Last Saturday, 16 teams competed against each other in the 3rd annual HuskyPAW Amazing Challenge hosted by Michigan Tech Benefit Services. Loosely based on the TV show, The Amazing Race, the teams began at the Lakeshore Center and competed in seven physical and mental challenges, racing to the finish at McLain State Park.
For one challenge a “Detour” was offered; the teams had to make a choice between one of two challenges. The choice was either physical, rowing a canoe across the canal to collect puzzle pieces that needed to be put together; or mental, testing their engineering skills and building a free standing tower at least 30” tall of spaghetti and marshmallows.
Teams are required to have a Michigan Tech employee present, but can be comprised of colleagues, friends, and/or family members. Here are the top three finishers:
- 1st Place: Black and Blue Crew led by Colleen Erva
- 2nd Place: The Charge led by Amy Mensch
- 3rd Place: Yooper Troopers led by Sandy Houle
Thank you to all of the volunteers how were instrumental in the planning and execution of this year’s event. Benefit Services would also like to extend a special thanks to Dave Nordstrom from the Student Development Complex, Brian Cadwell from Public Safety and Police Services, the Houghton County Sheriff’s office, the staff at McLain State Park, and Janet Hayden from Risk Management.