Last semester Rowan launched its own version of NBC’s Minute to Win It, which is hosted by Guy Fieri. Our version has been modified and is called Win it in a Minute, which is hosted by Senior Secondary Ed/History major Charles Kuski.
Win it in a Minute was held approximately once a month at Rowan After Hours, which provides fun activities to those Rowan students who do not party. While Rowan After Hours starts at 9pm, Win it in a Minute started at 10pm and last an hour to an hour and a half.
Unlike Minute to Win It, Rowan’s version is limited to 4 Rounds. If a contestant completes the first round, he or she wins a 10-dollar gift card to Barnes and Noble. For the second round the amount goes up to 25 dollars, 50 for the third round, and 100 dollars for the final round.
Since I was lucky enough to be the second grand prizewinner, the other one was Alex Kristopovich, I will use my game as an example.
It all started when Charlie picked my name randomly out of a brown paper bag. Once he called out my name, it was game time.
The first round was Bobblehead. I had a pedometer strapped to my forehead with the goal of making it read 125. The first time I attempted the challenge I didn’t make it. Fortunately, I reached the goal the second time. Hint: do not headbang. It doesn’t work.
Round 2: Nervous Nelly, which meant more convulsing on stage. This time I had four pedometers strapped on, two on my arms and two on my legs. The goal was to have the total of all five pedometers over 500. I completed this successfully on first try.
Round 3: Extreme Hanky Panky. Those of you who have watched Win it in a Minute are probably familiar with this game. The player, in this case me, has to get tissues out of two tissue boxes, each containing 130 tissues, simultaneously. Again, I completed the game successfully in one try. Now it was time for the final round.
Round 4: Drop, Sink, & Clink. The goal is to drop three quarters into three different shot glasses, which are placed in three different fishbowls filled with water. The quarters had to be dropped from at least 36 inches off the ground. Mission accomplished. That is how I won 100 dollars at Rowan After Hours.
Rowan After Hours is held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9pm-1am in the Student Center.