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Tom Wacker Uses Season One End To Step Down As Lucky 13 Leader

Tom Wacker Uses Season One End To Step Down As Lucky 13 Leader

Lucky 13 CTP Teams badges leaderboard at end of Season One

I must admit that I didn’t see this one coming…Tom Wacker has decided to step down as Lucky 13 leader and pass the reins on to team member Lynn M.

Tom made the official announcement on his team blog with the post “Ch Ch Ch Changes” which is also a reference to one of David Bowie’s classic singles if I am not mistaken.

Tom, who will remain a member of Lucky 13, will surely be remembered as one of the most successful of CTP Teams team leaders of all time, having spearheaded the only team to pose any real threat to SurfAholics Alpha in the first season of the contest.

tom wackerHe wrote: “I didn’t get run out, I didn’t get pushed out, and I managed to get out before I burned out. This season has certainly been the highlight of my online career. What a run it has been.

“I got to know an entire group of people better than I could have under any other circumstance. I think every single member of the team has helped me out in one way or another. The co operation and willingness has been truly amazing. I can, in no way, express enough gratitude to the Lucky 13 and TimTech for this incredible opportunity. I just don’t have the words.”

Paying tribute to rival teams he wrote: “We’ve had some epic battles with SurfAholics Alpha, The Strays, CSN and the UberSurfers. Much to it’s credit the Lucky 13 has risen to every challenge and stayed the course for the entire season without let up. A testimony to the caliber of the members of this team.”

Well as time for changes go the end of a season makes as much sense as any and it looks like Lucky 13 will be in safe hands with Lynn.

I suppose the funniest line in Tom’s post is the one where he says he didn’t get pushed out or run out of town…any team that would depose Tom as a leader is a team that does not deserve success; those are two scenarios that would never have happened.

I reckon the truth of the matter is to be found in the phrase “I managed to get out before I burned out” because running a leading CTP Premier League Team is far more stressful and time consuming than it looks.

It can be fun, I am sure it can be frustrating at times, most certainly demanding (of both time and mental energy), rewarding, maddening, challenging and most probably a lot of other things besides.

Tom has been a great leader, of that there can be no doubt in anyone’s mind. Here are some of the Lucky 13 statistics by way of illustration of what I mean:

Second place in weekly competitions – 13 times. (Quite appropriate all things considered I feel)

Third place in weekly competitions – 12 times.

Other trophies gained – 11 times. Those “other” team trophies include being first in weekly contests three times and being second in the monthly competition six times.

It takes great leadership and a great team do have a list of achievements like that. Tom has helped make Lucky 13 a force to be reckoned with within CTP Teams and he will be missed as a team leader. Lynn M has a hard act to follow but something tells me she will most certainly rise to the challenge.

Well done Tom for helping make Season One at CTP Teams as memorable as it was and good luck Lynn…let’s see what you can do with Season Two.

Further reading: Ch Ch Ch Changes.


14 responses to “Tom Wacker Uses Season One End To Step Down As Lucky 13 Leader”

  1. Kris Rogers says:

    Well done Tom! Yes, leaders have to take the lead and for such a great team as Lucky13 you have done a great job.

  2. Howard Fullmer says:

    It is interesting to see all the changes and developments that happen on ctp teams. You are a great leader Tom.

  3. Joao Ramos says:

    Tom did a awesome job as the leader of Lucky 13! Thanks a lot for being our leader, our captain!

  4. Well done Tom and TY for being who you are !!
    Glad you didnt get burned out…that means you will still be around for fun and exitements 🙂

  5. Hi Tom. I am Terry Allison. You are Lucky 13…You did great!…Best of luck to your success!

  6. Tom
    You were a good leader.
    You did great!…Best of luck to your success!

  7. Tony says:

    Going to miss a great leader

  8. well done Tom, not an easy job to stay at the top; it takes hard work dedication and belief in others. Good luck to your new leader Lynn; all the best!
    Gary K Waters

  9. kudos to Tom for a magnificently magnanimous movement of magnitude

  10. Glenn Witmer says:

    I’m sure Tom will still be a great team member, and more involved then actually stepping down

  11. Patricia Hedge says:

    Congrats on a job well done Tom!Your strong leadership built a solid foundation for your great team. Best of luck to you and your team in the upcoming season!

  12. Patricia Dean says:

    Congrats, Tom to a job well done. Congrats to Lynn for taking over as leader of the team. I am sure you will do a great job. Tom, enjoy being a member of the team without the pressures of leadership.

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