Oct 22nd, 2012
By Mike Minium
Team CFOaktober at OktoberFit
Two teams from CFO, the A Team and the B Team (collectively known as Team CFOaktoberFit) competed at OktoberFit this past Saturday October 20th.
OktoberFit was a 3-person team competition (at least 1 team member had to be a woman). Our teams were comprised as follows:
The A Team: Michelle M, Joey, and TomS
The B Team: Leka, Arnold, and Mini
First off, a note about the costumes. This was a really fun event, and all teams were encouraged to wear Oktoberfest-related costumes. Leka, Joey, and Michelle were the masterminds behind our awesome costumes, so all credit goes to them.
There were over 70 teams that competed, so the field was big for a team competition. And as usual at these events, each CFO team had their moments. Both teams got off to a slow start in a workout involving 10 ring dips, 10 partner-assisted handstand push-ups, and 10 toes-to-rings. The strategies both teams used were suboptimal and it resulted in the worst finish for both teams in any of the 4 workouts. But it got much better after that.
The next workout was a couplet involving 25 overhead squats and 50 double-unders. TomS and I got off easy on this workout, doing all of the double-unders and getting to rest while Joey and Michelle smashed through overhead squats for the A Team and Leka and Arnold did the same for the B team. The highlight of this workout was Michelle doing the first set of 25 on her own, beating everyone else in the field in the first round.
The next workout was a challenging barbell complex called the St. Pauli complex. It was 1 power clean + 2 barbell lunges + 1 hang squat clean + 2 push presses. The weight used was 135 lbs for men and 95 lbs for women. Only 1 person could work at a time and the order had to stay fixed, and each person could only do 1 rep. Arnold carried the B team in this one, setting and maintaining a strong pace throughout while Leka and I did our best to simply keep up. The A team had a much stronger pace and managed to distribute the work pretty evenly.
Our fourth and final workout was a couplet involving 200 wall balls and as many pull-ups as the team could do in the remaining time (there was a 10-minute cap on the workout). Both teams put in a strong effort here, but the A team really shined, with huge sets by TomS and Joey, enabling the A team to finish 12th in this workout.
When it was all said and done, the A Team finished in 15th place overall and the B Team finished in 29th overall.