Thank You Volunteers and Congratulations to Ayo!
Written by C.J. Martin
The generosity and support of the Invictus community never ceases to amaze me. Our volunteers for the OPTathlon 3.0 on Sunday were fantastic! From 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. there were dozens of Invictus members on hand to make sure that every athlete participating in the OPTathlon had a judge and volunteer. Their assistance helped the event run smoothly and efficiently, and for that I am extremely grateful. On behalf of everyone who participated and/or organized the OPTathlon, thank you to each and every member of the Invictus community who came out to volunteer!
In addition to the awesome efforts of our volunteers, our very own Ayo Anise was demonstrating some impressive work of her own. Ayo took FIRST PLACE at Sunday’s OPTathlon. She hit a 198 lb Clean & Jerk to start the day, then rowed 500 meters in 1:39, rested 90 seconds, and rowed a second 500 meters in 1:41. Ayo took second in the 8-minute AMRAP of 8 thrusters, 8 pull-ups and 8 burpees over the barbell, and finished the day with a 13-minute 3000 meter run. It was an amazing series of performances, and a well-deserved first-place finish. Congratulations Ayo!!!