Conshohocken’s Jillian Seamon has been drafted by the New York Rhinos of National Professional GRID League. GRID is the world’s first professional spectator sport with two co-ed teams racing head-to-head in a two-hour match. It incorporates speed, skill and strategy in a test of endurance through a variety of weightlifting and body-weight elements. Each two-hour match features two 14-person teams (7 women, 7 men) going head-to-head in 11 races.
According to the GRID website:
Jillian Seamon grew up playing multiple sports before settling into basketball and track and field in high school. She was a Division 1 javelin thrower at the University of Delaware, where she broke a 30-year old school record with a toss of 146-11 in 2010, and won two Colonial Athletic Association championships. She was the university’s nominee for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year. Seamon says she wants to bring her ability to lift heavy lifting and move fast to the GRID.
Locally Seamon trains and coaches at Crossfit Ironborough on Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting, plus is an athletic trainer at Arcardia University.
Her hometown newspaper, Hazleton’s Standard-Speaker, did a full story on Seamon, which includes details on her Olympic aspirations.