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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    So I didn't get to see it this morning, but pretty cool that Andy Murray was able to win Gold in his home country knocking off Djokovic and Federer in consecutive matches.
    I watched the match. Murray completely dominated Federer. A great win for the home team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Yea , I competed for several years at regional contests . My body type is endomorph and i get huge and strong pretty quickly .
    Geared or raw? Given that the bench is high but not ridiculously high I'm assuming raw which is awesome?

    What weight did you compete at?
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    Usain Bolt is still the baddest man on the planet.

    Goes 9.63 to win a star studded 100 meter final. Breaks his own Olympic record.

    Yohan Blake was second in 9.75, Justin Gatlin picked up a bronze for the US going 9.79
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    100 kilos -everyone else was a juice monster or genetic freak compared to me . I was just corn fed strong and worked out like a madman . A friend of mine , Tom Zupancic , got me into the sport . MOJO wrestled Tom a few times . Zup lost to pete Lee 2-1,3-2 for an olympic greco spot .
    Zup used to lift cars with his neck to advertise his gym , he later became strength coach for the Colts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I watched the match. Murray completely dominated Federer. A great win for the home team.
    Yeah, Murray ripped him apart. I was cheering for Federer but not surprised by the result. Fed struggled against lesser players in this tournament, and Murray was red hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Back in the 90's my buddies and I would go on an annual snow skiing vacation. The place we stayed offered bus rides to the slopes for free. So there we would be in full ski gear at the bus stop. It never failed. A ski pole fencing match would always break out. We had no idea what we were doing but it was fun.

    Is fencing a HS sport in Canada or just something you tried on your own?
    not a HS sport, my parents got me into fencing when I was little because I liked sword fighting. In HS I trained a bit more seriously with a university team (club, not varisty), but was more into wrestling.

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    I did some PL contests, but am scared to mention any of my 1 RM after reading Russ's and JensenS
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    The 85-90 lbs that Russ had on you, and the 50 that I have (at my last recollection) are going to play a little bit of a part in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    not a HS sport, my parents got me into fencing when I was little because I liked sword fighting. In HS I trained a bit more seriously with a university team (club, not varisty), but was more into wrestling.
    We don't have fencing where I live in VA, but I think it looks fun, though I have pretty poor reflexes for a smaller guy.
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