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Three UMD best friends enter epic video, vying for once-in-a-lifetime Euro trip contest

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DULUTH, MN -

Two hundred student teams from more than 60 countries are competing for a chance to travel across Europe for a week.

One of those teams is a group of three University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) students who happen to be best friends.

They believe they have what it takes to be selected for the Red Bull "Can You Make It?" race.

"Jet skiing under the lift bridge, hanging off a hammock off Chester Park bridge, cliff jumping for sure, snowboarding, bungee jumping."

Andrew Achter, Brandon Colucci and Nick Anderson live for the thrill. It makes sense as to why these three UMD students became best friends.

"We have the same mindset together," said Colucci, a marketing and analytics major. "We're very adventurous and we like to explore."

The Bulldogs have experienced the ins and outs of the Northland.

"If one person's up for an adventure, we all are," added Achter, a marketing and graphic design major. "And that's definitely been a great way to bond as our friendships have grown over the four years."

But now the trio is looking to go on a trip of a lifetime. They say their greatest shot at that coming true was to enter the Red Bull "Can You Make It?" contest.

"It would be a dream for us to travel across Europe as best three friends," said Achter.

Two hundred student teams from more than 60 countries will travel across Europe and finish in Amsterdam, but there's a catch.

"You use only Red Bull for currency," Achter revealed.

They will be stripped of cash, cards, and phones. Instead, the groups will be given cans of Red Bull.

Colucci sad, "we'll be able to bargain with people to get things such as food, housing, transportation and just getting around Europe."

So they created a short film with a video game-type style to apply for the contest, calling themselves the 'BroPeds.' 

"The video itself just showcases all of our experiences around Duluth and all of our different adventures that we've had this far," said Colucci.

They're confident they have what it takes to be selected, but first they need votes to be finalists. Then, it's on to the Red Bull judges.

"We're excited to kind of show that adventurous spirit that Duluth has on a global level and represent our city where we went to school," said Acther.

"For us it would mean the world," he said. "It would be the coolest experience."

To vote for the 'BroPeds,' click here. Voting ends Tuesday at midnight. 

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