The Wizard of OZ

We all know the story of the Wizard of OZ, so I don’t need to recap it here.  The reason I named this blog after the Wizard of Oz is because I want to talk about somebody at our gym who shares something in common.

At the end of the well-known classic, we find out that all along there was a person behind the scenes that was “pulling the strings” to create the great and powerful OZ and all of the greatness that accompanied it.

Our first in house throw down in over 3 years is this coming Saturday, and there is somebody who has been working really hard behind the curtain for months to make sure it all goes off without a hitch.

In addition to the endless administrative & logistics work, the WODs have to be programmed & tested, adjusted, and re-tested.  Designs have to be made, logos have to be formatted, t-shirts have to get printed.  It’s a group effort, but there is always a captain.

I’ll get to that special shout-out at the end.

One of the hardest parts is getting sponsors.  These are all the companies that provide all the awesome prizes you will all be competing for.

We all know the podium finishers get awesome swag, but it’s important to recognize those that put themselves out there to participate too.

So what can you all expect from Rumble in the Box?

1st Place RX Division:

  • Bio Health Supplement pack
  • No Limits Sports Apparel Men’s t-shirt, women’s tank, women’s sweats, & $20 voucher
  • FREE US Cryotherapy sessions
  • Wrist Wraps
  • Jump Ropes
  • Lacrosse Balls
  • New Balance Discount Vouchers

2nd Place RX Division:

  • Powerdot 20% off
  • Sportkini 15% off
  • No Limits Sports Apparel Men’s t-shirt & women’s pants
  • FREE US Cryotherapy sessions
  • Wrist-Wraps
  • Lacrosse Balls

1st Place Scaled:

  • Bio Health Neurocel & Sleep-Aid
  • No Limits Sports Apparel wrist wraps
  • No Limits Sports Apparel $20 voucher
  • Powerdot 20% off
  • FREE US Cryotherapy sessions

2nd Place Scaled:

  • Powerdot 20% off
  • Sportkini 15% off
  • FREE US Cryotherapy sessions
  • Wrist Wraps
  • Lacrosse Balls

ALL Competitors, ALL Divisions:

  • FREE bag
  • Powerdot coupon
  • Sportkini coupon

You want more?  We have a few more tricks up our sleeves, but those are a secret for now.

But, let’s not forget:

MEDALS for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in both RX & Scaled Division

Also one of the coolest things, we’ll have is a Professional Sports Photographer there.  He will be shooting the entire event for us, but in addition:

Every competitor in every division gets individual athlete portraits!

WOW!  That’s a lot of stuff you’ll be going home with, AND you’ll have that awesome new Facebook profile photo glamour shot to prove you were there.

Don’t forget that we’ll also have DJ Ben from all of our annual FNL events there to spin the tunes, PLUS we have SoCal Photo Booths on hand for you all to get those candids to commemorate the day.

OK, so back to that shout-out.  The person who’s idea this whole thing was in the first place, and the one who has driven this ship, gotten EVERY sponsor and EVERY prize, and quite frankly busted her hump to make this happen?

Ray Johnston!

She’s CFHV’s RITB “wizard” and she deserves major love and recognition.  I know I’ve had a couple blog posts about her many contributions, but hopefully you all now really get the scope of what an undertaking this has been!

Make sure when you see her you give her a “yeah buddy”, a high five, a head knod, or any other way of saying thank you.

It’s going to be an amazing day, and you all are going to have a TON of fun.  Not to mention your friends and family will get to see how hard you’ve all worked and what  bad-asses you are.


**Heat & lane assignments will be released THIS TUESDAY!**

9:00am: sign-in and sign-up for floater begins

The floater, named “Escalator” can be completed any time from 9:45am – 2:00pm. Teams will choose and sign-up for what time they want to do it.


9:30am – 9:45am: WOD 1 athlete briefing

9:45am – 9:55am: Heat 1

9:55am – 10:00am: transition

10:00am – 10:10am: Heat 2

10:10am – 10:15am: transition

10:15am – 10:25am: Heat 3

10:25am – 10:30am: transition

10:30am – 10:40am: Heat 4

10:40am – 10:45am: transition

10:45am – 10:55am: Heat 5

10:55am – 11:00am: transition

11:00am – 11:10am: Heat 6

11:10am – 11:45am: transition & set-up WOD 2


11:45am – 12:00pm: WOD 2 athlete briefing

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Heat 1

12:15pm – 12:20pm: transition

12:20pm – 12:35pm: Heat 2

12:35pm – 12:40pm: transition

12:40pm – 12:55pm: Heat 3

12:55pm – 1:00pm: transition

1:00pm – 1:15pm: Heat 4

1:15pm – 1:20pm: transition

1:20pm – 1:35pm: Heat 5

1:35pm – 1:40pm: transition

1:40pm – 1:55pm: Heat 6

1:55pm – 2:15pm: clean-up & tabulate final rankings

2:15pm: Podium!