We did it! The Solcana 2022 Invitational is a wrap. Huge thanks and applause to all who took part!
Before we started the Invitational a number of people expressed worry about doing it. Worry that they might not “do well” or that they’d “let their team down.” What I saw during the Invitational was those same folks taking a step out of their comfort zone and doing an amazing job and most assuredly making their team proud.
First, let’s do a rundown of the final Event 5.
Here are the top 10 individual athletes for the event, including adjusted scores:
Way to go Taylor! They should have issued you a ticket you were goin’ so dang fast!
The team rankings for Event 5 were as follows:
|1||Team 3 (Jenn, Ryan, Max, Amanda)|
|2||(The Team Formerly Known As Bar Flies) Strong Feelings|
|4||Still Wodders Run Deep|
|6||Turkish Get Up Before You Go-Go|
|8||The Short Kings|
|9||Team 2 (Bradley, Jackie, Jen B.)|
Amazing job Team 3! That workout was a doozie, way to band together and smash it.
Alright, let’s get down to overall rankings. Just so this post doesn’t become hugely cluttered, I’m just going to include the top 10s here. If you’d like to see the full rankings, you can access that right here
The top 10 scoring athletes for the whole Invitational were as follows:
Let’s remove all those pesky coaches. They did an amazing job, but the glory can’t go to our staff. Let’s take a look at the top 10 with coaches removed:
Great job, Ryan! You earned it. Way to push the pedal to the metal.
The final team rankings go like this:
|OVERALL RANK||TEAM NAME||W1||W2||W3||W4||W5|
|1||Team 3 (Jenn H, Ryan, Max, Amanda)||3||8||1||1||1|
|2||Still Wodders Run Deep||6||2||3||2||4|
|3||Turkish Get Up Before You Go-Go||7||1||2||6||6|
|4||Team 8 (Garrett F, Lara, Annalee, Teresa)||5||5||4||3||2|
|7||The Short Kings||4||7||7||4||8|
|9||Team 2 (Bradley, Jackie, Jen B.)||8||9||9||9||9|
Team 3, you’re amazing. What a group of heavy hitters! Way to get after it each week. Congratulations on winning the 2022 Invitational!
Prizes for the 2022 Invitational are:
Overall individual winner Ryan Horstman won dinner for 2 at Cafe Racer
Overall team winners “Team 3” will each receive a pair of rainbow socks. The purchase of each pair supports The Trevor Project and their work to provide safe spaces for LGBTQ young people.
Spirit of the Challenge: we would like to give The Spirit of the Challenge award not to an individual, but to a group of folks. We want to use this distinction as a HUGE shout out to all the striking teachers who still made time to come and do these workouts, in many cases managing extra time with kids at home. What an epic undertaking! The fact that you all still managed to make time each week to take part is incredible. Katie Fritz, Marlee Leebrick-Stryker, Ness Madeiros, and Jenn Halvorson, you’re amazing. You’ll get a gift card to Wildflyer Coffee. If you are a teacher who was on strike during the Invitational and we didn’t know – please let us know and we’ll edit this post and make sure you get your prize.
To honor them we are giving them all some gift cards to the yummy Wildflyer coffee shop on Minnehaha Ave!