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Troy’s Catalina Ski Race

By admin | In Athlete Profiles, Events and Announcements, Running | on July 15, 2011

Tomorrow, Troy will be competing in the the 63rd annual Catalina Ski Race.  Every year, water skiers from around the globe come to California to compete in the 62 statute-mile race from Long Beach to Catalina and back. Troy and Tyler have been water skiing since middle school and have been racing on and off ever since.

It’ll be a grueling race that can take well over an hour to complete. Traveling at up to 70mph, the skiers are towed approximately 200 feet behind the boat to help with reaction time. We’ll all be doing a dance to appease the calm ocean gods for Troy tonight! Good luck tomorrow, Troy! We’ll be thinking of you and rooting you on from land!

Here’s a video of a race a few years ago in case you’re wondering how fast they really go!

Just a reminder, the Chili Cookoff kicks off tomorrow at noon at Brianna’s pad. Address will be posted on the board in the gym. If you can’t make it, but want to enter, feel free to bring your crockpot to the gym today and we’ll bring it for you. Cash prize of $100 for the winner.

We’ll be purchasing new jump ropes for the gym soon from Again Faster (Revolution Rope). Holley, our residential double under expert, has tested these out and loves ’em. We’ll be buying a few for the gym and cutting them to stock sizes (yellow/green/blue lengths), but if you want your own rope to cut/customize, post to comments. We’ll be placing the order this weekend. They cost $24.95 plus a couple of dollars for shipping.

NLI Qualifier WOD#1
Front Squat 1RM (10 min max)

Rest 2 minutes

Max Kipping Pull Ups

Rest 2 Minutes

Cash Out (Not part of qualifier):
Rest as 2x long as it took to finish last run.

Front Squat Standards:
Full hip extension at the top to iliac crest below knee at the bottom

Kipping Pull-ups:
Chin over vertical plane. Unbroken means the athlete cannot come off the bar. Once the athlete releases his/her grip from the bar, the set is over

16 Comments to "Troy’s Catalina Ski Race"

  • Tom says:

    July 15, 2011 at 6:46 AM -

    I’m interested in purchasing one of those new fangled Holley approved jump ropes.

  • Michael H says:

    July 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM -

    That is badass! Good luck Troy!

  • Stephanie says:

    July 15, 2011 at 8:12 AM -

    Good Luck Troy!!
    This race looks sick! Woo Hoo!!
    “Catalina Wine Mixer!! Boats and Hoes, Boats and Hoes”
    I don’t know why that was relevant but it was stuck in my head. :)

  • Anna says:

    July 15, 2011 at 8:28 AM -

    Haha!!! F*ckin Catalina Wine Mixer!

    Good Luck Troy!!!

    1. Marcus says:

      July 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM -

      POW POW!!

      Good luck Troy :)

  • Jason says:

    July 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM -

    Good luck, Troy! Insane, badass is right. Have fun with the boats and hoes.

  • Holley says:

    July 15, 2011 at 8:52 AM -

    Good luck, Troy!!! You’re crazy man!

  • Tom says:

    July 15, 2011 at 8:53 AM -

    Troy. If you have time there’s a really good ice cream place in Avalon. Try and stop by during your fun little trips.

    @Steph i believe “Hoes” is actually spelled Hos. FYI

  • Brian says:

    July 15, 2011 at 9:04 AM -

    Best of Luck Troy! That race in definitely insane!

    @Ruth – I’m interested in a Holley approved jump rope.

  • M^2 (Mark) says:

    July 15, 2011 at 9:16 AM -

    Good luck Troy!

  • Aaron says:

    July 15, 2011 at 10:08 AM -

    good luck Troy!

  • Nick says:

    July 15, 2011 at 10:37 AM -

    Good luck Troy!

    @Ruth – I’ll be takin’ one of those new ropes please.

  • Jason says:

    July 15, 2011 at 11:12 AM -

    Here it is….Catalina Wine Mixer


  • Jason says:

    July 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM -

    And finally, not necessarily G Rated – “Boats ‘N Hoes”

    Gotta love it! Enjoy.

  • troy says:

    July 15, 2011 at 5:45 PM -

    Thanks everyone!

  • M^2 (Mark) says:

    July 16, 2011 at 12:06 PM -

    Troy – How’d it go?!

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