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    Arizona Strongman Invitational - May 2010

    This promises to be the biggest LW contest of the year, with 20 of the top athletes from around the country. There has never been a LW event of this magnitude and the events rival those of some of national level HW contests.

    The event will be on 5/1/2010 in the Phoenix, AZ area.

    Competitor List:

    LW Pros
    All pros are extended an invitation. Here's a list of the preferred guys, no specific order.
    Dave Mihalov
    Justin Blake
    BJ Barabas
    Rick Freitag
    Max Pippa
    Adam Keep
    Luke Bergmann
    Glenn Kaifas
    Jared Spybrook
    Eric Todd
    Kirk Nowack
    Kevin Nowack

    LW Amateurs
    Dave Beers
    Dane Kelley
    Andrew Malazzi
    Tom Mutaffis
    Tom Kaufman
    Ty Roberts
    Jason Nunn
    Derek Stone
    Donnie Rhodes
    Zack Nims
    Matt Tyler
    Aaron West

    Tentative Events & Weights

    1. Monster Dumbbell for reps.
    -160 lb.
    -head to head

    2. Super Yoke Walk x 15m / Sandbag Carry 15m / Sandbag Load
    -775 lb. unlimited drops, 320 lb. bag, 360 lb. bag
    -head to head

    3. Farmers Walk x 15m, turn, 15m
    -320 lb. unlimited drops
    -head to head

    4. Tire Flip x 20m
    -925 lb.

    5. Deadlift Medley
    -600 axle, 675 bar, 800 apparatus, 800 frame
    -suits allowed

    6. Atlas Stones.
    -5 stones to 52" of 280 to 400 lb.
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    Weight: 220 lbs | Gym PR's -> Front Squat: 510 lbs / Overhead: 375 lbs / Deadlift: 700 lbs

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    I will post my training and preparation for this event in my journal here.
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    Weight: 220 lbs | Gym PR's -> Front Squat: 510 lbs / Overhead: 375 lbs / Deadlift: 700 lbs

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    I look forward to watching you compete.
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    It's gonna be hot as ****!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    It's gonna be hot as ****!
    If they can do it in Africa...they can do it in Arizona!

    Good luck with your training Tom!
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    It's gonna be hot as ****!
    early may isn't too bad.. if it were july we'd be in trouble, lol..
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    hey Tom, is that 675 going to be off the ground, standard weights?

    if so, that's a grip of weight, can you do that?
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    Great news for the lw guys good luck, I hope you guys bring the place down. Those are some big weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    hey Tom, is that 675 going to be off the ground, standard weights?

    if so, that's a grip of weight, can you do that?
    It is going to be standard weight from the floor; not sure about straps but I would say that if they are going to have an 800 lbs frame deadlift in the medley they will probably allow them. Scott (Promoter) is big on 'no straps, no hitch' so you never know.

    My best pull is 685 lbs at a little under 210 lbs with a suit. I also hit 655x2 with just a belt and straps at 215-220 lbs.
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    your grip is going to be trashed after the farmers walk and tire flip..

    that's a hell of a pull bro.. hell of a pull.. I can't wait till I'm hitting 650+ for reps
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    The entry form has been sent out and some of the events were updated.

    This will certainly be the heaviest contest of the year, and the weight limit for LW's has been raised to 110 kg (242 lbs).

    Press Medley
    150 lb. circus dumbbell, 150 lb. circus dumbbell, 200 lb. globe dumbbell, 320 lb. log

    Farmers Walk
    30 meters - 325 lb.

    Tire Flip
    20 meters - 925 lb.

    Deadlift for Reps
    Bar in front 15 apparatus 700 lb. (approx.)

    Carry & Load Medley
    Yoke walk 15m, bag walk 15m & load to 48, bag load to 48
    775 yoke, 325 bag, 350 bag

    Atlas Stones
    52 platform, 280/310/345/365/410
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    Weight: 220 lbs | Gym PR's -> Front Squat: 510 lbs / Overhead: 375 lbs / Deadlift: 700 lbs

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    I can't wait to watch you prep and tear this **** up tom... gonna be SICK!

    bring it home man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    The entry form has been sent out and some of the events were updated.

    This will certainly be the heaviest contest of the year, and the weight limit for LW's has been raised to 110 kg (242 lbs).

    Press Medley
    150 lb. circus dumbbell, 150 lb. circus dumbbell, 200 lb. globe dumbbell, 320 lb. log

    Farmers Walk
    30 meters - 325 lb.

    Tire Flip
    20 meters - 925 lb.

    Deadlift for Reps
    Bar in front 15 apparatus 700 lb. (approx.)

    Carry & Load Medley
    Yoke walk 15m, bag walk 15m & load to 48, bag load to 48
    775 yoke, 325 bag, 350 bag

    Atlas Stones
    52 platform, 280/310/345/365/410

    Is that just for this contest or has the entire LW class cut off for NAS increased to 242?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhateverItTakes View Post
    Is that just for this contest or has the entire LW class cut off for NAS increased to 242?
    This event is not NAS sanctioned; the NAS LW class is still 105 kg.

    The promoter wanted to be flexible with the weight class limit so that less of the LW Pro's and other competitors would have to cut as much weight (since most of them do), and to allow some of the smaller LW's to bulk up so that we could handle the heavier weights.
    Last edited by Tom Mutaffis; 02-05-2010 at 07:28 AM.
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    Tom, Scott Porter is also running a NAS sanctioned event the same day.. http://www.nastrongmaninc.com/upcomi...UpcomingID=508
    I was thinking about competing in this one, until I pulled my hamstring again saturday. Though, this one is very minor and I suspect in 2 weeks with massages to breakup scar tissue I should be good again.. I'll have to play it by ear.


    has this big one been cancelled?
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    The Lighweight (110kg) athletes are still the headliners for this event, though other (NAS sanctioned) classes have been added.

    Here is a recent email from Scott:

    "Athletes-

    Greetings to all of those who have expressed interest in the first Arizona
    Strongman Invitational scheduled for Saturday May 1st in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    My name is Scott Porter and I'm a Lightweight Professional strongman with ASC as
    well as the Arizona State Chair for NAS. The idea for this contest arose
    because of three things: 1) to give back to the top LW strongman athletes, 2) to give to a local charity, and 3) to throw another badass Arizona strongman contest.

    I'll be real with everyone. This contest is primarily for the 110kg guys. The
    weights will be the biggest in history for an American contest for LW's. The
    competition will be the best yet. And these guys are THE SHOW. All 110kg guys
    hotel rooms will be comped. Each guy will be paired up with another so if you
    have a request to room with someone (like Barabas) you need to let me know.
    However, this is not to say that the other athletes will be forgotten by any
    means. If you have been to an AZ contest then you know we put on a good show.
    And we have even more in store this year. The women's division is getting a lot
    of interest from top notch competitors. There will also be a
    police/fire/military and novice division mostly to get interest from local
    competitiors. We also have an open category. The cap is set to 40 total (with
    20 cap being 110kg) athletes so please get your entries turned in a timely
    manner to guarantee your spot. I have a lot of verbal commitments but need
    those entry forms!

    Each competitor will get 1 contest t-shirt. If your entry is received on time,
    your last name will be in large text on the back. More t-shirts will be
    available for purchase at the contest. All athletes must wear the contest shirt
    on every event with the exception of stones. T-shirt purchases will be donated
    toward charity and/or cash prizes.

    Awards will consist of trophies for top 3 and possibly something extra for the
    110kg guys. There will be an after party at the venue as well. The day after
    the contest there is a dodgeball tournament at the venue that brings in a huge,
    fun crowd and has cash prizes for the winning team. So if you have a late
    returning flight you might want to check that out.

    There will be plenty of forthcoming information as the time nears the date of
    the contest. Please reply or call me if you plan on sending out an entry. Any
    questions can be answered via email. Attached is the entry form.

    Thank you,

    Scott Porter"
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    wow, that looks awesome..

    I need to see how my leg is feeling next week, but I might enter just for the fun and experience. The mens open weights are pretty light and would be a good first competition for me, but that depends on how well my leg is healed. I'll probably have an answer for that next week.

    Glad to see you're still coming though, can't wait to check out all the LW pros..
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    Damn, I wish I could check this out. Sounds like a lot of fun. I expect lots of videos!

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