ACU’s first intramural log rolling tournament will take place Nov. 16 in the pool at the Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
The sport is played in 47 states and seven countries. It is played by two individuals standing on a floating log, moving the log with their feet to knock the other person off.
Mark Jackson, director of intramural sports, said he hopes to see a minimum of 40-50 students participating in the tournament.
“This is a sport which most students have never tried before,” Jackson said. “However, anyone can participate in this tournament. Because it is a growing sport nationwide, we feel like it will take off here at ACU too.”
Jackson said that ACU is adding log rolling to make up for the loss of waterball this past year. In addition, most of the intramural sports offered are team based, so log rolling offers students an individualized sport.
“Each sport we offer is unique. I would say this sport is a lot about skill, but also a little bit of luck too,” Jackson said. “Most sports it is who is the most talented, but with this one, it is not about who is the most athletic or strongest. It is about having a plan and executing that plan versus each opponent that you match up with.”
The log rolling tournament will be held Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., but the logs will be available to try out Nov. 2 and 9 from 8-9:30 p.m.