Archive for November 8, 2011

“You fumble the Football, and I will break my Foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let’s go to work…”

Posted in Competition on November 8, 2011 by oldcountrystrong

Intensity is a aspect of ones character I personally hold in high regard.

It doesn’t have to be spittin, yellin, cussin intensity… Well at least not all the time. Any of you that know me, I guess we can be honest and say that’s my kind of intensity. It doesn’t mean chairs go flying through the air at the drop of the hat but I take my job as a Coach very seriously. And the way I try toprepare my athletes for whatever it is they have coming is with intensity.

I’m not the easiest Coach to please. My athletes know that. But it isn’t medals, or championships, or even prizes that make me happy. It’s effort. Are you truly Game. Are you the guy or girl who will grit and grind your teeth until every thing you have is completely taxed? Because that’s perfect to me. Leaving it all on the Line, maybe you win maybe you lose, but you gave it your all. Everything you had, and if it was good enough or not on that day it doesnt matter you were still perfect.

This past weekend I had the honor of Coaching the I/C’s Competition Team up in Canada. I actually even got to compete myself. This is something I try not to do when I have as many people competing as we did. But the Crossfit Taranis Winter Challenge only comes around once a year, and it is one of the premier events in the NorthWest.

The Iron Club had two Teams enter through preseeding into the 20 Team competition that Taranis was putting on. And the Club had two compete in the individual that really laid it on the line over the 3 day event.

All in all our two boys went toe to toe in 6 workouts with some of the best Canada, Washington and Oregon had to offer. And our Teams slugged it out tooth and nail. The Team Competition was formatted so a Team could do up to 7 workouts in the three-day span. The last three were on sunday in a head to head elimination bracket.

Todays post isn’t about me recapping this event. It’s about those that were there with me making me proud to be their Coach recapping it. To any of you that went up representing the Red and Black for Old Country this weekend please list your event highlight to comments.

Personally mines pretty easy. The picture below is my Team. We jokingly called ourselves “Red, White, and Blue Bellz” and said that we represented The Cascadian Kettlebell Federation. But there was no joking on the floor. My Team went with the Goal of bringing the Winter Challenge Title home and we did.

Crossfit Taranis 2011 Winter Challenge Team Champions, we are Old Country and we are Game…

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