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Beaver Stadium Could Host A Variety of World Records

Before its 56-0 defeat to Ohio State last week, Rutgers students came together on their football field to accomplish a unique feat. The students broke the Guinness World Record for most people performing body-building poses simultaneously.

The original goal was to break the record for most people doing jumping jacks simultaneously, which is currently set at 1,213 people. However, when only 794 students showed up, they quickly readjusted their plans and successfully destroyed the previous body building pose record which stood at 250 people.

This got us thinking, with Beaver Stadium standing as one of the largest college football stadiums in the nation, what world records could we break? Here is what we came up with.

The easiest records to break are as simple as getting a large group of people to dress the same. Some examples of these records are, most people dressed as:

  • Superman (867 people)
  • Penguins (624 people)
  • Peter Pan (534 people)
  • Waldo (1,052 people)
  • Dogs (439 people)
  • Saint Patrick (882 people)


While these would be relatively simple to break, there are many much more creative and fun records we could take a stab at.

Largest Gathering of People Wearing Helmets

This record currently stands at 3,929 people. All Beaver Stadium would need to do is hand out helmets like they hand out shakers and this would be no problem.

Largest Human Image of a Musical Instrument

In 2014, 1,660 people created a saxophone shape in France. While this one would require a bit more coordination, we think we know some people who could help us out.

Largest Samba Dance

Let’s see those hips move, Nittany Lions. This record currently stands at 525 people. With Beaver Stadium’s largest crowd ever standing at more than 110k strong, we could have 200 times the amount of participants as the current record.

Largest Cup Percussion Ensemble 

This record is currently set at 2,398 people. Let’s channel our inner Pitch Perfect stars and crank out a “When I’m Gone” together.

Loudest Scream By a Crowd (Outdoors)

If only they had been there when the field goal was blocked during last year Ohio State’s game.

And last but not least,

Most People Performing Body-Building Poses Simultaneously

Let’s not let Rutgers win this one. Round up 794 of your closest friends and this record is ours.

Breaking one of these records wouldn’t require much more than a little coordination and a Guinness representative present. But while there are a variety of records that we’d be happy to break, the most important record currently stands at 5-0 and we surely hope this one doesn’t get broken in Beaver Stadium.

About the Author

Janelle Rothacker

Currently a junior studying Kinesiology, Janelle is proud to call upstate NY (the real part, not the 30 minutes north of the city part) home. She's an avid runner and enjoys everything and anything sports. She also has a love of pancakes, avoids the HUB like the plague during the in between classes rush, and can quote the majority of Friends episodes from memory. If you want to hear all the embarrassing things she does daily, or want to contact her, follow her on twitter at @janellerothack or email her at [email protected]


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