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Title: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 09, 2017, 03:30:10 PM
I got the call from Gene today.  He first up, apologized because he felt like a bit of a hypocrite.  He wanted me to reach out to Bando in regards to possibly finding a new Venue for Spring Supremacy.  After everything that happen with Bando and RPS, Gene realized it had come back to bite him.

Gene is looking for a new home for Spring Supremacy and quite possibly Annihilation (October).  He's looking in Mid to Up-state NY.  If any of you have a venue that is possible, please let me know.  I'll likely be the one making the trip to visit it, and iron out details. The Meet schedule is weigh-ins at 9am on Friday, setup, Friday from noon to 6, Meet will run Saturday, pick up Saturday night, and out around midnight.  If you know of a Church, rec building, or gym, that can host a Meet, please don't hesitate to let me know.

So, Bando, and you guys & Gals in NY, I'm hoping you can help make this Meet happen.

Oh, and Hercules is a No-Go...

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EDITED BY FLEX ONLY BELOW THIS ^^^ LINE TO ADD WHO'S GOING IN THE FIRST POST:

FLEX
Lisa???
Bando
Kelly
Dave
Rich (maybe, probably or something like that)
Johnny Bacon (cheerleader)
Andrew

And also a HUGE IS thanks to Bando for finding the venue and making this meet a reality.

I hope Gene recognizes your efforts.

Well done, brother.



Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 09, 2017, 03:35:09 PM
Let me get my club working on this.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: tooth on November 09, 2017, 04:16:38 PM
Some day I'm going to get the story on the Bando / RPS thing.  Some day I'm also going to do a meet with this group.   ;)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 09, 2017, 04:54:47 PM
I really liked the place in Rochester where we did our first meet in 2013; what's wrong with that?

Also liked the place we had it last year.  Parking was shit and washrooms were rough but it was a good venue IMHO.

Shame he won't do it at Hercules.  Loved it there.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 09, 2017, 06:08:18 PM
He's looking at the one in Rochester.  Two things have happened that makes it unlikely.  The original reason for leaving there, was that Gene was expanding to two days, but the Church wouldn't allow that Sunday to be used.  In recent years that Meet has declined a bit, and Gene could do it in one day.  However, the Pastor that wanted the Meet there (the MMA Pastor) was recently removed. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/11/fight-church-pastor-charged-forcible-touching/655912001/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/11/fight-church-pastor-charged-forcible-touching/655912001/)

So, that kinda rules that place out...

The Place last year, didn't have the space that Gene wants for a Meet.  It worked, but he wasn't happy with the set-up, so he's looking for a larger venue, with better parking, access, and amenities.

Hercules is having a few issues from what I've heard.  Then again, rumors get filtered and there's some truth behind them.  Rheta and her Boyfriend split up a few months back.  Her boyfriend is the one with all the credit, and all the loans are in his name.  Rheta's been having trouble with keeping members, which in turn, causes stress for her Ex to make the loans. I'm not sure how tough it is, but there has been some attrition from the gym.

As well as Bando, if any of you up in NY know of a possible venue, please let me know.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 09, 2017, 06:15:55 PM
Rheta and her Boyfriend split up a few months back. 

That must make things awkward as fuck.  It's his gym, no?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 09, 2017, 07:11:58 PM
The Club isn't really excited about this. They want to compete against kids their own age and go to Collegiate Nationals. They are qualified for that from competing at the recent USAPL meet.

But I'm sure we can scare up lifters/spotters/loaders
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on November 09, 2017, 08:43:26 PM
Rheta and her Boyfriend split up a few months back. 

That must make things awkward as fuck.  It's his gym, no?

LOL no.

I'll keep my ears open for a venue.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 10, 2017, 04:12:41 PM
Ugh, that sucks about the pastor at Victory.  I liked that place as a venue.

If I ever get back into my gym, I can ask some people there if they have any ideas.  My gym itself could never host something like this (sh*t parking, etc.), but the gym owner used to promote bodybuilding shows in the area, so maybe he'd have some ideas.

For my own selfish purposes, it would be great to bring it back to Rochester  ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 10, 2017, 04:24:39 PM
Just a thought off the top of my head.  There's a big old hotel sitting right off the interstate exit 46 in Rochester, ridiculously easy to get to, very accessible, parking should be great.  Used to be a Holiday Inn or something.  My alma mater, RIT, bought it some time ago. They use it for overflow student housing, events and whatever else.  Hotels aren't the coolest venues ever for meets, but it might be worth looking into as an option.

https://www.rit.edu/ritinn/meetings/event-spaces (https://www.rit.edu/ritinn/meetings/event-spaces)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 10, 2017, 04:38:01 PM
Pretty sure we stayed there one year.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 10, 2017, 04:44:08 PM
he's looking for a larger venue, with better parking, access, and amenities.

Like a steakhouse nearby  :D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 10, 2017, 05:00:34 PM
he's looking for a larger venue, with better parking, access, and amenities.

Like a steakhouse nearby  :D

I vote we just find a really big steakhouse and host the meet there.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 10, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
he's looking for a larger venue, with better parking, access, and amenities.

Like a steakhouse nearby  :D

I vote we just find a really big steakhouse and host the meet there.
You laugh, but I've seriously been trying to find a Chinese Buffet to do weigh-ins at.  Step off the scale, walk over and grab a plate.

The other thing that plays into all of this, is that for a one day event (setup Friday, Compete on Saturday, Breakdown Sat. Night), Gene has a budget of $1500. 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 10, 2017, 07:10:53 PM
You laugh, but I've seriously been trying to find a Chinese Buffet to do weigh-ins at.  Step off the scale, walk over and grab a plate.

Makes perfect sense to me, lol.

The other thing that plays into all of this, is that for a one day event (setup Friday, Compete on Saturday, Breakdown Sat. Night), Gene has a budget of $1500.

Hmmm.  Well, I have no idea what it costs, but I'd guess the hotel I suggested above would exceed that.  Well, there's a big high school locally that hosts a number of bodybuilding shows.  It's not a bad venue, but it's a pain to get to north of the city, and parking could be a huge problem if there's any sort of student sporting event going on that weekend (and in April - there probably would be).  I'm sure it would be inexpensive, but... probably not worth looking into.

Only other thing that comes to mind in Rochester, that I would hope would be less expensive, is community centers.  The JCC would probably be the best bet.  Never been there myself, but I've heard nothing but good things about it.  I used to go to the gym with a guy who wound up transferring over to the JCC's gym instead, it had such a nice facility.  So they're definitely not anti-weightlifting  ;D  They do rent out space to the general public for events.  Location should be decent, it's about 10 minutes away from the old Victory location.
https://jccrochester.org/about-the-jcc/col/facility-rentals

I'll ask around and see if anyone I know has other suggestions, but that may be pretty much it for Rochester.   Yay, us.  ::)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on November 10, 2017, 07:17:47 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 11, 2017, 10:20:57 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 11, 2017, 11:16:30 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.

And what a fat lot of help I've been.  Hey, here's some venues that aren't going to work for you.  Have you considered a steakhouse?

:Gene facepalms:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on November 12, 2017, 02:46:49 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.

Sad Gene and Rheta can't come together on this. The venue works really well for meets ( big meet next Saturday too ).
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 12, 2017, 03:55:47 PM

Sad Gene and Rheta can't come together on this. The venue works really well for meets ( big meet next Saturday too ).

Yep.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 12, 2017, 04:49:26 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.

Sad Gene and Rheta can't come together on this. The venue works really well for meets ( big meet next Saturday too ).

Kind of a weird area, one thing I liked about Utica was that little diner next to the venue, great food actually.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on November 12, 2017, 07:16:00 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.

Sad Gene and Rheta can't come together on this. The venue works really well for meets ( big meet next Saturday too ).

Kind of a weird area, one thing I liked about Utica was that little diner next to the venue, great food actually.

Not sure what's weird about it TBH. Go 2 miles down the road and you have just about every type of restaurant one would need.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 12, 2017, 07:21:39 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.

Sad Gene and Rheta can't come together on this. The venue works really well for meets ( big meet next Saturday too ).

Kind of a weird area, one thing I liked about Utica was that little diner next to the venue, great food actually.

Not sure what's weird about it TBH. Go 2 miles down the road and you have just about every type of restaurant one would need.

Haven't they brought in a guy with a huge grill to provide BBQ all day before? To me that's next level thinking.

I remember at the 1st NY States meet they had a bunch of massage therapists in training come in from a local massage therapy school - was pretty cool.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 12, 2017, 07:35:34 PM
At the buffalo meet they were selling hot food.  Didn't partake because I can't lift with a full belly but I thought it was a good idea.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on November 12, 2017, 07:39:18 PM
What happened to Dave Kingswater? Wasn't he the guy for Central and West NY now?
he is.
Apparently, Gene turns to Iron Sanctuary, before his own chairman.

Sad Gene and Rheta can't come together on this. The venue works really well for meets ( big meet next Saturday too ).

Kind of a weird area, one thing I liked about Utica was that little diner next to the venue, great food actually.

Not sure what's weird about it TBH. Go 2 miles down the road and you have just about every type of restaurant one would need.

Haven't they brought in a guy with a huge grill to provide BBQ all day before? To me that's next level thinking.

I remember at the 1st NY States meet they had a bunch of massage therapists in training come in from a local massage therapy school - was pretty cool.

Herc? Ya they had cooking outside and this last meet they had about 30 pizzas for everyone (free). Not a bad deal.

Herc has had that too. Becki, who actually has her office in the gym for chiro and massage has set up at meets hosted at Herc.

IDK what the perfect venue would be tbh. I thought the place in Utica was OK as well as Rochester. I also just hit the meet and leave so for entertainment/eating I really don't pay much attention. After Aprils meet we drove back down to Cicero and ate at Tully's. :D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 12, 2017, 08:11:31 PM

IDK what the perfect venue would be tbh


It would be this building where I work:

(http://blogs.cornell.edu/lauren/files/2013/10/tour12barton-2ika71x.jpg)

But they won't even entertain the idea.  >:(
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 12, 2017, 08:14:30 PM
^^^  buiriful
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 12, 2017, 08:22:30 PM
^^^  buiriful

Funny thing is I thought Risk Management would be against it, but they were fine with the idea as long as RPS had the proper insurance. The guy that manages the athletics facilities basically said "yes we have about twenty 4k square foot facilities, no you can't use any of them."  :o

Goes back to our organization being a club, not a team I guess.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 12, 2017, 08:45:13 PM
I'd be worried they'd make me run laps if I missed a lift. 

Extremely conservative 9/9 goals...
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on November 13, 2017, 07:55:30 AM
Maybe there will be a meet in a warm area April we can all do :D By then I'll be sick of winter.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: tooth on November 14, 2017, 08:54:11 AM

IDK what the perfect venue would be tbh


It would be this building where I work:

([url]http://blogs.cornell.edu/lauren/files/2013/10/tour12barton-2ika71x.jpg[/url])

But they won't even entertain the idea.  >:(


Honestly, If I owned a facility like that I wouldn't allow it.  The meet Alex just ran this October was in a gym with really nice wood floors.  I found myself constantly moving the carpeting and weights to be sure the floors weren't getting messed up.  People in the warm up area seemed like they could care less if they dropped a weight on the nice floor. 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: tooth on November 14, 2017, 12:25:33 PM
I realize the location is up in the air, but do they have a date yet?  I was planing on doing the NH/VT RPS meet in April because it's close to home, they let the old dudes lift Saturday morning, and I've had two great meets there.  BUT, I just looked and saw that I've got a big conflict with April 7th.  Been crying hysterically ever since I noticed the conflict a couple minutes ago.  Not really, but kinda wanna.  There's a meet in CT, but if I'm traveling I may as well finally meet this group of nuts and do this meet.  Can we do it near my house instead of NY though?   :banana:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 14, 2017, 07:39:05 PM
Maybe there will be a meet in a warm area April we can all do :D By then I'll be sick of winter.

RPS in Bermuda.   8)

Speaking of cold locations, I assume that the train station in Buffalo is *not* an option in April?  I seem to recall hearing that it closes for winter due to a lack of heating.  Late April could be questionable.

Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 14, 2017, 08:04:46 PM
I realize the location is up in the air, but do they have a date yet? ......Can we do it near my house instead of NY though?

April 28. I'm working on venues near me so I can get spotters/loaders beforehand, seems to be a recurring challenge.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 14, 2017, 08:11:27 PM

Honestly, If I owned a facility like that I wouldn't allow it.  The meet Alex just ran this October was in a gym with really nice wood floors.  I found myself constantly moving the carpeting and weights to be sure the floors weren't getting messed up.  People in the warm up area seemed like they could care less if they dropped a weight on the nice floor.

The floor in that pic is brand new and probably a couple hundred grand. It's rubberized though so would be hard to damage.

The venue is amazing, that pic doesn't do justice, The Grateful Dead played there in '77.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 24, 2017, 10:17:13 PM
Took a nap today and dreamed that Gene showed up and wanted to visit the venue. He was driving all crazy, on the wrong side of the road, wouldn't listen to my directions, going in circles. We get there and it's all these stairs and steps with crap blocking them. The venue I had wanted was actually an outdoor field, grass. The woman setting up the event wasn't there and no one knew anything about the event. Guys in RPS TShirts started rolling in equipment to be stored until April.

 :o



 :o





 :o :o :o
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 24, 2017, 10:57:25 PM
ok
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 25, 2017, 12:22:01 AM
ok

Right?

Would be way easier dealing with a single bad dream about getting outbenched by a 181 lb feller
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 25, 2017, 09:30:09 AM
ok

Right?

Would be way easier dealing with a single bad dream about getting outbenched by a 181 lb feller

b00m!  :slap:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 26, 2017, 07:30:57 AM
Took a nap today and dreamed that Gene showed up and wanted to visit the venue. He was driving all crazy, on the wrong side of the road, wouldn't listen to my directions, going in circles. We get there and it's all these stairs and steps with crap blocking them. The venue I had wanted was actually an outdoor field, grass. The woman setting up the event wasn't there and no one knew anything about the event. Guys in RPS TShirts started rolling in equipment to be stored until April
Gene thought it was a tad disturbing. Then he laughed.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 29, 2017, 09:40:10 PM
Just got word from the Big Man.
Bando got RPS in.
Gene locked it down about 30 minutes ago.

Congrats, Bando. You've gone from Pariah to Savior.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on November 29, 2017, 10:14:02 PM
Just got word from the Big Man.
Bando got RPS in.
Gene locked it down about 30 minutes ago.

Congrats, Bando. You've gone from Pariah to Savior.

Ayye, venue has everything but a steakhouse nearby. Great Italian place that makes a nice steak though.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 29, 2017, 11:28:56 PM
Congrats, Bando. You've gone from Pariah to Savior.

ROFLMAO.  That takes some talent.

Psyched they have a venue locked down though!  Now all I need to do is start lifting again sometime before April  :S
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2017, 05:45:28 AM
Congrats, Bando. You've gone from Pariah to Savior.

:clap:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2017, 05:46:01 AM

Ayye, venue has everything but a steakhouse nearby. Great Italian place that makes a nice steak though.

Is it a secret???  :slap:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 30, 2017, 07:50:42 AM

Ayye, venue has everything but a steakhouse nearby. Great Italian place that makes a nice steak though.

Is it a secret???  :slap:

If we told you where it was, you might show up.

 ;D

JK, it was on facebook...

OK NYS Powerlifters...... We have secured a venue for the 2018 RPS Spring Supremacy Event !!!!
J M McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland, NY will be the site & April 28th will be the date !!!!!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on November 30, 2017, 08:13:42 AM
Awesome! 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2017, 08:50:37 AM

If we told you where it was, you might show up.


I will be there. 

This will be my 2018 warmup meet where I will destroy all of Alex's hopes and dreams a month before I kick his ass in person at the NJ rumble.

:D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2017, 10:00:38 AM
OK, it's Official.

Now..................

WHO'S IN???????????????????????

FLEX
Bando
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on November 30, 2017, 10:11:54 AM
IN*

*I hope.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on November 30, 2017, 11:12:57 AM
I'm in.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on December 01, 2017, 02:49:27 PM
At this point I'm hoping to go. But it's still a ways away.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on December 01, 2017, 11:20:07 PM
Hey good news! Ya Iím in, hopefully my Pansy body quits getting injured and I can actually put in some good lifts. Either way Iíll be there!!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on December 02, 2017, 12:26:47 AM
If we get 10 lifters I will get shirts made.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on December 02, 2017, 01:02:46 AM
RPS Attitude:

I'm in.

Not RPS Attitude:

At this point I'm hoping to go. But it's still a ways away.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on December 02, 2017, 01:05:17 AM
Iron Sanctuary Attitude:

I'm in.

Not Iron Sanctuary Attitude:

At this point I'm hoping to go. But it's still a ways away.

Fixed.  :D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on December 02, 2017, 01:12:08 AM
I got the call from Gene today.  He first up, apologized because he felt like a bit of a hypocrite.  He wanted me to reach out to Bando in regards to possibly finding a new Venue for Spring Supremacy.  After everything that happen with Bando and RPS, Gene realized it had come back to bite him.

Gene is looking for a new home for Spring Supremacy

just quoting because asked and delivered.

Bando don't know non deliverables.

Ayye 8)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on December 02, 2017, 02:37:07 PM
Possible. Ill be there regardless though.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on December 02, 2017, 05:28:14 PM
Possible. Ill be there regardless though.

It's ok.  We need cheerleaders too.  :D  :P
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on December 02, 2017, 06:09:03 PM
IN
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on December 02, 2017, 06:30:57 PM
I still need 14, 45lb plates for the warmup area, one of you guys flying in mind bringing those along?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on December 03, 2017, 12:31:05 PM
Iron Sanctuary Attitude:

I'm in.

Not Iron Sanctuary Attitude:

At this point I'm hoping to go. But it's still a ways away.

Fixed.  :D

Ha I get it. I'm definitely planning on being there but I have some kid issues that need to be sorted first. I'm training to be ready for the 28th regardless.

I still need 14, 45lb plates for the warmup area, one of you guys flying in mind bringing those along?

Can we pack 10's and 5's? they're less bulky  and will fit into overhead storage easier ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on December 03, 2017, 06:02:14 PM
I got the call from Gene today.  He first up, apologized because he felt like a bit of a hypocrite.  He wanted me to reach out to Bando in regards to possibly finding a new Venue for Spring Supremacy.  After everything that happen with Bando and RPS, Gene realized it had come back to bite him.

Gene is looking for a new home for Spring Supremacy

just quoting because asked and delivered.

Bando don't know non deliverables.

Ayye 8)

Awesome fucking job.  Seriously.  You showed true character that I have not seen often by doing this after what happened in the past.

Beers and steaks are on me in April. 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on December 03, 2017, 09:44:22 PM
I got the call from Gene today.  He first up, apologized because he felt like a bit of a hypocrite.  He wanted me to reach out to Bando in regards to possibly finding a new Venue for Spring Supremacy.  After everything that happen with Bando and RPS, Gene realized it had come back to bite him.

Gene is looking for a new home for Spring Supremacy

just quoting because asked and delivered.

Bando don't know non deliverables.

Ayye 8)

Awesome fucking job.  Seriously.  You showed true character that I have not seen often by doing this after what happened in the past.

Beers and steaks are on me in April.

Cosigned. Most would have told Gene to go fuk himself; I know I would.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on December 04, 2017, 10:53:05 AM
long ass weekend, Drove 6 hours to PA on Friday to assist/run Christmas Carnage, as Gene was under the weather (understatement...)

This was the first time I'd talked to him in person since Bando pulled it all together.
Gene and Ame were both incredibly happy that this came together.  IT's a much shorter drive for them, it's more central, and it really puts a big RPS flag right in the Middle of NY.

Thanks, Again, Bando, for making this all happen.

I won't be there, as 3 days post Meet, I'm getting married. 

I will see Jim and Lisa in NY a month later, though.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on December 04, 2017, 10:06:29 PM

This was the first time I'd talked to him in person since Bando pulled it all together.
Gene and Ame were both incredibly happy that this came together.  IT's a much shorter drive for them, it's more central, and it really puts a big RPS flag right in the Middle of NY.

Thanks, Again, Bando, for making this all happen.


Awesome fucking job.  Seriously.  You showed true character that I have not seen often by doing this after what happened in the past.

Beers and steaks are on me in April. 


Cosigned. Most would have told Gene to go fuk himself; I know I would.

Thanks Fellas.

Just always felt at home at RPS meets and I've been to plenty of other fed comps. At Retribution a few years back we had a tiny little Asian girl in her first meet, opening with a bar only lift. She was cheered on and her lift was treated with all the dignity & respect of a guy going for 400. Was just a little thing, but since she was one of my lifters, it meant a lot to me. I get that there's lots of personalities and attitudes in this sport, but RPS exemplifies a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie that needs to be carried on.

I think this venue is perfect for making it a pinnacle event, right in the middle of NY, a mile off the highway, lots of hotels and me promoting it in the local gyms.

Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on December 04, 2017, 10:33:50 PM
Kudos to you Bando for getting it done regardless of any history.  I've only been to 1 meet and it was last years spring supremacy but I did notice that there was no noticeable attitudes. Everyone was there to lift and cheer on other lifters. Kind of like here in IS. Just support and advice regardless of level of type of lifting.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on December 13, 2017, 12:25:41 PM
Registered :) 

198 class (we'll see ::))
Raw classic
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on December 13, 2017, 04:42:34 PM
Registered :) 

198 class (we'll see ::))
Raw classic

Whoa!  Someone is an early bird ;D

I'm planning on postponing my registration as long as possible.  I can't even predict what I'm doing tomorrow, much less 4 months from now  :o

Also, I don't lift.  Which is kind of a problem.  But I am wearing a Spring Supremacy meet shirt right this second, so maybe that's a good sign.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on December 13, 2017, 10:58:37 PM
ha yeah maybe a tad early but registration opened and I'm going no matter what so might as well sign up and use that to fuel some training sessions!
 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on December 13, 2017, 11:13:23 PM
ha yeah maybe a tad early but registration opened and I'm going no matter what so might as well sign up and use that to fuel some training sessions!

Might want to bring some warmup plates since I'm having a hell of a time rounding that out
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on December 14, 2017, 02:22:31 PM
I can do that.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Nuh on January 02, 2018, 06:14:56 PM
Possible. Ill be there regardless though.

It's ok.  We need cheerleaders too.  :D  :P

I might be able to help with that  ;). Was planning to make it to one of these this year so I can meet some of y'all and watch y'all kick ass. Will have to see if I can swing it with my work.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on January 03, 2018, 09:50:37 AM
That would be cool if you could make it.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on January 04, 2018, 10:09:11 AM
damn, damn, damn, damn.

Everyone is gonna be there for this one...

Maybe I can sneak out for a stealth mission for just the day....
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on January 06, 2018, 12:02:42 PM
damn, damn, damn, damn.

Everyone is gonna be there for this one...

Maybe I can sneak out for a stealth mission for just the day....

you best be doing that....I'm traveling 3000 some odd miles to get there ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on January 06, 2018, 05:14:58 PM
.I'm traveling 3000 some odd miles to get there ;D

:eek:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on January 06, 2018, 11:58:23 PM
I'm traveling 3000 some odd miles to get there

They can't be that odd.  It's been done before.

 ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on January 07, 2018, 02:38:35 PM
I'm traveling 3000 some odd miles to get there

They can't be that odd.  It's been done before.

 ;D

Ok I looked it up, Iíll be traveling precisely 2663.4 miles to get there.  ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on January 07, 2018, 06:26:20 PM


Ok I looked it up, Iíll be traveling precisely 2663.4 miles to get there.  ;D


Is your dad coming again this year?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on January 07, 2018, 10:22:33 PM


Ok I looked it up, Iíll be traveling precisely 2663.4 miles to get there.  ;D


Is your dad coming again this year?

Not sure, I hope so, but probably not. He had a great time last year but lately heís been pretty busy caring for my grandma. Sheís living with him now, sheís doing pretty darn good for 96yrs of age but requires quite a bit of care
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on January 07, 2018, 11:59:05 PM
Ok I looked it up, Iíll be traveling precisely 2663.4 miles to get there.  ;D

If you have someone pick you up down the street from your house, you could knock it down to 2663.3.  Makes all the difference.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on January 08, 2018, 12:12:16 AM
Ok I looked it up, Iíll be traveling precisely 2663.4 miles to get there.  ;D

If you have someone pick you up down the street from your house, you could knock it down to 2663.3.  Makes all the difference.

When I first started reading this I thought you were going to offer to pick me up from the airport  ;)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on January 09, 2018, 12:08:11 AM

When I first started reading this I thought you were going to offer to pick me up from the airport  ;)

Pfffft, I'm not that nice.

Also, I'm not sure if I'll be there, which would leave you stranded.   ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on January 09, 2018, 01:42:25 AM

When I first started reading this I thought you were going to offer to pick me up from the airport  ;)

Pfffft, I'm not that nice.

Also, I'm not sure if I'll be there, which would leave you stranded.   ;D

Damn,, thatís cold...You New Yorkers are a tough bunch..lol
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on January 26, 2018, 10:55:34 PM
Since there's not an actual steakhouse in the area I'm doing some research on a place that could host us. Not sure how I got into this role of finding a food venue and making the reservations, oh wait, I volunteered to do it 5 years ago.  ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on February 06, 2018, 06:44:07 PM
Just booked my flights and time off work folks!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 06, 2018, 07:44:21 PM
Just booked my flights and time off work folks!

Oh that's coming up isn't it? :o
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 06, 2018, 09:17:21 PM
Anyone want to take a stab at designing shirts?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 06, 2018, 10:23:44 PM
Anyone want to take a stab at designing shirts?

I nominate Alex for the art and Bando for the concept.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on February 06, 2018, 11:32:16 PM
Just booked my flights and time off work folks!

what day you flying in?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 06, 2018, 11:54:43 PM
I haven't heard from Kelly lately, ....anyone?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on February 07, 2018, 04:57:47 PM
Just booked my flights and time off work folks!

what day you flying in?
I'm flying in to Toronto Thursday night, Davey picking me up, crash in his bathtub with his Pomeranian Thursday night, then drive to Syracuse Friday morning.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on February 07, 2018, 05:30:32 PM
Come on, thats not true. The dog has a bed.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 07, 2018, 06:34:59 PM
Come on, thats not true. The dog has a bed.

I lol'd.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on February 07, 2018, 07:31:02 PM
Looking like a solo mission for me, Iíll probably try to meet up with you guys in Syracuse Friday
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 09, 2018, 08:54:54 AM
Mulling shit over between sets this morning.  Here is what I am thinking for this meet:

580/605/625

315/340/355

580/600/620

1600 total
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 09, 2018, 11:01:14 AM
Anyone want to take a stab at designing shirts?

I nominate Alex for the art and Bando for the concept.

I was thinking the standard Iron Sanctuary on the front, on the back:

(https://i.imgur.com/rbrdUkkl.jpg)

My thinking is that we all gather each year to form something of a team, united by the Iron. Additionally the barbell could have some thorny roses around the bar with Alex & Sabrina 2.29.2018 intertwined - a nod to the feller that got a bunch of involved in this. So the shirt is both marking an occasion, and a tribute. Sorry, my art skills be lacking.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 19, 2018, 03:11:30 PM
Guys in my gym were practicing their commands already.  :o
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on February 22, 2018, 01:18:32 AM
 bummed,  Iím pulling out
for this years SS. My travel plans werenít working out the way I hoped this year and I have some pressure on the homfront to stay local. I decided to sign up for a more local meet in May.

Iíll be rooting for you all from the West Coast this year
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 22, 2018, 05:56:42 AM
Well that sucks.  But I understand.  It's a helluva long way to travel for a meet.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2018, 08:12:01 AM
Oh man sorry to hear Andy. 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on February 22, 2018, 10:28:21 AM
Damn was looking forward to catching up Andy. Me and the boys will have some peanut butter pie for ya :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 22, 2018, 11:44:29 AM
Well that sucks, but certainly understandable
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on February 22, 2018, 01:46:45 PM
Thanks guys, maybe next year! Go crush some Big PRís!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on February 22, 2018, 03:36:06 PM
That's too bad Andy, was really looking forward to hanging with you. I do understand though, you have a huge distance to travel. Mine is closer and easier, one flight paid for from airmiles and Davey as my chauffeur makes it pretty seamless.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on February 23, 2018, 06:24:27 PM
That's too bad Andy, was really looking forward to hanging with you. I do understand though, you have a huge distance to travel. Mine is closer and easier, one flight paid for from airmiles and Davey as my chauffeur makes it pretty seamless.

12.5hr flight with 2 transfers is the best flight i can get to Syracuse. But that wasnt the main show stopper, anyways..enough about my sad story...time for you guys to crush some shit...

Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on February 24, 2018, 01:39:37 PM
I haven't heard from Kelly lately, ....anyone?

Never heard of her.   ;D

Sorry, haven't logged in here for quite a while!  I was totally in over my head and overwhelmed taking care of my mom at home.  The good news is... she beat all the odds.  She's doing better.  A lot better.  And she's still getting better.  Total WTF.  Five weeks and three days after her doctors wrote her off in the hospital, said she wouldn't be able to get out of bed, wouldn't be able to rehab, and that trying to rehab her would be "beating up a dying woman", she walked into her oncologist's office and shook his hand, and he pretty much fell over in surprise.  She still has some work to do and progress to make, but it looks like she may actually wind up in good enough shape over the next few months to be approved for more cancer treatments.  Which would be... rare.  We don't give up easily around here  8)

In related news, I won't be at the meet.  It would be difficult / impossible for me to leave town.  But I just finished cleaning out my home gym, and I'm hoping to start lifting again this week.  I really miss it.  Haven't lifted since November, I think.  But I had to do some manual picking up of my mom at times, so between that and consistently overeating, surprisingly it looks like I kept some muscles, lol.  My mom's therapy has her doing a lot of bands and dumbbell work, so I'm thinking that now the home gym is accessible again, maybe she can move up to the big leagues and work out with me  ;)

Anyway.  Good luck to everyone at this meet!  Wish I could be there, but I'll catch up with everyone another time!  Hopefully I can at least hang around the forums more.   :o
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 24, 2018, 02:24:46 PM
I haven't heard from Kelly lately, ....anyone?

Never heard of her.   ;D

Sorry, haven't logged in here for quite a while!  I was totally in over my head and overwhelmed taking care of my mom at home.  The good news is... she beat all the odds.  She's doing better.  A lot better.  And she's still getting better.  Total WTF.  Five weeks and three days after her doctors wrote her off in the hospital, said she wouldn't be able to get out of bed, wouldn't be able to rehab, and that trying to rehab her would be "beating up a dying woman", she walked into her oncologist's office and shook his hand, and he pretty much fell over in surprise.

Awesome! This warms my heart.  :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 24, 2018, 03:47:30 PM
That's great news about your Mom, K.   :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on February 25, 2018, 06:00:32 PM
Yes, very good news K! Glad to hear it now get back under the bar :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on February 25, 2018, 06:31:15 PM
Fantastic news Kelly! Very happy for you and Momsy!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on February 25, 2018, 09:37:16 PM
great news about your mom Kelly!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 26, 2018, 03:41:37 PM
THat is indeed great news about your Mom, Kelly.
WHo knows, maybe she'll like the training at home and venture to the platform. 
It's not unheard of... :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 27, 2018, 09:25:57 AM
So happy for you and your mom, Kelly!  Sounds like you both have indomitable spirits - and I think that matters a whole lot!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 27, 2018, 10:10:04 AM
So....skeleton crew this year...

Me, Bando, Dave competing?

Lisa and BaconBoy as cheerleaders?

Rich still a big maybe?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 27, 2018, 11:02:10 AM
So....skeleton crew this year...

Me, Bando, Dave competing?

Lisa and BaconBoy as cheerleaders?

Rich still a big maybe?

I see all these IS'ers on IG doing big lifts, but no compete??

Hmmm, methinks there's some fake plates in these vids....

 :whistle:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: tooth on February 27, 2018, 11:37:46 AM
I gots a basement full of CNN plates brother.  I'd love to think I'll make it out there to do a meet with this bunch some day.  Just hasn't been in the cards the couple years I've been on here. 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on February 27, 2018, 11:41:24 AM
So....skeleton crew this year...

Me, Bando, Dave competing?

Lisa and BaconBoy as cheerleaders?

Rich still a big maybe?

Shawn is competing too. Hey, I'm a good cheerleader/waterboy :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on February 27, 2018, 12:20:28 PM
Great news about your mom Kelly.




Shawn and I will be there no matter what.  I'll be lifting even if I have to open and close with the empty bar ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 27, 2018, 03:49:05 PM
I'm competing a few weeks later. 

And I have a nagging feeling there's other reason why I can't make it.  I'll remember at some point.

Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 27, 2018, 03:51:53 PM
And I have a nagging feeling there's other reason why I can't make it.  I'll remember at some point.

aware
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on February 27, 2018, 05:19:15 PM
And I have a nagging feeling there's other reason why I can't make it.  I'll remember at some point.

aware

LOL


I'll be there. Things have been arranged. Just need to register. Victoria will be cheering us on as well.

That's amazing news about your mom Kelly. I've never met her but hearing good news like that makes really happy. It's so great when someone can have a big turnaround like that and stun the professionals. I'm sure they're happy to be proven wrong though too.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on February 27, 2018, 07:02:21 PM
Awesome Rich, great to hear.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on February 27, 2018, 09:05:41 PM
So....skeleton crew this year...

Me, Bando, Dave competing?

Lisa and BaconBoy as cheerleaders?

Rich still a big maybe?

So me Bando Dave Shawn & Rich competing.

Ok...

Maybe Lisa. We'll see.

Johnny Bacon wrapping knees? Please?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on February 27, 2018, 09:10:28 PM
So....skeleton crew this year...

Me, Bando, Dave competing?

Lisa and BaconBoy as cheerleaders?

Rich still a big maybe?

So me Bando Dave Shawn & Rich competing.

Ok...

Maybe Lisa. We'll see.

Johnny Bacon wrapping knees? Please?

Eek the pressure  :D As long as I can get a practice wrap or two prior :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on February 27, 2018, 09:13:24 PM
The lifting club I advise will also have a delegation. Unfortunately our 6 strongest guys will be competing at Collegiate Nationals that week, including our 18 year old 189 lb kid that pulls 650.  :'(
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on March 01, 2018, 06:37:41 PM
Damn not a lot of us this year, guess we will have to put up some hyoooge PRís to pick up the slack!
My plane is booked, hotel and driver Davey ready! Just have to register.
Glad you are coming Rich!!

Oh and looks like Bando will be the only Murican competing with us :rocker:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2018, 08:59:07 PM
guess we will have to put up some hyoooge PRís to pick up the slack!

That is my plan.  :yes:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2018, 09:56:06 PM

Oh and looks like Bando will be the only Murican competing with us :rocker:

If someone has to represent the USA I'm proud to do it. I don't think I'm going to move any huge weights, but I think I have been undercutting my true Deadlift capability for years. My PR is 430, but after a year of no deads, in 2 sessions I'm getting 345 for 3 without a big effort.

At any rate I'm there to mainly lift/eat/drink with old friends - any PR's will just be a bonus.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on March 29, 2018, 03:02:00 PM
I'm staying at the Comfort Inn on Clinton Avenue.

The nicest hotel in the area is probably:

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cortland
3707 Route 281

That's virtually on the same road as the venue and about 3 miles away.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on March 29, 2018, 04:33:13 PM
Probably I should register for this....
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on March 29, 2018, 08:38:34 PM
Probably I should register for this....

Ya think? April 14 is the cutoff I think.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 04, 2018, 10:50:44 AM
Ok all registered up! Itís official now!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 04, 2018, 10:56:03 AM
Slackers  :P
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 05, 2018, 03:16:25 PM
*registered*
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 05, 2018, 03:28:29 PM
Hotel booked:

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-cortland-CTDNYHX/index.html (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-cortland-CTDNYHX/index.html)

Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 06, 2018, 11:32:24 AM
Registered!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 06, 2018, 11:39:32 AM
Registered!

X2
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 06, 2018, 11:41:16 AM
If someone wants to take a stab at shirts I will get them shipped to Bando's so we can get them in time.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 06, 2018, 01:13:32 PM
If someone wants to take a stab at shirts I will get them shipped to Bando's so we can get them in time.

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 06, 2018, 01:24:45 PM
If someone wants to take a stab at shirts I will get them shipped to Bando's so we can get them in time.
:clap:
https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 06, 2018, 07:06:13 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 06, 2018, 07:47:27 PM
Looks pretty good. Just my opinion but maybe change meet up to gathering?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 06, 2018, 10:22:13 PM
If someone wants to take a stab at shirts I will get them shipped to Bando's so we can get them in time.

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)

My singlet, shoes etc are all red & black and I fear this may clash
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 07, 2018, 09:16:45 AM
If someone wants to take a stab at shirts I will get them shipped to Bando's so we can get them in time.

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)

My singlet, shoes etc are all red & black and I fear this may clash

Well can't have that!

Updated...
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 07, 2018, 12:00:38 PM
Much better!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 02:22:11 PM

Well can't have that!

Updated...

I like it.  Couple suggestions?

Move the quote to the back again, make IS logos bigger on both front and back.

Add web address on front underneath the logo...  win?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 07, 2018, 03:21:24 PM

Well can't have that!

Updated...

I like it.  Couple suggestions?

Move the quote to the back again, make IS logos bigger on both front and back.

Add web address on front underneath the logo...  win?

Like this?

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 06:13:44 PM
I know I am picky as fuck and I apologize in advance.

Can you move the 4th annual gathering to the back as well and change that weird font or effect that stretches the letters at the beginning and end?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 07, 2018, 06:28:13 PM
I know I am picky as fuck and I apologize in advance.

Can you move the 4th annual gathering to the back as well and change that weird font or effect that stretches the letters at the beginning and end?

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 06:45:19 PM
Nice.....now can you use the same font for the motivational sentence for the other stuff on the back?

Sorry I like uniformity.  :D



Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 07, 2018, 06:59:29 PM
Nice.....now can you use the same font for the motivational sentence for the other stuff on the back?

Sorry I like uniformity.  :D

Nope I'm w/ya. Been out of the design business for too long.

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 07:08:59 PM
You changed the wrong font....LMAO
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 07, 2018, 07:19:57 PM
You changed the wrong font....LMAO

All the font is the same except the logo.

/confused
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 07:30:42 PM
Nope.  Sending a PM....
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 07:58:39 PM
OK, I didn't realize I could edit.  LMAO.

What do you all think?

https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop (https://www.customink.com/designs/2018is/sxv0-00bc-p7h0/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared%20design&utm_source=share%20link&utm_medium=shared%20design&utm_content=shared%20desktop)

99% of the work was done by John.  Small tweaks at end by me.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 07, 2018, 08:15:13 PM
I think the shirt would look better in black. I realize the black text would need to change, maybe to neon green or white?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 08:17:13 PM
we did black shirts last year....
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 07, 2018, 08:34:47 PM
we did black shirts last year....

True, but grey?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 08:40:24 PM
we did black shirts last year....

True, but grey?

we've done white, blue & black. I like grey.  goes with just about anything.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on April 07, 2018, 09:13:26 PM
Came in to find all the guys talking about fashion and design.

Leaves in astonishment.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 09:14:33 PM
Came in to find all the guys talking about fashion and design.

Leaves in astonishment.

u cheeky monkey

are you coming to this? do you want a shirt?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 07, 2018, 09:43:56 PM
Came in to find all the guys talking about fashion and design.

Leaves in astonishment.

My estrogen blocker is all clumped and caked up. Not sure what the rest of the guy's excuses are.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on April 07, 2018, 09:49:53 PM
Came in to find all the guys talking about fashion and design.

Leaves in astonishment.

u cheeky monkey

are you coming to this? do you want a shirt?

Aw thanks, but I've got more shirts than I know what to do with  ;D  Definitely not going to make it out to this meet.  (1) I don't lift and (2) my mom's health, aka the house of cards, is teetering again.  Hoping some of you guys will make it out to Rochester in August though, that venue is only 20 minutes from my house, so I should be able to at least come out and say hi at that one  :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2018, 09:54:27 PM
Yes we will be in Rochester in August.  Lisa will be lifting at that meet too.  :)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 10, 2018, 08:25:45 PM
Peaking not going well at all so opening with a conservative 315/285/400.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 11, 2018, 02:16:35 AM
This probably won't change by next week. I'm planning 295/220/405 as my openers.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 11, 2018, 05:44:40 AM
I am thinking 575/315/550
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 11, 2018, 01:37:26 PM
The way I feel right now it'll be bar bar bar.  ::) Well, not really but I'm still guaging my openers
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on April 11, 2018, 10:23:01 PM
The way I feel right now it'll be bar bar bar.

Maybe you'll feel better about it after those 3 drinks at the bar?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 12, 2018, 10:56:49 AM
Think I am going 400/275/500
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 13, 2018, 09:31:29 AM


Aw thanks, but I've got more shirts than I know what to do with  ;D  Definitely not going to make it out to this meet.  (1) I don't lift and (2) my mom's health, aka the house of cards, is teetering again.  Hoping some of you guys will make it out to Rochester in August though, that venue is only 20 minutes from my house, so I should be able to at least come out and say hi at that one  :)

I don't see the Rochester meet listed on the RPS upcoming meets page.  Has a date not been confirmed yet?  I'll come out again if I'm not working.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on April 13, 2018, 01:13:44 PM


Aw thanks, but I've got more shirts than I know what to do with  ;D  Definitely not going to make it out to this meet.  (1) I don't lift and (2) my mom's health, aka the house of cards, is teetering again.  Hoping some of you guys will make it out to Rochester in August though, that venue is only 20 minutes from my house, so I should be able to at least come out and say hi at that one  :)

I don't see the Rochester meet listed on the RPS upcoming meets page.  Has a date not been confirmed yet?  I'll come out again if I'm not working.

I only saw it mentioned on facebook as being back at Victory Baptist in Rochester, due to asbestos abatement at Buffalo Central Terminal  ;D  I believe there is a set date, but I don't remember what it was, lol.  It's usually right around the first weekend in August though?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 13, 2018, 03:56:07 PM
It's the first Saturday in August; the 4th this year.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: John on April 13, 2018, 07:03:13 PM


Aw thanks, but I've got more shirts than I know what to do with  ;D  Definitely not going to make it out to this meet.  (1) I don't lift and (2) my mom's health, aka the house of cards, is teetering again.  Hoping some of you guys will make it out to Rochester in August though, that venue is only 20 minutes from my house, so I should be able to at least come out and say hi at that one  :)

I don't see the Rochester meet listed on the RPS upcoming meets page.  Has a date not been confirmed yet?  I'll come out again if I'm not working.

I'm going to try and make it, too.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 13, 2018, 07:41:01 PM
The way I feel right now it'll be bar bar bar.

Maybe you'll feel better about it after those 3 drinks at the bar?

Actually after I wrote it I thought of slot machines. 3 drinks would boost the confidence though.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2018, 11:21:05 AM
1 week out kids....how's everyone feeling?

Me: NOT READY  :panic:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 21, 2018, 12:25:17 PM
I'm ready to open with a squat pr and at least one more squat pr after that and hopefully 2. I should be good for a bench pr or 2.  Deads will be make or break my quest for 1000 total.  Overall I'm feeling pretty good as long as I hit depth and don't stop pulling  8)

Planning to open with 295/220/405 and if all goes according to plan I'll finish with 335/250/455
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2018, 12:47:25 PM
This business trip I went on this week was not good timing.

Didn't eat or hydrate or sleep well, and obviously didn't train.

I'm squatting today, bench tomorrow, deads Tuesday then rest wed/thur/fri and eat, eat, eat and hope for the best. Taking Friday off work and driving down.

Anyone want to meet up for dinner Friday night?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 21, 2018, 05:33:28 PM

Anyone want to meet up for dinner Friday night?

:yes:

I'm ready to open with a squat pr and at least one more squat pr after that and hopefully 2. I should be good for a bench pr or 2.  Deads will be make or break my quest for 1000 total.  Overall I'm feeling pretty good as long as I hit depth and don't stop pulling  8)

Planning to open with 295/220/405 and if all goes according to plan I'll finish with 335/250/455

I'm opening with 1,000 and my PR is 1,100, so my work is simple - between my 1st and 3rd attempts, put on a total of 110 additional lbs.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 21, 2018, 06:06:30 PM
1 week out kids....how's everyone feeling?

Me: NOT READY  :panic:
Ha u will be fine Jim, that 6plate squat today was strong as fuk!
Iím feeling ok, just beat up still a bit, openers workout on Monday then eat and rest and eat. Should be good to go!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 21, 2018, 08:55:38 PM
The venue is in the town where I graduated college from. The event is being held on a large indoor soccer field and it's the 1st of it's kind for that area. The complex has a little snack bar, not sure if it will be open the day of our event. There's not much in that part of town with the exception of Hyde's Diner. Hyde's is within walking distance and has great, cheap food, the breakfasts are outstanding. Restaurants in the area are plentiful, but no true steakhouse.

It's about 3 miles to Doug's Fish Fry, which has a few different beers but the fish and chips are OUTSTANDING:

http://www.dougsfishfry.com/dff_cortland/index.php (http://www.dougsfishfry.com/dff_cortland/index.php)

The best restaurant in town is the Hollywood, kind of a small town homegrown version of Delmonico's, but without all the steak selections:

http://www.hollywoodcortlandny.com/ (http://www.hollywoodcortlandny.com/)

Right around the corner is The Community Restaurant, great food, decent bar but not open very late:

http://www.thecommunityrestaurant.com/ (http://www.thecommunityrestaurant.com/)

On old friend of mine owns this place that's open late, but I've actually never been there:

http://www.hairytonys.com/ (http://www.hairytonys.com/)

The last time I lifted weights in Cortland was a 200 BP PR in my dorm room in 1986, so hopefully I can beat my 32 year old Cortland NY PR  ;D



Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2018, 09:12:04 PM
Leaning toward Hollywood......
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 21, 2018, 09:54:12 PM
Leaning toward Hollywood......

No matter what you order there, it's good. They make a toasted cheeseburger that I've never had anywhere else, thick Italian bread, mozzarella cheese and tomato grilled like a toasted cheese sandwich. Pasta is good as well. Atmosphere is dark with comfy 1970's booths, like Delmonicos without the 1920's stockings.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2018, 09:55:42 PM
Menu and atmosphere look good and it's 5 only mins from our hotel.

I'm sold.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 21, 2018, 10:25:07 PM
Menu and atmosphere look good and it's 5 only mins from our hotel.

I'm sold.

More like 10 with traffic.

David Feinstein owns it, little Italian guy that plays a mean guitar. In the 70's he formed a band called "the Rods" the lead singer of the band was Ronnie Dio. He was from Cortland.

You might remember him:

[youtube]vqLFl2obk-o[/youtube]
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 21, 2018, 11:04:11 PM
Good luck everyone!  Rest up and smash it next weekend.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2018, 11:09:02 PM
Good luck everyone!  Rest up and smash it next weekend.

Thanks.  That is the plan.  :)

I am sure it will be a good time regardless.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 22, 2018, 09:25:34 PM
Opener request email has been sent. Schedule has been posted on event info and calendar page.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 22, 2018, 09:57:57 PM
fuck me I am freaking out about openers....
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 22, 2018, 10:27:25 PM
fuck me I am freaking out about openers....

I just swallowed it like a pill and submitted the #s I chose a week ago. Not going in easy, my 1st attempts are all at the upper range of my ability.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on April 22, 2018, 11:26:33 PM
I just swallowed it like a pill and submitted the #s I chose a week ago. Not going in easy, my 1st attempts are all at the upper range of my ability.

LIFT THEM FOR ME, BRO.

Or lift them for yourself, or for Santa Claus, or whatever.  Just lift them.   ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2018, 12:13:13 PM
I am thinking 575/315/550

Submitted:  575/310/575  :panic:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 23, 2018, 03:01:30 PM
Openers just submitted as well. 

295/220/405

I hit all 3 lifts today for a single and the squats and bench were really easy.  Deads slowed down a touch but not worried.

Time to finally crush 1000!!!!!


Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 23, 2018, 04:55:01 PM
GET SOME!!  Good luck to everyone competing, hope you crush your goals!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 23, 2018, 05:44:05 PM
Thanks Brad,
Openers done and submitted today:
400/275/500

Ready to rock
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 24, 2018, 04:21:16 PM
Holy Shit! My openers are in. No backing out now :eek: :panic:

315/270/415
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2018, 04:53:40 PM
Looks like we got a lifting party going on here.  :rocker:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Nuh on April 25, 2018, 11:14:23 AM
Best of luck to all competing!! Hope you all kill it!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on April 25, 2018, 05:07:10 PM
Good luck to everyone!  Have fun!!!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 25, 2018, 07:45:08 PM
Thank you ladies.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 25, 2018, 08:31:26 PM
Looking like Mrs. B won't be around as my Daughter needs to do something "fun" this weekend. Just had a kid from my club dropout with a shoulder injury. Not confident that we'll have enough spotters/loaders.

Would be great to have a meet sometime without a bunch of personal drama surrounding it.  ::)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 26, 2018, 08:43:03 PM
Packing has commenced. Maybe this year I'll even bring my own water and gatoraide so I don't drink all of Flex's  :D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 26, 2018, 11:00:42 PM
.............................

 8)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: piperdown on April 27, 2018, 07:14:04 AM
May you all smash new PR's and State records!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 27, 2018, 09:37:16 AM
weigh in day?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ljimd on April 27, 2018, 10:10:55 AM
Best of luck guys and gals. PR's for everyone.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on April 27, 2018, 10:47:24 AM
I hope everybody crushes it this weekend, except Flex.  He needs to go easy this weekend, so he can go balls out at the Jersey Rumble.

It'd be a damn shame if he goes full steam this weekend and gets injured.  You know, because at his advanced age, that is a very real concern.  Miss Lisa, Flex can sometimes be bull headed, so please keep him in check.

Really wishing I was up there this weekend.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 27, 2018, 11:49:38 AM
weigh in day?

yep woke up .5 over naked so weighing in earlier to shorten my fast
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 27, 2018, 03:28:16 PM
We just weighed in. 197.6 for me.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 27, 2018, 03:55:42 PM
179.8, smashing BK now
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 27, 2018, 04:33:19 PM
Did not even care about staying in the 275 class; weighed in at 289 fully clothed except shoes and with a couple burgers and fries in ma belly. 

Oh lawd..... :o :o :o
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 27, 2018, 04:45:04 PM
John or anyone else driving in, can we borrow 4 tel lb plates for the-warm up area?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 27, 2018, 07:55:50 PM
Weigh in done. 197.5 with jeans on ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 27, 2018, 10:43:10 PM
Weighed in with Davey, 194.6
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 27, 2018, 11:19:15 PM
Had a great evening chilling with Flex, Lisa & Mrs. B. Had some beers in their suite then went to dinner. Food was good, beers were cold and the company was great. Now to dream of chalk covered hands, neon green 100lb plates and lifting really heavy weights over the course of an entire day.

Yeah Buddy!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 28, 2018, 12:14:27 AM
Smash some PRs everyone!

Kinda bummed I'm not there with you all but my meet is next weekend and I'm beat up.  I'd rather hang with the crew and just have fun if I knew I was going to be like this.   Maybe August?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 28, 2018, 04:34:53 PM
No PR's, 1070 total
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 28, 2018, 05:06:44 PM
No PR's, 1070 total

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 28, 2018, 07:50:34 PM
Went nine for nine.  Prs on every lift.

S:  575/600/620
B:  310/330/345
D:  575/605/615

1,580 total.  My best meet yet.

Thanks to Miss Lisa for everything she does for me on a daily basis; Could not have done this without her support.

Thanks to all my IS brothers for coming out.  Great Day!!!!

Beers now!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :beerchug:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 28, 2018, 08:01:53 PM
Nice!  That's how it's done!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 28, 2018, 09:47:40 PM
My lack of focus for a lot iof this year bit me today and i didn't have a great day on the platform but still did get 2 prs. Squat 295 and bench 240. Best part of the day though was hanging out with everybody and watching some awesome prs go down.   

Great day overall and awesome job by team IS
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Andrew on April 29, 2018, 02:31:11 PM
Solid lifting everyone! saw the pics on IG and looks like some great PR's went up! congrats to all
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 29, 2018, 05:17:32 PM
I got the call from Gene today.  He first up, apologized because he felt like a bit of a hypocrite.  He wanted me to reach out to Bando in regards to possibly finding a new Venue for Spring Supremacy.  After everything that happen with Bando and RPS, Gene realized it had come back to bite him.

Gene is looking for a new home for Spring Supremacy

just quoting because asked and delivered.

Bando don't know non deliverables.

Ayye 8)

Awesome fucking job.  Seriously.  You showed true character that I have not seen often by doing this after what happened in the past.

Beers and steaks are on me in April.

Pics or it didn't happen.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2018, 05:21:41 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

I actually do have a pic of your steak.  LOL!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 29, 2018, 05:27:07 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

I actually do have a pic of your steak.  LOL!

and it was a beauty!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2018, 05:29:42 PM
Steak
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2018, 05:30:22 PM
I dunno why it's upside down.... :S :S :S
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2018, 06:10:11 PM
Some useless trivia:

I took 3 of the 4 records in RPS (world & state) yesterday.  Obviously bench is not mine.

When PowerliftingWatch updates its site I will have the best total by 10 lbs.  Current 1st place total is 1,570.  Come at me.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 29, 2018, 06:58:51 PM
Some useless trivia:

I took 3 of the 4 records in RPS (world & state) yesterday.  Obviously bench is not mine.

When PowerliftingWatch updates its site I will have the best total by 10 lbs.  Current 1st place total is 1,570.  Come at me.

Sounds like someone needs to worry more about totals than wedding napkins.

oohhhh just went there
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2018, 07:11:58 PM
Sounds like someone needs to worry more about totals than wedding napkins.

oohhhh just went there

oh snap
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 30, 2018, 08:37:28 AM
No PR's, 1070 total
Did you end up lifting?  I thought you ended up working the event instead
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: induced_drag on April 30, 2018, 10:22:30 AM
Was out of town all weekend at sons soccer tourney so I am just catching up.  Just coming in to give props and respect to all.  Really awesome stuff!!!   Impressive at all levels.   Some big lifts and personal triumphs.   We fight many battles and sometimes, just a good lift is a victory...     While it is easy to think to congratulate a big squat, but I want to congratulate Flex on a fantastic bench.   Battling back from injury is a tough thing.   You make no excuses and did an awesome job!   Nice work!   Nice work to everyone!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on April 30, 2018, 10:31:52 AM
After having some time to sit back, unwind and reflect the highlights of the weekend for me were Shawn breaking the state squat record and then going up for attempt 3 and doing it again lol but them Jim just destroying his deadlift pr twice as well! That was a lot of fun guys.  Can't wait for next year  ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: tooth on April 30, 2018, 10:43:58 AM
Saw some of the videos on IG.  Sounds like I missed a great IS meet, again.  Some day I'm going to make this fit into my life. 
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 30, 2018, 11:30:45 AM
No PR's, 1070 total
Did you end up lifting?  I thought you ended up working the event instead

I did both, most weight I've ever moved in a single day.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: AlexanderOmand on April 30, 2018, 11:46:38 AM
Sounds like someone needs to worry more about totals than wedding napkins.

oohhhh just went there
dammit... These napkins ain't gonna fold themselves...
Did wish I was there to assist, and help out, but my wedding is a bit more important.

No worries, though, I'm coming into New Jersey, almost 50lbs lighter than Flex, and still going to post up numbers to challenge him.

Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 30, 2018, 03:39:55 PM
Great job guys!  Congrats on breaking so many records! I have some big boots to fill at the end of May, great job again!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on April 30, 2018, 08:01:06 PM
So got off the plane today, opened my suitcase at home....my damn trophy was snapped clean in half!!  :eek:
Thanks Porter airlines!
Ah well, the boys got to see it anyway, thatís all that really mattered.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 30, 2018, 08:10:12 PM
So got off the plane today, opened my suitcase at home....my damn trophy was snapped clean in half!!  :eek:
Thanks Porter airlines!
Ah well, the boys got to see it anyway, thatís all that really mattered.

Damn that sucks!
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on April 30, 2018, 08:27:59 PM
That really sucks.  Mine got damaged too but no one to blame but myself.  Not bad just some chips in the finish.

Contact Alex and see if he can get you a replacement.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on April 30, 2018, 08:29:44 PM
That really sucks. Maybe a little hot glue will fix it right up. You can always peel the name plate off and pick up a golf troghy to slap it on. :o ;D
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on April 30, 2018, 08:41:38 PM
Flex, what did you say to Gene where he laughed and said "well I wasn't going to say it" before one of your attempts?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 01, 2018, 08:32:43 PM
What's everyone doing next?

I'm going to hit a couple of my heavy singles for the gym just because I can. Then going back to the program I was running before my peak as it went so well.

I want to go to Jersey and spot/load for Flex & DerAlta but I have to be at work that Sunday afternoon  :-\
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on May 01, 2018, 09:31:28 PM
I started a Barbell medicine 7 week hypertrophy program today...was tight as fuk, but stayed light. Diet began on Monday for my annual summer shred. Some time away from heavy squats and deads is needed, my hip has been a mess. Nothing but 6 rep highbars the next 7 weeks no heavier than RPE 8.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 01, 2018, 09:54:04 PM
Some time away from heavy squats and deads is needed, my hip has been a mess. Nothing but 6 rep highbars the next 7 weeks no heavier than RPE 8.

I won't deadlift again for awhile, but I squat year round. I'm looking forward to DB BP, so much easier on my elbows than BB.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on May 01, 2018, 10:39:37 PM
I'll be doing 531. I like the simplicity of it and i can still switch up the accessories for variety.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 02, 2018, 05:52:20 AM
Back to the gym this morning.  Was sore as fuck last few days.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on May 02, 2018, 08:13:36 AM
I lifted Monday morning after I dropped Shawn off.  I've got some work to do this year.

Hoping to get out to Rochester still but it's iffy because of work. John was saying he'll probably go too so hopefully a couple of cheerleaders will show up.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on May 02, 2018, 09:31:33 PM
Great stuff, guys, congrats to all!  I'm now officially glad that I didn't try to show up at this meet, because my mom chose Saturday to have a pulmonary embolism. :facepalm:
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 02, 2018, 10:09:01 PM
Great stuff, guys, congrats to all!  I'm now officially glad that I didn't try to show up at this meet, because my mom chose Saturday to have a pulmonary embolism. :facepalm:

Good Heavens, just said a prayer for her.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Dave on May 02, 2018, 11:01:44 PM
Great stuff, guys, congrats to all!  I'm now officially glad that I didn't try to show up at this meet, because my mom chose Saturday to have a pulmonary embolism. :facepalm:

Oh damn so sorry to hear! Good that you were there for her.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 03, 2018, 11:55:00 AM
So sorry to hear, K.   :'(
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on May 03, 2018, 12:50:28 PM
So sorry to hear that Kelly, wishing you the best  :(
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: itsagoodday on May 03, 2018, 03:16:22 PM
Thanks, all.  She had a good run of it for a while, but the pulmonary embolism is a game changer.  It needs to be treated with blood thinners, which she cannot have due to her main tumor, which bleeds constantly.  This clot may still kill her because it can't be treated, but if it doesn't, the next one will.  She's finishing up some radiation therapy to try to alleviate some side effects from the tumor, but she's in a lot of pain and having breathing issues from the clot.  She'll likely start hospice as soon as radiation ends in the next two weeks.  She tends to completely shut down in inpatient facilities, so I'll do home hospice with her as long as I can.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on May 03, 2018, 05:21:15 PM
Oh man. So sorry to hear. It just never seems to end. Best wishes for you guys
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 04, 2018, 12:33:23 PM
Back to the gym this morning.  Was sore as fuck last few days.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 04, 2018, 12:35:08 PM
Went in Wednesday and did bench.  It was sad.  Very sad.  Did not post.

No training yesterday or today.

Back to the gym tomorrow.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 04, 2018, 12:46:43 PM
Went in Wednesday and did bench.  It was sad.  Very sad.  Did not post.


Well it was good when it mattered at least.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 01:01:58 PM
Made a vid of my lifts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8nXc0ahEfA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8nXc0ahEfA)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: ShawnJ on May 05, 2018, 03:39:07 PM
Loved the vid Jim, Davey/Bacon/Bando cameos allover
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 05, 2018, 03:49:33 PM
Anyone happen to get my final deadlift?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 04:44:24 PM
Lisa has it, I think.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 04:47:47 PM
Anyone happen to get my final deadlift?

Was it 420 lbs?

If so we have it.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 05, 2018, 05:54:16 PM
Awesome. Thanks  Ms. Lisa. I would like to see it.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: reduni on May 05, 2018, 05:54:43 PM
Nice vid Jim. Watching again the lifts looked awesom.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 05, 2018, 05:59:50 PM
Nice vid Jim. Watching again the lifts looked awesom.

For PRs I feel like he had a few more lbs in the tank for everything but the bench.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 06:05:20 PM
Honestly I think if  fly landed on the bar on either my 3rd squat or 3rd deadlift I wouldn't have got it.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 06:05:53 PM
Awesome. Thanks  Ms. Lisa. I would like to see it.

Want me to upload to YT and send you the link or what?
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 05, 2018, 06:11:20 PM
Awesome. Thanks  Ms. Lisa. I would like to see it.

Want me to upload to YT and send you the link or what?

That would be great. TY.
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 06:56:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEnp-wAPV20 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEnp-wAPV20)
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: Bando on May 05, 2018, 07:14:03 PM
Krikey strong no lockout unless it's just my phone playing tricks on me
Title: Re: RPS Spring Supremacy 2018
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2018, 07:41:49 PM
Did not look quite locked out to me either at shoulders or hips.