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South Jersey 4 (Saturday, July 15th)

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anwnate
3 hours ago, Climber028 said:

This will be my first contest and first time trying most implements, really excited to meet people and learn about what gripsport is really like. I don't have any specialised equipment but will spend the next month working 1 arm deadlifts and plate pinches, hopefully my last place lifts won't be too bad.

Do not be afraid to ask for training ideas.  Most of us started with plenty of home made equipment.  We will all step up and get you running.

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Adam Juncker

Just booked the room.... I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. 

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Adam Juncker

Just booked the room.... I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. 

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anwnate
13 hours ago, Adam Juncker said:

Just booked the room.... I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. 

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MCrushetta

Where the ladies at ?! Who's coming?

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Andrew Dube
23 hours ago, Adam Juncker said:

Sorry, I already called last place.  

 

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Climber028 said:

This will be my first contest and first time trying most implements, really excited to meet people and learn about what gripsport is really like. I don't have any specialised equipment but will spend the next month working 1 arm deadlifts and plate pinches, hopefully my last place lifts won't be too bad.

SJ4 will be my second contest. Looks like there's going to be some stiff competition for last place! I've been working hard to get my lifts out of embarrassing territory. 

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Chez

I can't wait to abuse those grippers......................I'm going to treat them like my red headed step children. 

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John McCarter
6 hours ago, MCrushetta said:

Where the ladies at ?! Who's coming?

Christina Merritt (my wife) has no option, I signed her up for the event.

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anwnate
24 minutes ago, John McCarter said:

Christina Merritt (my wife) has no option, I signed her up for the event.

As long as my wife stays off the board...I can like this post! :bow

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Adam Juncker
8 hours ago, anwnate said:

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anwnate
1 hour ago, Adam Juncker said:

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anwnate
On 6/15/2017 at 11:38 AM, MCrushetta said:

Where the ladies at ?! Who's coming?

We now have a 4th!  (Juliet Avila) :)

 

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anwnate

Friday's SUPER LATE update...4 weeks til SJ4 ......WHOA!

Pardon the late update.  I recently went back into Congestive Heart Failure.  I'm taking the advice of Henze and going  to let a few things stay as surprises.  So…no more photos (Blame Josh :) ) ...and there are a number of surprises still. :rock

I've been preoccupied with getting healthy and am much better than a couple of days ago.  The show must go on.

We both lost and gained a number of people in the last few weeks.  I've lost track the total number of backouts at this point. 

I probably take them to personally, but I really was hoping everyone would be a part of this epic event.

 

So…after losses and gains… we are down 1 person to make it 54.  The Scibelli boys will be in Camp, Matney and Flaherty are gone…but we picked up Mike McMillan, Adam Junker and our 4th woman, local to my area, Juliet Avila. 

The many changes have moved the weight classes around a bit…but we still have 3 classes with 10 people each in them.  Pretty cool.  Hopefully everyone will keep an eye out on possible lady competitors…particularly those whom you may thing may stick around in grip. 

If I don't get significantly better, I'll have to red shirt some more peeps.  I need to reiterate that I'm going to be purchasing soon…so if you know anyone "on the fence" about coming…let's get them locked in…so I can get them a shirt too.  They are cheapest when you buy them in Bulk…so I likely won't be ordering again.  Thanks.

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Donc101

Stay healthy my friend! You are putting on an epic event!

 

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anwnate

Friday's SJ4 Update…3 weeks out!

 

This will be the last "Friday update."  With the comp so close, I'm going to want to throw stuff up as I think of it.

 

SJ4 welcomes a NEW SPONSOR!!!

YAHALLA

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Gripboard sponsor Yahalla joins SJ4 with an exciting (and rare) donation…Cash!

Whaaaaaat???

In addition to first pick of the prizes for the "sanctioned comp,"

Overall 1st will receive $150,

overall 2nd will receive $100

overall 3rd will receive $50.

How cool is that?  Big thanks to @Alawadhi /Yahalla for the generous sponsorship.

 

"Overall winners" will be determined by the "allometric scale."  This an attempt to fix issues that exist with both traditional and Wilks formulas.  If you have some time…there is a nice breakdown of the formula here.

Medley winners will be determined by number of objects, HW, LW, Wm/Jr.

Bending winners (Elite, Amateur, Women's) 1st and 2nd will receive prizes for their badassery.

I've now got a ton of catalogs and phone books.  Besides teaching people…if a group of you want to do a "most in a minute" throw together competition, I'll definitely throw something cool at the winner.

 

Due to the huge feedback from our sponsors, we have a TON of prizes.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  There are no "participation prizes."  People are simply awarded prizes based on their performance.  Someone will have to take last…despite their effort involved.  But…if you want to get one of the top picks…you damn well will have to earn it.  This comp will be contested hard.  Every lift will have strong consequences on the competitors finish.

 

Comp number is steady at 54.  There is still a number of people who are riding the fence.  Just how will it pan out?  Gonna throw it out there and say there will be 3 platforms with 20 peeps a piece.

 

Guys…I'm ordering shirts this afternoon!  I will order only a few extra.  If you think a friend will attend…let me know.  I'm willing to order one on a "strong maybe," but not on a blind hope.

Let me know this afternoon please.  Preferably by PM, IM or Text.

 

FBBC sent an heavy box with a very cool and thoughtful sponsorship.  Listening to Henze again…gonna let it be a surprise.

 

I have locked down a hotel approved way of hanging things in the event room (no nails allowed) with those 3M command doodads.  They work…and well.

 

After my recent illness, I have increased the number of "red shirts" to make sure the help is available…without it distracting too much from their own personal efforts at the contest.  No one should be working more than one event…and possibly just partial events.  During the comp...I'd like to see "wrestling tags"…either "blind or hot" (nod to @Jedd Johnson)…to make sure everyone can do warmups before their attempts.

Audience.  We will have an audience.  How big…I don't know.  But hopefully it'll add a little bit of drama.

Media?  There may be a film crew there to catch some of the event.  No promises…but I'm going to try and make this happen.

Filming.  A professional Camera guy named @richcottrell will be filming the event.  Since I am editing, Rich will be attempting to catch my "vision," while employing his filming knowledge and techniques.  Any issue with the final production will be my responsibility.  Thank you so very much for doing this Rich. While I won't be producing DVD's.  It will be available Free for download.  You like it…burn that sucker. J

Questions?  Please ask.  It is completely possible I have overlooked things.  I've got a lot on my mind…and don't want to miss the smallest details that can add to the overall epicness of the event.

Sponsors will be going on the shirts.  Please let me know…if you know…if I left anyone out!  PM please.

Barrel Strength Systems

FBBC

Diesel Crew

Mammoth Grip Tools

Cannon Powerworks

Sorinex

Yahalla

and...

Maureen Brous

Geralt and Krista Hulshof

Josh Henze

Chris Rice

Richard Cottrell

Lucas Raymond

Delmar Carter

E.J. Livesey

 

Apparently our reigning Nats champ @Boulderbrew  would like to come to SJ4, but has a scheduling problem. 

I'm very curious if he would be able to go "back to back" with large comps.  Anyone else? 

That said…I would suggest you P.M him, Text him, Call him, IM him and smoke signal him…to let him know…that you'd like him there also. 

What say you SJ4 attendees?

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KapMan

If he does come, everything needs to be 100x heavier just for him. Running around making things look like plush toys. 

 

@anwnate Ill be up there the Friday afternoon before so if you need help let me know. 

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Anthony C.
1 hour ago, anwnate said:

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 A professional Camera guy named @richcottrell will be filming the event. 

 

Never heard of him.

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Lucasraymond

I do have a business name now...Arm Assassin Strength Shop. Cannot wait

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anwnate
5 hours ago, KapMan said:

If he does come, everything needs to be 100x heavier just for him. Running around making things look like plush toys. 

 

@anwnate Ill be up there the Friday afternoon before so if you need help let me know. 

Will do. TY

58 minutes ago, Lucasraymond said:

I do have a business name now...Arm Assassin Strength Shop. Cannot wait

I shall amend the list. :)

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anwnate

Hmmm...talk about fast service.  This was waiting for me when I got home. @Alawadhi...Yahalla shall be properly represented in the hotel event room. :)

 

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(yes basement will get a cleaning before the horde descends)

 

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JHenze646

Although this one is designated, I would like to mention that regardless of gender, age, physical limitations, or whatever when you step on the platform you are an athlete.0624171125.thumb.jpg.a16db6ff466300ae71ca6d57c258343c.jpg

I did not make this piece "equal but separate". I made this one unique with intention.

I hope you are training hard and you show up with your A game.

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Alawadhi

Wish everyone best of luck :) 

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anwnate
17 hours ago, Alawadhi said:

Wish everyone best of luck :) 

Thanks for you sponsorship.  Wish you were coming along with it. :)

 

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anwnate

Back to 55 contestants

Jess Avila - 74kg - NJ

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Climber028

Some updates

Good news: hotel has been booked, definitely attending

Bad news: AC compressor just broke in my car

Good news: driving for 6 hours in July with no AC means I'm no longer nervous about missing weigh in haha

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