Like an elevator, there are only ups and downs to the Bearwallow Challenge.
The Nantahala Outdoor Center bills itself as the nation's largest outdoor recreation company, and upper management includes a Christ School graduate.
Adventure-minded boys at Christ School are given all the access and tools to enjoy recreation in western North Carolina's mountains through the Outdoor Program.
Christ School's Backpackers are getting better incrementally, whether it is increased physical fitness or knowledge of their gear.
Patrick Shea '20, Christian Blanks '19, Finn Bridgeford '18, Sheldon Clements '22, Sutton de Kraftt '18, and Sawyer Duhaime '18 canoe, mountain bike, trail run, and fine-tune their orienteering skills every day after classes dismiss, all in preparation for an ultimate test: the October 21 Pisgah 10-Hour Adventure Race in Brevard, N.C.
Above all else, the Christ School Outdoor Program takes advantage of its surroundings. Paddlers from all over the world flock to western North Carolina, and many a Greenie has floated down the neighboring rivers over the years.
Jalen Lecque '19 – Varsity basketball
In a month that saw the Christ School basketball team go 5-2, Jalen Lecque '19 averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists per game for the varsity basketball team. Jalen had five triple-doubles in that time frame. Jalen is currently ranked #14 overall by ESPN in the Junior class.