The Syracuse Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life event on Wednesday, July 20th starting at 7:00 p.m. The event raises money in the effort to end rare diseases and is looking to raise at least $15,000.
The way it's set up, the Syracuse Orange football team has been split up into
eight nine teams. Those teams will complete in a series of events in order to determine the winning team. You can also donate directly to any of the teams to show your support.
Teams will compete in a variety of events such as the tire flip race and the prowler push. The top four teams then advance to the semifinals where a plate hold will determine the two finalists. The finalists will then determine a winner with a good old fashioned tug-of-war.
Of course it doesn't matter which team wins but if you're going to go to the trouble of putting together teams we might as well get into the competitive spirit. We took a look at each of them and tried to figure out which squad was mostly likely to come away with the victory (full team lists below).
Brandon Ross: Team Dungey
Seeing how big Eric Dungey has gotten, how godly Kielan Whitner's physique is, and the number of defensive lineman on this team, it almost seems to be a shoein for Team Dungey.
Kevin Wall: Team Emerich
My pick is Team Emerich because I think it's a balanced group and I'm not picking against a team with Steve Ishmael in any competition.
Sean Keeley: Team MacPherson
I'm putting in for Cam's squad for a couple reason. They've got the big hosses in McGloster (330 pounds), Duerig (320 pounds) and Hindy (318 pounds). There's a few tight ends on the squad for a nice balance of power, speed, and agility. And then you've for Morgan and Hudson for pure speed. It feels like a complete package.
That's just our picks, though. Check out the teams below and make your own pick for which team you think will win. And then back it up by making a donation to support them.
Hernz Laguerre, Jr.
Tyrone Perkins Jr.
George Morris II
Rodney Williams Jr.
Kendall Moore II
Michael Lasker Jr.
Alvin Cornelius III
Ted Taylor Jr.