Hobokenite wins Wall Street Decathlon


Congrats to Hoboken’s Chris Schlack for winning the 2nd annual Wall Street Charity Decathlon on October 10th! He’s a trainer at Club KO Fitness in town as well.

Schlack wins overal Wall St. Charity Decathlon

Chris Schlack, a second-year analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co., fought through a stomach virus to claim the unofficial title of Wall Street’s best athlete at a charity decathlon in New York.

The 24-year-old Schlack finished atop a field of 25 traders, bankers and advisers yesterday to win the 10-event competition, which benefits Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong Foundation to fund cancer research.

Schlack, whose grandmother died of ovarian cancer in February, finished with 7,514 total points, 38 ahead of runner- up Jason Tufo of Virtu Financial Services Inc. Justin Nunez of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was third.

“I battled nausea, headaches and being dehydrated to win against a very competitive field,” Schlack said in a telephone interview from his apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey. “That makes me more proud than anything.”

While the competition featured runs at three different distances, that’s where its similarity to the Olympic decathlon ended. Pull-ups, a football throw, an agility drill and bench press also were part of the one-day contest at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, Long Island.

The title was decided in the final event — the bodyweight bench press — where Tufo, 30, vaulted to second place with a competition-best 33 repetitions. He just missed catching Schlack, who spends time as a personal trainer and kick-boxing teacher at a gym in Hoboken when he isn’t working as an analyst in the alternate investments group for Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit.

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