On Saturday February 28th, we made memories. We made new friends, we tried new movements, and we had FUN. It had been since 2018 since our last in-house members competition because of 2019's 'double Open', but CrossFit 6S brought the house down for the 2020 Underground Throwdown. 44 of our athletes came together on 11 teams. Some people meeting for the very first time on that Saturday, but everyone came together and worked as a team. By the end of the day and after 4 (and for some 5) workouts, we crowned 3 teams on the podium, handed out those giant cheques you see on the game shows, and celebrated every ones hard work with post workout carbs (beer)!
Let's rewind to 3 weeks prior to the big event. The coaches came together to create the team workouts. It was a collaboration of the minds where the coaches all created 'The Ski Biathelon', 'X + Y = Gains', 'Team Work Makes The Worm Work', 'Hang On, DT', 'Gorilla DBalls', and the finale 'DBall Relay'. As a coach, it was hard to keep these workouts a secret! We were all so excited, especially about the 'Unknown & Unknowable' Nerf gun challenge. The coaches even tested the workouts when the doors were locked to ensure they were all challenging yet do-able, and FUN!
Now it's Saturday, the big day. And what better way to kick off the Throwdown then with a Golden Girls inspired warmup led by the ever enthusiastic coach Sid? We're still waiting for some of those movements to appear in the daily programming...
The Finale: DBall Relay
Bike, burpee box jump, ski, DBall toss 25 feet. Everyone loves a photo finish. A sprint to the end. It was anyone's game at this point. But The Honey Badgers over took Pull Up Fiction at the last second to take the win. It was an epic finish to the day as it's always the underdogs, the team you never saw coming that takes it home.
We also handed out some pretty cool prizes. The Spirit award to Nicole, for always smiling and giving it her all no matter what the challenge. MVP to Renee for her outstanding leadership in the Worm event and The Rookie of the day to Tyler, one of our newer 6S members who took each workout head on and even finished on the podium.
Congratulations to all the athletes who participated. Thank you to all the volunteers, coaches and spectators who came to support. Thank you to the vendors. The 2020 Underground Throwdown what a huge success because our entire community came together. We can't wait to do it all again next year!
- Coach Whit
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