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chris mason
03-02-2008, 11:14 PM
First, it was great to finally meet some of you in person!

Ok, here are some pics:

http://aycu27.webshots.com/image/44266/2006126778480741981_th.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2006126778480741981)

Above: Travis Bell, Matt Smith (big guy in the blue shirt), Phil Harrington, me behind Phil, and Mike Wolfe

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Above: Same crew as the first pic, but you can see me. We are in the Animal Cage during these shots.

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Above: My friend and employee Cornelius with HHH. MANY people were jealous of this shot as we got to get right through the crowd and into the MD area due to the fact I had a meeting with their ad rep. You would not have believed the crowd he attracted!

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Above: On the left - me, Wbb's Buffman, JT Hall/ On the right: Matt Smith, a friend of Sam Byrd's name Tre (not sure on the spelling - BIG dude!), Sam Byrd, and Jeremy Hoornstra. We all met for dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse on Saturday night.

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Above: Same crew again, different angle.

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
03-03-2008, 07:27 AM
It was great to finally meet you:thumbup:

Great pictures!

Thanks a lot,

"BIG WILLIE" J.T. HALL
GOT MAXIMUM MASS STACK?

Travis Bell
03-03-2008, 08:39 AM
It was great seein you again Chris! I look forward to getting together this summer at some of the meets.

The cage was a ton of fun

Guido
03-03-2008, 09:49 AM
I'll be putting up some pics as well. I got PLENTY of great shots. There were some fantastic lifters at the Arnold. It was great to meet you Chris!

I got to see:
Sam Byrd
Travis Bell
Sgt. Rock
Chris Mason (don't know how I didn't get a pic with you!)
Jason Frye (710 bench @ 190 lbs!)
Becca Swanson
Kara Bohigian (got pic but didn't turn out :()


I got to meet and get pics with:
Sioux-Z Hartwig-Gary
Priscilla Ribic
Brad Gillingham (dwarfed me)
ALN's very own Mike Wolfe (great guy!)

I'll be posting pics later.

Bill Carpenter
03-03-2008, 12:45 PM
Did Halbert lift in the cage? What did he hit? I am glad he is back. I am actually motivated again to compete this summer.

Travis Bell
03-03-2008, 01:49 PM
he hit 585 pretty solid and 600 with a tad bit from the center(raw at 210) spotter.

George will be doing Nationals I believe so you'll get to see him there...doing crazy things that no man at his weight should do. After his last meet, he stayed out of the shirt for the last month or so and now hes winding it up again

BFGUITAR
03-03-2008, 02:02 PM
I wouldn't want to get into a fight with the guy in blue!

SGT ROCK
03-03-2008, 02:55 PM
I believe Halbert hit 515 or 505 and missed the 605, but let me tell you, the guy is a BRICK...his upper body looks like any national level bodybuilder. George is one of the greatest lifters I have ever met, and one of the few lifters I would give SUPERSTAR status to, I really look up to him. His arms and chest have to be seen to imagine, you can see them THROUGH the t shirt. Westside came in and put on a truly world class display on powerlifting and teamwork, I have never met anyone from that gym that was anything less than a true gentleman. CORRECTION....IT WAS 585....George is an icon!

Semper Fi
Sgt Rock

Guido
03-03-2008, 02:57 PM
Here's some pics from the Arnold:

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getfit
03-03-2008, 03:41 PM
Guido you look awesome.I need to attend next years.I'll just have to shut up and do it!

So much fun :)

Buffman
03-03-2008, 03:46 PM
http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/44090/2006145270641242276_th.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2006145270641242276)

Above: On the left - me, Wbb's Buffman, JT Hall/ On the right: Matt Smith, a friend of Sam Byrd's name Tre (not sure on the spelling - BIG dude!), Sam Byrd, and Jeremy Hoornstra. We all met for dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse on Saturday night.

http://aycu04.webshots.com/image/47883/2006114766808266699_th.jpg (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2006114766808266699)

Above: Same crew again, different angle.

Chris

It was great to meet you and THANK YOU for the wonderful meal at the Spaghetti Warehouse.
I really appreciated it and had a AWESOME time.
Thanks again and I sent you a PM!

BPM Osgood
03-03-2008, 03:55 PM
Great Pics Everyone!

solarisdude45
03-03-2008, 06:58 PM
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed seeing the pictures. Too bad, Rock didn't make it; I really enjoyed reading his adventure a few years ago. :)

bigbadwolfe
03-03-2008, 07:12 PM
Did Halbert lift in the cage? What did he hit? I am glad he is back. I am actually motivated again to compete this summer.


George got 585 Raw on his own
600 with tap from the center man
and 615 was missed at the top

I was the side spotter loading the bar :)

bigbadwolfe
03-03-2008, 07:15 PM
It was really Great to also meet alot of you guys there.

Built ,Guido and the crew they were all with were all super cool. I kind of wish now I would of got to go out to dinner with them. I talked on te phone with Built tonight for about an hour. We will need to plan some thing BIG for next year.

Wolfy!!!!

Bill Carpenter
03-03-2008, 08:55 PM
That is awesome he is hitting some big weight again. Is George getting back in to shirt training soon? I would love to have George come up for the Bench Bash for Cash at the UPA Power Weekend in July.

Bill Carpenter
03-03-2008, 08:59 PM
he hit 585 pretty solid and 600 with a tad bit from the center(raw at 210) spotter.

George will be doing Nationals I believe so you'll get to see him there...doing crazy things that no man at his weight should do. After his last meet, he stayed out of the shirt for the last month or so and now hes winding it up again

I didnt see this post. Excellent to see him back in the shirt too. Just a matter of time before he puts something freaky back up.

Bill Carpenter
03-03-2008, 09:01 PM
pretty sure George said he was going to do Kenny's meet next.

Awesome! I will be there cheering him on from the table. I have to get use to sitting at the scores table the whole meet. I like to run around and cheer lifters on. Now I remember why I use to hire people to run the table. LOL!

Big_Byrd52
03-04-2008, 07:18 AM
Hey Chris, good to finally meet u in person. And thanks for dinner sat. That place was awesome, and we even got the grand tour haha. By the way, i gained about 12 pounds over the weekend! i went from 218 to 230! i sound like woman pms'n whinin bout how bloated i feel. haha

Started the Results last night too. smells awful but tastes pretty good.

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
03-04-2008, 07:21 AM
Hey Chris, good to finally meet u in person. And thanks for dinner sat. That place was awesome, and we even got the grand tour haha. By the way, i gained about 12 pounds over the weekend! i went from 218 to 230! i sound like woman pms'n whinin bout how bloated i feel. haha

Started the Results last night too. smells awful but tastes pretty good.

It was great meeting you and breaking bread together:thumbup:

TRAIN HARD

"BIG WILLIE" J.T. HALL

GOT MAXIMUM MASS STACK?

Big_Byrd52
03-04-2008, 01:53 PM
you to big man.

chris mason
03-04-2008, 02:53 PM
Hey Chris, good to finally meet u in person. And thanks for dinner sat. That place was awesome, and we even got the grand tour haha. By the way, i gained about 12 pounds over the weekend! i went from 218 to 230! i sound like woman pms'n whinin bout how bloated i feel. haha

Started the Results last night too. smells awful but tastes pretty good.

Sam, it was great speaking with you and meeting you in person! Lol, it was a pretty good restaurant.

Good stuff on the RESULTS. Let me know what you think in a couple of weeks.

Chris

Big_Byrd52
03-05-2008, 11:28 AM
Will do chris.

weight is back down to 220 now and still holdin some water, but itll come off by the end of the week and be back to 215ish. I was tellin Winters that after this next Bodybuilding show in June, i may let my weight get up to about 250 just see what happens to my total.

ACaslow
03-05-2008, 06:46 PM
great pictures, the arnold event looks like an out of control gathering behind those fences.

chris mason
03-05-2008, 08:55 PM
Will do chris.

weight is back down to 220 now and still holdin some water, but itll come off by the end of the week and be back to 215ish. I was tellin Winters that after this next Bodybuilding show in June, i may let my weight get up to about 250 just see what happens to my total.

That should be interesting! I am looking to add about 25 lbs and get back to 230 lbs or so myself. I am on the way now. The only caveat is that I still need to be able to fit into the 5 pairs of 34" pants I got...:thumbup: Lol, that may be tough...

Big_Byrd52
03-06-2008, 12:59 PM
screw that man! u always buy for winter weight... thats what a belt is for! then buy all ur shorts for when ur lean that way u have to diet come summer time.

chris mason
03-06-2008, 01:37 PM
screw that man! u always buy for winter weight... thats what a belt is for! then buy all ur shorts for when ur lean that way u have to diet come summer time.


I am with you, but unfortunately I have to have dress pants and they look goofy when I bunch them up to fit my waist...:(