Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Food Olympics 2015

On October 9th, 2015, GSC held their annual Fall Food Olympics in front of Ellicott Hall!  For those of you who have never heard of Fall Food Olympics, the event is a food-based relay race where teams of two compete for the fastest finishing time.  This year the relay events included dizzy bat, feeding pudding to a partner while blindfolded, the oreo challenge, drinking cider while hula-hooping, and more!  As usual the event was a blast and over 35 people came out to participate.  Each year that we host this event, the competition gets more intense and this year did not disappoint!  Our winners of the event this year, senior duo: Becky Vanarsdall & Skyler Golt, set a record finishing time of 1 minute and 40 seconds, with our second place duo finishing just milliseconds after that!

(Pictured here:  2015 Fall Food Olympics winners, Becky Vanarsdall and Skyler Golt, completing the last leg of the relay on their record setting run).

The Stone reached out to these champions to see what they had to say about the win:

Co-winner Skyler Golt attributed the success to his partner stating, “I could never have won without my amazing partner Becky. She inspired me to never be ordinary, but always strive to be the best”.

When asked about how it felt to win Fall Food Olympics, senior Becky Vanarsdall claims, “It was a relief to win Fall Food Olympics as a senior because I was not going to stop competing until I had won and now I don’t have to come back as a student in disguise after I graduate”.

Vanarsdall also gives credit to those who helped her along her way: “I’d like to thank my 3 year Fall Food Olympics partner and Gemstone teammate Chris Caporale, and his replacement and my co-champion Skyler Golt, for making this possible”.

(Above: Becky Vanarsdall feeds pudding to her 3-year Fall Food Olympics partner Chris Caporale at this year's event (2015).  Below:  The same action occurring the year before at the 2014 Fall Food Olympics).

On behalf of GSC, thank you to everyone who came out!  Photos from the event are posted on GSC’s Facebook page so if you or a friend competed, or if you just want to see what Fall Food Olympics is all about, check those out!  

As always, Fall Food Olympics was an epic, fun and food-filled competition showcasing just some of our amazing students’ talents.  Congratulations again to our 2015 winners, Becky and Skyler.  Be sure to come out next year for your shot at the title of Fall Food Olympian! 
-23 October, 2015 -Carolyn Lane

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