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Sean Hatley
03-22-2009, 03:40 PM
Arrived in Omaha at 8 on Friday morning and headed up to Big Iron gym to weigh in. Weighed in at 240. Then headed out with a portion of the SOS crew and grabed some breakfast and carbed up to get the weight i had to cut. The rest of the day consisted of eating and BSing with the guys. I think i weighed 250 by the end of the day. Arrived at the meet area the day of the meet at around 9. lifting started at 10 and the meet didnt end till around 9.

I opened squats with 589lbs and made my way into the meet. Took 617 for my second attempt. I ended up dumping. I had the straps too tight on my suit and coulnt get good air. Took the same weight again for my third attempt. Missed it again. Came out of the hole fine, but fell forward halfway up. Wasnt too happy with the squats, but at least i was in the meet.

I opened Bench with 451, smoked it and one of the judges asked if there was any weight on the bar. LOL. Took 473 for my second attempt adn smoked that also. For my third attempt i took 501 and made it look like an opener. Fast and easy. Some of the people there told me that i should have opened with that. Was very happy about that.Thats a 126lb meet PR from my fist meet bench which was 375, and a 50lb PR from that gym.

Started Deadlifts at around 7:30pm. I opened up with 492 and pulled it easy. Then for my second i too 537 and pulled it with relative ease and that was a PR. Then went for 578 on my third and final attempt. Pulled it all the way and had to fight for that last inch to lock out. Locked it out, and got the down comand just in time casue i felt my grip slipping in my right hand. I felt i had dropped it out of my hands an inch before it hit the ground and was fearing i might get 3 reds. I got 3 white ligths and a huge PR on DL. I was so happy about that.

Went 7 out of 9 which is good for me considering its only my second PL meet and put up a 1668lb total. Huge thanks goes out for the entire SOS crew for getting my training dialed in and getting me ready for the meet. The handlers we had were just phenominal getting us wraped up and getting out gear on and adjusted and handing off on bench. Just 100% money. Dont know when the next meet is, but hope to get my squat better so that way i make more than just my opener.


Here is the list of Results form Big Iron Website

BIG Spring Open Results
by Michele, Mar 22, 2009
Men's Full Power (S/B/D Total)
148 1st Ryan Moody 485/242/430 1157
165 1st Al Caslow 876/540/666 2083
181 1st Michael Cartinian 909/683/661 2254
181 2nd Mick Manley 777/402/634 1813
181 3rd Derek Binford 633/463/569 1653
181 4th Gabe Falcon 573/276/502 1350
181 NP Paul Mies 656/0/0
198 NP Nick Farley-Wamberg 0/0/0
220 1st Shawn Frankl 981/832/722 2535
220 2nd Bobby Frankl 903/606/617 2077
220 3rd John Workman 838/518/573 1929
220 4th John Falcon 744/623/551 1918
220 5th Lance Stanley 700/540/600 1840
220 6th Matt Sahlfeld 727/485/617 1829
220 7th Tyler Kinsella 623/424/502 1548
220 8th Rod Bauer 546/463/502 1510
220 NP Tom Bollig 805/0/0
242 1st Jason Ehlert 805/634/678 1895
242 2nd Kevin Rekowski 705/424/612 1741
242 3rd Sean Hatley 590/502/579 1670
242 NP Tony Acome 903/0/0
242 NP Brian Carroll 1041/0/0
275 1st Jeremy Frey 1036/810/810 2656
275 2nd Jim Grandick 1029/804/750 2584
275 3rd Anthony Carlquist 926/722/771 2419
275 4th Brad Johnson 816/540/683 2028
275 5th Dan Dague 783/562/661 2006
275 NP Justin Redding 970/0/0
308 1st Gregg Damminga 860/545/720 2110
308 2nd Dave Damminga 623/331/606 1559
308 NP Ben Moore 0/0/0

Women's Full Power
132 1st Mandy Bennett 308/154/287 749
148 1st Shannon Hartnett 601/292/518 1410
148 2nd Debbie Damminga 380/215/408 1003
165 1st Melissa Henry 485/369/446 1300
165 2nd Jessalyn Stierwalt 303/182/303 788
181 1st Krystal Cary 595/386/424 1405
181 2nd Michele Cogger 402/187/342 931
SHW 1st Mary Sutton 402/226/418 1047

Bench Only
181 NP Jason Nguyen 0
198 1st Kyle Nadrchal 451.9
198 2nd Mark Hammond 402.3
242 1st John McClaren 650.3
242 2nd Milt Schneider 501.5
242 3rd Mike Moody 418.8
275 1st Richie Briggs 821.2
275 NP Aaron Wilson 0
308 1st Dan Gross 677.9
SHW 1st Charlie Kadrlik 639.3
SHW (F) 1st Rachel Nutter 358.2

Push/Pull
220 1st Jerry Boukal 281/452 731
242 1st Jakob Cook 694/683 1377

chris mason
03-22-2009, 04:07 PM
BIG total by Frey!

WillNoble
03-22-2009, 04:12 PM
BIG total by Frey!

Yeah was awesome watching he and carrolls lift, they are beasts.

mattdunkin
03-22-2009, 06:23 PM
Congratulations on your meet, Sean.Sounds like you came away with some good experience from this one and next time put some more weight on that bar when you bench!

Brian Hopper
03-22-2009, 06:34 PM
Congrats on the meet!!!!

Reko
03-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Yeah was awesome watching he and carrolls lift, they are beasts.


Who is this Jim Grandick guy? Never heard of him but he was neck and neck with Frey until the DL, and even that wasn't too far off. He put up some ridiculous numbers too!

ACaslow
03-22-2009, 09:50 PM
Is this thread a write up for the 275ers or something? LOL

great job Sean, there is tons more to add to your total, specially on squat. Will help you grow a set of bigger balls and watch that lift take off. LOL j/k man, it's a lift that you seem to just now start developing so I see a lot coming out of it fast man.

Congrats on a great meet.

Oh, and wow Shawn Frankl was best lifter. Now I'm staying back on topic.

WillNoble
03-22-2009, 10:35 PM
Is this thread a write up for the 275ers or something? LOL

great job Sean, there is tons more to add to your total, specially on squat. Will help you grow a set of bigger balls and watch that lift take off. LOL j/k man, it's a lift that you seem to just now start developing so I see a lot coming out of it fast man.

Congrats on a great meet.

Oh, and wow Shawn Frankl was best lifter. Now I'm staying back on topic.

Congrats on your WR Al, it was a helluva lift

MarcusWild
03-22-2009, 11:48 PM
Congrats on the HUGE improvement on your bench. What did you do in training that helped you get it?

Who's Jim Grandick? He's one of the best powerlifters on the planet and has been for years minus a brief injury hiatus.

Brad08
03-23-2009, 07:23 AM
165 1st Al Caslow 876/540/666 2083


That's ridiculous, man!

Great work everybody. Big numbers from several guys on here.

Reko
03-23-2009, 08:40 AM
That's ridiculous, man!

Great work everybody. Big numbers from several guys on here.

Twas a WR too. BIG has it on their youtube page, vid shot from the front right next to the judges I think. Very awesome lift.

Ditka2008
03-23-2009, 10:30 AM
Nice work Sean and Reko...impressive!

Sean Hatley
03-23-2009, 05:11 PM
Thanks Shawn

Sean Hatley
03-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Is this thread a write up for the 275ers or something? LOL

great job Sean, there is tons more to add to your total, specially on squat. Will help you grow a set of bigger balls and watch that lift take off. LOL j/k man, it's a lift that you seem to just now start developing so I see a lot coming out of it fast man.

Congrats on a great meet.

Oh, and wow Shawn Frankl was best lifter. Now I'm staying back on topic.

Yeah, i really pussed out on squat. Dam Metal suit shot me out from under that bar like a cannon ball cause i had the straps too tight and i shot my hips forward. Now i know why Falcon was happy to get rid of that suit. IM glad i was able to come back and make all my bench and deadlift attempts. I told you that i would get that 500 bench.

Sean Hatley
03-23-2009, 05:22 PM
Congratulations on your meet, Sean.Sounds like you came away with some good experience from this one and next time put some more weight on that bar when you bench!

Thanks, and I will definatly put some more weight on next time.