‘Battle of Schools’ in KONQER Saipan


A Saipan International School student tries to complete one of the obstacles in last year’s KONQER Saipan King of the Hill at the Gov. Eloy S. Inos Peace Park. (Jon Perez)

KONQER Sports will be adding the “Battle of the Schools” in this year’s KONQER Saipan to spice things up for the April 28 race.

The “Battle of the Schools” is open to all public and private middle and high schools and each team must be composed of students and faculty members.

“We are encouraging all students in middle and high school, and their faculty to put together a team,” said KONQER Sports chief executive officer Kaz Endo.

Chacha Oceanview, Dandan, Francisco M. Sablan, Hopwood, and Tanapag, and Rita H. Inos Junior/Senior High School, Tinian Junior/Senior High School, Kagman High School, Marianas High School, and Saipan Southern High School are the public schools called out to field teams in the first stop of the three-nation series that will also take place in Palau and Guam.

Also invited to join the “Battle of Schools” are Agape Christian School, Eucon International School, Grace Christian Academy, Marianas Baptist Academy, Mt. Carmel School, Northern Marianas International School, Saipan International School, Saipan Community School, and Seventh Day Adventist School.

KONQER Sports will be releasing additional details and other information on the new category to be contested along with solo, sprint, completion, and business.

“We’re just informing all the private and public schools about this. We’ll release details soon,” said Endo, adding that they would waive the fees for official school teams.

“If you are an official school team, we will waive your entry fees so that you can compete in the first ever KONQER Battle of the Schools.”

Meanwhile, sign up for the 500 free individual entries ended yesterday with the winners to be announced on Feb. 28. The 500 winners will be randomly picked from a pool of those who registered online at konqersports.com.

Raffle winners will have the chance to choose which leg—Saipan, Guam, and Palau—they want to join. One lucky participant will also earn a free slot to all three stages of the obstacle course race series.

All those who registered for individual entries but did not win in the raffle would get a 50 percent discount from the registration fee of $100 (adult) and $40 (student).

After KONQER Saipan, the series’ next stop will be the Leo Palace in Guam and the event is set on June 16, while the final leg will be held in Palau on Oct. 5 and 6.

For more information, email Kelli Wedd at kelli.wedd@konqersports.com.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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