Published on August 10th, 2013 | by Staples Soccer0
Wreckers Conquer White Mountains On Team-Building Trip
All 12 returning varsity players — plus head coach Dan Woog and Liam Bohonnon ’08 — have returned safely from an intense 4-day team-building trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The group stayed near Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Coming home through Rhode Island, they hit all 6 New England states during their trek.
- A long, tough hike up Mt. Willard
- Early morning cliff-jumping off Upper Ammonoosuc Falls
- A zip line course with 9 different segments, up to 225 feet above the forest floor, and a 30-foot vertical climb
- Level IV whitewater rafting on the Rapid River in Maine, with drops of 60 feet — followed by an hour-long return to shore in a monsoon that included (briefly) a hailstorm
- Very competitive mini-golf and card games
- Grilling, campfires, and many other shared experiences and adventures.
“This was a spectacular trip,” said Woog. “Everyone was totally into what we were doing — physical and mental challenges, going outside your comfort zone, problem-solving, even shopping for food and cooking meals. It was a total team experience, an amazing amount of fun, and a fantastic way to get ready for the very tough season that’s coming up soon.”
Co-captains Jack Scott and Diego Alanis came up with the destination, and helped with planning. Other team members included Nate Argosh, Patrick Beusse, George Kokkalis, Charlie Leonard, Joe Pravder, Andrew Puchala, Michael Reid, Yousef Shahin, Noah Schwaeber and Connor Weiler.
Nate Argosh goes cliff jumping:
Problem-solving at the grocery store: