Students prepare for Super Spike event
The Super Spike Competition and the Slam Dunk Competition will both take place on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Hart Main Gym. This will be the first time the Slam Dunk and Super Spike competitions are being held together. Magleby explained that they want people to be creative with their flips and other acrobatic skills. Usually the Super Spike Competition is at the end of the competitive volleyball championship tournaments. Magleby said that this is the trial year for the Super Spike Competition, so they are anxious to see how it goes.
There will be six participants in the competition and the contestants follow the same regulations as the Slam Dunk competition. Contestants can throw the ball up themselves or have someone assist them with setting the ball up to spike. They can use any prop they would like. Magleby is the coordinator in charge of the Slam Dunk contest and volunteers are helping him with the tryout process including Denali Manning, a junior studying recreation management.
The contestants are judged on a scale of one to ten, the score being based on both their jumping height and their level of extreme. Robert Barber, a sophomore studying art, is doing this competition for the first time because his friend invited him to take part. Barber has been playing for six years and is ready to have fun and to have a good time doing his tricks.
Justin Andelin, a senior studying construction management, is also competing this year, but he has taken part in this competition in earlier semesters. Andelin has played volleyball for seven years, some of the years being at BYU-Idaho. Andelin was introduced to the Super Spike last year during the competitive sport championships. He is in the competition to have fun, get really creative and use his flipping talents.The Super Spike, along with the Slam Dunk Competition will be held Feb 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium.Tickets are $3 for students and employees and $10 for family.