ROTC holds contest

“The ROTC took part in student appreciation day offering one lucky man and woman a semester scholarship to the university. University of Akron men and women took their shot at completing the two minute test, in which its participants were given two minutes to do as many push-ups as possible.”

The ROTC took part in student appreciation day offering one lucky man and woman a semester scholarship to the university.

University of Akron men and women took their shot at completing the two minute test, in which its participants were given two minutes to do as many push-ups as possible. Before starting, all those that tried their luck at the test were shown what constitutes a proper push-up.

As Lindsey Smitley Enrollment and Scholarship Officer, put it a correct push-up breaks the plane, meaning a flat back must be maintained.

According to Lt. Michael Wright last year’s winner did in excess of 90 push-ups. Other deciding factors that also help to pick a winner fall in line with the Army’s standard. We base it on the Army PT (physical training), Wright said. Those standards are a minimum of 19 push-ups for a female and 42 push-ups for a male.

Of course there is a catch for the winners; they have to enroll in the military science class for the semester.

While there were over 100 students who tried their luck at winning the scholarship, only two got the prize.

Jairus Meacham won the male scholarship with 123 push-ups in two minutes, while Amanda White won the female scholarship completing 71 push-ups in a two minute span.