Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Eye of the Tiger Write-up

1st year of the "Eye of the Tiger" contest was held this past Saturday (June 5, 2010) in Philadelphia, PA. The event was held at "The Arena," First and foremost a big thanks to The Arena for their hospitality for the day. Also a big thanks to Willie Wessel's for coming out to be the head judge, Johnny Wasickzo, Brian Shank, Matt Michael and my family for helping with loading weights and getting events ready all day long.

Lots of medleys was the theme of the day. We ended up with 23 competitors and it was a competitive show all day long. The top 3 of each class, were rewarded with a truck pull at the end of the day, being their 6th event.

We also had a powerlifting push/pull meet going on that was sanctioned by IPA and run by Gene Rychlak, Jr. They had 11 lifters, results are found here:

It was a great first year and look for Eye of the Tiger to be an annual event held on the first weekend in June every year!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Eye of the Tiger

Only 3 more days till "The Eye of the Tiger." Check out if you already haven't for contest info.

In case ya missed it there is a lot going on this Saturday. There will be strongman and powerlifting going on. There will be an in-house camera production, 2 camera crew, dvd's will be made and available for purchase, don't have a price yet, but i am told they will take 2 weeks to make, all of this info will be available at the arena and sales go through them.

With the in - house production there will be giant screens hung from the ceiling displaying the action that is going on. This arena is set up for boxing and mma events, so when you are up for the press medley, deadlift medley, or stones, all the lights will be on you!

If you can not make the event but would like to watch it live, they are putting together a live webcast for this event.

3 events (press medley, deadlift medley, and stones) will be inside
3 events (yoke, farmers, truck pull) will be outside and covered by I-95

There will be a $10 charge for all spectators at the door.

Food and drinks will be available for sale

There will be an early weigh in the night before at the arena from 6-7pm

If any of you are from the Philadelphia area then you know of Tony Luke's They are one of the sponsors for this event and Tony Luke Jr. is going to emcee the event