L ift For Hope Write Ups,
My 725lb Raw Deadlift
2009 Lift For Hope Results and write up
It was a great day all around, the athletes did awesome, the bands played great music the kids had fun, we raised a nice chunk of change for big brothers big sisters despite a hard economy and unseasonable heat that the athletes and crowd put up with.
First I would like to thanks the athlete for helping make this event happen by stepping up and competing.
Next the fine sponsors without which such events could not take place. USP labs for consistently backing my events year after year. I cant say enough about them and the support they give the strength sports community and the fine products they put out. Thank you USP Labs
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Again I appreciate everyone for coming we had a great day of highlander games and ADL dead lifting. There were 27 competitors total men, women, masters ,and teens. Up to 6 National Raw Deadlift Records set. A great race in the highlander light weight Division with 1st-3rd divided by 2 points and a tie for second. Big Don Kravolets jumped into the heavy Division instead of masters and made a hell of a showing with a 300 log, narrowly missing 320. Kim â??that was badâ?? Berbrier proved she deserves the title of 2nd in Americaâ??s strongest Woman putting up an impressive performance all around. Kim Paradiso Dug deep and made some great throws and lifts including a 195 raw record setting deadlift. Shelle Anderson had some HUGE PRâ??s and won the crowd over with her effort in the tire flip, Great job Shelle. Andy and Geno in the 65-69 and 70-74 classes respectively in the deadlift were inspirational to say the least. And much more..
There were numerous first timers to both sports, Tons of food, cookies, goodie bags and gifts for the athletes, over 130 raffle prizes, 3 bands, a comedian, a mascot for skate land, Jamba Juice, Rubioâ??s Fed the Athletes.
Below you will find all the results from the day, and I am in the process of making a video that documents the action.
Thank you everyone for your varied participation with out all of you this could not have happened. Thank you for you support of NAHA, the APF, strength sports in general, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Az.
I hope to se all of you and many more next year for an even better event/.