View Full Version : WINNERS - Strongest of the weak ones

Joe Black
12-08-2009, 02:37 AM
Whilst it's highly doubtful that anyone reading this thread isn't aware of this competition, but just in case you aren't, check out this thread - Strongest of the weak ones - Official Thread (http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130567)

This was the first online lifting competition we have run and there were some very good prizes up for grabs! Just to remind everyone!

Best lifter by formula (wilks) - $250 cash or equivalent ALN gift certificate
Best total - $250 cash or equivalent ALN gift certificate
Best squat - $150 AtLarge Nutrition gift voucher
Best bench - $150 AtLarge Nutrition gift voucher
Best deadlift - $150 AtLarge Nutrition gift voucher

We had 32 lifters officially enter the competition of which 14 submitted videos of their 3 lifts by the Sunday 6th December deadline. So, quite a few people dropped out for one reason or another but we still had some very good lifts submitted.

ok, so enough of me waffling on, you really just want to know who won right? ;)

Let's take each prize category one by one.

Best lifter by formula: 449.199 Wilks Coefficient - Athos

Bodyweight - 167 lbs
Squat - 520 lbs
Bench - 340 lbs
Deadlift - 540 lbs
449.199 Wilks Coefficient

Squat - 520 lbs

Bench - 340 lbs

Deadlift - 540 lbs

SUPERB job by Athos, some incredible lifts at 167 lbs! You win $250 cash or the equivalent as an ALN gift certificate. Just PM me to collect!

Worthy mentions for Best lifter by formula runners up.

2nd - endymion88 @ 414.022
3rd - Bob @ 390.014
4th - Pplato @ 382.774

Best Total: 1485 lbs - Bob

Bodyweight - 257 lbs
Squat - 545 lbs
Bench - 385 lbs
Deadlift - 555 lbs
Total - 1485 lbs

Squat - 545 lbs

Bench - 385 lbs

Deadlift - 555 lbs

Well done Bob, GREAT total. You also win $250 cash or the equivalent as an ALN gift certificate. Just PM me to collect!

Worthy mentions for Best Total runners up.

2nd - endymion88 @ 1450
3rd - Athos @ 1400
4th - DGabe24 @ 1330

Ok, so onto the best individual lifts:

Best Squat: 545 lbs - Bob

** See Video above

Congrats again! You picked up a $150 AtLarge Nutrition gift voucher, just PM me to collect.

Worthy mentions for Best Squat runners up.

2nd - Athos @ 520
3rd - endymion88 @ 515
4th - Pplato & DGabe24 @ 475

Best Bench: 385 lbs - Bob

** See Video above

This is getting a bit boring huh? :) Seriously though, well done and another $150 AtLarge Nutrition gift voucher is yours, just PM me to collect.

Worthy mentions for Best Bench runners up.

2nd - danmac @ 370
3rd - powerm64 @ 365
4th - DGabe24 @ 355

Best Deadlift: 625lbs - endymion88

Well done endymion88, a hell of a pull. A $150 AtLarge Nutrition gift voucher is yours, just PM me to collect.

Worthy mentions for Best Deadlift runners up.

2nd - Bob @ 555
3rd - Andre518 @ 551.2
4th - mattburns @ 550

Joe Black
12-08-2009, 03:18 AM
And I'd just like to say thanks to everyone that participated in this competition. It was fun to follow and several contestants hit PR's along the way which was awesome to see.

We'll be doing more competitions like this going forward and they will be pretty varied so a chance for everyone to compete and be in with a chance to grab some goodies. :)

Oh and if anyone is interested in their own wilks formulas, I have attached a spreadsheet which contains all lifters final numbers (in the order of lifts submitted) and also a summary of all placings. (see two tabs)

12-08-2009, 05:42 AM
congrats guys!

12-08-2009, 05:58 AM
Great job by all the lifters and well done by Daniel and Chris. You don't see competitions with prizes like this going on in any other forums. Spread the word of WBB.

Tom Mutaffis
12-08-2009, 07:19 AM
Congratulations to the winners, those are some solid numbers!

Joe Black
12-08-2009, 07:19 AM
You know the one thing that has been soooooo cool about this competition is the level of encouragement and goodwill amongst everyone involved.

In other forums I can imagine everyone trying to cheat and members calling people out on their numbers, but everyone has been a brilliant sport and it's been great fun.

Just reminds me what I love about this place.

Off Road
12-08-2009, 07:23 AM
Great job by all the lifters and congratulations to the winners.

12-08-2009, 09:13 AM
Nice job everyone, and congrats to the winners. Jeeze, I still can't believe those prizes, what a sweet deal!

12-08-2009, 09:56 AM
Awesome competition, some great lifts and immense prizes.

Delighted to come 4th in the Deadlift. Beaten by 1.2 lbs haha!

12-08-2009, 10:11 AM
Awesome contest!!! Those winners are pretty damn strong, definitely some strong competition in here.

Looking forward to future contests.

12-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Great lifts, great contest. Congrats to all.

12-08-2009, 10:15 AM
Congrats to all the winners! This was a really cool contest had a lot of fun watching everyone set PR's and put in some serious work. Hope to see more contest like this in the future.

Cyrus Ford
12-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Congrats to all the winners.

12-08-2009, 11:47 AM
A HUGE THANK YOU to ALN for sponsoring this contest, they really went above and beyond in a major way! I completely agree that you donít see this kind of lifter support happening in other forums, when you add in the top-notch training information and pro advice that we get here, itís clear why WBB is such a great place. Many thanks to Daniel and Chris!
I truly appreciate the kind words from this thread and the contest thread, there is no better compliment than one that comes from other lifters because only they know exactly what it takes to do what we do, year after year. Also, sincere congratulations to everyone that hit a new PR as a result of this contest Ė that is what itís all about. We definitely have a solid collection of lifters on this forum!

12-08-2009, 12:22 PM
thats some damn good lifting ATHOS...I really wouldnt consider you weak...your raw numbers are up there for your btw

12-08-2009, 02:52 PM
Wow.. I'm speechless... I never thought I would win anything, I was just hoping for some transition back to PL motivation... thanks a lot Daniel, Chris, At Large and WBB!!
Thanks for giving this old fat guy a boost..
And I'll look to spread some of my wealth... see if I can get a few new customers for At Large by getting some of the 2.2 lbs of Nitrean and giving them to a few guys at the gym.

To my fellow competitors... awesome job. All of your efforts pushed me and I appreciate that. What some of you lighter guys are pushing raw is amazing... a 449 Wilks!! wow, that is Elite level Athos... and I sure wish I had a deadlift as smooth as endy... and it was nice competing again with some of the long timer WBB'ers like Chris R and Guido.

12-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Great stuff everyone!!

12-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Awesome stuff!
Thanks to this contest, not only did i set a PR but i set a PR 5 lbs over my target for the year.

12-08-2009, 04:52 PM
5th place... grr. Didn't quite make the rankings. Good lifting to all!

12-08-2009, 05:08 PM
thanks this was fun :)

Brian Hopper
12-08-2009, 05:21 PM
Good job everybody!!!

12-08-2009, 06:18 PM
thanks a lot Daniel, Chris, At Large and WBB!!
Oh.. and I forgot to say that for the last 6 weeks I've been using ALN's Results... it's the first time buying/trying it, so I have to say it's been a success!!!

12-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Mighty fine lifting fellas. I wouldn't consider any of you a weak one.

12-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Awesome comp, awesome winners. Congrats guys!

12-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Congrats guys! Sorry I didn't get a video in on time, finals was killing me. Hopefully I'll get a video up this week or next--I know it won't count but why not?

12-09-2009, 08:36 AM
p.s. BIG BIG UPS for At Large for supporting these guys and fueling the desire to train--its really cool to see that kind of grassroots, beginner support!

Joe Black
01-26-2010, 02:14 PM
Figured ou guys would be interested to see the winners showing off their prizes ;)


Above: Bob showing off his check and AtLarge Nutrition supplements


Above: Athos sporting his winners check


Above: endymion88 showing off his Nitreans

01-26-2010, 05:35 PM
Nice haul for them guys! Gotta love AtLarge for being so supportive. If they doit next year I am gonna chase it hard!

01-27-2010, 07:03 AM
When will the next competition be?

01-27-2010, 02:37 PM
Good stuff! Hopefully I can pull off a win at something the next time!