KCKCC’s second annual Turkey Games a success

The Turkey Games were held Wednesday at KCKCC. (KCKCC photo)
The Turkey Games were held Wednesday at KCKCC. (KCKCC photo)

by Kelly Rogge
Despite colder than normal temperatures, Kansas City Kansas Community College’s second annual Turkey Games was an even bigger success than its inaugural event.

Joseph Mundt, wellness specialist at KCKCC’s Health and Wellness Center, said the goal of the Turkey Games, which were Wednesday at the Wellness Center, was to encourage KCKCC to become more active. Participants competed in several events including Pilgrim Broom Pushin,’ the Turkey Obstacle Course, Turkey Tossin’, Turkey Rollin’ Bowlin’, Pilgrim Sprintin’, Turkey Tailin’ and Turkey Shootin’. No actual turkeys were used in the competition. Medicine balls represented the turkeys. There were 40 participants this year, compared to about 20 in 2013.

“The Turkey Games show that fitness doesn’t have to be the same old exercises,” he said. “You can change it up with different, fun activities.”

Mundt said he thought the turnout was great, involving quite a few students as well as community members.

“I think the Turkey Games are such a fun event because all of the events are challenging and things that people usually don’t get to do,” he said. “Our staff has a blast putting them on and coming up with events that will challenge everyone.”

Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at KCKCC.

1st Place: Dustin Eby (14.5 lb. Turkey)
2nd Place: Tish Thomas (Pumpkin Pie)
3rd Place: Michael McGrath (Potato and Gravy)
4th Place: Hoa Dong (Stuffing and Gravy)
5th Place: Shaun Pate (Butternut Squash)
6th Place: Avery Fliger (Acorn Squash)
7th Place: Brandon Reid (Mac and Cheese)
8th Place: Billy Harrah (Dinner Rolls)
9th Place: Brendan Lyons (Sweet Potatoes)
10th Place: Kim Mason (Cranberry Sauce)
11th Place: Ben Hayes (Corn)
12th Place: Michael Jaume (Green Beans)

The Turkey Games were held Wednesday at KCKCC. (KCKCC photo)
The Turkey Games were held Wednesday at KCKCC. (KCKCC photo)

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