First Warrior Extreme Challenge set for April 7

First Warrior Extreme Challenge set for April 7

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Campus Activities Board and Intramurals are teaming up to host the first Warrior Extreme Challenge on Sunday, April 7, starting at 11 a.m.

According to Kelly Henrie, director of recreation and intramurals at the College, the Warrior Extreme Challenge will be more than an event; it’s a sense of accomplishment. “Similar to the events Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash, the Warrior Extreme Challenge will test all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and most importantly, camaraderie,” she said. “There will be approximately 15 ‘warriors’ starting the event every 15 minutes.”

The 1.1-mile course will lead participants through campus and feature 11 obstacles, including the Arctic Swim, Hay Bale Climb, Hold the Wood and Farmer’s Walk. The event will begin with Mad Ice, where participants test their strength while smashing ice blocks with a sledgehammer, and ends with Kiss the Mud, where participants crawl commando-style under rope set 12 inches from the ground. The fee to participate is $10 per person with half of the proceeds being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“Lycoming student JR Wolff, who has conjured up the idea of the Warrior Extreme Challenge, chose the Wounded Warrior Project for reasons close to his heart,” Henrie said. “Not only does he have a cousin who just returned from duty in Afghanistan, but he feels there is not enough recognition for the heroes who serve our country.”

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.

  • Lycoming College senior JR Wolff and Kelly Henrie, director of recreation and intramurals, look over some of the promotional materials for the upcoming Warrior Extreme Challenge.

    Lycoming College senior JR Wolff and Kelly Henrie, director of recreation and intramurals, look over some of the promotional materials for the upcoming Warrior Extreme Challenge.

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