This year marked the 7th annual Richards' Challenge at Deep Creek Lake. This challenge is a serious event with serious competitors (I am sure some family members are training for 2013's challenge as you are reading this). We even have a special t-shirt made for everyone, and I thought this year's was awesome.
There is no real prize for the winning team other than bragging rights for the whole year (priceless).
Everyone in the family competes and is involved, but Dayna and Steve are the masterminds behind this challenge. They work to come up with the different contests and this year's events did not disappoint.
We started off with a team hot dog eating contest. We did not want our athletes to compete on an empty stomach.
The other events where:
A breath holding contest (competitors where Daniel, Jordan, and Jayne)
Team push-up challenge
Did I mention that my team won? We took 5 of the 9 events (it was a close one).
We love the challenge and look forward to it every year!
|The smallest (but most spirited) members of the teams|
|Me with my little VIPs.|
|I cannot seem to stop kissing this particular member of my team|
|Daniel brought his A game and was ready to compete|
|James was more focused on his cars|
|The next couple of photos have little to do with the challenge, but I cannot get enough of this cute guy|
|The hot dog challenge|
|Elyse was a machine|
|Daniel told me this was his 'challenge' face. Pretty intimidating if you ask me.|
|Daniel looks like he is going to be sick|
|James is anxious about the outcome|
|We are the winners!|
|Then we had a flag ceremony and sang the national anthem|
|Next was the volleyball game. These three guys pulled off a win|
|Watching the volleyball game from the sidelines|
|Taylor and James celebrating the victory|
|After that was the hot tub challenge. Daniel was able to hold his breath the longest. Jordan came in a close second.|
|I did not get pics of the other events (I was competing!), but here is the picture of our winning team. Good work blue!! Can't wait for next year's challenge!|