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Gut Check 2018
Preparing for the wall
Preparing for the wall

Gut Check Team Red members prepare to cross over the wall at the Riverside Military Academy endurance course Friday, July 20, 2018 during the first full day of activities during the three-day Gainesville Jaycees Gut Check program. Gut Check was created by the Gainesville Jaycees to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured high energy environment. The program begins on a Thursday afternoon with intense activities and culminates with a graduation ceremony on Sunday.

Getting instructions
Getting instructions

Gut Check participants are instructed by members of the Gainesville Jaycees as they rappel off the Riverside Military Academy tower Friday, July 20, 2018.

Santana Smith waits
Santana Smith waits

Santana Smith, 12, waits for his name to be called atop the Riverside Military Academy rappelling tower Friday, July 20, 2018 during Gut Check.

Cody Lentz crosses
Cody Lentz crosses

Cody Lentz crosses a beam in the Riverside Military Academy obstacle course Friday, July 20, 2018 during the first full day of activities during the three-day Gainesville Jaycees Gut Check program for young men.

Ready to rappell
Ready to rappell

Gainesville Jaycees President Chris Nish and Bryson Burkhalter, 13, signal the rappelling course is clear Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Riverside Military Academy rappelling tower during the Jaycees' annual Gut Check program. Started in 1997, Gut Check was created by the Gainesville Jaycees to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured high energy environment.

Red and orange teams stretch
Red and orange teams stretch

Gut Check teams orange and red stretch prior to taking the obstacle course at Riverside Military Academy Friday, July, 20, 2018 during day one of the three-day discipline and leadership program created by the Gainesville Jaycees.

The wall
The wall

Members of Gut Check team attempt to cross a wall on the Riverside Military Academy endurance course Friday, July 20, 2018 during day one of the three day discipline and leadership program for young men created by the Gainesville Jaycees.

Team Orange
Team Orange

Members of Gut Check team orange watch a demonstration on the Riverside Military Academy endurance course Friday, July 20, 2018 before attacking the course themselves during day one of the three day discipline and leadership program for young men created by the Gainesville Jaycees.

David Beverly climbs
David Beverly climbs

David Beverly, 13, climbs to the top of the Riverside Military Academy rappelling tower Friday, July 20, 2018 as Gut Check team red members rappel off the tower during the three-day Gainesville Jaycees program created to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured high energy environment.

Marcus Griffey rappels
Marcus Griffey rappels

Marcus Griffey rappels Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Riverside Military Academy rappelling tower during day one of the Gainesville Jaycees Gut Check program. Started in 1997, Gut Check was created by the Gainesville Jaycees to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured high energy environment. The program begins on a Thursday afternoon with intense activities and culminates with a graduation ceremony on Sunday morning.