On April 18th, the school hosted its annual Body Fitness Competition. This event is where students enter to show off their bulk and build to various judges from around the area, and compete for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Warrior.
To promote the show, sports marketing teacher Allison Ennis set up various weight exercises for students to compete with during their lunches. The girl and boy who had the most reps with the heaviest weight received trophies for their performance.
Leto High School teacher Todd Nichols said that he and the other judges focused on each contestant’s muscularity, symmetry, and overall physique of their bodies. The competition consisted of several divisions, including the short, medium, and tall group for women, and short, medium, intermediate, tall, large, and mean/lean groups for men.
The positions judged in the competition were among those the judges felt were easier for the students to do and fair to compare at the high school level. The front double bicep, side triceps, side chest, and rear double bicep were among the positions seen during the show.
“We [the judges] were really impressed with the overall conditioning [of the students] and their general interest in fitness and health,” said Nichols.
Audience members might have seen competitors repeat various poses; Nichols said that this was because some people need more time for their muscles to adjust to the pose itself.
The money collected during ticket sales from this event will go partially to the cheerleading team, but mostly to equipment/maintenance for the weight room.
As for the winners, junior Cabrianna Caballero and two time champion senior Nawayne Dixon took home the gold.
Nichols said that for those who want to get fit themselves and build muscle, the big thing to remember is consistency; a person can’t give up while working to better themselves, they just have to “stick with”.
Emily Goldbach / Sports Editor