Yesterday, the Penn State football team competed in the 9th annual Lift for Life ™ sponsored by the Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes.
Players sign autographs for waiting fans
Congratulations to all the Penn State football players who participated in yesterday’s Lift for Life. Their website this morning states that they have raised $94,310.09. Since that number reflects online donations only, event organizers expect that other proceeds at the event itself will likely surpass last year’s total of $98,461.35.
Each team of four went through an 11-event challenge. These events include drills such as a Leg Press, Chin Ups/Dips, the Iron Cross, two Field Challenges (carrying two 100 lb. plates or pulling a dolly with variable resistance), the Barbell bench press, and everyone's favorite - the Tire Flip - described in the brochure simply as "a really, really, big tire". It's a tractor tire.
There were 18 teams total, with names such as “Monstars” or “American Muscle” or “Rise and Grind” or “Do the Stanky Leg”. The team “Still Payin”, consisting of Evan Lewis, Derek Day, Brian Irvin, and Pat Zerbe, achieved the best score of the day and was declared the winners.
Quarterback Matt McGloin Endures the Iron Cross
Talk of the upcoming season was rampant. And with yesterday's news that Ohio State had just vacated its victories, reactions were strong and decidedly mixed.
This is a really, really big tire!
This was a great event to get us excited about the upcoming season, and a fun day for a great cause!