Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge Winners – New Year 2019

SG8 New Year 2019 Winners

📢 We are thrilled to release the winners of New Year 2019 Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge! This was our 23rd Sleekgeek challenge since 2011 (we do 3 per year).

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Once again, each of our challengers worked incredibly hard to achieve impressive results throughout their 8-week challenge period and our judges really had their work cut out for them to come up with our top winners.

Here are some quick 📈 stats:

  • We had a total of 375 Sleekgeek Challengers submit their final results, losing a total of 1,732.54kgs
  • They lost an average of 5.07% of their bodyweight per person.
  • The top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost a total of 588.85kgs.
  • The top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost an average of 12.04% of their bodyweight per person.

Great job Sleeks! You guys and girls knocked it out of the park!

You can see a full Top 50 % Weight Loss Chart towards the bottom of this results page.

All of those who submitted final results are that much closer to their goals – isn’t it time that you gave it a go?

So, a huge round of 👏 applause to our top 20 challengers who walk away with awesome prizes (pictured below) as well as bragging rights in our latest challenge! And, of course, a massive thanks to our awesome prize sponsors!

Sleekgeek gives away over R100,000 worth of prizes each challenge, with the 4 individual category winners winning R10,000 each!

There are 5 winners in each of the 4 categories:


👩‍⚖️ Judging process:

A quick reminder that we have 4 categories to ensure fair competition: 1) Men’s transformation, 2) women’s transformation, 3) men’s weight loss, and 4) women’s weight loss.

Transformation is judged by our independent panel of judges via an audited voting process.  The Transformation category is determined by who the judges believed had to do the most work to get from ‘Before’ to ‘After.’

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of weight lost, based on before and after measurements submitted and confirmed by before and after photos (which include a photo of their measurement on the scale). 

Note: This is the 3rd time that we have now used percentage of weight lost rather than simply total weight lost. This was due to popular demand by the community who raised the issue after each and every challenge. You can read more about that change here.

Sleekgeek and its staff are not involved in the final decision-making and we accept the judges decisions as final.


WOMEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Jenny De Gouveia, 🥇 1st Place Women’s Transformation

Elizna Prinsloo, 🥈 2nd Place Women’s Transformation

Angela Hosking, 🥉 3rd Place Women’s Transformation

Zena Vorster, 4th Place Women’s Transformation

Fathima Sader, 5th Place Women’s Transformation

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Danielle van Wyk, Keshni Mohamed, Michelle Walstra, Tania Redelinghuys.


MEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Craig Borthwick, 🥇 1st Place Men’s Transformation

Johan Prinsloo, 🥈 2nd Place Men’s Transformation

Andrew Allum, 🥉 3rd Place Men’s Transformation

Jonnie Cartmill, 4th Place Men’s Transformation

Pieter Olivier, 5th Place Men’s Transformation

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

David Tischendorf, Jonno Proudfoot, Ratlou Malatji.


WOMEN’S % WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of weight lost, based on before and after measurements submitted and confirmed by before and after photos (which include a photo of their measurement on the scale).

Note: This is the 3rd time that we have now used percentage of weight lost rather than simply total weight lost. This was due to popular demand by the community who raised the issue after each and every challenge. You can read more about that change here.

Ciska Cornelius-Rossouw, 🥇 1st Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 24.33%)

Alison Richardson, 🥈 2nd Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 18.22%)

Tanya Tolken, 🥉 3rd Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 17.31%)

Theresa Ackerman, 4th Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 16.94%)

Maryka Lategan, 5th Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 16.64%)

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Anjurie de Wet, Danielle Van Wyk, Jennifer Roberts, Jenny De Gouveia, Josephine Van Niekerk.


MEN’S % WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of weight lost, based on before and after measurements submitted and confirmed by before and after photos (which include a photo of their measurement on the scale).

Note: This is the 3rd time that we have now used percentage of weight lost rather than simply total weight lost. This was due to popular demand by the community who raised the issue after each and every challenge. You can read more about that change here.

Mark Jonker, 🥇 1st Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 15.25%)

Herman Tolken, 🥈 2nd Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 14.51%)

Werner Grobler, 🥉3rd Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 13.52%)

Philip Nel, 4th Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 11.68%)

Riaan Redelinguys, 5th Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 10.83%)

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Brian Hosking, Hendrik De Wit, Leon Hough, Richard Irwin, Tyron Barnard.


[BONUS] BUDDY CHALLENGE WINNERS

🏆 Jonnie Cartmill and Richard Irwin win our Buddy Challenge for achieving the highest combined ranking by coming 4th in Men’s Transformation and 6th in Men’s % Weight Loss respectively.

They win a R10,000 adidas shopping voucher to share!

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

  • Riaan Redelinghuys and Leon Hough
  • Maryka Lategan and Anjurie de Wet
  • Tania Redelinghuys and Leon Hough

[BONUS] COUPLE CHALLENGE WINNERS

🏆 Elizna Prinsloo and Johan Prinsloo win our Couple Challenge for achieving the highest combined ranking by coming 2nd in Women’s Transformation and 2nd in Men’s Weightloss respectively.

They win a R10,000 adidas shopping voucher to share!

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

  • Herman and Tanya Tolken
  • Jenny De Gouveia and David Tischendorf
  • Riaan and Tania Redlinghuys


TOP 50 PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT LOSS

📈 Well done to our top 50 percentage of weight loss finishers!

We had 375 Sleekgeek Challengers submit their final results, losing a total of 1,732.54kgs with an average of 5.07% bodyweight lost per person!

Our top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost a total of 588.85kgs with an average of 12.04% of bodyweight lost per person!


[BONUS] CONSISTENCY AWARD WINNER

It was SUCH a close decision to make that we have decided to award TWO members with the consistency award (read more about it here).

🏆 Ghadijah du Toit and Tania Redelinghuys

This award goes to the person (or persons) who was the most consistent in documenting their daily journey through their challenge over the 8 weeks in our Facebook Group.

They win 6 Months of Sleekgeek Group Coaching, a Sleekgeek T-Shirt, and a Sleekgeek Cap!


[BONUS] TEAM CHALLENGE WINNER

As a fun extra, we encourage challengers to form teams with friends, family, and even other Sleekgeeks who they have never met before. Teams range from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 members.

How is the winning team judged?

We use a formula that takes into account the following:

  • Average weight loss of team members.
  • Percentage of team members who finish the challenge
  • Bonus points for team members who make it into the “top 10” of the Transformation category.

We had 15 teams submit their final results to be considered. 

🏆 CONGRATULATIONS to the winning team, UP, lead by Courtney Strauss!

They had an average weight loss of 4.09kgs per person, a 100% team completion rate, and 1 team member finishing 5th in the Ladies Transformation Category for bonus points.

Honourable mentions to team Shield Maidens lead by Chavonne Ray and team Beast Mode lead by Tania Redelinghuys who came 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The winning team leader gets R2,500 for their efforts, and all of the winning team members receive a Sleekgeek Diary and Sleekgeek Cap!

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