Preliminaries 4: Hulk Special
We took a
week off on Monday to allow the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh
Penguins to have one of the most epic Stanley Cup matches to take
place. Tonight, we salute another type of epic—epically green—in a
one-hour Incredibly Hulkified Gladiators special.
4’11” 113 lbs
5’5” 113 lbs
Mother, Army Vet.
start the night off with Hang Tough and Phoenix. AG’s smallest
competitor proves little challenge, and Chaunda doesn’t fare much
better. 0’s all around for round 1.
6’2” 216 lbs
Medical Device Salesman
5’10” 150 lbs
for the men is Gauntlet and the order of Zen, Titan, Toa, and Justice.
A neat little twist is that stations 2 and 4 are armed with Hulk Hands
instead of the typical whacking implements. Landon was a former
standout safety is able to blow through everyone and get 10 points in 12
seconds. Toa and Justice are roadblocks for Tony, but he is able to
power through for 10 as well.
round is a full event—Assault, and Hellga will be manning the cannon
once more for the women. Rochelle gets hit sliding into the 3rd
station, so she only gets 2 points. Chaunda nearly scores with the
bazooka, but that’s as good as it gets. It’s 3-2 Chaunda at the half.
On the men’s side, Justice will be gunning Glad. Tony is able to get
through 4 stations before timing out, and the former Colorado St. star
gets through 5. It’s 15-14 Landon after 2.
for the women will be Vertigo, and Jet will be doing the climbing. Jet
gets the hole shot over Chaunda, but the contender gets to the scoring
zone for 5 before Jet scores a win. Rochelle’s lack of height became
her undoing, as she got shut out. 8-2, Chaunda after 3.
To the men
we go and it’s time for a special green-balled Powerball. On the
defensive will be Titan, Toa, and Wolf. Landon is far and away the
winner here, 5-2 (remember, we’re counting by 1’s) and extends his lead
the docket tonight, Steel shutout the women on Tilt, and she and Crush
did the same on Skytrack, so we wrap up the women’s night with Joust.
Crush remains undefeated after vanquishing Rochelle, and eked out a win
over Chaunda (with 1.2 seconds left), so it’s still 8-2 Chaunda heading
into the final.
men’s side, Skytrack yielding nothing thanks to Rocket and Wolf, while
Milita and Zen got victories on the Wall. Their night also concludes
with Joust and a very mean, very green Titan. Neither contender lasted
10 seconds, so it’s still 20-16 heading into the Eliminator.
with the women’s Eliminator. Chaunda gets a 3-second advantage despite
the low scoring. The lead evaporates at the start of the net, and
Rochelle starts leading at the top. Chaunda retakes the lead soon after
and that takes her all the way to the Travellator. Both go up to the
top at the same time, but Rochelle is able to climb over first and claim
victory in 3:48. On the men’s side, Landon has a 2-second head start.
Tony is able to keep pace throughout and it pays off. He takes a brief
lead on the seesaw and is able to get through the Travellator and win in
we fill out our leaderboard. And twins!