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My Meet Summary – APF Southern States

June 9, 2009 by  
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My Meet Summary – APF Southern States – DEC 6th 2008

Dropped 10 pounds to make weight at 242. Thanks for the cutting advice from Talmant, Carroll and Schwanke.

Went three for three on the squat. 578, 622, 640. PR

Bench hit my opener 578. Hit 2nd 622 for a PR. Went for the gold on the third and missed 655. Got out of grove and felt stuck on my chest.

Deadlift. Hit 550 opener. Got 2nd attempt 600 PR. Went for 645 to try for 1900 even, but it didn’t go.

PRed with an 1862 total in my 2nd full power meet.

Have to thank my handlers Tom Bodenbender and Sam Ho. Couldn’t have done it without you guys, thanks for making the trip. Want to thank the entire Tampa Barbell team for their help during my training cycle. Ofcourse I have to thank Tommy Fannon specifically for allowing me to be a part of the team and providing a great place to train.

My wife for all her support and putting up with my hobby. APT for the best wraps and belts around.

It was fun seeing the guys from Team Samson (thanks for the warm up help) and the guys from OBB. Seeing national level lifters put up big numbers motivates me to step up my game so that was cool too.

Also congrats to Greg Jurkowski for a PR total of 2143 I believe and the biggest deadlift of the meet with a 777 pull. Eddie Fitzpatrick set another world record bench for his age group….good job. Tim James had a nice day too even with a pretty bad head cold hitting a 500+ bench. Critical Bench sponsored lifter Brian Carroll had an awesome day…with the biggest total of the meet including a squat over a grand. Congrats to Brian.


I came out of the meet without bombing out, Got PRs on every lift and didn’t get hurt so I can’t complain. Elite will have to wait till next time. And yes elite is my goal, it just wasn’t time yet, but I left it all out there trying.

Good times!

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