On Tuesday, ESPN sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak issued the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and racing president Teddy Roosevelt “because he never wins anything.”
During Wednesday night’s game at Nationals Park, Teddy delivered.
The Rough Rider jumped in front of his competitors during the fourth inning presidents race, crossed the finish line wearing a shower cap, and held up a series of signs. After accepting Czarniak’s challenge, a bucket of water was dumped on his head.
Roosevelt shook off the cold shower, then issued challenges of his own to WWE wrestler El Torito, Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner, and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch.
Here’s a GIF of the action, plus Czarniak’s original challenge, as well as the full race video as seen on Nats HD.
The full race as seen in the stadium on Nats HD and called by PA announcer Jerome Hruska:
And finally, our finish line footage:
Nats HD video: Washington Nationals
Finish Line video: lfahome