“Today was a butt-kicking workout,” Elmwood senior Jacob Brown said Thursday.
The Elmwood football and basketball teams with some visitors at a practice this week.
“Today was a team building exercise,” said Elmwood senior Zach Marincic. “The National Guard came in and taught us team building exercise.”
The Army National Guardsmen worked out the teens for about an hour.
“I think we’ll work better together, take our workouts more seriously, work harder than we do,” said senior Henry Lampe. “It shows us our potential.”
They also also taught the teenagers how to sing the song “Maniac” from the movie “Flashdance” while they worked out.
“You could hear it in their voices,” said Elmwood basketball coach Josh Fugitt. “The first few times they are questioning the words. Looking around, not sure if they are in synch. Leaving her today, they have it in their heads pretty good.”
Forty players worked out with three guardsmen leading the morning.
” There were guys working hard, pushed to the limit,” said Trojans football coach Todd Hollis. “But they kept going and the team got behind them. It’s exactly what we wanted.”
The players say this one work out may be the most memorable of the summer. And it will make the remember the men and women of the armed forces.
“I have the utmost respect for the armed services,” said Brown. “They are so dedicated. They never give up. It rubbed off.”