By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Taylor Neuman

University of Alabama students Amy Rawlinson, Joseph Seale and Casey Suchocki nearly got the chance of a lifetime, until a last-minute snafu kept them from competing on “Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness Edition.”

Their years of experience with sports, physical fitness and powerful strength is what’s gotten them so far, but it’s not as easy as it seems. “Team Ninja Warrior” features teams of competitors tackling a massive obstacle course challenging their strength, endurance and perseverance.

“(The competition) really gives you a reality check on how athletic you are,” Seale said. “It’s actually really taxing mentally and physically, so I really didn’t expect all that going into it.”

The group trained for months as a team, running courses and keeping themselves in peak physical condition in preparation for their run in Los Angeles.

“We worked so hard as a group every day,” he said. But when they arrived in L.A., they discovered there was a misunderstanding in their contract and were therefore no longer able to compete.

“It was really disappointing when they told us all that hard work was really going to seem like it was going to nothing,” he said.

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