1 – Run 2 miles. Time cap: 12.5 minutes.
Make it? Continue to #2 after 2:00 rest. Didn't make it? 50 burpees for time.
2 – Max reps ground-overhead in 5:00. Males: 135; Females: 95.
Get 35 or more? Continue to #3 after 1:00 rest. Didn't make it? 50 burpees for time.
3 – Pullup Ladder: 1 on the first minute, 2 on the second….as high as possible.
Get 11 or more? You're done. Get 10 or less rounds? 25 burpees.
Imagine this, if you will: take your entire life experience, and filter it right down to a fine point. Cram it through the eye of a needle. See if it can maintain its stability under massive pressure….like being punched. Now three more times.
This, to me, is what MMA appears. From six rows back, the punches move so fast that my brain can't process the motion until it's already been landed. Blocking one? Unthinkable. Taking several, and remaining unblinkingly stoic? That's something else. And the thing is called Brent Fryia.
The only fight of the night to get the audience on their feet was over in about 1 minute, 39 seconds. Brent was patient, and then he was viciously opportunistic. He won. The crowd roared.
Brent is big in victory: he thanked his training partners, his family, his gym…and then, Lisa, who rightfully collected the most cheers from the audience. Well done, Brent.