8News Chief Meteorologist John Bernier attempts the Virginia Tough Mudder

DOSWELL, Va. (WRIC) — The Tough Mudder is a moving obstacle course event that happens in states all over the country throughout the year. On Sunday June 11, 8News Chief Meteorologist John Bernier completed the Half-Mudder at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell.

Bernier has worked at the station since it was WXEX and based in Petersburg. In 2014, Bernier changed his lifestyle after growing to more than 230 pounds. He lost nearly 40 pounds with healthy eating and regular exercise, and he was able to attempt the Tough Mudder thanks to those lifestyle changes. Bernier completed the six-mile course with his daughter, Meghan, and her husband, Tommy Rumley.