By Jake Allen, Managing Editor
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, Joe Roth chose to complete 2,977 “burpees” for the 2,977 lives that were lost that day.
A “burpee” is an exercise that consists of dropping into a squat position with your hands on the ground, then kicking your feet into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended. You then have to immediately return to your feet into the squat position and then jump up, creating one complete rep.
Roth, a junior Human Resource major and firefighter for the Brighton Fire Department, wanted to spread awareness for those who passed away on Sept. 11 especially showing respect for other fellow firefighters. Choosing to complete the exercise in the Le Chase Commons, Roth started around 1:30 p.m. and was expected to finish later Sunday evening.