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Welcome back to The Morning After, the official blog post of Friday Night Lights!

Well folks, we made it! We survived Friday Night Lights. To me, it’s always such a mix of emotions. I’m relieved knowing that I have one less commitment each week. I’m happy I will only be tortured by one
coaches’ programming each week. My liver and sleep schedule are grateful that it is over. I’m elated knowing I have formed so many new friendships. I’m gratified in seeing my progress from last year, and
I’m so sad its over!

In the same breath, FNL always makes me feel an immense sense of pride. Everyone pushes themselves seemingly harder than ever before. There are newcomers. And there are the veterans who help our new friends succeed. When all is said and done, everyone comes together for the simplest of things like tearing down and sticks around for crazy conversations (some regarding lakes and things that you
seriously shouldn’t do in them) and blue light dance parties.

It’s all of this that makes Icehouse great. And while it’ll be one more year until Friday Night Lights, I’m looking forward to the norm (if that’s what you can even call it) with all of you until next year!


Congratulations to the final MVP for the 2018 Friday Night Lights, Garret Stein! He rocked 18.5 stringing together chest to bar pull-ups like a boss and making 100# thrusters look easy. It has been so fun watching you give it your all throughout Friday Night Lights. Congratulations!

Why are you doing The Open?
I’m doing the open because I wanted to get a feel of what the competition scene is like and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people!

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Icehouse?
My favorite part about CrossFit Icehouse is all the positive energy everywhere and I look forward to coming every day!

What’s your favorite hobby?
My favorite hobby is watching movies. I watch a lot of movies.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?
A fun fact about me is, I have saved every single movie ticket that I’ve seen in theaters.



  1. Buns and Guns: 800 pts
  2. Swole Patrol: 762 pts
  3. Chalk Dirty to me: 743 pts
  4. Blood, Sweat, and Beer(d)s: 682 pts

Top Individual Standings


  1. Andrew Thill
  2. Garret
  3. Travis W


  1. Leslie
  2. Kayla Jo
  3. Hannah

Special Awards
Best Cheerleader: Cass K
Best Spirit: Elli
Best Sound Effects: Garret S
Best Team Name: Blood, Sweat, and Beer(d)s
Best Rookie Performance:
Epic Fail Award: Nathan L
Best Hugger: Patty
Best Dancer: Yours truly, Shots
Underdog Award: Boonie
Best New Mom Performance: Fellows
Hot Mess Award: Warren
Most Improved: Gunter
Power Couple: Shane and Angel
Chalk Addict: Yiny
Spirit of the Open: Heather S


Shout out to some big PRs this weekend!!
Julie: Butterfly Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
Coach Skeds: First time doing Chest to Bar Pull-Ups in a workout
Meredith: Finished her first Open!
Jorts: Most consecutive no reps in a workout.
Kayla Jo: First open Laura didn’t no rep her c2b


Did you like competing, judging, or even just watching Friday Night Lights? There are lots of
competitions in the area to get involved in. Below are just a few!
Dakota Games Qualifier: April 2-6
Festivus Games at Icehouse: April 21
Dakota Games: June 23 & 24
Granite Games Qualifier: June 13 – July 2
Granite Games: Sept 6-9
Battle of the Boxes: August 11

May your heart be light, and your weights be heavy.

Until next year,