Saturday, March 18, 2017
Rachel was getting so nervous through the afternoon and started wishing she hadn't registered. She got over her nerves though and had a great time. Now looking forward to doing it again next year. :-)
Rachel was confused as to why bandaging someone's ankle would be a challenge - as that was easy for her. It was a nice range of challenges.
Ring toss (they had horse shoes last year, and both are quite a challenge).
They also had to answer some questions that a police officer had (on car and gun safety).
Some rowing. The guys did 250m and the girls did 200m. Rachel said she struggled to go faster, and wished it was rather a longer challenge, seeing how far you could go.
And then to crack a whip. This is way harder than it sounds too. Almost everyone struggled with this. Rachel got so frustrated because when she picked it up for a bit of practice, she got a perfect crack. She couldn't get another perfect one after that. She still got 2.25 points, so they must have given 1/4 points and even 1/2 points for different "results" in the whipping sound. She did get close a couple of times.
There was one guy who clearly had experience. He was swinging it around his head and cracking it both sides as she changed direction. It was amazing. And so loud that the whole area just stopped and watched him. When he finished he got a huge round of applause. It was great to watch, and not a huge surprise that he won overall too. :-)