|A Word of Thanks
|A successful meet is absolutely not possible with tons of support. We have so many people in our corner for these events. There are not
enough words to express the gratitude that we feel for each and every one of you.
Let me start with the #1 manufacturer of powerlifting gear on the planet.....INZER ADVANCE DESIGNS. John Inzer not only supplies my
family with the absolute best equipment for meets, he takes such good care of my lifters as well. When he got word that Little Evil would be
manning a tee shirt cannon at this meet, he sent up 50 tees and an assortment of beanies and other cannon worthy merchandise to shoot
out to the crowd. He sent up some singlets so we can help out our first time lifters. Like I said...there just aren't enough words. Anyone who
knows me can tell you that I am a firm believer in karma. I believe there is a reason that John Inzer is on top of the powerlifting game.
Another company that comes up to bat big time for our lifters is ATLARGE NUTRITION. You hear a lot out there about AtLarge
supporting so many lifters and events. They sent such a huge package for our lifters, including products and gift certificates. When you are
spending that hard earned cash, you need to do it with the people who support the sport you love. AtLarge has an amazing line of products
that can only be outdone by the amazing support they give to our sport.
HOUSE OF PAIN IRONWEAR has been with us since our very first meet. They take great care of our lifters with tees, gift certificates,
sport bottles, key chains, hats......the list is endless. Rick Brewer was pretty excited about the tee shirt cannon and made sure HOP was
Mike Lambert always makes sure that there is a good supply of POWERLIFTING USA at our meets as well. This is a great mag to find
results of meets throughout the US, along with the top 100 lists. Thanks for your support Mike, we appreciate it.
SKULLPTURES BY SEEKER. Carl has the best trophies in the business, and he is an asset to the meets. Doing a meet without Carl
Seeker wouldn't seem right. He's been there for us since the begining.
Scott DePanifilis and Terry Jamro of BODYTECH USA came up to spend the weekend at the asylum. They took video footage, pictures and
really supported our lifters. Be sure to check out the November issue of Bodytech USA to see the amazing coverage.
Also covering the event, UNDERGROUND STRENGTH MAGAZINE. Alhtough Sebastian benched, he was still more than willing to help out on
the platform, and Cassy Seymour not only assisted Sebastian, she got amazing video footage of the meet. Thanks for being there.
. Sarah, our dear "just wench", you work so hard helping to get video and pictures of all the lifters. You do so great. We couldn't possibly
have all the great footage for the site without you. You are a hard worker and a sweet person. Thank you so much.
Kerrigan, our "little evil" one, you manned that tee shirt cannon like a pro. When you were asked to do somethimg, you didn't hesitate for
a second. You are a sweetheart, and I'm sure even Lenny can see that.
Mike Wolfley and Weas Oburn, came up from PA to help out in any way they could, and as luck would have it, they worked their asses off.
You guys could not possibly know what you mean to us.
Carl Seeker, not just supplying the meet with the best trophies in the business, but doing all those special little extras for me with the
awards, talking me down off the ledge when the meet gets close, and helping out so much with the event. You're the best pal.
Jim "Big Rig" Farina, thanks for all of your help leading up to the meet, at the meet and after the meet. We appreciate all you do for us
and with us.
Latt, Tone, Mike, Kyle, Jeff and the rest of the crew. Thanks for always being in my corner and thanks for always bringing the best of the
best to my platform. Tony - you were amazing. I still think your an ass for having me so worried about you, but yeah, amazing. Also Skiba,
Joe Cal, Dave Kirschen, and "the children", thanks for coming out and turning up the intensity. Roadhead, thanks for all of your help. You
are so willing to step up every time. Thank you.
Franz Adler, Rob Fishbein, Fred and Sammy......thanks for being there guys. It is an honor that you would come to spend the weekend with
us. Great lifting, great friends....that's what it's all about.
Michelle Barbaccio. Thank you for all of your help. The help with the posters and with the head table mean so much to me. You have no
idea how great it is to have someone I can trust to take the wheel. Thanks for everything.
East End Barbell crew and TeamSniffy as well, Thank you all for being there. You all are so amazing, as lifters, as coaches and as people.
Peter C, always great to see you. I'd love to see you under the bar again. Lenny CR, CT, DJ, Jason, Parabellum, Andrew, Chase, Hal,
Gregg, Rob, Joel, Marty...all of you.....amazing!
Billy Mimnaugh has made it up to the last few meets. He is not only impressive with his lifting, but thinks nothing of sitting in a judge's
chair or backspotting a squat or stepping in on the side to spot the bench. Great guy, great lifter and probably most important to me a great
John Ziobro, you have become an irreplacable part of our crew. Thanks for being strong, tenacious and awesome.
Jules, thanks for the throw down. We probably needed a few more shots to perfect that action, but it was all good. Thanks for coming by on
Sunday. We appreciate your humor and your help.
Mike Ferlito - The Oswego Freight Train - looking all studly in the 220 class, and busting out in full power, all I can say is HELL YEAH!!!
.....and damn can Jamie hammer the shots...LOL
Dan Lynch - great guy -sweet guy - hope we all don't ruin him.
Thanks to Andrea and Julie for coming all the way from Maryland to join us. Julie put up a great bench, and Andrea was an awesome
coach for her.
Jay Nolan, representing Fortified Iron so well. Great lifting. Thanks for always showing support for our meets.
Krazy Larry Perna - dude...you are a nut case....I love it! I was hoping for a bit more blood on the mono, but ya did good. Entertaining as
Broderick and Kate, thanks for making the trip. Broderick was awesome on the platform and gave me some of the best meet footage ever!
Everyone that was there to lift, to spectate, to help.....you are all amazing and you mean so
much to us. Thank you - thank you - thank you for all of your support!