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USARPS chAMPionships – The Video

Posted in 2009 USARPS chAMPionships with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2009 by producerdan

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Ok- so you noticed that there has been no coverage of the final match… well, its because no one likes a spoiler…

The folks at MTV have asked us not to overtly publicize the winner- even though it’s not really a secret and anyone who read the front page story in the LA Times already has a pretty good idea who is enjoying the added tuition assitance next year.  More details after the finals air on March 31.

You can watch the first week’s video that aired on MTVU on 3/24 at www.usarps.com

Check out photos from the week 2 semifinals below.  (Especially the one where Commissioner Matti Leshem slices through MTV VJ Kim Stolz’s paper!)

USARPS chAMPionships – DAY 3

Posted in 2009 USARPS chAMPionships with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by producerdan

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Day 3 of the USARPS League college chAMPionships at MTVU’s Spring Break started off fairly relaxed.  Our 16 semifinalists had qualified- with our seven MTVU winners nursing their hangovers and our nine campus winners flying in to compete.  Everyone enjoyed the concerts with Asher Roth and Jim Jones. Both artists rocked- which of course we like. (Though a pretty obvious throw from a couple of guys…)

By the later afternoon things we heating up.  There was a stage blocking rehearsal for the on-stage competition and everyone got a taste of what it will be like on Thursday.  Then it was time for some action as we hit the hotel lobby for part one of the semis.  We took the bracket down from 16 to 8 with more than half of the matches coming down to a final possible throw.

On Thursday the 8 remaining players will face off on stage before the Lil Wayne show and a crowd of thousands. The on fist standing will be flown back to face next week’s winner for one match worth $20,000!

USARPS chAMPionships – DAY 2

Posted in 2009 USARPS chAMPionships, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 11, 2009 by producerdan
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Day 2 – Another fabulous day at the USARPS chAMPionships. After watching yesterday’s exciting matched tons of students were AMP’d Up to get into the action and people were waiting in line to sign up even before the booth opened. What started off as an overcast day turned into another scorcher when the fog burned off.
Match after match spring breakers showed off their RPS skills. There was some serious trash talking when a guys from Penn St. faced off against a dude from Pitt. Pitt emerged victorious, though he was knocked out in the next round. One notable match a girl from UNC threw a vertical paper against her opponent’s rock. The score was tied and she would have taken the match has she simply take care to straighten out her page. But alas, the throw did not count and she lost to a sharp scissors in the very next throw.
5 additional semi-finalists made the ranks by the end of the day. They are: Shane S. from UGA, Matt Fox from East Carolina, Cassy Tuttle from Independence College of Cosmetology, Guy Goldman from American University and Mitch Kusche from Pitt Community College in North Carolina. These five scholar athletes will join the two qualifiers from yesterday and 9 campus finalists in the first part of the semi-finals to be held tomorrow.
As a cutie from Alabama put it: Hot Sun + Cold AMP + RPS = Awesome.

The 2009 USARPS chAMPionships – Day 1

Posted in 2009 USARPS chAMPionships with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by producerdan

Day 1 of the MTV qualifying matches is over.  128 college students at MTV’s spring break played over the course of four hours, culminating in two quarterfinal matches where Ryan Beery from Wabaunsee College in Illinois and Justin Foiles from the University of Georgia clinched spots in Thursdays semifinals.  Students from all over the country Amp’d Up and threw their fists into the ring today.  

There was some masterful play with bikini-clad coeds using everything they had to distract their male competitors and what seemed to be an endless supply of shirtless dudes flexing their biceps with every throw.  

In one match a guy from Illinois State University and a girl from Western Kentucky threw 6 ties in a row.  They were clearly in each other’s heads— so much so that after the match they could be seen making out on the beach.  Neither of them made it to the finals, but it’s a safe bet that both of them are going to score.

We’re just getting started and judging by the crowd at the finals matches this afternoon, those students sober enough to drag themselves out of bed will be lined up at the start of tomorrows open qualifiers.  The winners from the next two days will join 9 campus winners flying in to play in the semi’s.

More from the beach tomorrow.