Oak Lawn Community High Schoolâs Ultimate Spartan winner Bob Kametas (left) performs his "Kung-Fu Fighting" routine with Nick Contino. | Supplied photo
Updated: April 18, 2013 6:14AM
After months of preparation, practice and dedication, seven competitors came together for a night of entertainment and a chance to win bragging rights as the top male student athlete in Oak Lawn Community High School.
The softball program wanted to recognize senior boys who have proven themselves on and off the court as an elite high schooler with the Ultimate Spartan competition.
The result was a packed gymnasium of more than 300 students and parents that featured Sean Altenburg, Shawn Cannon, Kyle Cheng, Saul Huerta, Bob Kametas, Cody McElheny and Connor Niemiec showing off their true personalities.
When the dust settled and the music stopped, the first Ultimate Spartan award went to Kametas, a senior, two-sport athlete. He earned two prom tickets, a limo for prom provided by Spotlight Limos, a free tuxedo rental for prom provided by Black Tie Formalwear, a softball sweatshirt and the Ultimate Spartan trophy.
Altenburg was second, while Cannon and McElheny tied for third place. All of the other competitors received half off their prom tuxes.
The boys competed in fundraising for the softball program, formalwear, beachwear, talent, interview and crowd approval. It all started with the guys performing a five-minute group dance that brought the crowd to its feet.
The guys provided many more highlights on the night like Cheng’s piano playing, Altenburg’s dramatic ribbon dance, Huerta’s amazing soccer juggling skills, McElheny’s scuba gear, and Cannon’s impersonation of the “Allstate Guy.” But the judges went with Kametas and his James Bond moves, “Kung-Fu Fighting” and “It’s Raining Men” routine which featured several baseball players.
The softball team raised money toward a new batting cage, the crowd had a night to remember, and everyone got to know these smart and athletic Spartans a little better.
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