A popular triathlon class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been caught in a financial transition, forcing the school to cut 29 physical education offerings.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that students and trainers object to the cut, which would take place after the spring session.
"The triathlon class is a little different in that there's such a great bonding experience between so many of those students," said Tim Gattenby, who teaches adaptive fitness and personal training. "Either through the pain and suffering I put them through, or the way I teach the class."
The class typically has a waiting list of 30, and is part of the triathlon momentum in Madison. Faculty at UW includes some of the best competitors in the Midwest, including Thomas Brunold and Joe Kurian. In addition, the school has produced Olympian Gwen Jorgensen.