It was an absolute honor and privilege to coach 18 of you through Raw Nationals. Thank you for giving me everything you had; from your efforts in training, to your complete trust and confidence in our game plan, and your integrity & measured composure as competitors. Each of you brought your best to the platform and I thank you for not only being exemplary athletes for the greater @murderofcrowsbarbellclub family, but for each of you being involved in my growing and learning as a coach, cycle over cycle, year over year.
Chief among the lessons is that none of this would have been possible without the help of our community. @nthomas90, you fucking rock, dude. I really can't put into words the appreciation, love, and pride I have for you. You have really done an excellent job as a coach, athlete, and leader, and I am incredibly thankful to have you on my team.
A huge thank you to @jamilaemani, @thisislize, @cat_lifts, @physiostrengthnyc, @restingliftface, @mattressrob @vin.kenmorebarbell, and our team captain, @bananalunch, for helping out in every single way imaginable. You all did so much for the team, from loading, recording, cheering, and supporting two (very) tired coaches, this years Nationals would not be possible without your selfless efforts and sacrifices for your team. I am incredibly proud to have you all as athletes and friends- you all represented MoC with distinction, and are truly integral to the incredible strength of our community, our not-so-secret weapon. Huge thanks to @kurtrod, @smiiilez, @kilolama and @srhcas for holding down the fort, putting on the livestream for everyone, and sending well-wishes throughout the week.
Lastly, I'd like to say thank you to my wife, @feedme_tellmeimbeefy. Your undying support for me, our family, and our community has always left me in wonderment. There were more than a few times where your disposition and presence uplifted me from chaos, and you are single-handedly my driving force as a man, husband, and coach. Everything I do is for you and our cat, and I appreciate you taking time away from your own business, after newly-doubling your staff, to be with a bunch of rascals. I love you.