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2022 WZAOC TEAM FAQ

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TEAM ONLINE CHALLENGE

GENERAL

Who uploads the scores?
The team captain will be responsible for inputting all team member’s individual scores.

Where do we upload our scores?
All scores and video links should be uploaded to your Competition Corner account.

Do athletes A, B, and C have to be the same for all workouts?
No! Athletes A, B, and C can differ from workout to workout. You choose who does what!

What if we have mixed skill levels?
If one athlete on a team elects to perform a workout scaled/modified, the other two members of the team may perform either variety, however, the team’s score must be registered as “scaled/modified” upon submission in Competition Corner.

We need to change divisions!
In order to change your division, click here.

Where can we find the video submission guidelines?
Guidelines are found on the scorecards and in this article.

Can we submit a score, redo the workout, and re-submit the new score?
Yup! As long as all final scores are in Competition Corner by Monday, October 24th at 8:00pm ET!

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WORKOUT 1

Can I use tape on the rig and grips on my hands? Or is it one or the other?
You may use both! 

Are clips required on the barbell?
Yes!

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WORKOUT 7

Can someone help add weight to the barbell?
Yes, athletes may be assisted to change weights between sets.

Are clips required?
Yes!

Can we use pre-loaded barbells?
No, only one barbell is permitted.

If you fail an attempt at 5 or 3 can you change the weight?
Yes!

Once you finish the set of 3, can you go back to the set of 7?
Nope, once the last set of 3 is successful, the workout is complete!

Can these be hang snatches?
Hang snatches are not permitted!

If you hit all 3 successfully and there’s time remaining in the 5 minutes, can you add weight and try for a heavier set of 3?
Nope, the workout is over upon completion of the successful set of 3!

If your knee touches the ground but you save the rep, will it still count?
This will NOT count!

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Game Plan: TYR WZAOC Workout 6

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INDIVIDUAL WEEK 2 – WORKOUT 6

Written by Justin Cotler of Underdogs Athletics and the WZA Programming Collective

WORKOUT DESCRIPTION

30-20-10:
Deadlifts (185/135)
Toes to Bar
Time Cap: 6 Minutes

GAMEPLAN

Workout 6 is a sneaky tough couplet of Deadlifts and Toes to Bar.

Expect this one to be a grip destroyer, so for most of you, this means breaking early and often. Mix grip on DL will help. Don’t be tricked by the lighter loads and get too greedy with big sets. Short quick sets, especially for rounds 30 and 20, will pay off big time. Always remember that planned breaks are considerably faster than unplanned breaks. Going to failure and being forced to rest and stare at the pull-up bar is what eats up valuable time.

Strategize accordingly!!!

SAMPLE WARM UP

5:00 Bike (easy to moderate pace)

Then, 2 to 3 Rounds:
10 Cal Row or Ski
10/Side Banded Lateral Walks
10/Side Single Leg glute Bridges
5/Side Spiderman Lunge w/ Rotation
10 KB Deadlifts
10-sec Hollow hold
10-sec Arch hold
10 V-ups
5 Kips Swings (on pullup bar)

Then:
Warmup each individual movement. Then, (Primer.  This is what you should do to prime the movement patterns and elevate the heart rate prior to starting the workout.  Once you finish the 3nd round, take a few minutes to rest to relax and focus on the task at hand.)

3 rounds:
5 Deadlifts (185/135)
5 Toes to Bar1 min rest

How it Works: All The Details On Open Registration

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Athletes who don’t qualify during the TYR WZAOC (Online Challenge & Qualifier) have another chance to compete on the floor at Miami through Open Registration.

On a pre-identified date, registration for Scaled divisions will open to all eligible athletes who completed the WZOAC in its entirety (completing all workouts, submitting required videos, etc.). Athletes are invited to race against other eligible athletes to sign up and secure their spot to compete at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

  • To become eligible to register for Open Registration, all athletes must complete all WZAOC workouts for their appropriate division (individual and/or team), and submit their scores for all workouts and any requested videos (prior to the video submission deadline) in order to be eligible to register for Open Registration.
  • On specific dates, athletes are invited to race against the rest of the eligible athletes to try and sign up and secure their spot to compete at WZA Miami within the Scaled division.
  • In years past, it has sold out within seconds. While we don’t want anyone unhappy with the process, unfortunately not everybody is guaranteed a spot. These spots are first-come, first-serve, and extremely limited.
  • Only those eligible (those who submitted all their scores & the required videos) will receive an email with the link and passcode 48 hours before Open Registration launches.

ELIGIBLE DIVISIONS

  • Intermediate/Scaled: 21st and below
  • Teenager 13-15: 11th and below
  • Teenager 16-18: 11th and below
  • Master’s 35-39: 21st and below
  • Master’s 40-44: 21st and below
  • Master’s 45-49: 11th and below
  • Master’s 50-54: 11th and below
  • Master’s 55-59: 6th and below
  • Master’s 60+: 6th and below
  • Adaptive Standing & Seated Rx/Scaled: 6th and below

NUMBER OF OPEN REGISTRATION SPOTS (WZA 2023)

  • Individual Scaled:  20 Spots Per Gender
  • Adaptive Seated:  5 Spots Per Gender
  • Adaptive Standing:  5 Spots Per Gender
  • Team of 3 Scaled:  40 Spots Per Gender

OPEN REGISTRATION TIPS & TRICKS

  • To get ahead of the game, prior to the start of Open Registration, go to www.competitioncorner.net and sign in using your same account information for the WZA Online Challenge & Qualifier. Then click on the registration link.
  • As soon as Open Registration opens, select your division and type in the unique case-sensitive passcode provided in your email (this will be sent out to eligible athletes before Open Registration begins), and click Proceed.
  • By signing in beforehand the registration form will be pre-populated with most of the information you’ve already provided, saving you time in completing the process.
  • Once you’re on the registration page, it will notify you if you’ve secured one of the limited spots. Proceed through registration and payment, and you’re good to go!

2022 WZAOC INDY FAQ

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INDIVIDUAL ONLINE CHALLENGE

GENERAL

Where do I upload my scores?
All scores and video links should be uploaded to your Competition Corner account.

I need to change divisions!
In order to change your division, click here.

Where can I find the video submission guidelines?
Guidelines are found on the scorecards and in this article.

How do I set up my timer?
Timers must be counting UP!

How does Open Registration work?
Athletes who don’t qualify have another chance to compete on the floor at Miami through Open Registration. On a pre-identified date, registration for Scaled divisions will open to eligible athletes who completed the TYR WZOAC in its entirety (submitted all scores and required videos). Athletes are invited to race against other eligible athletes to sign up and secure their spot to compete at Bayfront Park. Read more here.

Can we submit a score, redo the workout, and re-submit the new score?
Yup! As long as all final scores are in Competition Corner by Monday, Sept 19th at 8:00pm ET!

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WORKOUT ONE

Can the barbell be placed in the back rack if you are resting between OHS reps?
Yes!

Are clips required on the barbell?
Yes!

Does it matter which way the athlete faces the barbell at the start? Can my jump rope be on the same side as the barbell?
Yes, as long as all movements can clearly be seen in the frame throughout the entire workout.

Can I do a squat snatch to start the overhead squat?
Yes! A full squat snatch is permitted, but not required, to start the movement if standard depth is achieved.

Can men use a women’s bar, and can women use a men’s bar?
Nope! Men must use a 45lb/20kg bar and women must use a 35lb/15kg barbell.

Can I go from my last power snatch directly into my first OHS?
Yes, athletes may begin their first overhead squat, immediately following the last repetition of their hang power snatch.

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WORKOUT TWO 

Can someone help add weight to the barbell?
Yes, athletes may be assisted to change weights during the 1-minute transitions.

If athletes don’t complete all the burpees, will they go on to the next weight? 
Yes, this workout is for total reps across the 5 rounds!

How is this scored?
This workout is for total burpees and clean and jerks over the 5 rounds.

Is a two-foot takeoff required?
A two-foot takeoff is not required, however, the athlete must be clearly jumping over the bar with both feet in the air as they pass over the bar.

Do we need to finish the clean and jerk rep before the 2:00 time expires or just start the rep before that?
The rep must be completed before the time ends.

Can we use pre-loaded barbells?
No, only one barbell is permitted.

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WORKOUT THREE 

We’re short on space for the run!
You may move the camera to make the shuttle runs fit in the frame as long as all movements are clearly seen in throughout the workout video.

What is the shuttle run distance in meters?
25 Feet = 7.60 Meters

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Game Plan: TYR WZAOC Workout 1

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INDIVIDUAL WEEK 1 – WORKOUT 1

Written by Justin Cotler of Underdogs Athletics and the WZA Programming Collective

WORKOUT DESCRIPTION

9 min AMRAP:
+3 Hang Power Snatches (75, 55lb)
+3 Overhead Squats (75, 55lb)
30 Double Unders

– Add 3 repetitions to each of the barbell movements (3/3/30, 6/6/30, 9/9/30, 12/12/30 etc.) at the conclusion of each round.

GAMEPLAN

A classic triplet is this year’s repeat qualifier workout, originally seen in 2019 – 2020.  The reason we chose to repeat this workout is that it is a beautiful, simple, and devastating way to test work capacity.  In 2019 – 2020, the top men and women got into the round of 24’s which is well over 400 reps. If you want to find yourself in a good spot on the leaderboard, you’re going to have to dig deep, hold on to the bar, and move consistently for all 9 minutes.

Controlled aggression is the name of the game with this one, as it’s very easy to come out of the gate too hot and die on the back half when the reps of the barbell increase.  For those with efficient double unders, the 30 reps per round offer a great opportunity to relax and breathe before getting back on the bar.

SAMPLE WARM UP

5:00 min Row (start at an easy pace, increase the pace slightly every minute)

Then:
2 to 3 Rounds:
10/side Banded Lateral Walks
10 Banded Good Mornings
5 Squat to Stand with Overhead Reach
5/side Shoulder CARS
5/side Ankle CARS
10 Tibialis Raises
10 Deficit Calf Raises
5 Box Jumps/step down

Then, Warmup each individual movement
Primer.  This is what you should do to prime the movement patterns and elevate the heart rate prior to starting the workout.  Once you finish the 2nd round, take a few minutes rest to relax and focus on the task at hand.

2 Rounds:
6 Hang Power Snatch (75/55)
6 OH Squats (75/55)
30 Double Unders
1 min rest 

Now go crush it! GOOD LUCK!

What are you waiting for?! Join the thousands of athletes from across the globe that come together to celebrate fitness, community, and life!

Click here to register!

U.S. ARMY Focuses on Teens Experience at WZA

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U.S. ARMY Provides Complimentary Entry  for 2023 TYR Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier

The TYR Wodapalooza (“WZA”) and U.S. ARMY are joining efforts to help promote healthy lifestyle habits for teenagers across the U.S.  

From today through Monday, September 19th upon registration close, all teenagers registering for the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier U.S. Army Teen Divisions, will have the entry fee waived. All teens who have previously registered will receive additional information on the refund of the entry fee.  

The TYR Wodapalooza Online Challenge and Qualifier is the first step for athlete’s road to Miami. The U.S. Army Teen Divisions allow the youth of the sport the chance to compete on the same stage as some of the biggest names in the sport.  

Looking to compete in Miami in the teen division? Click below to sign up!

CLICK TO REGISTER

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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In order to qualify, you must complete all the qualifier workouts following the provided movement standards, workout flow, and video submission guidelines. Additionally, you’ll need to submit the requested videos before the deadline. Our team will announce which videos and when they are due at the conclusion of the Online Challenge.    

Please use the following video submission guidelines when completing each of the workouts to ensure that your videos do not get blocked from our judge’s ability to view them. We highly recommend recording every workout of the challenge. The videos required for submission will be released after the culmination of the online challenge and you will have a short window of time for those submissions to be uploaded.  

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Create a YouTube or Vimeo account. Use only these two methods of the video submission.
  • Use any video recording device you want to capture your workout with, however, you are responsible for the video quality (i.e., if we cannot verify the movements, your video may be rejected).
  • The athlete will announce the following at the beginning of each workout video: Athlete’s name, division, workout, weights, measurements, and other specifics.  
  • Please be careful with the music you choose, as many artists’ music is copywritten and could prevent the video from being viewed due to it being flagged for copyright infringement.   
  • Film ALL competition area measurements ensuring that all distances and weights can be clearly seen.   
  • Use the camera placement provided in the floor plan. The camera should capture a full view of the athlete during all movements.   
  • Avoid placing the camera low on the ground. We recommend placing the camera at least 3 feet (90 cm) off the ground.   
  • Videos must be uncut and unedited to accurately display the performance.   
  • A clock or timer must be visible throughout the entirety of the workout. This timer can be at the physical gym location or through a video recording app being used.  
  • Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected.   
  • Do NOT use a countdown timer. All timers should be counting up from 0:00. 
  • If you have a judge present (not required), ensure the judge does not obstruct the view of the athlete at any time during the workout.  
  • Record your workout using a phone camera or workout recording application and then upload it as a public video to YouTube or Vimeo for submission. Google Drive, Dropbox, or any other platform links will not be accepted.
  • Please record all workouts in a vertical frame. If in the event your workout does not fit in a vertical frame, please use horizontal 
  • Please DO NOT start your video vertically and then turn your phone to horizontal as your workout will be filmed sideways.  

AFTER THE WORKOUT

  • Once you have successfully uploaded your video, follow the instructions for submitting a video link into our scoring system, as well as enter your score into the scoring system.
  • Video submissions and scores may be Validated, Invalidated, or amended after review by WZA Judging Team.
  • Athletes submitting videos are advised to have someone strictly watching their movement to ensure each repetition meets standards, and that the camera captures the movement clearly. Penalties may be assessed due to an Athlete not meeting the movement standard or due to improper camera angles that do not permit the Judge to determine if the standard is being met.

 

Once the WZAOC workouts are released, please visit https://wodapalooza.com/workouts/2022-2023-indy-workouts/  to access the scorecard which includes the full workout description, movement standards, workout flow, workout map, video submission guidelines, and workout submission deadlines.  

Guide to the 2021 WZAOC Team Challenge

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The WZAOC Individual Challenge is over but get ready for the second act of the WZAOC kicks off with the Team Challenge.

The first step is to register! One teammate (the team captain) registers for the entire team. Registration is open now and closes on November 10th, the same day scores are due.

Workouts are released progressively on our social channels and emailed out to registered athletes starting on November 1st. Movement standards, video requirements, and scorecards will also be available on our website once they are announced.

This is a great opportunity to come together and test your fitness on a worldwide level with like-minded athletes around the globe! Don’t miss out on 10 days of fun with your fit friends as you push your limits and potentially earn a spot on the floor at WZA Miami! 

We’ve pulled together some of your top questions on the WZAOC Team Challenge!

UH, OH: MY TEAM LIVES NOWHERE NEAR ME

NOT a  problem! Teams are NOT required to be in the same location in order to participate and do not have to complete the workouts together. All workouts are designed to be performed independently and at any time. Athletes do not have to be from the same gym, city, state, or even country!  Keep in mind that if you and your squad earn a spot to compete in Miami, all three athletes will compete together across all three days.

DO WE HAVE TO SUBMIT VIDEOS?

If you are interested in stepping on the competition floor at WZA Miami in January, video submissions from all team members (including athletes in the Scaled and Beginner divisions!)  are required after the conclusion of the Team Challenge. The WZA Team will request specific videos from specific workouts, but exactly which workouts will not be revealed until after the Challenge ends! We recommend having all your videos locked, loaded, and ready to go prior to the deadline!

Once your team has completed a workout, your team captain (the person that registered your team) is responsible for submitting the team’s scores. They will have a “(C)” next to their name when you log in to Competition Corner. To submit videos, you have the option of uploading all the videos to a single Dropbox folder and sharing that link with us OR creating a playlist on YouTube with all the videos and sharing that link with us. If you need further assistance, shoot us an email at [email protected]!

WE’VE GOT A TEAM WITH MIXED SKILLS, NOW WHAT?

If an athlete on your team has to perform the alternate version of a workout, the entire team must perform the alternate workout. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this! However, you may mix the prescribed and alternate workouts throughout the challenge. For example, if your team does workout #1 Prescribed, workout #2 Alternate, etc. that is okay! 

If your team submits some alternate workout scores, you are still eligible for Open Registration, as long as you complete all the workouts in their entirety and submit the required videos. Submission of the requested video(s) at the end of the Challenge is CRUCIAL in maintaining your eligibility. Remember, you are NOT required to perform the workouts in the same gym or even at the same time as your teammates, however, all athletes attempting to compete at WZA Miami (through either qualification or Open Registration) are required to submit videos of their workouts.

CAN WE SUBSTITUTE AN ATHLETE?

In the event, you’ve already registered for WZA Miami and one of your original teammates cannot compete with you any longer, you are allowed a one-time substitution (prior to December 16th, 2021) for a fee. The substituted athlete did not have to complete the Online Challenge. Please note, that only ONE athlete per team of three may be substituted. Once your one substitution has been made, your team is unable to make any further substitutions. The deadline to substitute your one athlete is Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 11:59PM ET. c. All substitutions must be made via email via [email protected] prior to this time.

UH-OH, OUR TRIO JUST BECAME A DUO!

In the event that a teammate you originally registered with cannot complete all the WZAOC workouts, there is still a chance to qualify! Team Captains can replace teammates at any point during the WZAOC Team Challenge (November 1st – 10th) through Competition Corner. Any athlete substituted midway through the Team Challenge must complete ALL the team workouts before the score submission deadline on November 10th. No team substitutions or score submissions may be made after score submission closes.

 

I CHANGED MY MIND, I WANT TO GO TEAM!

If you’ve already snagged one of the coveted spots for WZA Miami as an individual, congrats! Unfortunately, any athlete who accepts an individual invite from the WZAOC cannot participate on any WZAOC or WZA Miami Team at any point during the competition season, unless you plan on giving up your individual spot. If this is the case, please email [email protected]. Otherwise, we’ll see you on the leaderboard.

2021 WZAOC FAQS

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TEAM ONLINE CHALLENGE

WORKOUT ONE / “MEET US AT THE BAR”

Can we choose which athlete does which section?
Yes! It’s up to you and your teammates!

WORKOUTS 2, 3, & 4 / “THE TRINITY 2.0”

How do we score the row?
The total time should be for the 2,000-meter row only, not elapsed time on the 20:00 clock!

Do you have to start the row at the 2-minute mark or anytime after 2 minutes?
Nope! The row must start at 2:00!

Can we use tape on the bar or grips for the toes to bar?
Only one or the other, not both!

WORKOUT 5 / “PICK YOUR POISON”

Can you step down out of the box jump overs?
Stepping down is permitted!

Can I go straight into the thrusters from the Devil’s Press?
Yes, once the lockout is achieved!

For the Devil’s Press, do the dumbbells have to be on the inside of the feet or can they be on the outside? 
It can be either!

WORKOUT 6 / “CHUTES AND LADDERS”

Do both heads of the DB have to touch the ground?
Yes!

WORKOUT 7 / “3X3”

How do we have to hold the dumbbells?
The Dumbbells may be held in any manner but must remain in control by the athlete until the rep is credited. The dumbbells may not intentionally make contact with the box or top of the legs to assist in the movement.

Do we count the double under / wall-ball buy-in?
Yes, all reps should be entered, including the buy-in reps!

INDIVIDUAL ONLINE CHALLENGE

WORKOUT ONE / “DEATH BY 2.0”

Can you perform a jerk with my thruster?
Nope! All thrusters must be performed with no redip of the knees.

If I finish my four rounds beneath the 8min mark, can I begin on my next four rounds?
You must rest until the 8min mark before beginning your next four rounds.

Do I have to put the barbell down between my hang snatches & thrusters?
Nope! You can regrip after your last snatch, and go right into thrusters.

WORKOUT TWO / “SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN”

Can someone help add or remove weight to the barbell?
Yes, someone can.

Can I go up or down in weight, or do I have to stay the same?
You can stay the same OR go up and down. Up to you!

If I hit all 5 lifts, and I have time for a 6th clean & jerk, can I make an attempt?
Nope! Once you hit your 5th clean and jerk, the workout is complete.

If I miss a clean & jerk, do I have to do another handstand walk and try again?
Nope! You can make another attempt. Handstand walks are only required after a successful clean & jerk

Is it permitted for someone to do the handstand walk 25 ft forward, cross the line, and do 25 ft backward?
Yes, that is allowed.

Are athletes allowed to mix kilo/pound plates?
No. Plates must be pound OR kilo plates

What if I want to change weight after a miss?
You can go up or down, even after a miss.

WORKOUT THREE / “MEET ME AT THE BAR”

Can I sumo deadlift the bar?
No, sumo deadlifts are not allowed.

For the deadlift, can I drop the weight?
Yup! Dropping the barbell after the completion of the repetition is permitted.

Can I use a rack for the front squats?
Nope, the weight must begin on the ground; no racks allowed.

WORKOUT FOUR / “CATEGORY 4”

How do I hold the dumbbells?
The athlete may hold the dumbbell in any position as long as they do not make contact with the box.

Can someone reset the rower for me?
Yes, athletes may have someone reset their rower to 0 between rounds. Any contact with the other equipment in this workout is only allowed by the athlete.

WORKOUT FIVE / “BIENVENIDO O NO”

Can someone reset my dumbbells?
Nope! Athletes must reset their own dumbbells if bounced out of the work area / camera view. Having another person restage the dumbbells is not allowed.

Can I clean & jerk the dumbbells after the burpee portion of the devil press?
Only one fluid motion with the dumbbells.

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2021 WZAOC PRESCRIBED VS MODIFIED

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PRESCRIBED VS MODIFIED

For the 2021 Online Challenge & Qualifier, each division will have two variations of each workout to try based on their ability: Prescribed or Modified. This simply means, if an athlete can’t perform the prescribed version, which tends to have higher loads and skill, they have an option to still be part of the fun!

Athletes seeking to compete in Scaled or Beginner at WZA Miami must grab their spot via Open Registration. As a requirement to be eligible for Open Registration, those athletes still must complete all WZA Online Challenge workouts, whether it be prescribed or the modified version.  This includes submitting all scores and requested videos.

We highly encourage that all athletes participating complete the prescribed version of the workouts in their division, because if an athlete elects to do a workout “Modified” they’ll rank lower on that event than any athlete’s score that does it as “Prescribed.”

Finally, if you’ve completed a workout “modified” check the box that says Modified on CompCorner when submitting your scores to indicate as such. If you decide to do the Prescribed version, which is recommended if the goal is to place higher, you can just leave that box unchecked.

All of our divisions have the ability to qualify for WZA Miami! If you fall out of qualification, then almost all divisions have the opportunity to register through open registration. This gives everyone a chance to compete under the lights in Downtown Miami. Can’t wait to see you on the big stage!