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Lycoming College to host second Warrior Extreme Challenge

Lycoming College to host second Warrior Extreme Challenge

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The Lycoming College Intramurals and Campus Activities Board will hold the second Warrior Extreme Challenge (WEC) on Sunday, April 6, at 1 p.m.

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 begins with Mad Ice, where participants test their strength while smashing ice blocks with a sledgehammer, and ends with Over Under, where participants crawl under and hurdle themselves over a series of telephone poles.

The WEC is more than an event; it’s a sense of accomplishment, according to Kelly Henrie, director of recreation and intramurals at the college. Similar to the events of the “Tough Mudder” or “Warrior Dash,” the challenge will test all around strength, stamina, mental grit and most importantly, camaraderie.

“Lycoming Intramurals and Campus Activities Board wants to challenge students, faculty, staff and the public to engage themselves in an all-around great time, discover what they never thought possible and truly unlock a sense of accomplishment,” Henrie said.

The overwhelming success of last year’s WEC proved that it was a worthwhile cause and has added to the college’s push for a vibrant community. This year, organizers hope to double the amount of participants to 200 and beat last year’s donation total.

The cost is $12 for registration and a short-sleeve shirt or $15 for registration and a long-sleeve shirt, with half of the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. To register, please visit Lycoming’s Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development on the third floor of the Wertz Student Center.

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