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Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« on: December 31, 2014, 01:36:13 PM »
The Planning started as soon as the floor dried after mopping up from the inaugural Southern Mass Blast.  Gene and Ame approved it that night.

A few Sponsors from the first Meet, said they'd be sponsoring the second Meet.  The Gym Owners were on-board for the Meet

In early November I had a few lifters that sad they'd be back for the next event.  Even had one say she and her mom were going to compete.

Today, I had my first inquiry from an interested lifter. 

So, my main goal this weekend, is to get the registration posted. 

T-shirt designs are underway, I'm lining up sponsors already, and have picked a beneficiary for the Proceeds from the Meet.

www.operationdeltadog.org

And here we go....
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 04:55:40 PM »
Push/Pull only again?
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 08:21:00 AM »
Yes, but...

I had an interesting talk with Gene and Morgan (Head of RPS New England) yesterday.  It seems that Gene was suitably impressed with the first Meet, and wants me to aim for 70 lifters this year.  Apparently I did a good enough job, that there was a lot of talk about what I put together.  What all came out of it, is that if I move it to a bigger venue, with more space, I will have a Full power Meet in 2016.  Gene also said he could see me growing this into a bigger, possibly two day Meet.

So, for this year, just Push/Pull.  2016... Bigger.
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 09:53:52 AM »
Last year, my first registration was May 13.

For 2015, the first registration was today.  This gets me suitably excited.

I have a few new ideas for this year that will make it a nicer event than last, and improve it for everyone involved.

Preliminary Shirt design, Version 1.
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 09:57:45 AM »
Push/Pull only again?

ok, I'm not being a smart ass here...surprising right,  but what else is there?
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 11:54:19 AM »
Push/Pull only again?

ok, I'm not being a smart ass here...surprising right,  but what else is there?

Squat.
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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 11:57:04 AM »
Push/Pull only again?

ok, I'm not being a smart ass here...surprising right,  but what else is there?

Squat.

ahhh, thanks,  I thought that was included in the push part.  I need to start attending some competitions and learning more about them
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 01:14:15 PM »
Push/Pull only again?

ok, I'm not being a smart ass here...surprising right,  but what else is there?

Squat.

ahhh, thanks,  I thought that was included in the push part.  I need to start attending some competitions and learning more about them
Yep, It's commonly called "Push/Pull" or "Ironman" when the Meet is just Bench and Deadlift.  I wish I could include Squats, as those are much more exciting than Benching.  But I can't quite afford 2 Monolifts right now.  Nor do I have the space for just one.

I'll do the Push/Pull this year, and aim for a bigger venue next year and adding squats as well. 

If Flex only does one Meet this year, he'll still qualify as a "Novice" under RPS rules, and in 2016, he can Smash a 650lb Squat at the SMB 3.

:D
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 01:08:46 PM »
Just adding in a few quick updates. 

I scored a Sponsor last week, and another one this week.

First up, Stack'd Nutrition, makers of the Best Protein Pancake mix out there.  He's putting together a prize package with a few bags of mix, a Stack'd Spatula, and few goodies.  I announced this one last week on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/events/338863349613604/

Tomorrow, I get to announce that RSP Nutrition is bringing two prize packages to the Meet.  One for Best Female Lifter, and Best Male Lifter.  I've decided to announce the sponsors here on Iron-Sanctuary first, so that as some of the SMB lifters get info, and are pointed this way, they get the good info first.

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Squat: 545; Bench: 350; Deadlift: 610; Total: 1490

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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 11:07:37 AM »
And it keeps getting better!

Attached is a different version of the T-shirt.  I'm trying to put together 2 versions, one for the lifters, one for the Staff/Sponsors.

In two days, I get to announce that Nutrex Research has officially returned as a Sponsor.  They're putting together a prize package for Best Overall Lifter, and Crowd Favorite.

I just connected with Cutler Nutrition and they'll be putting together a Prize Package as well.  I'll know more after I talk with them later today.  That one I get to announce next Friday.  If Lifters want the inside info, I'm hoping they visit/register/join I-S.

Next week hopefully if all this damn snow finally stops, I'll be meeting with a local pancake house to sponsor the Meet.  That way, lifters can weigh-in, drive a mile up the road and gorge themselves.
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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2015, 06:12:55 PM »
Very cool that you do this Alex.  Let me know when the shirts are available.  I'll take another.

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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 12:34:18 PM »
As the Meet approaches, and before I order the shirts, I'll post the final design here, should anyone want one, I can add it to the order and ship it out as soon the day after the Meet.

On a Meet note, I connected with a Rep from Bentley Mills Commercial carpet, and they are going to supply me with an 8'x12' section of carpet for the Meet.  My Lady, who's an Illustrator, is going to do up the RPS Logo on the carpet.

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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 07:24:43 PM »
My Lady, who's an Illustrator, is going to do up the RPS Logo on the carpet.

That'll be cool, because Gene usually has ugly ass carpet.

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Re: Southern Mass Blast! 2 - August 23rd, 2015
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2015, 10:18:58 PM »
My Lady, who's an Illustrator, is going to do up the RPS Logo on the carpet.

That'll be cool, because Gene usually has ugly ass carpet.
I'll let him know your opinion. ;)
Do not fear The Iron, for it does not care.
The Iron is Resolute in Purpose, Steadfast in Intent, Unwavering in Desire, and Immovable in Stature.
Unless acted upon by a Superior Force.
Squat: 545; Bench: 350; Deadlift: 610; Total: 1490