We got to Vegas on Wednesday, left Vegas on Thursday to head to Laughlin. Stopped off at Hoover Dam, if you have never been, you need to go. Got to the hotel around 4, after making a stop at Wal-Greens to pick up some of my medication that I left at home.
Spent Thursday evening with Rich, Tad, Devin, Larry, Hazel, BoxCar, Diane, Tommy and his girlfriend. Friday morning, we started working. We had so much help, I canít remember who all was there to help. You big guys donít laugh, but Richard Byars helped get the team sweats, t-shirts and gym bags ready, he did all of the manly work for us. Hazel, Laurie and I really appreciated his help. Around noon, all of the lifters started showing up, wanting to weigh-in. I think we started weigh-ins around 6 pm and it lasted until 8 pm. Saturday morning, we had our workers breakfast, team breakfast and then the show started. The ladies and lighter guys did an awesome job of lifting on Saturday. We started weigh-ins around 6pm for the heavier guys and once again it lasted until 8pm. Sunday was a repeat of breakfast and at 10 am it was time for the heavier guys to put on their show for the day. Tad and Devin competed this weekend, I always enjoy watching Tad and Devin compete, that doesnít happen very often, because they are always too busy saving out butts.
Once again, Rich put on an amazing meet. All of the workers/helpers that were there, knew what they were supposed to do and they all did their jobs very well. I would like to mention everyone by name, but Iím sure I would leave someone out. It was an awesome meet and we are so glad we were a part of it. If you have never been on a team for the team competitions, you are really missing out. We were on the teams in 2003 & 2004 and there is nothing like it.
After the meet on Sunday night, we had supper with Rich, Tad, Devin, Diane, Tommy and his girlfriend at Bubba Gumpís. It was an awesome meal. Then comes in my cuz Walt Sword and his crew. Itís a small world and you never know who you are kin to until you go to a NASA meet, just ask Walt and myself. Lol
NASA powerlifting is the best, bar none. If for some reason, you canít lift, there is always something at a NASA meet that you can do, whether working the door/t-shirt table, judging, loading/spotting, announcing, scorekeeping, coaching or just giving a lifter some encouraging words, no matter what you can always find something to do.
Thanks again for allowing us to be a part of the USA Nationals. Terry & Robbin
Sorry, this is so long.