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2015 College/University Powerlifting Meet
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Centennial’s team of powerlifters – Wayne Knock, Ron Simeon and Stephen Exil – cleaned up the trophy table at the 3rd Annual College/University Open hosted by Seneca College on February 8th. The team won first place on the podium and won all three awards (best bench press, best squat, and best deadlift) in our session. All three boys made impressive numbers and reached new personal records and even neared provincial records (Ontario Adults). Not bad for students.

We made quite the impression at the competition, having showed up with one of the smallest teams compared to other schools. Our team went through intense preparations and had impressive coaching leading up to and on the day of from AWC coach Fareed Bandukwala. A special thanks to James Lu who played a key role in maintaining the athletes’ bodies under harsh training conditions leading up to competition.

Official meet pictures will be posted on http://sousastrengthconditi.wix.com/collegeanduniversity#!meet-info/citr. There are future meets are on the horizon for March and April.

– Joshua Delgado, Fitness Services Coordinator
Athletic and Wellness Centre at Centennial College
Centennial College Student Association Inc.

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Closures due to weather
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It’s a snow day today (Monday, February 2nd). Due to inclement weather, Centennial College has cancelled all day classes and has closed all of its locations this morning. Subsequently, CCSAI offices, the AWC, and SASS are closed for the day. For more details and updates on the closures, check out the College website.

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Fall Classic Olympic Weightlifting Competition
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Centennial College students Dylan Wong and Maksym Khavkhanov competed in the Fall Classic (formerly known as the Ontario Open) Olympic Weightlifting Competition in Scarborough, at Variety Village, on November 1st. They are both members of the Athletic and Wellness Centre and active members of the Centennial Weightlifting Club. The competition took place over two days with our boys lifting in their respective weight categories on the Saturday.

Dylan Wong had an early start with a 6:45 a.m. weigh-in. Dylan was initially registered in the 69kg weight class but after dropping a few pounds before competition, he weighed in at 61.9kg that had him eligible to participate in the 62kg category and called for some last minute administrative changes. With strong numbers lifted, Dylan was able to grasp the silver medal in his weight class. This is his second competition and second Olympic weightlifting medal won with the club this year.

Maksym (Max) was a first-time competitor in the 85kg category. Max was able to hit new personal bests in both his lifts in this competition. Max is fairly new to the sport and shows much promise as a competitive lifter. Both athletes plan on competing again in future competitions with the club and we look forward to continue coaching them and other athletes.

Special thanks to coach and therapist James Lu for taking the lead with both these athletes. It takes a lot of work to program and successfully prepare an athlete for this sort of competition while keeping them injury-free.

 
– Joshua Delgado, Fitness Services Coordinator

 

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Fitness Services – Fall 2014
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CCSAI represented at GNC Ottawa Classic
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Bikini contestAWC employee and Centennial College student, Michelle, competed at the 2014 GNC Ottawa Classic physique competition this past weekend.

She, along with the other competitors, demonstrated a lot of hard work, dedication, and training in creating their physiques.

Scoring at the competition took into account physique, stage presence, presentation, as well as overall marketability. The competitors’ hair, makeup, skin tone and quality of tan were appraised. Judges were looking for bikini contestants who were lean but not overly muscular and who could command attention on stage.

Well done, Michelle!

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Congrats to the Centennial Iron Strength team
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Congratulations to the Centennial Iron Strength team members, who certainly pulled their weight at the CrossFit Challenge-Summer Bash held in Mississauga on Saturday.

Hundreds of athletes, coming from various local CrossFit teams, participated at the event. Representing Centennial’s AWC CrossFit program were: Fareed Bandukwala (coach and captain), nursing students David Kim and Dylan Wong, and international business student Maksym Khavkhanov.

For those who do not already know, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that uses varied movements (mixing Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, sprints, and plyometrics), all performed at high intensity.

Great job competing, Centennial students! You did us proud.

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CCSAI competes at 2014 GNC Ottawa Classic on June 14th
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Michelle Murphy, Centennial College student and CCSAI staff who works as a personal trainer at the AWC, will be competing at the 2014 GNC Ottawa Classic on June 14th.

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This is not just another beauty pageant. There is a lot of hard work, dedication, and training involved as competitors work on creating a perfectly sculpted bikini physique. Scoring takes into account physique, stage presence, presentation, as well as overall marketability. The competitors’ hair, makeup, skin tone and quality of tan are appraised. Judges are looking for bikini contestants who are lean but not overly muscular and who can command attention on stage.

Best success to Michelle and all the competitors!

Regional Natural Event – 2014 GNC Ottawa Classic
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Venue: Algonquin College Commons Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario

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CrossFit Challenge on June 14
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CrossFit Challenge-Summer Bash will be held on Saturday, June 14, at CrossFit Streets in Mississauga.

For those who do not already know, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that uses varied movements (mixing Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, sprints, and plyometrics), all performed at high intensity.

It is expected that over 300 athletes will participate at this event, open for all local CrossFit teams. Representing Centennial’s AWC CrossFit program will be: nursing students Dylan Wong, David Kim, Frank Gong, international business student Maksym Khavkhanov, and Fareed Bandukwala (coach and captain).

Best success to our Centennial students!

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AWC Gym Closures April 2nd – 4th
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Please be aware of the following changes to the gyms’ availability: 

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 the gyms are not available due to the Athletic Banquet set up.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 the Academic usage time of 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. will be used for the Police Foundation Games.

On Friday, April 4, 2014 the gyms are not available due to a rental.

Thank you.

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AWC Legacy Fund!
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Check back often for updates on the AWC Legacy Fund !

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