Caroline Lee, known to her friends as Liner, is a bay area native with a passion for sports. She attended UCLA on a full-scholarship for gymnastics. After graduation, Liner continued her athletic endeavors through volleyball. With friends, she launched a volleyball team that competes annually in the North America Volleyball Invitational Tournament (NACIVT) during Labor Day. She also became a dedicated adventure racer and triathlete, taking part in the grueling “Escape from Alcatraz” triathlon four times, as well as a mountain biker and rock climber. There was also a stint on the flying trapeze.
In 2010, Liner’s friends filled out an application for her to appear on the TV show, Wipeout. To everyone’s surprise, and her own, she won! Liner also participated in the American Ninja Warrior competitions in 2011 and 2012.
In July of 2012, Liner was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor (ask for a picture), completed chemo in the fall, and launched a blog to share her experiences.
Thus, Wipeout Cancer was created in early 2013 as an opportunity for Liner and her friends to increase cancer awareness and give back to the cancer community.
Fast forward to 2018. A small tumor was found through a routine CT scan. This was removed through laparoscopic surgery, followed by radiation.
Today, Liner continues to do well. She has started to re-pursue her passion for obstacle courses and started competing in various ninja warrior competitions and leagues. She hopes to continue to be able to compete and bring the fun aspects of sports and movement to those around her.