This is what’s coming up for September. Remember this list is not all-inclusive and may be updated throughout the month. So check it often.
September 10th: 2011 Central Texas Weightlifting Championships at 210 Crossfit in San Antonio, Texas. This may not be open to Okies. We’ve lifted with 210 on a couple previous occasions. I imagine there will be some pretty salty guys here. This may make a good weekend trip. Remember the Alamo.
September 16th – 18th: Oklahoma Scottish Festival. Oklahoma’s premier Highland Games event. Even if you choose not to compete you should still come out. It will be a lot of fun.
September 17th: Kansas State & Open Championships in Olathe, Kansas. There will also be a USAW referee certification here. We plan to be there.
September 17th: Fight Gone Bad 6 at Crossfit OKC.
September 17th: Major Mike Girdlestone Rugby Tournament. I think this will be at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. It is free. Follow the link for more info.
September 24th: Warrior Dash in Tulsa. There’s more stuff like this if you search the Oklahoma Sports and Fitness Link.
September 30th – October 1st: Falls Fest Highlander in Wichita Falls, Texas. This is a NAHA event hosted by Gant Grimes of 70’s Big fame. I am interested in becoming involved with the NAHA and am looking at putting on such a meet in the next year.
October 15th: Women’s Highland Team Challenge. Day 1 of Celtober Fest. This will be put on by Duncan McCallum of the North Texas Heavies in Fort Worth, Texas. Duncan was a judge in my first Highland meet and a pretty cool guy. Women’s Team Challenge? Sounds spectacularly awesome.
October 16th: Celtober Cowtown Throwdown. In Fort Wort, too. Day 2 of Celtober Fest.
October 15th & 16th: NASA Unequipped Nationals in OKC.
This is it folks. The Oklahoma State & Open Championships are tentatively scheduled for this day. I have spoken with Jason Boag of Crossfit OKC and he is on board to host. We are meeting in the next week to hammer out details. Everything is looking good so far. Strike that. This is on hold indefinitely. And I am not pleased.
November 5th: Austin Celtic Festival. This could make for an awesome weekend. If you can stand all the damn hippies.
November 12th: 2011 Iron Turkey Open at Crossfit KC. Entry form. Space is limited and I don’t know whether it matters if you live in Kansas or not. This is Coach Rut’s gym. He’s the guy that came up with the Max Effort Black Box Crossfit template. One of the first guys to stress the need for strength specific work in addition to the WOD. Most crossfit gyms are doing something like this now.
To close the year, The Christmas Open will be held in Onaga on December the 31st.
January 21st & 22nd, 2012: NASA Natural Nationals in OKC, OK.
April 7th: NASA Oklahoma State Championships in OKC, OK.
August 11th & 12th: NASA Unequipped and Ultimate Nationals in OKC, OK.
So that’s what we got. Remember, there is also rugby every Tuesday and Thursday.
As I mentioned, things have begun to fall apart with the Oly meet we were planning. This is very disappointing to me. But, we remain undeterred. We will continue to search for an adequate place to hold this event.
On a personal note, I’m scheduled for an MRI to look at my shoulders. The Doc seems to think I have a torn rotator cuff in the left. I think I may take the rest of the year off from competition and focus on rebuilding. I’m sure there will be plenty of stuff to do next year.