#Winning at the 5th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games

Brains, brawn, and whatever it takes to win a pony hop race were all in evidence yesterday at the 5th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center in Boston. More than 1,000 participants from 60 Boston companies competed in 67 games, ranging from tug-of-war and volleyball, to sudoku and rubik’s cube, to mechanical bull riding and bubble soccer.

Trophy Presentation

The overall champion was Endurance International Group, winners of 8 events. Endurance was also the event’s lead sponsor and sent the largest contingent of players. Wayfair and EY each won 6 events, and CloudHealth won 5. Piaggio Fast Forward and LevelUp teamed up to win a fiercely contested dodgeball final, while Trip Advisor had to overcome stiff competition from BUILD students from Charlestown High to win the basketball tournament. The event raised $260,000 for BUILD – a nonprofit that teaches entrepreneurship to Boston high school students.

Game Winning Company Winner Name(s)
1 Mile Running Relay Wayfair Dave Schmetterling, Jack Flaherty, Raymond O’Connor, Jack Pierce
1-Arm Push up – Female Paypal Patricia Jimenez
1-Arm Push up – Male Evergage Frank Boyce
200 Meters – Female The Grommet Mel Caruso
200 Meters – Male General Catalyst Mike Englert
50 Yard – Female The Grommet Mel Caruso
50 Yard – Male LogMeIn James Endres
800 Meters – Female Autodesk Jill Shay
800 Meters – Male Wayfair Jack Pierce
Abs of Steel – Female Endurance Danielle Isabelle
Abs of Steel – Male CloudHealth Raj Jathar
Barre – Female PWC Jessica Lack
Barre – Male Amazon Robotics Mycal Tucker
Basketball TripAdvisor Chris Hoover, Derek Smith, Matthew Sidney, William Alves, Sean Deneen, Carl, Bryan Stewart
Block Builder Autodesk Racel Williams, Jaap van der Weide, Nick Seibert
Boot Camp – Female Endurance Sarah Barone
Boot Camp – Male PFF James Aronson
Bowling Wayfair Tom Kierman
Brain Game – Boggle Rapid7 Tim Seamans
Brain Game – Boston Match Endurance Ryan Buckley
Brain Game – Brain Teasers The Grommet Corrin Barnes
Brain Game – Memory Endurance Shalmai Rivera
Brain Game – Name That Stop Uber Matt Coccoluto
Brain Game – Rubik’s Cube Wayfair Graham Williams
Brain Game – SAT Throwback Liberty Mutual Christopher Lowell
Brain Game – Secret Sum Liberty Mutual Christopher Lowell
Brain Game – Sudoku Cayan Risa Nishimoto
Brain Game – Vocab Scramble Endurance Becky Annacone
Broad Jump Mimecast Herve Charles
Bubble Soccer Bose Joe Rixe, William Hunt, Luke Fisher, Zach McHugh, Bruce Salloux
Corn Bowl General Catalyst Mike Englert
Cornhole Bose Will Hunt, Joe Rixe
Curling Uber Phil Finnance
Cycling – Female EY Paige Girardin
Cycling – Male Autodesk Krystian Macek
Dodgeball PFF & LevelUp
Fitness Relay SVB CJ Bradford, Eric Hagman
Flag Football LogMeIn Matt Cataldo, Ryan Nikitas, Gabriel Bonilla, Matt Torrisi, Alex Twomey, Tucker McNinch, Sean White, Tony Villavicencio, Mugo Njuguna
Flexibity Challenge – Female Uber Rachel Cargo
Flexibity Challenge – Male Amazon Robotics Sung Won An
Free throw challenge Chicken and Rice Guys Ian So, Jimmy Lau
Golf – Female Evergage Mi Vuong
Golf – Male Autodesk Nick Seibert
Guitar Hero Cayan Jonathan Gatlin
Handstand hold EY Shelley Sullivan
Hockey CloudHealth
Inflatable Obstacle Course Rapid7 Matt Broomfield
Kan Jam Tie
Kickball EY Phil Ziegler, Ben Fonseca-Moreira, Nick Gianitsis, Greg Clarkin, Alex Hayes, Albert Sala, Khalid Chapra, Brad Coyman, Shalabh Gupta, Franziska Griecci, Solomon Zheng, Greg Hisenberg
Mechanical bull PWC Chris Loughlin
Ping Pong Evergage Matt Quinn
Pony Hop Race Wayfair Raymond O’Connor
Rock Climbing PFF Ben Beckvold
Rowing – Female EY Caitlin O’Neil
Rowing – Male EY Brad Coyman
Speed Pitch – Female TripAdvisor Daria Brazhnikova
Speed Pitch – Male CloudHealth Billy Morrell
Speed Racer CloudHealth Lucas Paratore
Super Trivia LIberty Mutual Rohan Goswami
Tennis Chewy Aunsh Chaudhari
The BUILD Game EY Brianna Lynch, Karen Villatoro
Total Body Conditioning – Female Endurance Carey Noel
Total Body Conditioning – Male PFF Andrew Murray
Tug of War CloudHealth Mike Englert
Volleyball Endurance
Wall Sit Cayan Tonida Vaka
World’s Strongest Female Paypal Patricia Jimenez
World’s Strongest Male Endurance Blair Gyllenhaal
Yoga – Female Wayfair Danielle Isabelle
Yoga – Male Bose Raj Jathar


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