UC Bearcats’ final home game of season to feature skydiving opening
20 November 2021
On Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m., the University of Cincinnati Bearcats will face the SMU Mustangs for the senior day and the final home game of the season. Their undefeated season created shockwaves across the United States. The No.2-ranked Cincinnati football team will look to move up to 11-0 for the second time in their history and earn a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game. The Fastrax ™ team will help make the Senior Day game night one to remember with their fan favorite American Flag demo jump. As the national anthem plays, a member of the Fastrax ™ team will join their majestic 1,800 square foot American flag. The patriotic parachute jump will be displayed on the scoreboard along with the team’s live air-to-ground video feed, so that spectators from all sections of the Nippert Stadium can enjoy every breathtaking moment of the performance. .
“We’re excited to be just a small part of the action fans get to see today.” commented John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving and founder of Team Fastrax ™. The Bearcats have had an exceptional season and we are so grateful that we were able to be there for every home win. Go Bearcats!
According to the Bearcats website, the Bearcats will celebrate Senior Day and honor 32 seniors before the game. UC and SMU will meet for the sixth time in their history, with Cincinnati having a 4-1 advantage. The Mustangs (41.6 points per game) and Bearcats (39.2 points per game) will face the two best offensives in the AAC as well as the league’s most scoring team (SMU) with the best defense (Cincinnati , 16.2 points per game). Senior quarterback Desmond Ridder had a record-breaking 304 yards and two touchdowns to go with 72 rushing yards and another scoreline in a 45-28 victory at USF on Friday night. Ridder set UC’s career touchdown pass mark against the Bulls, finding TE Josh Whyle for 21 yards to start the third quarter. CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner made his third interception of the season and also suffered a backpack against the Bulls. Ridder is a semi-finalist for the Maxwell, Walter Camp and Davey O’Brien Awards, and a candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Gardner and CB Coby Bryant senior are semi-finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award. Gardner is also a semi-finalist for the Bednarik Award and senior LB Darrian Beavers is a semi-finalist for the Butkus Award.
For more information on the game or for tickets, visit the UC Bearcats website.
The Fastrax ™ team dedicates each performance to a fallen hero. They may have disappeared but are never forgotten. This performance by Team Fastrax ™ is dedicated to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Fuchigami Jr., who passed away on November 20, 2019, serving during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. For more information on Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Fuchigami Jr., visit the Military Times website.
ABOUT THE FASTRAX ™ TEAM
The Fastrax ™ team, sponsored by SELECTiON.COM®, is the most ambitious professional skydiving team in the world. The team has a roster of over twenty-nine active members, with a collective of over 300,000 parachute jumps. The Fastrax ™ team has performed exhibition parachutes all over the world for audiences large and small as a patriotic display or as a product promotion.
SELECTiON.COM® is a national provider of criminal and pre-employment background checks, also known as a consumer information agency. Based in Cincinnati, OH, SELECTiON.COM® is a veteran-owned company that has been in business since 1991 and offers over 35 data collection and history services.
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