AO: The Swanson

When: 03/10/2021


Number of Pax: 10

Pax Names: Bank Shot, Bunsen, Ditka, Excitebike, Forest Gump, Go Blue!, Googan, Rainbow Sprinkles, Short Circuit, Tri-Delt,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Bank Shot

QIC: Go Blue!

The BackBlast:


Although there were warnings of freezing rain and snow, 10 brave PAX joined for another gloomy beatdown at The Swanson. We had the much anticipated return of Excitebike after a long hiatus as well as an FNG gracing us with his presence on this glorius morning.

YHC decided a March Madness themed beatdown was in order given the NCAA tournament is right around the corner.*

YHC welcomed the PAX, gave the mission, a disclaimer, and off into the drizzle for a mosey around the parking lot to the …


  • SSH x15 IC
  • String Rippers x15 IC
  • Sun Gods x8 IC (FWD/REV)
  • Captain Callout (2 rounds, all in place)
    • Jog
    • High knees
    • Butt kickers
    • Jog
    • Sprint

The Thang:

16 exercises** were laid out in a 16-team March Madness style bracket. The seed indicates the number of reps of that exercise. After a game was played (i.e. exercises performed), 3 PAX shot a free throw***. If ANYONE made it, the higher seed wins and moves on to the next round, else the lower seed moves on.

After each round of games, the PAX did a suicide run on the b-ball court, with increasing reps of a designated exercise at each trip to the baseline.

Suicide reps:

  • Free throw line and back, 4 reps.
  • Half line and back, 8 reps
  • Opposite free throw line and back, 12 reps
  • Full court and back, 16 reps

Suicide exercises:

  • Round 1 = Bobby Hurleys
  • Round 2 = Merkins
  • Round 3 = Wojo Squats
  • Round 4 = Monkey Humpers

Plank jacks for the win!

After the championship game, the PAX all did a victory lap around the basketball court****.


  • Mike Tyson’s Punchout
    • Straight punch x10 IC (left/right)
    • Upper cut x10 IC (left/right)
  • BBSU x12
  • O-Face x13 (CW/CCW) *****
  • American Hammers, x20 IC


  • Sock hop coming up at Abduction on 3/20. Wear your best socks and bring some to donate to the FC Rescue Mission.
  • March challenge underway re: men’s mental health. Never too late to join. Check Slack for details.
  • Time for Rando 02-21 is almost up. You have until 3/15!
  • Coffeteria at Gibs afterwards, with Q source discussion by YHC on the Jester.
  • YHC led us out with a short prayer.

Naked Man Moleskin:

* #TCLAPS to F3 Princeton for the bracket idea from one of their past backblasts.

** We nearly lost a few PAX in the lake on the 100m sprint across the park. That lake creeps up on ya quick!

*** Remind me not to start an F3 rec basketball team. Definitely had more air balls than makes. We can blame it on the gloves.

**** Or 3 basketball courts.

***** Not on the Weinke, but just came to YHC and thought the PAX could use a few laughs. On my “O” of coarse, with proper voice inflection on the last rep.