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Tom Mutaffis
07-14-2009, 04:34 PM
I will be competing this weekend down in Fort Myers, Florida. Have not had a chance to train for this event as it was a last minute decision. The events are standard though with the exception of the crucifix hold which I have never done.

Currently my bodyweight is between 215-218 lbs but I will be competing in the HW weight class to give the event some balance and for additional challenge. The other competitors in my weight class will be around 300 lbs bodyweight.

The events:

Log Press 250 lbs 12" Log Press for Reps (Clean Once)
Deadlift 525 lbs 2" Axle Bar Deadlift for Reps (No suit, no straps)
Crucifix Hold 30 lbs Per Hand SledgeHammer Crucifix Hold (For time)
Atlas Stones - 280, 300, 313, 354, 365 lbs all to 52" platform

http://www.nastrongmaninc.com/upcoming/upcoming_item.asp?UpcomingID=355

Big Jay
07-14-2009, 05:02 PM
good luck Tom

Jeff Garvin
07-14-2009, 05:24 PM
I'm sure you will do great with minimal training for this competition! :thumbup:

Travis Bell
07-14-2009, 06:35 PM
good luck Tom!

lil' power
07-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Good Luck!

Brian Hopper
07-14-2009, 06:43 PM
Good Luck!!!

BFGUITAR
07-14-2009, 07:01 PM
I will be competing for the first time ever this weekend. Best of luck to you! I have a lot of respect for your kind of lifting.

Lones Green
07-14-2009, 09:01 PM
Good luck Tom!!!

fpr
07-14-2009, 09:21 PM
I will be competing this weekend down in Fort Myers, Florida. Have not had a chance to train for this event as it was a last minute decision. The events are standard though with the exception of the crucifix hold which I have never done.


Good luck Tom, see if you can get someone to video tape the event!

BFGUITAR, you doing a PL meet or Strongman... if you PLing what you opening at?

BFGUITAR
07-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Good luck Tom, see if you can get someone to video tape the event!

BFGUITAR, you doing a PL meet or Strongman... if you PLing what you opening at?

PLing in the 90kg.

Brian C
07-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Good Luck Tom. Would love to see the "little guy" take down some 300 lbers.

Jesse Hernandez
07-14-2009, 10:00 PM
Dam that sounds like fun! You better represent!

vdizenzo
07-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Good luck Tom. Show 'em what the WBB boys can do.

BigTallOx
07-15-2009, 03:23 AM
Good luck, I'm anxious to see some videos of the competition.

Illinimeats
07-15-2009, 06:49 AM
Best of luck!

Illinimeats

rbtrout
07-15-2009, 11:37 AM
Get 'em, Tom. Hopefully we'll have vids to see of you kicking some 300 pounder's butt.

Tom Mutaffis
07-17-2009, 09:19 AM
Thank you.

I appreciate the encouragement. Am getting ready to head to the airport in a couple of hours and am actually feeling a bit anxious, but am prepared to battle tomorrow.

Ryan Hale
07-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Hope it goes well for you Tom.Best of luck,look forward to seeing the results.

Ryan Hale

getting there
07-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Go get 'em. I love it when the little guy chooses to compete against the bigger ones. Not saying you are little but you will def. be outweighed. I hope you kick some ass.

WyztaTrjnsFtbll
07-17-2009, 09:31 PM
good luck man kill it out there

SkinnyMan305
07-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Damn I wish I could have made it there to watch but I had to work, It was literally 5 minutes from my house!!!!! Hope all went well.

chris mason
07-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Get 'em Tom!

Tom Mutaffis
07-19-2009, 09:05 AM
Just got back from the contest. I started off strong winning the first two events, but the heat and a couple of technical errors cost me the victory and I finished the day in 2nd Place in the HW Division. There was a great crowd and it was a fun day, this effort is also the second time that I have qualified for Nationals as a HW (qualified as a LW twice also). I was on ABC News locally in Florida with a small clip of me doing the crucifix hold with the sledgehammers as well.

Will post a full write up with some contest video tomorrow.

Big Jay
07-19-2009, 09:09 AM
awesome job Tom! congrats!

Brian Hopper
07-19-2009, 09:33 AM
Nice Work TOM!!!!!