This event took place weekend of July 18th 2014 in Las Vegas. I was super stoked to have qualified to compete at this level. The whole experience was not perfect or close to it for me. My coach was not able to travel at the last minute so it was just my training partner and I. We did, however, hook up with an excellent coach and fellow powerlifter named Matthew Barba from Brownsville TX. I couldn’t have pulled through some of the lifts without his coaching. Overall, I was not happy with my performance. My goal was qualify for Worlds but I was about 30# short. I’ll try again in September at the Capitol of Tx Open in Austin. I did place 2nd and brought home a nice big silver medal, not bad for my 3rd meet 🙂 These were the only pics I took from the event. Unfortunately, I did not get any video or pics of my lifts 😦
I had a great time at this competition! I felt more nervous but more confident going into my 2nd meet. I’d like to acknowledge my family & friends, my training gym & lifting team, Metroflex Austin & Raw Talent Athletics, and sponsors, The Silva Method & All CenTex, for their support in my journey to the 2014 USPA National Competition in Las Vegas on July 19th 2014!
Goal for this meet:
Squat 210#, 220# & 230# – I got the weight up on all 3 but I double dipped on my third lift so the lift was bad.
Bench Press 125#, 135# 150# – 2nd and 3rd lift failed. I don’t know what was with me on the bench because I’ve pressed 135#, 145# & 155# many times in the gym. Bad day to be “off”.
Deadlift 225#, 245# 260# – all 3 lifts were good!
Because I’m totally going to qualify for nationals at the Jill Mills Alamo Classic in June, I’m preparing for my trip to VEGAS in July! I would LOVE and GREATLY appreciate your help in getting me there! I’m honored to be a part of Team Raw Talent Athletics for this journey and through them I am selling the T-shirt I’m wearing in this pic!
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Even though I didn’t perform as well as I had hoped, it’s pretty cool to see my name as the record holder for my weight class! Glad to get my first meet out of the way! Now I’ve got to make it look pretty and hang on to that spot!
Setting the new record in June at the Jill Mills Alamo Classic!!!
My first powerlifting meet, Texas State Powerlifting Championship, was on Saturday March 29th!I did….good. I know I could’ve performed better. I’m glad to get my first meet out of the way. I know now what to expect. I decided to try powerlifting in January and have only been training for about 3 months. I met with a powerlifting coach to review my form and get some tips. I ended up meeting with Mitch on more consistent basis. After 4 weeks of training with him my numbers went up to a point I never imagined I’d hit so soon. My next meet will be in San Antonio, The Jill Mills Alamo Classic, on June 21st. This will be a national qualifier and I have no doubt that I will qualify. Nationals will be in July in Las Vegas! I’ll post more training videos ASAP!
Texas House of Strength home gym is coming along nicely!Wall paint is up, trim is about done, we just need to set up the shelves, cubbies, refinish some of the equipment then set it all up! We’re hoping one or two more weeks. I am now booking personal training consultations and reserving spots. Email me to get started!
About Texas House of Strength Boot Camp, I attended the Blockhouse Creek community meeting to discuss the idea of me bringing additional class times to our park. It was passed along to a sub-committee for review and after 4 weeks of communication, I got the approval!!! That means Boot Camp will be coming to Tonkawa Park, by the soccer field mid-April or early May 2014!!! See my “Service Info” for more details!