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VSU students stack the competition with CORE

Written by: Abbie Baggerly

VSU students will reach new heights with CORE.


CORE Outdoors will be hosting the second annual crate stacking competition March 6 at 7 p.m.


The event will be held in the Student Recreation center, and everyone is welcome to attend.


Equipped with a helmet, harness and a rope, competitors will stack milk crates while climbing the stack, adding more until the whole thing collapses. The idea is to stack as many crates as possible.


The idea of crate-stacking came from a conference that CORE attended.


“We first heard about it at an AORE conference; the Association of Outdoor Education then tweaked the idea to fit VSU’s style,” Sean Wilkinson, CORE Outdoors graduate assistant, said.


The first time CORE sponsored the event, it was a success with over 40 people in attendance. They hope to have even more participants this year.


“Prizes from Mountain Khakis, KAVU, The North Face, Croakies and other outdoor companies have hooked us up with shirts, gift cards, chalk bags and more,” Wilkinson said.


Students will work to break last year’s records for most crates stacked. The record for men was set by Asher Brantley with 21 crates. Rebecca Tucker set the record for women with 19 crates.


The competition costs $5. Participants can pay with cash, check or flex card in advance or on the day of the event at CORE Outdoors.


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