FAYETTEVILLE — Bridge Day Rappel Coordinator Benjy Simpson has announced that 22 teams will rappel off the New River Gorge Bridge this year on Bridge Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 18. The lottery drawing was held June 20, at Passages to Adventure. Julie Titchenell of Mt. Lookout was this year’s lottery drawer for the Bridge Day Rappel. The teams chosen are: Extreme Rappels 1, team leader, Mike Phelps, Ohio; Vertically Inclined, Steve Krock, Ohio; Ohio SRT, Carl Swanigan, Ohio; The TAG Team, Nina Martin, Georgia; Canadian Fire, Tony Macdonald, Canada; Born Rescue Riggers, Russ Born, Ohio; Rope Smokers & Slow Pokers (MIOH), George Stamplis, Michigan/Ohio; Bridge Abseiling Team (BATs), Kyle Gochenour, Georgia; Monogahela Grotto, Brian Masney, West Virginia; OHKY, Greg Matulionis, Ohio/Kentucky; Good to the Last Drop, Brandon Stephens, Indiana/Alabama; Rock-n-Rappellers, James Wagner, Pennsylvania; 42 North, Ian Murray, Canada; TAG Pit Crew, Bill Putnam, Georgia; Southern Descent, Casey Walter, Tennessee; VBats 1, Michael Manke, Alabama; High Riders II, John Griffin, Indiana; VBats 2, Nikky LaBranche, Alabama; Team ESSO, Brian Saul, Ohio; Butler County, Anthony Daluisio, Pennsylvania; Long Ropers, Ben Holley, Georgia/Alabama; Extreme Rappels 2, John Cadle, Ohio; and safety team, Bruce Smith, Tennessee.