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VIP Member Appreciation Night (Wednesday, 4/5)

6:30pm-8:30pm - Feature Gym

We are bringing out the red carpet for an evening celebrating our VIP'S: Very important participants.

Join us for a night of fun! Giveaways all night long! Photos and sampler classes with your favorite instructors. Bring your PUID with Group X pass or LTP Class confirmation receipt.

Share our event on FaceBook with your friends. We will see you there!

*Please note, all classes on the Group X schedule starting at 6:30pm and later will be cancelled for this evening. LTP classes will run as scheduled.

World’s Strongest Boilermaker

April 8th 2017 from 10AM-4PM

Come test your strength to find out if you can earn the title of World’s Strongest Boilermaker. We will have the following events to test your strength and endurance:

  • Atlas Stone Loads
  • Axle Clean & Press for Reps
  • Truck Pull (Seated Row)
  • Truck Run (Harnessed)
  • Farmers Carry & Tire Flip Medley
  • Last One Standing Deadlift

Weight Classes
Competitors will weight in prior to the event. Event resistance levels will vary by gender and weight class. Weight classes below are tentative. Unless ten or more competitors enter a weight class, the following weight classes will be redistributed the day of the event.
130 pounds and under
131 pounds and above
160 pounds and under
161 pounds to 200 pounds
201 pounds and above

Resistance Levels
The following resistance levels are tentative and will be finalized based on weight classes the day of the event.
Axle Clean & Press:
130 pounds and under: 85 pound axle
131 pounds and above: 110 pound axle
160 pounds and under: 135 pound axle
161 pounds to 200 pounds: 165 pound axle
201 pounds and above: 185 pound axle

Farmers Carry:
130 pounds and under: 90 pounds per hand
131 pounds and above: 130 pounds per hand
160 pounds and under: 175 pounds per hand
161 pounds to 200 pounds: 190 pounds per hand
201 pounds and above: 200 pounds per hand

We will offer the following free practices for competitors to work with the Axle Press, Seated Pull, Harnessed Pull, Farmer’s Carry, and Tire Flip:

Monday, March 27th: 6-8pm

Tuesday, April 4th: 6-8pm

Please meet at the Band Practice Field for these practice sessions. The Band Practice Field is located west of the CoRec building on 3rd Street.

Registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt!

Register by April 5th at Member Services. Competitors will receive an informational email prior to the event. For questions please contact Traci Smith (smit1650@purdue.edu

Purdue After Dark Presents: Late Night Events

Late Night Events at the CoRec offer a series of high-energy activities, designed to provide quality entertainment during prime social time. Late Night Events are hosted by students, for students, and always include great food, awesome activities, and tons of fun! Events are held one night per month throughout the academic year. The best part? Everything is FREE!

  • February 10, 8pm-12am Roller Disco Night (CoRec MAC Gym, Upper Gym)
    • Roller skating, dance dance revolution, free food, and so much more.  What more could anyone ask for?
  • March 3, 8pm-12am Boiler Madness (CoRec Gold and Black Gym, Feature Gym)
    • Grocery bingo, free food, movies, and so much more!  Come and check out all the activities as we gear up for March Madness!
  • April 21, 8pm-12am Carnival Night (Rain Site Location: CoRec Gold and Black Gyms, Feature Gym)
    • Battle of the Bands, carnival games, and free food.  Come and enjoy the last late night event of the year!

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