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#1 OFFLINE   bubba29

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

I am going to put on a grip competition April 27th at about 1 PM at Evolve Performance in Medina, Ohio (between Akron and Cleveland).  It will be a fundraiser with 100% of the profit going to the Wounded Warrior Project .

 

I am hoping to increase interest in grip sport while also raising some good money for a GREAT cause.  I am already starting to work on getting sponsors.  The event most likely will not be NAGS sanctioned but it will be almost as good anyway.  Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in participating as a sponsor, competitor, or both.  Also feel free to share ideas and advice on how to make this a success.

 

I am working on a promotional flyer and a sign up sheet.....stay tuned


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

That is a great idea having the money go to a good cause. Any idea on the events or are you still thinking about them. 



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

That is a great idea having the money go to a good cause. Any idea on the events or are you still thinking about them. 

 

well, i have thought about it a bit.  i hope to get a bunch of beginners, guys who don't know how to set a gripper.  i am not sure a max gripper event is good for that scenario.  i am torn on that.

 

i am thinking axle, 2 HP, and a medley for sure.  maybe a hang for time from a rope or fat bar or RT handles.  things are up in the air now but i will worry about nailing things down when i have a bunch of people committed.  bottom line is i have a date and a venue.  now i got to get to work.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Keep in mind the two manner sof sanctioning, full and partial.

 

If you need mor einformation on the two, please see this thread:  http://www.gripboard...showtopic=39767



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Dang it.  Myself and a bunch of the guys from the gym are competing in a powerliftig meet that day.  Regardless, let me know if you need to borrow any equipment, we can at least help sponsor.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE TO THE 27TH



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE TO THE 27TH

 

thx for the help.  i am trying to make this as doable as possible for the grip freaks in the area.  hopefully as many of them can attend as possible and help spread the fun and challenge that is grip strength.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Count me in on attending. I will be able to bring some toys as well.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Count me in on attending. I will be able to bring some toys as well.

 

that's great!  i don't want to you to break your back hauling too much but a few things for the medley would be great.  i'll call you soon, thx.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:01 AM

I wish it was another date. I am doing Tough Mudder April 27th.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

I am planning on being there. 



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

I am getting close to finalizing events for this....here is what I am thinking so far after talking to a few people. 

 

1)  Grip centric farmers walk for distance

2)  Fixed width 2 hand pinch, rising bar

3)  Rolling Thunder, rising bar (total combined weight for 2 hands)

4)  Medley (length and number of feats TBD)

5)  Immediately following medley, a bodyweight max time hang on a grip taxing apparatus 

 

So far, I have about 15 people who have said they will attend.  I am hoping to have events that both experienced lifters and non experienced guys can do.  There will be challenges and successes for all attending.  I am going to have both Open and Novice divisions.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

check out the flyer i created

Akron Stronghands page 001

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

http://akronstronghands.blogspot.com/


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Email me the flyer so I can post it here.

 

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

This is cool. I don't know about the possibility of me being able to travel up there, but I'll keep an eye on this and try to work it out. It would be great to get together with other board members and learn a bunch of stuff. A beginners grip competition would be good for me as well.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

This is cool. I don't know about the possibility of me being able to travel up there, but I'll keep an eye on this and try to work it out. It would be great to get together with other board members and learn a bunch of stuff. A beginners grip competition would be good for me as well.


Would be great to have you up. You can have a reunion with the blobs you sold me. There will be a novice division and Open division. I expect strong dudes in both. I was apprehensive about going to my first competition but I am SO glad I did. Great people and great time.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

Email me the flyer so I can post it here.
 
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I will send you a stack of flyers for people to take and for you to post.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:21 AM

This sounds interesting, I will have to check with my school schedule...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

This sounds interesting, I will have to check with my school schedule...

 

i have read your log.  step out of the YMCA and join us.  you are certainly ready.


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