Today marks a week since my meet in Kokomo, so I wanted to take the time to show and praise some of the incredible lifters at this meet. These posts include both my teammates and some amazing human beings I was lucky enough to befriend between lifts.
To start, second lightest member of the team (only above me haha), Jim Queen. He went 9/9, squatting an impressive 187.5kg and deadlifting 227.5kg.
Next up is my good friend @powerliftergainz who was able to pull off this badass third attempt on squat 👊🏼
Our newest member to the team, Alex Velazquez, had a ridiculously solid first meet. His third attempt on squat was a story in itself. He squatted 207.5kg before the command, then squatted it again after the command and getting the lift! He also deadlifted 227.5kg like it was nothing. (Last vid)
In the fourth video is my fellow teammate @dereklee88 who had a killer meet and slayed his third attempt on bench.
Fifth video is of Derek's twin brother, Dirk who benched over 380lbs and left more in the tank.
Sixth up was @andrewingenito and his second attempt on bench. He recently suffered a knee injury, so he was only able to bench. But at only 18 years old, he made 177.5kg look easy. 👊🏼 Happy to have met this guy. He has a story not too different from my own and he's an insanely awesome human being.
Up seventh is @voilsbuster crushing his third attempt on deads 👊🏼 It was awesome seeing him lift. A great guy to talk to too!
Eighth is the legend himself, Joe McDonald. The 60 year old man who got basically everyone on the team into powerlifting. Bench didn't quite go his way, but he certainly redeemed it with this third attempt on deadlift!
For the ninth vid, my favorite lift of the day from @grtdane04 👊🏼 A member of the team, this badass has been fighting for a 500 deadlift at meets for nearly three years and he finally got it. 227.5kg for an easy third attempt!
Sorry to make this post so long, but I'd also like to congratulate everyone on my team as well as some of the badass lifters I met throughout the day including: @ryanhamscher @alex_trejo03 and @dlk_charles Way to crush, everyone 🤘🏼