After a light day catered more towards fun and frolicking on Wednesday, the teams were thrown back into the furnace and the heat was turned up to burn as the competitors endured the toughest events of the week.
The day began with The Pain Relay Race, and what a painful relay it was.
Event # 1 – The Pain Relay Race
This event is simply a parking lot snake race in traditional relay style….However, instead of a relay baton, the players will be carrying and handing off The Pain – a 75 lb throwing dummy. The fastest team wins. However, there is one caveat. The Pain is not allowed to touch the ground, and if it does said team will be assessed a 5 second penalty for each offense.
- Team Martin 1:41:02
- Ivey 1:44:45
- Trout 1:44:52
- Guthrie 1:48:11
- Ronpirin 1:49:47
- Welch 1:53:28
After a brief recovery, the teams to turned to the mother of all events – The WOD of Painful Death and Destruction…and Death.
Event # 2 – The WOD of Painful Death and Destruction…and Death
This event is possibly the mother of all team WOD’s. This event came about 3 falls ago, when in the aftermath, a former Pirate claimed, “Man, this is the WOD of Painful Death and Destruction and Death.” It goes like this:
Thrusters @ 95 lbs, Wall Balls, Deadlifts @ 225 lbs, Front Squats @ 155 lbs, and Kettlebell Swings followed by a 1:00 rest and then conclude Heat 1 with a 200 meter run
Dead Hang Pullups – Overhand Grip, Press @ 135 lbs, HandStand Pushups, Hand Release Pushups, Snatch @ 95 lbs, 1:00 rest then 200 meter run
Sumo Deadlift High Pulls @ 95 lbs, Clean and Jerk @ 155 lbs, 24″ Box Jump, Burpees over the Bar, Toes to Rings, 1:00 rest then 200 meter run
Each team will select 1 member to perform each exercise in each heat. Each heat lasts 3 minutes and individuals will perform as many reps as possible during that time. The total number of reps completed is that team’s base score.
At the end of each heat, there will be a 1:00 rest followed by a 200 meter run. After the 200, the team will be given 1 1/2 minutes to rest before the start of the next heat. The combined time in seconds for each team is the team’s run time.
Final scores will be calculated by subtracting the difference between a given team’s run time and the fastest team’s run time from their base score.
Again, it was a brutal competition that tested the wills and guts of each competitor. Some of the more impressive feats of the day were Tyler Welch and Jeff Ronpirin hammering out hand stand push ups. Dalton Rentz was an animal on the shoulder to overhead event. Grayson Ivey knocked out 91 kettlebell swings in 3:00. While Cam Sperry was an absolute animal the entire day.
Once the blood was drained from the CrossFit Room, the results were as followed:
- Guthrie – 657
- Trout – 639
- Ivey – 625
- Welch – 601
- Ronpirin – 587
- Martin – 549
The days final point totals look like this:
- Guthrie – 9 pts
- Trout – 9
- Ivey – 9
- Martin – 7
- Welch – 4
- Ronpirin – 4
The overall totals heading into Friday’s Grand Finale are:
- Team Martin – 39 pts
- Team Guthrie – 39 pts
- Team Trout – 34.5 pts
- Team Ivey – 27 pts
- Team Ronpirin – 26.5 pts
- Team Welch – 22 pts
Today’s Grand Finale will include 17 events that consist of 14 1:00 AMRAP’s, a Farmers Walk, a Waiter’s Walk, and a 400 meter sprint to finish the day. Today will be judgement day for the Iron Pirate Game winner.