One word will sum up this past Saturday’s event: Success. The day could not have run any better. What makes an event like this so successful is the dedication of the people involved. I want to thank the coaches for all their hard work over the last few weeks. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing crew. To the volunteers; this event would not have run as smoothly had it not had these people involved and doing tasks from directing parking, checking people in, cleaning up trash, making sure bathrooms were clean and stocked, changing weights, and beyond. To the ones that spent the majority of their day judging, words can’t describe how thankful we are. There was nothing but good reviews from the athletes about the judges, be it their abilities or their kindness. A special thank you to all the sponsors and vendors that supplied us with prizes for the top athletes or cash to help us make this a great event. An extended thank you to the athletes that participated. Based on the reviews we did things right.
Here’s a snippet from an email we received:
“As I mentioned to you yesterday and some of your staff you guys did a heck of a job. Thanks for putting this together and hosting such an awesome event. As an athlete it felt good to see the though and effort put in to everything that when on yesterday. The logistics and run of yesterday’s competition was impeccable. I’d say flawless!! We notice these things, believe it or not. One of the things that really stood out for me was the Heat sign up desk. Wow!!! To take the time to prefill these sheets for me was priceless!! The athlete felt confident and you made life easy on your judges as well. We all make mistakes, specially in the heat of an event like yesterday but this little step reduce margin of error to a minimum. So as an athlete I thank you for that!!! I’d also like to thank your volunteers who were all very friendly and knowledgeable of the event and all things happening there. For making sure the Porto-potties were always stocked and emptying out the trash. I was lucky to have super supportive and on point judges so please thank Ashley, Jen and Laura, who were right there pushing me through – THAT was priceless!!! And all the ladies at the rower, thanks for pushing each and every athlete in the beast of machine!!!”
Next we would like to say thank you to all the people that came out to support the athletes competing. You are the ones that make theses events so much fun. Keeping every workout energetic is priceless for the athletes. Having a support system to lean on means a lot as well.
And finally a hearty congratulations to all the winners of their respective divisions! You worked hard and earned your spots, especially the two gentlemen that threw it down for the tie breaker.
We’ll be working hard to put on an even better event for next year, so be on the lookout!
-Brandon Head, Owner & Coach