Hobokenite loves Rock Paper Scissors
Did you know that Steven Institute of Technology student Sam “Sweet Nectar” Callari is in the USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships?
Top Four vie for Championship Title
Garner Spotlight on mtvU’s Spring Break Coverage
Acapulco, Mexico, March 24, 2010 – Pack your bags and don’t forget your sunscreen and shades because it’s time to hit the beach for spring break. While most students are soaking up some sun, four college students packed their best game face and rose to the top of the USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships, sponsored by AMP Energy. The bracket style tournament began with campus tournaments around the country. In addition to the 14 campus champions, 64 athletes dueled under the palm trees at mtvU’s Spring Break celebration in Acapulco in an on-the-beach wildcard tournament. The competition, which is down to its final four competitors, will be featured on mtvU as a part of the network’s Spring Break coverage beginning March 24th at 1:00 PM ET.
Sam “Sweet Nectar” Callari (Stevens Institute of Technology), Nicholas “Cap’n Clutch” Caporale (University of Texas, Austin), Brittany “BK” Kraft (Eastern Illinois University) and Andrew “The Equation” Richard (Northern Iowa University) threw down some heavy hands to advance to the semifinals, a shot at the college championship title and $25,000 towards his or her college tuition. In addition, the winner will receive one year’s supply of AMP products. The finals will air on March 30 on mtvU.
In 2009, AMP Energy became the official sponsor of the USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships, offering students the opportunity to represent their schools and showcase their talent. Syracuse University student, Jonathan “Naco” Monaco, won the inaugural title at the 2009 USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships, sponsored by AMP Energy, and $20,000 in tuition.
“When the pressure is on and you need to perform your best, AMP Energy is there to keep you energized and focused,” said Ken Strnad, senior marketing manager, AMP Energy. “Despite the blazing sun, the final four proved to be a cut above the rest. I was truly impressed with the sportsmanship demonstrated here and the razor sharp technique that was laid out on the sand.”
Rock Paper Scissors, the popular two-person hand game, is most commonly played in a casual setting between friends. In 2005, the USARPS League was formed by Commissioner Matti Leshem as the governing body of the sport in the U.S. The league brought rules to the sport and unified a community that has been enjoying the game for centuries.
“The USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships, sponsored by AMP Energy, featured some of the finest student athletes that America has to offer,” said Matti Leshem, USARPS League Commissioner. “mtvU’s coverage of Spring Break let’s everyone get in on the party – and there ain’t no party like a USARPS party!”
Find out more about the league, the sponsors and MTVu after the break…
ABOUT AMP ENERGY
AMP Energy is the premier energy brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages (PCNAB). With its energizing blend of B-vitamins and a specially formulated intense combination of taurine, ginseng, and guarana, AMP Energy provides the power needed to tackle everything in life, day or night. AMP Energy is dedicated to keeping its fans connected and on top of their game at all times, even more so now with an expanded lineup of offerings to stay focused and ready for whatever life offers. The newest additions to the AMP Energy lineup include AMP Energy Juice with 100% juice, AMP Energy Gum, and AMP Energy Sugar Free Lightning.
ABOUT USARPS LEAGUE
USA Rock Paper Scissors League is the governing body of the sport in the U.S. The league was founded in 2005 by Matti Leshem to bring rules and structure to the sport in the U.S. It has thousands of members and affiliate Rock Paper Scissors cells.
mtvU is broadcast to more than 750 college campuses and via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide. The network reaches more than 9 million U.S. college students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A staple on campuses nationwide, the network takes part in more than 250 events per year, including concerts, giveaways and shooting mtvU series.