Johnsons vs. Richards Riptide
Last time, the Gahres G-Dogs barked all
over the Dionne Dash, earning a spot in the semi-finals, leaving one
spot open. It'll go to one of these two teams...
(Sharon, Lindsey, Brian, Emy)
(Ray, Lori, Zach, Shawna)
First thing's first...
Event 1: FREE RUN CITY
Our Parkour-style obstacle course, where
you don't go over or under obstacles... you go THROUGH THEM! It's a
reprise of Friday's course, with the Catwalk Swing Sky Bridge, the
Skyscraper, the Water Tower, and the Construction Site.
The Richards won the coin toss in the
locker rooms, so they'll choose to go second. First up, the Johnsons
with Sharon at the Sky Bridge, Lindsey at the Skyscraper, Brian at the
Water Tower, and Emily rounding it out at the Construction Site. And it
looks like all four family members are looking to break records tonight.
Doesn't happen, but we have a great time with 1:09 for 51 points.
They spill it in the Gut Check. Daughters
Emily & Lindsey are soccer players, while Brian's their coach. Sharon
runs a lot. Together, they're... kicking.
Over to the Riptide, with Lori on the
Bridge, Shawna climbing the Skyscraper, Zach going zero-G, and Ray
anchoring the course at the work site. Zach slips at the Water Tower,
but Ray more than makes up for it. Final time: 1:22 for 38 points. The
Johnsons lead it after one, 51-38.
The Richards get checked. Shawna plays
volleyball. Lori's the cheerleader. Zach is a wrestling footballer. They
almost didn't make the cut at tryouts, not for lack of physicality, but
for lack of following directions.... Ray.
Event 2: SUPERTOE PK
Flying through the air like Peter Pan,
and kicking it into the goal like Freddy Adu, it's aerial soccer at its
finest, and defense is allowed.
Kicking it for the Johnsons are Brian &
Lindsey, while Shawna & Ray rip it for the Richards. Expectations are
high for the Johnsons, who live, breathe, eat, and crap soccer... and
they don't disappoint, like a good game between DC United and the LA
Galaxy... and it ends up just as close... The official score... TIED at
12! That's 120 points for each. That puts the score at 171-158,
meaning that the Johnsons maintain their 13 point advantage going
Final Event: AGGROCRAG
It's going to take the heart of a lion,
the eye of the tiger, and the speed of the cheetah to take on the
legendary mountain. Sharon & Lori will start out at Base Camp, forging
themselves against the Switchbacks and Skeleton Stalagmites, before
reaching Avalanche Peak and sending Emily & Zach up the Vertical Freeze
and toward the majesty of Crystal Peak. All the while players will have
to face snow, ice, sprays, rocks, steam, and anything else Nick can
throw at them.
The first players have three actuators to
light up, and their partners will have to light up one... the big one at
the top. First team to do that wins. Because the Johnsons lead by 13,
they earn a 1.3 second headstart.
The monolith eats players like these for
breakfast... and he's STARVING. It's a tight race all around, but the
Kickin' Johnsons utilize all of their upper body strength to keep their
lead and hold on to win.
We finally have the top six squads.
Starting tomorrow, they face off against EACH OTHER. First up in the
semis, the Chastain Charge and the Cyclone Jones. Until then, no
ifs, ands, or buts... my family's got GUTS!