NUTTS CUP 2016 - Schedule 7 a.m. - Athlete Registration opens (7:00 until 7:50 a.m.): Please show up with your entire team as you all need to sign waivers 8 a.m. - Athlete Briefing (Mandatory for all athletes) 8:40 a.m. - National Anthem: The lovely Caitlin Beaupre 9:00 - Event #1 Begins 10:00 a.m. - Event #2 Begins 11 a.m. - Bar Opens! 11:30 a.m. - Lunch Begins (beef/pork/salads/coleslaw) Noon - Event #3 Begins 1:50 p.m. - Event #4 Begins 4:15 p.m. — A brief Patty speech, prayer, Moment of Silence and last post to honour Andy Nutts, immediately followed by the Nutts Final Workout (4:30 p.m.) for the top 5 teams!
15 minutes after the final event finishes: Awards!
5:15 p.m. - After party begins!
9pm: (Or whenever Patty gets drunk enough and deems it's time: Dude Award is presented)
10 a.m. Sunday—Life returns to normal with the 10 a.m. class with the Chest
THE DUDE AWARD Words from Patty: Every year at Nutts Cup, we honour our friend and comrade Andy Nutts by selecting a member of the community who most exemplifies his strength of character. Andy was a beauty, and probably the most unique person I have ever met. He was open-hearted and a giving person, always helping others, always staying late to clean up, paint or help a newbie with a difficult new skill.
Having said that, Andy was not a 'nice' person in the way that all too often people who are labelled 'nice' are either soft, weak or fake. He was a strong dude and spoke his mind when shit didn’t sit right with him. He was in trouble lots, especially in his first year in the military (he got in trouble for speaking out). He was also cool as hell, and FUNNY! He would take one for the team, get in a fight for you, help the slow kid in class, get pissed drunk at the parties and pick up the pretty girl (or ugly; it didn’t matter that much to Andy) then bike to work in the rain to teach the 6am class. HE WAS A DUDE!!! NOMINATE A DUDE FOR 2016 HERE! Previous winners include: 2015: Cory 'Bieber' Jenkins 2014: Audrey 'Squad' Patterson 2013: The Pup (such a dude nobody even knows his real name) 2012: Charlie 'CFP' Palmer 2011: Bradleah 'Pinky' Dahlman NOMINATE A DUDE FOR 2016 HERE!
DUDES BEING DUDES!
Nutts Cup TEAM INFO The beauty of Nutts Cup is that we attract such a diverse range of teams. I'm torn because there is a part of me that loves the true competitive aspect of local competitions. The other half of me also loves seeing people step out of their comfort zone and take part in their first workout on a competition floor. My first competition was an individual event that was raising money for Somalia: We had to do double-unders, which at the time I could barely do. We had to do thrusters and burpees, followed by a 400m plate carry. It was so awful and so fun at the same time. I found some old pictures, and man, did I ever look like a tool. Having a diverse group of teams creates for an interesting dynamic when it comes to programming the events. They need to be challenging enough for the veterans, while also fun and manageable for the first timers. They need to be exciting enough for the crowd and complex enough to promote teamwork and strategy. They also need to blend well together. Looking at one event through a microscope is a recipe for disaster. It is super critical to remember each event must compliment the one previous or the one coming up. Below are two events from this years Nutts Cup Tournament. For those of you competing, I hope to see one team score over 175 on the Ladder event. For those of who are not competing this year, I hope to see you there in any capacity possible on August 20th, with the hope of perhaps seeing you on the floor in 2017.
For the first time ever, we're introducing a new award at Nutts Cup: For the TOP ALL MADLAB TEAM! Let's meet two of them: WHO DO YOU THINK HAS THE EDGE BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS? THE VETERANS: Team Dashie, Lumber and Marco Strengths: Together, these three have 25 years of experience training with us! All three of them are on the wall of respect, with Marco coming up on on his 10-year anniversary. Further, Dashie is looking as fit as she ever has, thanks to her diligently following the challenging DP program in recent months.
Dashie has even improved her sit-ups! Weaknesses: Part of Marco's secret to longevity means he never goes balls out. One-speed Marco is competent, but unless he's willing to dig a little deeper, these veterans could run into trouble. On the flipside, Lumber is willing to DIE for reps; while useful, this also makes him susceptible to the old fly-and-die.
Marco and Lumber tasted victory in the last MadLab tournament. Will this make them more or less hungry come Nutts Cup? THE CHALLENGERS: Team Poker, Alana and Sean Strengths: Show Pony Alana is a show pony no more! This girl is a serious athlete and has a 245 lb. front squat—not to mention handstand push-ups to rival the best of them—to prove it. Meanwhile, Sean is as steady as it gets and never gets rattled in competition.
Not even this ugly pooch can rattle Sean Weaknesses: As they say, your greatest strength is sometimes your greatest weakness: Both Alana and Sean are so poised and calm, they may forget to up the intensity on competition day. While Poker of the past might have been enough to combat their mellowness, even he has simmered down in recent years. He may need to resort to the old days of chugging NOEXPLODE to get his team going.
This team also has the added dimension of LOVE. Will this help or hurt?
Although there's a Cup on the line at Nutts Cup—meaning competition gets fierce—it's important that we remember to keep the fun alive. It's how Andy Nutts lived his life. What better way to do this than to dress up in all sorts of crazy attire. There will be a prize for the best costume! Let's take a look back at some of the gems from Nutts Cup years' past... (FYI - it's not too late to register a team. There are 7 (2 man, 1 woman) team spots left! Register here!_)
The 7th Annual Memorial Nutts Cup—in honour of Lt. Andrew Nuttall—is coming up on Saturday, August 20th. One of the most special aspects of Nutts Cup is that it has, and always will, be an inclusive competition. So whether you have an elite level fitness, or you’re new to the sport, don’t hesitate to put together a team. In other words, don't let not being able to do a movement like a muscle-up or handstand push-up deter you. All levels are welcome! Registration opens Sunday, June 5th. Entry fee is $360 per team. There will be 30 team spots available. Each team will consist of two men and one woman, who will fight for the Cup, bragging rights and cash prizes (for the top 3 teams). The BEST COSTUME will also receive a cash prize. Andy Nutts was all about living life to its fullest. The more your costume reflects this, the better chance you have of winning! All teams will be guaranteed 4 workouts, and the top 5 teams will get the chance to compete in the 'Nutts' final workout. Check the Facebook event page for more details as the event approaches. Nutts Cup 2016 Funds raised during the days events will benefit the Lt Andrew Nuttall, Youth at Risk Foundation (LANYAR) and the Youth Warrior program at MadLab School of Fitness.