It was mountain biking day so that means it would rain, and rain it did.
Never have I seen a muddier crew with such big smiles. On the first couple
of mud puddles (as big as lakes) the riders went around and made every effort not to get wet. But after about ten puddles, they were heading straight in and loving the mud as it splashed up, coating their legs. Sam Houlihan was in my group and definitely took the early lead in the “dirtiest mtn biker" category. However, by quitting time it was Emma, Sarah and Paige who took the honors.
Back on campus and after showers and recovery time, we hit the soccer
field for a round robin tourney. I guess it was all about Gunnar's team as
he advanced through the first game with a win in a shootout – which was
clinched when Linna scored on an incredible toe-ball shot from way
back. Gunnar's team used some questionable tactics in the final with Bam
Bam Brooks taking out Coach Chad in a key move. Sweet goals from Sam H.
and Tasha were the difference.
Then came the Dance. In a salute to Michael Jackson, we are dancing to
Bad. We decided this crew was so coordinated and tight that we unveiled
some new killer moves that you will see on Saturday. It's going to be
After dinner it was our second rotation of Cooking, Capture the
Flag/Kickball, and Climbing Wall. I was belaying the wall and we had some
incredible climbs from Jimmy, Christian and Josh on the far left wall. In
the middle wall, we had Hope and Nick sprint up like spiders and conquer
the overhang. A great moment came when Pete was having trouble with the
overhang on the middle wall and Hope was at the top of the right wall, so
she was talking him through it at 40 feet in the air. Awesome ELITEAM
Tomorrow is circuits, our last rotation, testing, and a new ELITEAM event-
a Team Adventure Race. Oh yeah, then Crazy Hat and Wild Sock night
featuring RAD, the movie.