Another ELITEAM Olympics, and another beautiful day. 19 years running! With the entire group dressed in yellow, they broke into teams and took to the field, gym and woods to compete. First up was the Tire/Sandbag duathlon and it did not disappoint. Balance, teamwork and strength are the keys to this event. One team had trouble when their 250 lb tire landed on top of their sandbags, and a couple of other teams had a hard time fitting their sandbags perfectly inside the hula hoop, but it was a strong showing overall.
Next up were the Agility Relay and Berg Und Tal events. Both are an excellent test of coordination, agility, and focus. Great to see that all the practice this week paid off with some fast and clean runs!
After 4 weeks of camp, the Slalom course was rutted and had an icy turn at the bottom. But one by one the teams high-stepped, bashed, and jumped their way to the finish. Some of the runs were right on the edge of legal and the videotape review cleared them all as OK.
The last event was the obstacle course in the woods. Even though the campers had only seen the course once, they had visualized and memorized it to perfection. The Eagle’s Nest is a tough climb and crawl, but they all managed to fly through it! Also, thanks to Emily and Ryan for an exciting demonstration on Haleigh’s Hit.
What a GREAT week of weather, work-outs and fun. I hope to see all the campers back next year – bigger, stronger, faster.