Epic day for the YEA Team yesterday at our 1st Annual Backyard Games - Summer, Scottish Highland Games Competition. We had 8 competitors plus myself and our great judge Karen Hart. Competitors are Cindy Johnson Joe Shepherd S. Sky Stephens Joseph DeBrohun Maggie Rothermel Bernie Welch, Joshua Peterson and Frankie Warden. Social distancing, masks, gloves, cloroxed stones, weights and swabbed down cabers and 100s of disinfectant wipes later, we completed all events. We started with the socially distanced group pic, Athletes Circle, Karen instructed the new athletes and reminded the vets about the rules. We had a Covid style quoiche, then game on with beautiful weather. Lunch time gave us a treat when Joe Shepherd played a few tunes on his pipes. We finished with the Celebratory Group CanCan, photo tribute to Sportkilt and send off from Joseph Debrohan. Wonderful way and people to spend the day with. Just getting started transferring videos off camcorder. Vids and pics soon!
Comments transferred from facebook:
Sarah Shepherd Thank you so much for making this happen!!
Eric Vigil That’s awesome
Joe Shepherd Great day yesterday! Thanks Linda Hughes for putting it on, Karen Hart for judging and all the great athletes that were out there throwing despite the current circumstances.
Ann Walker Girtin Wonderful! Hooray!
Karen Hart You've been ahead of the COVID curve from the beginning, and your amazing athletes are testament to your distanced training. Kudos for managing the equipment for six classes, photography, refreshments, and sanitizing, while coaching and inspiring every step of the way.
Maggie Rothermel Linda Hughes -- AD extraordinaire! Take note, RMSA!
Cindy Johnson Linda Hughes plain and simple - You rock! You're remote video training and practices kept folks focused, and we saw the good results yesterday! It was soooo awesome to be on the field with long-missed competitor/friends. WOO Hooo!
Joe Shepherd Cindy Johnson no shit! All those video sessions with Linda paid off so well. So many PRs yesterday
Linda Hughes We LOVE PRs. The only thing I forgot was the PRa and Joe Shepherd you would a looked so good in the sparkly diamonds. LOL Just for good measure, before I process the event vids, I am going to go find that one video, the one that made me laugh so hard!
Joe Shepherd Linda Hughes I am a petty pretty princess and should be attired as such 😁
Linda Hughes Joe Shepherd I so agree, next time, I promise!
Linda Hughes Cindy Johnson thank you! It has been a lot of fun doing those online sessions! I loved being out on the fiield with everyone in person! Missed the real hugs, but, we will have to do elbow hugs for awhile longer. Oh, btw, still hugging you!
Joshua Peterson Ahhh...I can’t lift my arms!!!
Joshua Peterson Linda Hughes no worries just super sore!
Joshua Peterson Well specially my right one!
Linda Hughes I would say it's hammers, but, it's also stones, then again it's wfd, not to mention all those killer wobs and sheafs. Might have something to do with those monster cabers too.
And what game that I attend would ever be complete without the Celebration CanCan at the end. Drum roll please, the Rona can NOT stop us, we adapt quickly. Click on the link, this is more than just a picture. Enjoy, like we did! SOSOSO great to throw with my friends!