posted on April 24, 2023
Sunday April 23rd we hosted our third annual Push/Pull event. We are proud of all of our competitors. We have hosted people from the true beginner to the seasoned veteran powerlifter at this event. Below is a small break down of the meet.
The day began when I arrived at UF at 6:30 to begin set up. Events such as this one are a true labor of love. Seeing people become empowered to greater strength and confidence is why we all do this work. Our first competitors began arriving at 8:15 for weigh ins. All went smooth and we were happy to see all of our people ready to lift early on a Sunday morning.
Curtis did a great job explaining the rules to everyone and we began lifting at 10 AM. I will not talk about anyone’s specific lift as there were too many great ones to mention. One thing that stood out was the low number of missed lifts. It was great to see that most of our lifts were completed and only a few were red lighted. We ended lifting around 1:30, just in time to go see our friends at Federal Galley. Federal helped us out with drink tickets for all competitors, as part of our after lift party. Along with Federal there is a long list of people to thank for all they did yesterday.
CJ- Thanks for MCing in your own CJ way.
Toria- Thanks for keeping us organized.
Dylan-Thanks for keeping Toria on point :-).
Curtis- Thanks for being a fair and strong judge.
Jared, Zain, Justin, & Shane- Thanks for the spotting and judging.
Ava- Thanks for the great photos.
Lifters- Thank you for showing up and having fun, this makes it all worth it.
Yinz Coffee- Thanks for the coffee hook up.
Finally, as always we raised money during this event for a good cause. I believe we have about $400 (after paying a few small bills associated with this event), for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. Eddie, one of our interns set this up for us, and we thank him as well.
For those of you who competed, I hope you take this as a step towards even greater goals. For those of you who didn’t, let’s go! Next time we will be here for you.