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    Kings of Bench III

    The Ronnie Coleman Classic
    Kings of Bench III was off the ****ing chain.

    Lets rewind first. I landed in Dallas at 1130 pm. After a 30 min cab ride to the hotel I get to the hotel and throw on my sweat suit and head to the gym b/c i still had 6lbs to cut. In the bed at 2am. 630 comes pretty quick and run down to the scale and i was still 2.5 over. Turned the shower on steamed up the room and sat for 45 mins in the hot bath room. 745 am I hit the official scale for weigh ins at a lean 224 baby. 1lb under. Back to the hotel for some food and hydration. Laid back down from 9 to 945 got dressed and headed down to the meet site. Meet started on time and the race was on. Jesse Squatted 6, 7, 750 and they juiced him on 800 but what ever.

    started with some good warm ups on the bench.
    135x10
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    after a long rest and waiting for the flight before us to end i took 315 again for the hell of it.

    Attempts as they went
    350 just to get use to the start command which was new for me.
    400 easy
    450 was so fast i almost lost control of it.
    this is also the time Rene joined in.

    His next weight was 480
    I went 490 and smoked it.
    Rene Does 500
    I had to jump to 510 b/c a tie I still lose b/c he is lighter than me. i had trouble coming off the chest, i think i was still holding back from this pec pull. 2nd attempt was the same. So i finished with 490.

    Rene hit his 510 then 520 and staled out at 530.

    All in all I am happy with the day. I cut weight on a same day weigh in and made weight. Start/Press/Rack Commands and not really getting to eat all day plus first raw meet ever.
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    Nice work!

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    All things considered you had a great day. Cutting sucks! What did the heavies do in the bench only?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    All things considered you had a great day. Cutting sucks! What did the heavies do in the bench only?
    biggest bench was 560 by al davis.

    al is dieting for a body building show so was a little weak from his normal 600+
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    Damn, I wish I could have afforded to go to this meet! I would have love to have lifted with all of the guys there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    Damn, I wish I could have afforded to go to this meet! I would have love to have lifted with all of the guys there.
    would have been a easy $2000 for you nick.
    1000 for division and 1000 for biggest bench
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    Congratulations Eric!!
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    Eric,

    Nice work. Had to work this weekend so couldn't make it. You coming back in August?

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    I would have competed if Sean did not come off so poorly on the net. He has really hurt himself and fractures the sport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    I would have competed if Sean did not come off so poorly on the net. He has really hurt himself and fractures the sport.
    he is a totally different person in person. i saw none of the sean he puts out on the net or that people say about him on the net. we will go back next year. it was a great meet in a large venue. the level of athlete in the meet was great, and judging was solid across the brd on all lifts. i didnt see anything given away.
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    Good job Eric. How was the rounds system? i bet it kept it interesting to watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    Good job Eric. How was the rounds system? i bet it kept it interesting to watch
    it was slow but the issues are a bunch of easy fixes. next year should be much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    he is a totally different person in person. i saw none of the sean he puts out on the net or that people say about him on the net. we will go back next year. it was a great meet in a large venue. the level of athlete in the meet was great, and judging was solid across the brd on all lifts. i didnt see anything given away.
    I heard this before about him...I guess he is just one of those that writes in a way that comes across the wrong way. maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evilxxx View Post
    I heard this before about him...I guess he is just one of those that writes in a way that comes across the wrong way. maybe?
    no he openly slams geared lifters. however all his big winners are geared lifters competing in this meet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    no he openly slams geared lifters. however all his big winners are geared lifters competing in this meet
    Exactly, stop talking smack about gear. His boy Ryan wears gear, but he never says anything about that. He talks out of both sides of his ass. He hates Inzer, fine, just sftu and move along. I am just so sick of his tirades. Believe me, there are others who have legitimate issues with him, but nobody wants to stir this up.

    If he has nothing nice to say about gear then just say nothing about it. He is yet another force fracturing the sport with his words. Clearly I have no problem with raw lifting.


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    So what's up with all this attempts I see people discussing at PLW? 4 and 5 attempts per lift??? Is Hardcore Powerlifting going the way Vince Mcmahon's World Bodybuilding Fed. did in the early 90's??? Whats next? WWE style powerlifting? I wanna see someone get beat with a chair while deadlifting! hahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evilxxx View Post
    So what's up with all this attempts I see people discussing at PLW? 4 and 5 attempts per lift??? Is Hardcore Powerlifting going the way Vince Mcmahon's World Bodybuilding Fed. did in the early 90's??? Whats next? WWE style powerlifting? I wanna see someone get beat with a chair while deadlifting! hahaha!
    you got as many as you wanted till you missed twice then you were out. some of the kinks that are wrong with that will be fixed next year. next year im sure thell be a max number of attempts. the meet was fun and easy for the crowd to follow who was winning
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    I have no problem with the round system. It's just a differnt style of competing. It's like the Europa rep contest. It's a good idea for the crowd. I just don't think the number should count for pl rankings.


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    Sure drags things out though


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Exactly, stop talking smack about gear. His boy Ryan wears gear, but he never says anything about that. He talks out of both sides of his ass. He hates Inzer, fine, just sftu and move along. I am just so sick of his tirades. Believe me, there are others who have legitimate issues with him, but nobody wants to stir this up.

    If he has nothing nice to say about gear then just say nothing about it. He is yet another force fracturing the sport with his words. Clearly I have no problem with raw lifting.
    I agree 100%. Katterle is so two-faced that I would NEVER lift in any meet he is promoting. He is constantly bashing geared lifters and he doesn't lift at all himself. Who is he to bash anyone? I applaud lifters that boycott his meets just out of principle. Since he is just a meet promoter, you would think that he would support all lifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    I have no problem with the round system. It's just a differnt style of competing. It's like the Europa rep contest. It's a good idea for the crowd. I just don't think the number should count for pl rankings.
    i could care less about rankings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    i could care less about rankings.
    Good for you.


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    I think it is good that he brings in some cash for you upper level lifters, maybe next year it will be even bigger with more sponsors and more cash!

    I can see how some lifters may not like the guy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Good for you.
    really bro. why should i give a s..t about plwatch and there rankings

    i know what i lifted. it was a good lift
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