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Rich - Special Olympics?
Posted by mangels
on August 31, 2013, 12:05 pm
I was wearing my Wisconsin Powerlifting t-shirt at the farmer's market this morning. A woman approached me and said that the Special Olympics here in Wisconsin has powerlifing, and they always having trouble finding ref's, and would I be interested in ref'ing. I told her that I am not qualified to ref, and she said they don't worry about qualifications or certifications for the Special O. I think their goal is a super lifter-friendly meet, and that the ref's mostly will help the lifters get up on the platform and stuff. Sounds like there will be many high squats and missed lockouts and so on.
The next meet isn't until June 2014. She gave me the name and number of the guy to call if I decide to ref for the Special O.
There has been so much discussion about the NASA reputation lately, and the LAST thing I want to do is add any more fuel to any of the hater's fires. I wanted to see what your thoughts are about helping out at the Special O.