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Sports / Recreation

Rams Superstars Competition

April 28, 2010
By Weston Ackerman

Best described as a cross between the NFL combine, NBA All-Star Weekend and WWE wrestling. The competition is the last chance for the offense and defense to compete in head-to-head competition until fall practice starts in August.

Rams offense, defense compete for bragging rights

Rams Superstars is best described as a cross between:

  • American Gladiators
  • NBA All-Star Weekend
  • The NFL combine
  • WWE wrestling

For the third time in as many years, the Colorado State football team will compete in American-Gladiator style competitions to determine which side of the ball gets bragging rights for the summer.

The event will be held at Moby Arena on Thursday at 6 p.m. and admission and parking are free and open to the public. It is also the last chance for the offense and defense to compete in head-to-head competition until fall practice starts in August. The event should not last more than 90 minutes.

Offense pitted against defense

It's a battle involving every member of the football team, on the Moby Arena floor, with offense pitted against defense. The night brings the players together to compete in both individual and team contests.

The teams are divided by offense and defense and each player is assigned to one of three categories: skill weight (defensive backs and receivers), middle weight (tight ends, offensive backs and linebackers) and heavy weight (linemen).

All of the contests match brute strength and athleticism against brute strength and athleticism. Events include weight-lifting competitions, tug-of-war and a slam dunk contest among others.

Afterward, fans are invited onto the court to meet the team, collect autographs and take pictures.


Contact: Zak Gilbert
E-mail: zak.gilbert@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5067