UMD Trio Racing Across Europe For ‘Red Bull’ Contest
In February, we introduced you to three young men who were finalists in a once-in-a-lifetime contest. Nick Anderson, Andrew Achter and Brandon Colucci are students at UMD AND now officially taking part in the Red Bull "Can You Make It?" race.
If you don't know how it works, let's get you up to speed. The company was looking for "adventurous and up-for-anything" university students to create a unique, one minute video explaining why they deserve to take part in the competition.
That competition? Handing over all money and electronic devices in exchange for 24 cans of Red Bull and a smartphone. The teams must then trek across Europe, each starting in different cities, to Amsterdam. The energy drink takes the place of the currency.
The public got to vote for their favorites from each country with a panel of judges picking the finalists. Now that the competition is in full swing, there are over 200 student teams from over 60 countries. The boys sure have their work cut out for them!
As of Thursday night, the team, called the BroPeds, were in 122nd place. They had traded 11 cans of Red Bull as currency and traveled over 1,000 kilometers.
You can track the team's progress and see photos, clips and more online. You can also keep track of the time and day of the journey, as well as how many cans they have used in their time so far and the distance traveled. (For example, Thursday was day 3 of the adventure.)There is a way you can help: the trio gets points every time shares a post from the site to Facebook and Twitter. You can do that from the trio's homepage here.
The adventure ends April 17th. The winning team will get a 'once-in-a-lifetime' trip, courtesy of the company of course.
You can watch their submission video below. Good luck, boys!