House Cup 2018

The 2018 House Cup is here! Each week, we will tally the points and display the house that is in the lead, as well as profile the Spirit of the Open for that week, and any highlights we have collected. You can send any photos or video to gym@unitedbarbell.com, and remember, you can earn Social Media Points by tagging anything you post on Facebook or Instagram with #ubhousecup.

 
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Too Fit To Quit:
389.83

 

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The 

Ultimates:
364.43

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The Black Mamas:
334.50

 

TOO FIT PULLS AHEAD! They won almost all the challenges this week. They scooped 10 spirit points for Brian Raimundo. They killed on RX and Scaled placement points. And they got all their social media in. The power of the pack is in the sloth???

The Ultimates drop to number two this week. Despite a valiant vegetable-themed effort from Gill and Steve, it wasn't enough to grab spirit points. They won no challenges but had big numbers for both RX and Scaled placers.

Oh Mambas, where art thou? Despite killer attendance, a freaken BEER MILE, and a team dinner, Mambas are still behind. They won spirit points for Kim & Adrian's efforts this week, and Sunli managed to break up the Too Fit monopoly on challenge points.

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Workout 18.4

For time:
21 deadlifts, 225 lb/155lb
21 handstand push-ups
15 deadlifts, 225 lb/155lb
15 handstand push-ups
9 deadlifts, 225 lb/155lb
9 handstand push-ups
21 deadlifts, 315 lb/205lb
50-ft. handstand walk
15 deadlifts, 315 lb/205lb
50-ft. handstand walk
9 deadlifts, 315 lb/205lb
50-ft. handstand walk

Time cap: 9 min.

If Diane wasn't spicy enough for you... how about double heavy Diane with handstand walks thrown in for good measure? Maybe you'll even make it to the second part.... Keep your backs and necks safe, gang!

Challenges (2 pts each)

Max vs. Jon H.
John Y vs. Rajesh
Mike C. vs Bernardo
Steven vs. Dave
Dave
vs. Sally
Loryn vs. Sachin
Jason vs. Sean
Nathalie vs. Christine
Sunli vs. Chris

Spirit Points (15 pts total)

This week's spirit points had a clear winner - Brian Raimundo. He had eight nominations! He earns 10 points for Too Fit To Quit.

Also recognized were Kim & Adrian and all those who participated in the Beer Mile and Mamba dinner. Mambas take 5 spirit points this week!

Read all of our Spirit nominations here!

Placers

RX Women
Gill Pressman
Whittney Tom
Hayley Beauchamp
Sally Chou
Joyce Sun Chin

Scaled Women
Chelsea Lyttle
Michelle Lovejoy
Becca Ling
Katie Hering
Kim Cook

RX Men
Todd McKinnon
Royal Addis
Steve Love
Jon Hanna
Max Cantor

Scaled Men
Brian Raimundo
Neil Warlicht
Mike Stevens
Mike Chu
Chad Kindred

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Workout 18.3

2 rounds for time of:
100 double-unders
20 overhead squats
100 double-unders
12 ring muscle-ups
100 double-unders
20 dumbbell snatches
100 double-unders
12 bar muscle-ups

Time cap: 14 minutes

Week three: 18.3

Ow, my ego! Unlike last week's twin tests, improvement on retest may be elusive with this high skill test of endurance. How are your doubles? Muscle ups? Bar muscle ups? If they're not on point, you better hope you have pull ups, because even the scaled version of 18.3 is tough.

Placers (15 pts per category)

RX Women
Gill Pressman
Whittney Tom
Hayley Beauchamp
Loryn Ferreira
Austin Wilt

Scaled Women
Amy Raimundo
Michelle Lovejoy
Valerie Ernst
Katie Hering
Kim Cook

RX Men
Royal Addis
Austin Ivans
Nikhil Sriraman
Jon Hanna
Patrick Bedwell

Scaled Men
Jonathan Harbison
PJ Ople
Bernardo Pericacho
John Yong
Anton Yurkchenko

Spirit Points (15 pts total)

This week's spirit points were split between:

Christine C. for an inspiring 18.3 struggle.
Adrien C. for his Mamba hype vids.
Cameron S. for his tutu & relentless positivity.

Special shout out to Quinn for his gorgeous 18.3 vid, Patrick for the Mambafication of the gym, and Whittney for her WOD repeat that inspired the hell out of us all.

Curious how this is decided? The votes for Spirit of the Open play the biggest part. The votes are compiled into one big sheet of love... and you can see it here!

Challenges (2 pts each)

Nathalie vs. Christine
Paul vs. Neil
Alfredo vs. Max
Adrian vs. Dave
Sachin vs. PJ
Patrick vs. Marshall
Johnny vs. Chris
Whittney vs. Gill
Cam vs. Loryn
Kim vs. Michelle
Sunli
vs. Chris

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18.2 & 18.2a

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps for time of:
Dumbbell squats
Bar-facing burpees

Workout 18.2a
1-rep-max clean

Time cap: 12 minutes to complete 18.2 AND 18.2a

Week Two: 18.2 & 18.2a

How fast are you? How strong are you? Let's find out in 12 minutes. This one burns... and  begs for a retest.

Placers 18.2a

Men
Max Cantor
Quinn O'Connell
Cameron Seher
Todd McKinnon
Alfredo Ramirez

Women
Whittney Tom
Gillian Pressman
Sally Chou
Amy Raimundo
Austin Wilt

Placers 18.2

Womens Scaled
Becca Ling
Michelle Lovejoy
Kim Cook
Christine Casebolt
Nathalie Cassidy

Womens RX
Whittney Tom
Gillian Pressman
Hayley Beauchamp
Amy Raimundo
Sally Chou

Mens Scaled
Brian Raimundo
Neil Warlicht
Chad Kindred
Michael Ramirez
Danny Walcoff

Mens RX
Jon Hanna
Austin Ivans
Todd McKinnon
Sean Falconer
Steve Love

What beats a snake onesie? Two tiger onesies! Hayley & Steve won all the spirit points this week with their matching Ultimate spirit animal costumes. 

Will the Mambas turn it around next week with a special show of spirit? Flash mob? Interpretive dance? What's it going to take?

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Challenges (2pts) 
Alfredo vs. Nik,
Danny vs. Brian R.
Amy vs. Austin
Max vs. Royal
Rajesh vs. Alex S.
Sunli vs. PJ

In some cases, one athlete won 18.2 and the other won 18.2a. They share a point.
Hayley vs. Whittney
Jason vs. Sean
Mike C. vs. Bernardo

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Workout 18.1

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
8 toes-to-bars
10 dumbbell hang clean and jerks
14/12 calorie row

Week One: 18.1

18.1 - the grip killer! Toes to bar, dumbbell hang clean & jerks, and rowing for cals. 20 minutes is a long one - pacing will be key, as well as micro-rests to keep your grip fresh. Make sure your calluses are in order and your gymnastic grips are in your gym bag!

Placers

Mens RX
Jon Hanna
Todd McKinnon
Steve Love
Quinn O'Connell
Royal Addis

Mens Scaled
Michael Ramirez
Mike Stevens
John Yong
Paul Carleton/Neil Warlicht/Nick Pataki
Brian Raimundo

Womens RX
Hayley Beauchamp
Gillian Pressman
Whittney Tom
Amy Raimundo
Sally Chou

Womens Scaled
Becca Ling
Kim Cook
Michelle Lovejoy
Nathalie Cassidy
Christine Casebolt

Jeremy from WODwell was in the house on Thursday to take four UB athletes (Bernardo, Gill, Joe, and Mike) through 18.1 for their live streaming 18.1 demo. Congratulations to our brave athletes!