2017 Elementary State Championship Fitness Meet
Rapides Parish Wins State Championship!
State Champs- Rapides Parish
Mr. Fitness- Justin Descant, Rapides
Miss Fitness- Olivia Henry, Rapides
The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has seen a significant increase in the physical fitness levels of elementary school children in the last three years from the 25 parishes that participate in the Fitness Meet program. More than 200,000 Students train for the event at the beginning of each school year and preliminary meets start in the spring. The top two boys and girls from each parish must survive their initial competition from their schools and compete against other kids in their parish before they reach the championship.
Strategy: Students perform the identical fitness tests acquired from the President's Challenge. Tests consisted of: the 50-yard Dash, Sit and Reach, Pull-ups, the Shuttle Run, Curl-ups (sit-ups), Standing Long Jump, and the 600-Yard Run. Instructions on how to execute each test properly are included in the Elementary Fitness Meet Guidelines packet that is distributed to each parish annually. The top scores from two boys and girls qualified them for the Elementary Championship Fitness Meet held in Baton Rouge at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House. Elementary school children competed against other parishes from around the state. The Governor's Fitness Council sponsors this Olympic-style event in the spring of each year at LSU in Baton Rouge. This year's State Champioinship will be held on April 14 and will air statwide on Cox Cable Channels.