The inaugural US Hercules Trophy was without any doubt the most extreme Hercules Trophy experience we have ever had. The event started with unseen torrential rains, just above Randall’s Island. After the first ever indoor Opening Ceremony with the invisible Hercules flame, the New Yorkers defied the rain storms and started to perform 12 Herculean labors. The teams proved to be pretty tough! The mud turned out to be an extra bonus and only added to the entire experience, according to them. A big thank you to all contestants! The atmosphere of camaraderie was impressive. We hope you enjoyed every minute of the Hercules Trophy and hope to see you back next year!
Here are the winners of the competition:
- 1. Snoopy’s Dogg Pound from Metlife Financial Group won the legendary trophy. Congratulations guys, you were awesome!
- 2. Runner-up: the fabulous Hudson’s Militia from Hudson Group, with only 2 points less than the winner.
- 3. Clara Maass Medical Center’s team the Clara’s Terminators did a fantastic job and won the bronze medals.
But the Hercules Trophy is so much more than sports. It’s also about being cool and funny. That’s exactly what the Mighty Cruise-Aders from Zodiac Aerospace were aiming for. They won the Award for Coolest Team. The Smartest Team was Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Barnabas Bulldogs. The Best Team Picture prize went to Delta’s Awesome Aviators Team 1from Delta Air Lines. GG Group are the Hercules Fairplay team for one year. Winner of the CxO petanque tournament is CoreCentive. Congrats to all of you. You rock!
To see the entire ranking: log on to the website and click on Teams. Then press Ranking and choose your Trophy. The pictures will be online as from next week.
We would also like to thank the sponsors for their belief and massive support: Coors, Delta Air Lines, Crunch Fitness, GG Group, Coca Cola, Pods, Stamford Tents, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Health Fairs Direct, PopChips, Zico Coconut Water, Empire Merchants, Traffic Bar East and Innova Disc Golf.
The CxO pétanque tournament was organized with the support of The Wall Street Journal, Culinary Collection and Voga. Thank you for the lovely wine and food!
Special thanks to the staff from Randall’s Island who helped us out in the storm. We love you guys! We will be back next year, bigger and better.