This past weekend was special for me. To start, I had 22 athletes compete, several teams making the finals, others really close, a podium finish, clients filling in for each other last minute, and a teammate who defines mental toughness. Aaron Sanders never thought about the word “quit” after basically tearing the skin off both hands in event #1 and being sick for 2 hours. He manned up and took 1 attempt at each lift @80% so the TEAM could have a score. One rep, one lunge, or one more made lift and “Team Dad Bods” would have had an event win. I’ll take that effort any day. There is one thing coaches can’t teach and you got it sir! Easy 245/315 showed—Coach Mike
From Coach Aaron-It’s been over 3 years, some pregnancy complications, two beautiful little boys, and a whole lot of life since Mike Garrett and I have been able to compete together! It was a good day for a couple of old guys as we were able to make a run into the finals. You don’t know what tomorrow holds, enjoy your time with your family and friends. It may be 3 years before you get another chance. I had a blast Mike, getting into the finals in 3 out of 4 partner competitions isn’t bad!