Sunday, June 14, 2009

Double VICTORY In Portland !!

WABDL Nationals in Portland I'm elated to announce a new WABDL Masters all time 61-67 Record of 578.5 Pounds in the Bench Press !! it was smooth and easy, a 3 white lights success...which is also the OPEN Canadian 308 record !! 2 records, a best lifters award sword, 2 medals...and personal best my best ever deadlift and my best Official Bench Press are the same...578.5 pounds !

I wasn't recipient of the most white lights tho--Nancy Carpenter benched 220 pounds weighing in at 146 --that shatters her own Canadian record in the 165's and the 148's a whopping 10 kilos !! her day was perfect 12 white lights...and a big record ! Nancy sets up for 220Canadian Champ Warren Orr and Gus Rethwisch--with Monster bencher Mike Womack in the background about to present the award !
There were 117 Benchers and nearly the same number deadlifting Patrick Holloway tugs a huge opener !
Shawn Rainey Did the BP and DL

The contest saw attempts at 900 in the bench by Mike Womack--successes in the 800's in the bench by James Crawford....amazing events such as an 82 year old deadlifter lifting double bodyweight...a teen (19) who benched 622--Jerry Capello opening with 705 in the deadlift ! ---and great performances by our Canadian contingent--Warren Orr--Jon Wolbers--Myself, and Nancy
--all winning terrific awards !! and setting records !

MORE PICTURES !!!! the MAIN Report is already up (Jun 16 edit) Click on blue to go there--if you still get 'Pasco' refresh your browser..
I hit the record from CSS Photo Design's "Bird Cam" check their site for all the pictures from this meet !
CLICK The CSS Photo Gallery

THIS SADNESS Just in---I'm shocked to report that Jerry Capello (above) died Sunday of a massive heart attack after the meet...he had torn his pec..and thought the pain was coming from that...this, according to Powerlifting am shocked to the core...Jerry was a great inspiration to every lifter !!

See you in Olympia August 22nd !


Blogger Tony said...

Thats awesome Rob you just keep getting better. Thanks for the update I'll check your web site later this week

6:03 PM  
Blogger zaitsoff said...

congrats on'll get the 600 next time

6:26 PM  
Blogger Ruthita said...

Fantastic, roboman!!! Can't believe that enormous sword made it through customs! Love the shot on the main site of you and Forest -- are you sure you weren't separated at birth?
Well done; great success, and super success for Nancy too, huh? Woo hoo!!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Hopalong EAC said...

Warmest congratulations, Monsieur Robo--an impressive feat I know you have been working toward for years.

Not going for the 600 seems also wise psychology. It is there for you now when you are prepared, and it too will fall.

Pole, pole--as it goes in Swahili.

Sorry to hear about the Capello fellow.

These weights are science fiction to me but I did learn something about injury and illness early, which is, that one has to develop a clear awareness of what is the pain from injury and what is the pain from illness.

All pain is not the same, nor is it all gain.

One of the real values of sports for the very young is developing that sense.

Unfortunately, the more competitive and professional sports have become, and the more directed at profit, directly or indirectly, the more such fine points have been lost in the shuffle of drugs, including both painkillers and steroids.

But that is just skimming the surface.

Sincere condolences to his friends and family, and again congratulations to you on breaking the record, drug-free and with dogged determination, discipline, and persistence.

The pictures at your other site are also a gas. A great report on a great sport. Thanks for the heads up.

8:32 AM  

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