University Of Utah Friends Hope To Take Red Bull Challenge Across Europe

Red Bull Challenge
Courtesy: Team Apres Ski

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 23, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Three University of Utah students are hoping they have the right attitude and sense of adventure to be competitors in the Red Bull Can You Make It? race across Europe.

The seven-day, 600-mile trek is less about crossing the finish line and more about the journey. The three-person teams, made up of college students from around the globe, will use nothing but Red Bull cans as currency to pay for food, lodging, and transportation.

Right now, dozens of teams from across the United States are trying to make it through the next elimination round before 16 U.S. teams are selected for the actual competition.

The University of Utah’s team, Apres Ski, consists of students Kailey Luz, Zina Bougri and Kailey Kornhauser. Bougri describes the group saying, “We are three goofy, sarcastic, fun-loving chicks that try not to take life too seriously, and we love cats.”

The team had to create a one-minute video for Internet viewers around the country to vote on, and team members made sure to showcase their feline attraction along with their love of adventure and sense of humor. Now, they’ve been rallying support by encouraging fans to log on and vote for their video. To see it, click here.

The U of U team has consistently been in the top 20 for its region, but time is running out before voting closes at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

Kornhauser says the competition to get into the race has already been memorable.

“It’s been a lot of fun and a lot of work getting our video out on social media,” she said. “We have interacted with people from all over the world to make sure our video gets enough likes.”

This would be the first time in the three-year history of the competition that a Utah team made it through to the next round. After the voting period ends, a team of judges will select the 16 U.S. teams.

Kornhauser offered a final plug for her team:

“If there are three chicks in this country that can make it to Paris from the other side of the continent using nothing but Red Bull, it’s us.”


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