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"Brolar Bears" compete in Flugtag

Five ONU students competed in the annual Red Bull Flugtag on Saturday in Chicago. Alex Schroeder, Chad Meyers, Chris Leibly, Donnie Allison and Mitch Gibson, entered a design of a 10-foot-tall gliding polar bear to the company, which was accepted for competition. The five are all seniors and male cheerleaders at ONU and represented the school through their uniforms and use of our mascot.

The team, called "Brolar Bears," was also the only team to compete in the Chicago Flugtag from the state of Ohio. After driving all the way to Chicago with the giant bear, the group had to perform a skit before sending the bear and Meyers, the pilott, on their first and only flight. The skit consisted of a few cheerleading stunts by the group. Then, Meyers was lifted onto the bear, which was then pushed off of the platform. It immediately fell into the water below