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Tom Mutaffis
11-02-2010, 01:25 PM
Nick Winters passed away this morning. I do not have any additional information but please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

ScottYard
11-02-2010, 01:41 PM
Damn,

I didnt know Nick personally but he was def 1 in a million as a bencher.

Its one thing to have talent but its another to take it to its fullest potential like he did. Nick was one of the greats for sure.

Lones Green
11-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Wow. That's very hard to hear.

I will be keeping his family in my thoughts for sure.

Erik 23
11-02-2010, 02:30 PM
Rest in Peace my friend you were a great lifter and a Good Friend to me.I knew Nick pretty well and this is unreal to me.You and your Family are in my Prayers.

smitsky
11-02-2010, 02:32 PM
Very sorry to hear this sad news. He was only 29.

Rest in Peace Nick. We'll miss you.

Brian C
11-02-2010, 02:36 PM
Such a tragedy. God be with his family. RIP Nick.

rinse
11-02-2010, 03:01 PM
Never met the man but this hit me pretty hard when I heared about it. Such a great lifter and with a lot more to come.

Really sad with him being only 29 years old. Rest in peace.

vdizenzo
11-02-2010, 04:07 PM
Nick and his family will be in my prayers. What a terrible shame.

chris mason
11-02-2010, 05:49 PM
Nick was a very nice man. This is sad, sad, sad news...

Travis Bell
11-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Powerlifting world lost a lot today.

You will be missed Nick

mastermonster
11-02-2010, 08:15 PM
Saw this earlier on PLWATCH. Still can't believe it. I'm very sorry for his family and friends. He seemed to be a great guy and he was an awesome bencher.

NickAus
11-02-2010, 08:46 PM
That is terrible, very sad news.

hoot
11-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Sad, sad news. He was a friend of a friend.

cic
11-02-2010, 09:24 PM
OMG!!! This is awful. RIP Nick. So, so sad.
Positive vibes sent to Nick's family.

Brian205
11-03-2010, 01:23 AM
What is the cause of death,




RIP Mr. Winters.

Kiff
11-03-2010, 04:15 AM
All the best to everyone that knew him

Detard
11-03-2010, 05:45 AM
Damn I cant believe that. I didnt know him personally but he was an amazing lifter and sounds like a great dude.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Tom Mutaffis
11-03-2010, 07:02 AM
Here is a bit more information:

http://www.whatsnewlaporte.com/2010/11/02/nicholas-nick-winters-1981-2010/

Joe Black
11-03-2010, 07:28 AM
I didn't really know Nick but his achievements speak for themselves and it's very sad to see someone die so young..

kite
11-03-2010, 08:59 AM
I only spoke with him a couple of times but seemed excepctionally nice. God bless

robchris
11-03-2010, 04:43 PM
Very sad news indeed... RIP Nick, you're in our prayers!

pricedtosell
11-04-2010, 09:29 AM
I've heard people talk about how he was going to be the one to break Mendelson's raw bench record, does anyone know how close he was to being able to do this? He's the only guy I've watched bench and thought he'd eventually be able to hit 715+ raw. A lot of his 600-650 lb benches went up with a speed that indicated he was good for quite a bit more, was his best 650 or 675?

squat675
11-04-2010, 10:45 AM
^He did 700x2 RAW in the Animal Cage. There is a video of it up on youtube.

Rugby Dad
11-04-2010, 11:10 AM
didn't know him either, in fact only recently got hip to him. Very impressive lifts and AMAZINGLY HUGE.
Also read that he not long ago dropped some weight, went drop 360 down to like 315.

what a pity, condolences to the family.

pricedtosell
11-04-2010, 05:53 PM
^He did 700x2 RAW in the Animal Cage. There is a video of it up on youtube.

I've seen that but wasn't it "unofficial" because the spotters held onto the bar the whole time? I just don't understand how he has an unofficial 700x2 and never got around to breaking Mendelson's 715. Wouldn't he be able to crush 715 with the way he handled 700x2?

chris mason
11-04-2010, 07:25 PM
I've seen that but wasn't it "unofficial" because the spotters held onto the bar the whole time? I just don't understand how he has an unofficial 700x2 and never got around to breaking Mendelson's 715. Wouldn't he be able to crush 715 with the way he handled 700x2?

He didn't compete very often. He also suffered injuries that would slow his progress.

ironwill727
11-05-2010, 04:46 PM
Very sad. God bless his family and loved ones.