Remembering the 75

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  • When: 11/14/2023
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Bartles & Jaymes, OxyClean, Crotchless, Sasquatch, Six Mill (R), Slip-N-Slide

7 pax posting in the gloom at Asgard under what appears to be pre-stormy conditions- some wind, very light to no precipitation, and dark.  Great weather for a beatdown.  YHC wasn’t planning using any coupons today, but he didn’t want to disappoint Bartles & Jaymes who was excited to lift heavy objects after completing his data training for work, so he obliged.  Bartles & Jaymes now has second thoughts…


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Toy Soldiers x10 IC
  • Goofballs x20 IC
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x10 IC
  • Raise the roof x10 IC
  • Chinooks x10 IC
  • Carolina Dry Docks x10 IC
  • Squats x10 IC

The Thang

This time of year always makes YHC think about his birthplace of Huntington, WV.  It was 53 years ago today, when Southern Airways Flight 932, crashed into a hillside just short of the Tri-State Airport runway, killing all 75 passengers on board, including members of the Marshall University football team, staffers, boosters, and flight crew.  Even though he was a year from being born, he knew the story well, as does everyone who is from the area.  This was the single most tragic accident in collegiate sports history.  This beatdown is in memory of this event.


  • 11’s- 1 Dip, bear crawl to the line, 10 merkins, lunge walk back, 2 dips, bear crawl to the line 9 merkins, … continue until performing 10 dips and 1 merkin.
  • “14’s”- same concept but reps add up to 14, but add/subtract by 2 each round
    • Exercises were bicep curls and skull crushers with rifle carry as the mode of transportation

Remembering the 75

  • Suicide I- across parking lot (two lines and a curb) with 25 overhead presses at the baseline (total 75 reps)
  • Suicide II- across parking lot with 25 goblet squats at baseline

MARCO– the Marshall mascot

  • M– Merkins x15 OYO
  • A– Air Squats x15 OYO
  • R– Ranger Merkins x15 OYO
  • C– Curls for the Girls x15 OYO
  • O– Overhead claps x15 OYO


YHC talked about remember growing up knowing about the plane crash, but not a lot about the details until later in life.  He learned how much this loss affected the community.  But, as with many things, although the past hurts, one must persevere and push onward.  And Marshall did just that.  They rose “from the ashes”.   After several lean years, Marshall won two Division I-AA National Championships, and have been competitive since moving to Division I-A in 1997.   

In life, we have many ups and downs.  We’ve all experienced some tragedy, loss, or any other obstacle that we’ve had to overcome.  We morn the dead, feel sorry and down for a bit, but we must rise up afterwards and move forward.  We can do so if we have hope in the Lord, and fellow brothers who will not let us stay down.  Those two things can help us overcome and move forward.


  • GCS Christmas Tree decoration Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Parade Dec 2nd (awaiting approval for float)
  • Christmas party- Dec 16th, looking for committee help in areas of:
    • Catering
    • Beverages
    • Decorations
    • Clean-up
  • All pax on IR, recovering from illness/surgery
  • Prayers for resolution in Israel and Ukraine
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Pledge

It was an honor and privilege to lead you today.

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