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Mitch Barnhart rappels down the “Big Blue” building

And now for something random on your Friday evening. For some reason, UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart rappelled down the “Big Blue” building in downtown Lexington recently, and KYWildcatsTV was on hand to document it for the masses. Check it out in the video above.

First he Harlem Shakes with the UK track team, and now this? What will Mitch Barnhart do next??

It’s in my contract that I have to include this video every time I mention Mitch:

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4 Comments for Mitch Barnhart rappels down the “Big Blue” building

  1. Wildcatsteeler
    11:31 pm September 27, 2013 Permalink

    Sadly his decisions led to 5 years of the basketball and football program repelling down as well. He took both programs to the cellar. Cal has saved one, despite being passed over the first time. I look forward to the day when Barnhart is gone. It can only get better.

  2. JCM
    12:14 am September 28, 2013 Permalink

    This is a great story about Mitch Barnhart! It reminds me of when a couple of old high school and college friends asked me to hang out with them during my youth in my mid 20’s. Only I had no idea what we were going to do.

    It turns out they had figured out a way to rappel down the Clay’s Ferry Bridge on I-75. And that’s what we did. I was scared to death as I joined them rappelling from the bridge. But I did It! And we did not have gloves. The metal harnesses felt like holding onto fire by the time I got to the bottom. We were amateurs.

    I felt a tremendous rush of confidence after I did that and it led me to apply for a job at UK I thought I would never get. Turns out, I got the job. I loved it to death until the last couple of years. I recently took early retirement after 25 years. I miss working for UK.

    Great story!!

  3. Yep
    7:36 am September 28, 2013 Permalink

    All I saw was some chick in turquoise shorts stretching in the video.

  4. WestWorld
    8:46 am September 28, 2013 Permalink

    The video is funnier with the volume off.