Parkwoods Quad
Cornhole 10:30am Parkwoods Quad
Lung Capacity Ping Pong 11:00 am UC Game Room
Tippy Toes 12:00 Woods Quad
Bowling Ball Toss 12:00 Woods Quad
Ultimate Accuracy 12:30 Woods Quad
Puzzlers 1:00 CW 2nd Floor Lounge
Surprise Relay 1:30 Woods Quad
Ball 1:30 Turf Field (3:30 final)
Banana Cream Pie 4:00 Outside Cedarwood

Sign up with your CA, or at a prominent place in your Residence Hall for the events in which you would like to compete. You may compete in multiple events—as many as you like—as long as everyone who wants to participate is getting a chance to play. Also, please be sure you don’t sign up for multiple events that occur at the SAME TIME (“Ball” and “Surprise Relay” are the exception—you may do both) Signups end at midnight, Wednesday, October 31 after “Wednesdays at Ten”.

Teams

  • Hillside
  • Parkwoods
  • Northlawn South
  • Northlawn North
  • Cedarwood South
  • Cedarwood North
  • Elmwood
  • Maplewood

Events

Includes the processional of Residence Halls in the Woods Quad and the display of flags. The torch will be lit, and the 3nd annual ResLife Olympics will officially be opened. Snacks will be provided.

In this opening competition, three competitors from each team face each other in a large circle of chairs, but each person plays individually for their team. There are two competitors who begin the round in the center of the circle without a place to sit. When the music begins, those who are standing must run to someone seated in a chair and pull them off of their chair and switch places. That person will then need to do the same thing to someone else in the circle and the game continues until the music stops, and the two who are left standing at that point are out. The game is played until a third, second, and first place winner are declared.
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The classic Swedish game played with blocks of wood. (Rules, Wikipedia)
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The classic lawn game played with beanbags.
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Three people play on each side. There is no net on the ping pong table, and the object is to blow the ping pong ball off of the opposing side of the table using nothing but your breath (no touching the ball!) The first team to three points wins the game.
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Two opponents stand on the inside of a circle (a hulu hoop on the ground) and try to push the other person out while holding a water balloon in each hand. The winner is the one who stays in the circle without popping their water balloons. If one of your water balloons breaks you automatically lose the round. Each pairing plays best of three matches.
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A sort of shot-put contest using bowling balls.
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Ultimate Accuracy will test your disc throwing skills. Talents will include a distance throw, as well as accuracy marks using the backhand, forehand, hammer, and chicken wing throw. There will also be different obstacles to throw around. Come and display the best of your ultimate accuracy skills.
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Up to three people from each team may participate in this event. Each participant will be given three Mind Games or Puzzles to figure out (three different types). Be the first to accurately complete all three puzzles.
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This is a timed event that your team of three can complete while the game of “Ball” is going on. If you are competing in both events, simply do your relay between your games of “Ball”. Six cards, with a task printed on each, will be placed in a bag. You will be competing as a team to complete the tasks as quickly as possible, each in turn drawing a task from the bag and completing it as quickly as possible. Each team member will complete 2 tasks. They will be some of the typical camp relay races, such as chewing a piece of bubble gum until you can blow a bubble, or eating some Saltine crackers without water and then whistling a tune.
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Two trash cans are placed on opposite sides of the field. The object of the game is to get a soccer ball into the opposing team’s trash can by any means possible. You may not move the trash cans, and you may not tackle or hurt each other intentionally in any way. You may not take more than 5 steps while holding the ball.
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Each person from each team does a separate job in making and eating a banana cream pie and has to race to the pies after racing to the starting line to tag the next person. Steps are: 1. peel the bananas. 2. smush the bananas with hands and place them in the pie crust. 3. Fill the pie crust with whipped cream 4. Scarf the pie down. The person who eats the pie (4) cannot use their hands, but must be fed by their partner (5), who is standing behind them, reaching under 4’s arms with both arms.
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