On Saturday, 9 Battle Couples waged war: 6 events throughout an 8 hour day, with more than a total of an hour of work, this was the highest volume competition that I’ve ever planned.
Congrats to Matt and Ashley for taking the top spot, Heather/me for 2nd, and newcomers Brian and Kati for making the podium.
Matt/Ashley crushed all of us; they took 4 first place finishes of the 6 events. Brian/Kati took top spot on the run/burpee misery, and Heather/I took top on the Clean/Pull-Up. On both of those events, Matt/Ashley took 2nd place. Absolutely phenomenal performance!
Here are the full statistics. Brian/Crystal had to leave the competition after 3 events; they had quite the run up until then, and were sitting in 4th place. So their exodus undoubtedly changed some things.
The highlight of my day was when Courtney hit the water after her Kettlebell Swings, resurfaced and said “zero. Our score is zero. We’re done.” She walked the rest of her lap, Jim took off on his interval, and then, when it was her turn again, Courtney just started swimming and proceeded to finish three more rounds! Battle at heart. No quitting when surrounded by your closest friends.
Another highlight for me was Frank/Hannah, who signed up for the competition on Friday night. They put up good scores, and even took 2nd place in the Deadlift/Box Jump couplet.
Great job to all our competitors! There were a whole bunch of first timers Saturday, but now I forget who all was a first timer, so…you know who you are!
Let’s do it again!