Lions and Ninjas and Lumberjacks, Oh My

June 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Some would argue that lumberjacking and elaborate-ostacle-course traversing don’t really qualify as sports. We wonder if trying those “sports” wouldn’t change their mind.

That’s the impression after reading about the exploits of a pair of recent Penn State alumni. Earlier this month, Tim Benedict ’10 (right) won the STIHL Collegiate Timbersports Championship held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Benedict competed in four wood-severing events—chainsaw, single-buck, standing block chop, and his best event, the underhand chop—to claim the national title.

In a very different display of unconventional athleticism, Dan Galiczynski ’10 is a competitor on the new season of American Ninja Warrior, a reality show that airs on G4 and NBC. Galiczynski, a former Penn State club gymnast who now works as a gymnastics coach and personal trainer, is making his third attempt at qualifying for the televised semifinals of the show.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

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