AXN University Challenge 2017: The World’s First University Obstacle Sports Competition

The toughest college students showed what they’ve got at the 6th AXN University Challenge. Under the event, AXN mounted the world’s first university obstacle sports competition which was held in cooperation with the country’s top universities in Metro Manila from September to October 2017.

For four days, participating college students proved their competitive determination as individuals and as teams of three to overcome a series of physical challenges which tested their speed, agility, and endurance.

photo credit: AXN University Challenge 2017.

The first leg of the competition kicked off on September 29 at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, with the succeeding legs held on October 6 at National University (NU), October 13 at De La Salle University (DLSU), and October 25 at University of Santo Tomas (UST).

Each leg featured eight obstacle courses, namely: AXN Wall Under and Wall Through, Mitsubishi Mirage Wall Climb, Shakey’s Box Jumps, Mentos Log Carry, Tire Flip, MoguMogu Slippery Wall, and Monkey Bars.

photo credit: AXN University Challenge 2017.

Three sets of winners were proclaimed, one for the team challenge and two for the individual challenges, male and female categories, wherein they received cash prizes as well as AXN and sponsors’ loot bags. AXN University Challenge 2017 medals were also awarded to each of the top winners in each category.

Now on its sixth year, the annual varsity challenge is in partnership with Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF). With the theme “UNITE AND CONQUER”, this year’s edition aims to provide the opportunity for students to showcase their athletic abilities and display their leadership skills and teamwork while under pressure in a challenging and competitive environment.

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