First Warrior Extreme Challenge set for April 7
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.
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
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.”
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.