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Local team wins $20,000 on 'American Bible Challenge'


UPDATE : June 13: The Heartland Guards from Cedarville University advanced to the second round of the American Bible Challenge after an overtime defeat of “We’re in Tents” from Michigan.

The team won $20,000 for Make-a-Wish Foundation on the episode that aired Thursday, June 12.

Its next match up will air on the Game Show Network 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26.

Earlier: Cedarville University students Ryan Beach of Randoph, N.Y.; Quinn Brandt of Dumfries, Va. and Dane Barnett of Buda, Ill., will compete on “The American Bible Challenge” as “The Heartland Guards” 8 p.m. tonight, June 12.

The show airs on the Game Show Network.

Roommates Beach and Barnett are seniors. Brandt, Beach’s cousin, is a junior.

The trio was among 24 Cedarville students who auditioned for the show in Cleveland last September.

The show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy premiered May 22.

Multi-platinum-selling Christian artist Kirk Franklin is the show’s musical co-host.

Contestants play on behalf of charities and use their knowledge of the Bible as part on the show.

“We wouldn’t have competed as well as we did without the classes in the Bible minor and our time at Cedarville,” Beach said in a press release from Cedarville.

The team that wins each match secures $25,000 for a charity it selects.

The Heartland Guards played for Make-a-Wish Foundation. Barnett was born with a serious heart condition and was granted a wish from Make-a-Wish.


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