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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)

30 Pull-ups

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