Alarms chime at 4:30 AM. Wild Turkey, Tuck and JRR Tolkien rise to begin an epic day of 1st, 2nd and 3rd F that will set the bar for all future CSAUPs.
Volunteers and gear donors decked the field and track with a shovel flags, tent, registration table, event signs, timing clock, three empty kegs and 20+ kettle bells. By 6 AM, Community House Middle School swarmed with 60 men, representing six regions, who would be tested mentally and physically by a wicked decathalon.
As the Olympic theme played, the competitors, shovel flags in hand, took to the track for a warm up lap and circled up for side-straddle hops, imperial walkers and ‘mericans. Then Tuck delivered a rousing invocation praying for fierce, fair and safe competition. Next, a prerecorded speech featuring a Scottish accented Tolkien reciting adaptations of the greatest, inspirational cinematic monologues dazzled and dazed our competitors before beginning the day’s first event. For a list complete list of event descriptions and rules, click here.
List of Events and Top Finishers
Max Burpees in 2 Minutes
3 Kid Rock
Football Throw for Distance
1 Early Bloomer
3 Kid Rock
3 Kid Rock
Max Kettlebell Snatches in 2 Minutes
3 Kid Rock
Max Sit-ups in 2 Minutes
Max 135 lb. Bench Press
3 Mighty Mite
Max Tire Flips in 90 Seconds
2 Kid Rock
The Phlygethon (medley event with 1 minute plank, 100 meter sprint, 20 burpees, bear crawl to opposite side of track, 40 single-arm kettlebell swings, 400 meter kettlebell carry to finish)
2 Kid Rock
Overall Respect Winners
*originally not designated Respct
Thank you volunteers and gear donors:
Without your generous help, this event could not have happened!
Market Timer – Registration and event data
Goonie – Keg Toss event Q
Paper Jam & Commish – Football throw event Q
Madam Tussauds – Kettlebell Snatch event Q
Toolbag – Bench press event Q
Bratwurst & Mr. Brady – Running event timers
Gear donors included Pebbles, Strange Brew, Shortpole, Argonaut, Kid Rock, Voodoo, Chanel, Commish, Gator Bait and Madame Tussauds. Thank you to all who shared kettlebells.
The goal of the BROlympics was to put all three Fs of F3 into action. Our mission calls us to be leaders. For too many men, becoming physically and mentally idle leads to isolation and vice. One does not simply participate in F3. To be part of the F3 community you will be asked to, at a minimum, lead a workout. For some of us, it’s a rare opportunity to be “in charge”. Inspired by this freedom, we took action. All three of us had talked about putting on an F3 Olympics for a long time. We finally set a goal, a date and began a long conversation to determine events, logistics, scoring and marketing to make it all happen. We hope this event will serve as inspiration to the other Pax to choose a project at home, in the community or with your brothers of the gloom.
For many of us, we get up 2, 3 or, if you’re Fire Hazard, six times a week to workout. This event was an opportunity to test yourself physically and try events in a competitive environment. (We all push harder when points are at stake.) Moreover, use your scores as a baseline to for continuous improvement. We hope to see you next year, fitter and prepared to smash your previous scores.
As Saturday Site Qs, we have long pushed Pax to post on Saturdays. A longer workout and coffeeteria provides an opportunity for 2nd F that doesn’t exist during the week. In addition, the partner scoring format was designed to foster enhanced competition and conversation. We hope you had the chance to catch up with current friends, connect names with faces and meet others for the first, but not last, time.
We are all called to love God and one another. There is no greater expression of that love than brothers coming together in fair competition. (No divas, no tantrums, no sore losers, not gloaters, just 60 men encouraging eachother to be thier best.)
Thank you everyone who donated workout gear to the Men’s Shelter. These donations are incredibly encouraging to the men in need.
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