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2019 International King Kong Grip Challenge

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Mikael Siversson
On 7/4/2019 at 5:50 AM, KapMan said:

To be fair, its a lifting contest not a beauty or bodybuilding contest. No one gives a shit how pretty you are when you lift.. also

SUMO FO LIFE! 

Hey don't hate on bodybuilding:)

 

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Mike Rinderle
8 hours ago, Mikael Siversson said:

Hey don't hate on bodybuilding:)

 

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Look like Frank Zane my man!

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Mikael Siversson
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Thanks although that was a long time ago (1989). I was 27 back then.

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Hubgeezer
19 minutes ago, Mikael Siversson said:

Thanks although that was a long time ago (1989). I was 27 back then.

Not much about Mikael surprises me. THAT photo surprises me.Quite an interesting  evolution you have had over the last 30 years in things involving Strength.

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Eric Roussin

Hawaii is in, too! John Oka will be hosting King Kong in Maui!

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Vinnie

Biggest one ever?  Or most smaller venues lol?  Last year was 218 at about 19 venues if I recall correctly.  Would be amazing if it keeps growing!

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Eric Roussin
1 minute ago, Vinnie said:

Biggest one ever?  Or most smaller venues lol?  Last year was 218 at about 19 venues if I recall correctly.  Would be amazing if it keeps growing!

The average turnout per venue may be lower, but I’m confident the overall turnout will be up.

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Shoggoth
4 hours ago, Eric Roussin said:

The average turnout per venue may be lower, but I’m confident the overall turnout will be up.

Good chance I'll have around 30.

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Mike Rinderle

250 people this year!

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2sweetdadstrength

There better be 150 women and children or my dream of top-100 is already over 😭😭😭.

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KapMan
On 7/6/2019 at 12:32 AM, Mikael Siversson said:

Hey don't hate on bodybuilding:)

 

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I wasn’t...

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Leonard_Washington

I wish the guys from New York would have a cool name for their group kinda like wrestling.  James Retarides has The Charlotte Pick-Up Artists.   

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Vinnie
55 minutes ago, Leonard_Washington said:

I wish the guys from New York would have a cool name for their group kinda like wrestling.  James Retarides has The Charlotte Pick-Up Artists.   

Game on man.

The Big Grapples (or Big Grapplers)

The King Kongs of Queens

I Hub New York

Jugheddaboudit

Grand Central Sensations

Grip Central Station

Grapple for the Apple

Gripping for Geezers (ok that one is just me, the other guys are youngns)

And ... finally ... weight for it (see what I did there?) ...

THE NEW YORK YANKERS

 

Do we have a consensus?

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Leonard_Washington
20 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Game on man.

The Big Grapples (or Big Grapplers)

The King Kongs of Queens

I Hub New York

Jugheddaboudit

Grand Central Sensations

Grip Central Station

Grapple for the Apple

Gripping for Geezers (ok that one is just me, the other guys are youngns)

And ... finally ... weight for it (see what I did there?) ...

THE NEW YORK YANKERS

 

Do we have a consensus?

I feel like you waited your whole life to answer that question lol

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Chez
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Tri state grip collective for life! 

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DAVE101

I think you guys are all sensational, so I'd go with Grand Central Sensations

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Vinnie
9 minutes ago, DAVE101 said:

I think you guys are all sensational, so I'd go with Grand Central Sensations

I like all of them because they are all mine lol.  However, I think I'd vote for the New York Yankers.  Any other votes folks?  I mean, we, the team, will get to choose for ourselves of course, but cool to know what folks think.

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Mike Rinderle
7 hours ago, Vinnie said:

I like all of them because they are all mine lol.  However, I think I'd vote for the New York Yankers.  Any other votes folks?  I mean, we, the team, will get to choose for ourselves of course, but cool to know what folks think.

If you guys are the New York Yankers, does that mean we have to be the Wyalusing Wankers?  

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Vinnie
1 hour ago, Mike Rinderle said:

If you guys are the New York Yankers, does that mean we have to be the Wyalusing Wankers?  

Or the Asylum Seekers.

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Tom Flesher
On 7/6/2019 at 10:36 AM, Eric Roussin said:

Hawaii is in, too! John Oka will be hosting King Kong in Maui!

Now I regret committing to attending with the New York Yankers. 

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Vinnie
2 hours ago, Tom Flesher said:

Now I regret committing to attending with the New York Yankers. 

Well, at least the Yankers are the best team to be on when you can't get a lei.

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AnimalCage

How about the Big Apple Grapple?

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Vinnie
7 hours ago, AnimalCage said:

How about the Big Apple Grapple?

Or just the Big Grapplers.  But I do like the New York Yankers.  And I have a feeling I am gonna be the shirt designer, so ...

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Eric Roussin

Two announcements:

1. There will be a youth division in this year’s King Kong contest. This division is optional: it will be offered at the individual contest promoter’s discretion. Results will be tallied separately, and there will be small medals for the top three international finishers in each of the following divisions:

Boys 10 and under
Boys 11-13
Boys 14-15
Boys 16-17
Girls 10 and under
Girls 11-13
Girls 14-15
Girls 16-17

2. This year there will be a special golden gorilla sculpture for the overall top female (to match the one given to the top overall male).

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John McCarter

@Eric Roussin have a question regarding the youth division. @bencrush brought this question up on my contest thread page.  "Will the youngest youth girls use the exact same implements as the adults for the contest?" 

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