“When I start pushing the prowler make sure you’re not in my way“
Day 1 is in the history books for the Long Island Takeover in Brentwood, NY. This event is the worst managed competition we’ve ever experienced. The venue is too small for this competition. The venue is too small for the spectators. There was a shortage of judges. There was no large digital clock that is a standard feature at every competition. There was not enough plates for the first event. There were moments when officials had trouble saying, “3,2, 1..go.” There was ZERO organization. There was barely any use of the PA system to let competitors and spectators know what was going on. The event organizers did a horrible disservice to the competitors.
On the positive side we are grateful for the competitors who worked extremely hard and performed wonderfully despite the shoddy conditions. We are also thankful to the volunteers who made this embarrassment of a competition tolerable and functioning.
We’re proud of Matt, Jay, Brad and Chris for not only putting everything they had into their WODs, but also for keeping their heads in the game while the amateur organizers did everything in their power to display their lack of regard for the competitors. So far, Matt finished first in the Scaled Division in WOD#2 and is 2nd Overall!
joke competition continues today. Should be interesting. There was supposed to be 3 WODs yesterday and 2 today, but the powers that be decided to end it after 2 WODs. So does that mean there will be 3 WODs today and the Final WOD for the top finishers? Who knows. Luckily the competitors have so much heart and they’ll do whatever is necessary. If there is any success to the competition at all it is because the athletes are willing to do what it takes and the volunteers are willing to facilitate.
Thank you to the Spartans who came out to support the team yesterday!
Hopefully the organizers will redeem themselves today.
Workout of the Day
As many rounds as possible in 20 min:
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.