We are loving the team spirit around the Open! If you are not doing the Open but still want to participate in the team shenanigans, please let us know and we can add you to a team— the more the merrier! In addition, please feel free to come to any of the Friday night lights events to cheer on your fellow athletes and have a beer with us. It is an awesome time and we’d love to have as many Cove members experience this part of the community (and so we can start recruiting you for next year). Remember, it is pot-luck style, so bring something to share!
After much heated debate and looking back to videotape we have some Intramural team winners to announce! Drumroll please…
17.1 WINNERS ARE…. “COVIES NEVER SAY DIE”
Saved By the Barbell – 34 pts total
Covies Never Say Die – 35 pts total
Rusty Thrusters – 30 pts total
#RespectYourElders – 28 pts total
Here’s is the breakdown for each category measured:
PARTICIPATION POINTS: 25 TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS PER TEAM
Saved by the Barbell: 24 pts
Covies Never Say Die: 25 pts
Rusty Thrusters: 25 pts
POINTS BEST TEAM SELFIE: Covies Never Say Die
5 POINTS BEST TEAM NAME: Saved By the Barbell
We know there was a lot of controversy around this one, but we have to give it to the young bucks for being tenacious and holding on tight. BUT, “Covies Never Die” was a close second… and will be interesting to see how each utilizes it’s namesake’s deep heritage to come out on top!
5 POINTS BEST SPIRIT OF THE OPEN: Saved By the Barbell
No one heads to Friday Night Lights thinking “I can’t wait to be in the last heat with only two athletes and have 40 people screaming at me”. But this guy not only had that happen, he OWNED it. Big shout out to Pranav for letting us ALL experience the essence of the Open!
5 POINTS BEST TEAM PHOTO: The Rusty Thrusters
This was only one of two team photos submitted, so let’s try to step it up next week. Jessica S. classed up the photo as the big differentiator here. But props to Ethan W. for trying to teach the late 30’s crew what “photobombing” is.
5 POINTS BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: Covies Never Say Die
Brilliant use of humor with a VERY SERIOUS message. With Marina on the judging panel, this was a shoe-in win.
5 POINTS MOST INSPRING PERFORMANCE BY AN INDIVIDUAL: #RespectYourEldersAnd last but certainly not least… Nothing was more exciting to see Pam J. doing things she never thought possible. It was her first time ever doing full burpees and stepping to a 20″ box. She’s one of our most inspiring athletes in general, so it’s no surprise she delivered BIG TIME at the Open. Well done Pam!