Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Clash of the Classes 2013 begins October 23

The annual Clash of the Classes competition is just a week away. Whether your talent is raising money for the March of Dimes, stacking golf balls, or pulling one of your classmates in a homemade chariot around the track, this is an opportunity to help your class win bragging rights and timeless glory.

Register for Homecoming 2013
The Class of 2016 is the reigning champion. Five events will determine whether they will retain their crown or pass it along to another class.

Each year, Clash of the Classes provides contests that are fun to watch or compete in as the College prepares to celebrate Homecoming. Students who would like to represent their classes should contact Andy Sinclair, the head men’s lacrosse coach, to sign up for the chariot race and Nick Spicer, coordinator of student activities, for the other events.

Here is the official schedule:

Wednesday, October 23 – Friday, October 25
Penny Drive for the March of Dimes
Each class will have a jar at the cashier table in Cheatham Dining Hall to raise money for the March of Dimes. Here’s how the competition works: Drop a penny in your class’s jar to get points for your team, but drop any other kind of cash in the jars for other classes to subtract points from those classes. Winning class gets 400 points.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:30 p.m.
Minute to Win It
Contestants from each class will compete in challenges from the game show Minute to Win It. The contests include balancing soda cans on their beveled corner, stacking golf balls, and emptying a box of tissues using only one hand at a time. Winning class gets 400 points.

Thursday, October 24
Finish the Lyric Competition, 12:30 p.m.
One member from each class will compete to see who can complete the lyrics to popular songs. The game will continue until only one contestant remains. Winning class gets 400 points.

Clash of the Classes culminates in the Chariot Race during Homecoming.
Friday, October 25
Beanbag Toss Contest, volleyball game intermission
The WildCat volleyball team will take on Southern Virginia University at 7 p.m. During the intermission, teams of two from each Randolph College class year will toss bean bags at a target to garner points for their class. Winning class gets 400 points.

Saturday, October 26
Chariot Race, WildCat Stadium track
In the crowning event of Clash of the Classes, teams from each class will race chariots they have constructed around the track, with one member of the class riding in the chariots. Halfway around the track, the teams will pass their chariots off to other members of the class to finish the race. Winning class gets 2,500 points. Second, third, and fourth place get 1,500, 1,000, and 500 points, respectively.