Wally and Andrew competed in the Festivus Games this past weekend. Here’s how the Festivus Games describes their comp: The first Festivus competition was held on April 30th. The concept was simple yet long overdue. A fitness competition designed for novice and intermediate athletes only. No fire-breather types allowed.Since these people make up 95% of athletes it made sense to have a competition designed for only them.The idea is that there would be no scaling. No athlete whether 6 months in or brand new would need to scale any of the events. This competition was to be about capacity more than a high degree of skill. Everyone can row…just how fast? Everyone could deadlift..just how much?
In a field of 42 Wally was 17th and Andrew was 22nd. Great work and both PR’ed their thrusters and had a great time. Now, do you want to see something that will really blow your mind? This is Andrew C and his wife (now also buff!) 2 years ago. I wish we could claim credit for this but really it was their self-discipline and desire to make a positive change in their lives. Great job!
22/Oct/2013 Tuesday WOD
Strength: Max strict chinups or pullups with wide grip, neutral, and narrow then:
3 rounds for time
30 Squat cleans (65/95)
800 meter Run
In honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter, 27, of Virginia Beach, VA who was killed in Iraq 11 December 2007.
Gold: As Rx’ed Silver: 20/20/800 Bronze: 15/15/800