PBA: Mark Barroca is new obstacle challenge champ

MANILA, Philippines –Mark Barroca of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers is the new obstacle challenge champion in the 2014 PBA All-Star Weekend.

The San Mig playmaker unseated 4-time champion Jonas Villanueva by besting him and all of their other competitors with an elimination round time of 31.4 seconds and a finals round time of a whopping 29.8 seconds.

The 5-foot-10 Barroca breezed through the full court obstacle which consisted of first making a lay-up, then zigzagging through the cones to make a chest pass through a metal ring. That's followed by a bounce pass through another ring, then a three-pointer and an overhead pass through the last ring, and finally running around cones again to finish with a lay-up.

"Isip ko na lang yung pinagana ko," Barroca said after he won. "Pinagisipan ko kagabi pa na masaya pag nanalo ako. Alam ko na yung gagawin kasi na-experience ko na 'to last year. Pinagtrabahuhan ko na lang yung focus at execution."

Barroca won P30,000 for his victory.

Below is a list of all the competitors' times through the elimination and final rounds.


JVee Casio 38.3 seconds

Willie Miller 40.5 seconds

LA Tenorio 42.9 seconds

John Wilson 54.2 seconds

Paul Lee 44 seconds

Sol Mercado 41.6 seconds

Mark Barroca 31.4 seconds

Jayson Castro 49.4 secondes

Jonas Villanueva 34.9


JVee Casio: 54.5 seconds

Mark Barroca 29.8 seconds

Jonas Villanueva 36 seconds

 – Rappler.com