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Wednesday May 22, 2024
SKILLS CHALLENGE: UP All-Star Week Continues

Story written by XCel Football All-Star Game. Xcel photos.

The highlight of day three for the U.P. All-Star football players Wednesday was the Skills Challenge.  Events included the Fastest Man (40 yard dash), the Strongest Man (Bench Press-225 lbs), Quarterback Challenge, Receiver Challenge, Punting and Field Goal Kicking.

Three players made the All-Time Record list for their efforts.  Adam Horrigan, Sault and Drake Spickerman, Negaunee, pushed 23 reps in the 225 pound bench press, which earned them third place all-time in that category.  Cole Potier, Gladstone, had 22 reps in the bench press, which was good enough to move into second place all-time for non-linemen.. 
For some of the challenges, the players were split into two divisions, lineman and non-lineman.  Having two divisions gives those challenges a unique atmosphere, as there are several competitions taking place within each event.  The three events that are split are: Fastest Man, Strongest Man and Receiver Challenge. 
Results for the Players Challenge are as follows: 

Fastest Man (Lineman): Niko Lukkarinen (Black Team), Negaunee, 40 yard dash = 5.32 seconds (elec timed) 

Fastest Man (Non-Lineman): Carter Oshelski (Black Team), Sault, 40 yard dash=4.68 seconds (elec timed) 

Strongest Man (Lineman): Adam Horrigan (Red Team), Sault, and Drake Spickerman (Red Team), Negaunee, Bench Press = 225 lbs, 23 reps (3rd All-Time) 

Strongest Man (Non-Lineman): Cole Potier (Red Team), Gladstone, Bench Press = 225 lbs, 22 reps (2nd All-Time) 

Quarterback Challenge: Brayden Altoft (Red Team), Pickford, Distance Thrown = 55 yards 

Receiver Challenge (Non-Lineman): Trent Lawson (Red Team), Escanaba 

Receiver Challenge (Lineman): Drake Spickerman (Red Team), Negaunee 

Punting: Kaedan Calcari (Black Team), Menominee, 53 yards 

Field Goal Kicking: Riccardo Moauro (Black Team), Gogebic, 43 yards 
The players will next host a Youth Camp at the Dome Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM.  All kids ages 6 and up are welcome to attend.  All-Star Banquet is set for Friday at the University Center, 6 PM. 

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