Flopping for funds: Student makes a splash in scholarship competition

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On September 12, 2011

This was one test Matt Spreng didn’t want to flop.
And he didn’t. He aced it.

Spreng, a senior majoring in architectural engineering at Missouri S&T, won a $1,000 scholarship and the unofficial title of Belly Flop King after scoring two perfect belly flops during the 15th Annual Belly Flop Splashdown, held in June at Water World in Denver. He was one of 27 college students competing for the scholarship and other prizes. In addition to the scholarship, Spreng also won tickets to every summer country concert in Denver for the rest of the season, courtesy of Water World, Colleges in Colorado and 92.5 KWOF (The Wolf).

Spreng was the only contestant to gain a perfect score of 30 in both the first round, flopping from a height of six feet, and the second round, from a height of 12 ½ feet.

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On September 12, 2011. Posted in Fall 2011, News

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