July 16, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson

EMU Students Win National Fitness Champion Title

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University students, Brett Pedersen, of Dexter, Mich., and Chris Roberson, of Cleveland, Ohio, were recently named the 2003 American Collegiate Intramural Championships (ACIC) National Fitness Champions.

Pedersen and Roberson took first place in team tug of war, speed sled competition and the obstacle course. They were third place winners in the dualthon (run/bike). Each of them received a plaque and a medal at the national competition May 9-10 in Orlando, Fla.

“I have a great sense of fulfillment and achievement from winning the ACIC championship,” said Pedersen. “It was an amazing experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.”

The national competition included the top 10 teams from across the country including the University of North Carolina, Baylor University, Valparaiso University and Texas Tech University.