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Spring biggest winner victors announced

The Office of Health and Wellness has announced the spring semester's Biggest Winner Competition grand prize winners.

In the student category, Homer Brooks, '17, won the competition, losing 9.88 percent of his body weight over 14 weeks. Brooks won $1,000 toward next semester's tuition. This was his third time participating in the program and his second time winning. Over the three semesters, he lost 23 percent of his body weight.

In the staff and faculty category, Assistant Professor of Biology Alexander Beeser won the competition, losing 11.93 percent of his body weight. Beeser won $500.

Honorable mentions went to staff participant Laura Grafton, who lost 9.97 percent of her body weight, and student participant Erin Taylor, '17, who lost 7.52 percent of her body weight. 

The spring 2017 semester began with 11 student and 10 faculty and staff competitors, with 30 percent losing 5 percent or more of their starting weight. Together, the staff, faculty and students shed a total of 206 pounds.  

The health and wellness office congratulates all of the Biggest Winner Competition participants and thanks them for their participation in this program. The contest, which began at the beginning of the semester, was open to all full-time students (excluding those in their first semester at Lyon) and all faculty and staff members with a beginning BMI of 25 percent or more.

The contest will begin again in the fall semester during the second week of classes, when the health and wellness office will hold an orientation meeting, first weigh-in and sign-up. All students, faculty and staff who meet the requirements are encouraged to sign up. Student may also fulfill a P.E. requirement by taking the PED 124 Biggest Winner class, a zero-credit-hour course.

Posted by Alexandra Patrono-Smith at 1:25 PM