"Now that I know I will not be competing this year, it gives me more time to prepare for next year," Neil Scholtz said.
Veteran regional competitor Neil Scholtz will not qualify for regionals after not submitting a score for Open Workout 14.3.
Scholtz developed an upper respiratory infection on the Wednesday before 14.3 was announced. His condition had not improved by that Friday and he was prescribed a course of antibiotics. Scholtz said by Monday—his last opportunity to do the workout—he felt far from 100 percent. Being a numbers man, he did the calculations and chose not to do the workout.