All season long, the Buccaneers have been holding events to get their fans excited and involved before the Bucs action kicks off inside Raymond James Stadium. Last Sunday before the game against the Atlanta Falcons, more than 200 Buccaneers fans made their way to the parking lots outside the stadium to prove that they were the fittest Bucs fan at the third annual Buccaneers Fitness Challenge.
Participants in the callisthenic-based, elimination-style contest powered through intense exercises like burpees, medicine ball carries, push-ups, box jumps and much more in their quest for the title of Bucs fittest fan. Ultimately, four winners were crowned. The Buccaneers are proud to congratulate overall female winner Adrienne Fernandez, overall male winner Stephen Preston, Masters female winner Helen Davis and Masters male winner Les Porter!
"The Buccaneers have the best fans in the NFL, and Sunday's Fitness Challenge was a great demonstration of their passion for physical fitness and health. To cap it off by setting a Guinness World Record is outstanding, and with the support from our partners at Florida Hospital, we've reset the bar for this unique event," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford.
Florida Hospital sponsored the event and provided free sports performance assessments, joint screenings, body fat screenings and more to participants and spectators as part of their ongoing innovated community health partnership with the Bucs.
"Encouraging residents of Tampa Bay to be active and physically fit is an essential cornerstone for improving the health of our community," said Mike Schultz, President and CEO of the Florida Hospital West Florida Region. "We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the third annual Buccaneers Fitness Challenge."
The Bucs, Florida Hospital, competitors and
The Buccaneers hosted the third annual Buccaneers Fitness Challenge, presented by Florida Hospital, outside of Raymond James Stadium prior to the team's game on November 9th.
spectators all had another goal in mind, as representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records were on hand. After the final numbers were crunched, it became official that the Buccaneers Fitness Challenge set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for "Most people performing sit-ups simultaneously."
The previous record of 263 was successfully topped as 319 participants performed sit-ups, setting the new record and capping off the very successful pregame event.
Thank you and congratulations to all those who were a part of the 2014 Buccaneers Fitness Challenge.