Wakatipu High take out the 16th Torpedo7 Get2Go National Final!

Congratulations to the 11 teams that participated in the 16th Torpedo7 Get2Go National Final at our Tongariro Centre in late January.

The full on week of outdoor adventures was originally due to take place in December, at its traditional home on Great Barrier Island, however the Auckland lockdown forced the change of date and venue.

The changes presented a totally different environment and a unique set of challenges for the 88 students to overcome. And overcome them they did! Five tough days of intense competition pushed their personal limits and tested their abilities to work together as a high performing team under pressure, in a variety of outdoor challenges including kayaking, rope work, trail running and orienteering/rogaining.

The students proved that they had prepared well over the summer and there were some close scores on the leaderboard at the end of the week. However it was the team from Queenstown’s Wakatipu High that rose above the rest to take the National Get2Go Title ahead of Christchurch’s Cashmere High and New Plymouth Girls and Boys High.

Each team in the Get2Go Challenge is made up of 8 students from year 9 and 10, with four female and four male members. Schools first need to qualify for a place in the final by winning their local one day regional Get2Go in Term 3 where they undertake challenges such as Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Standup Paddling, indoor Rock Climbing and Problem Solving. Each year around 1600 students from across New Zealand participate in their local challenge.

Final Scores from the 16th Torpedo7 Get2Go National Final: