02 Nov Dan Dalenberg- Training Partner Highlight
This past weekend I went down to Columbus, Ohio to help out teammate Beth Thomas and training partners Kelly Parker and Dain Soppelsa. All three were lifting at Danny Dague’s fall RPS meet.
Well I thought the judging and meet director could have… Come on, LAUGH if you get it. It’s a joke.
Danny runs a good meet, enough said.
I won’t steal her thunder, I’m sure she will post a write up here shortly. She did very well, had a good day and posted a PR total. Smart attempts were made and she executed extremely well.
This was the first time I have really had a chance to play with the new Leviathan and help adjust it. I’m a geek and nerded out thinking about the possibilities. Being able to tighten her suit for each squat and deadlift attempt brought a new dimension that I hadn’t seen before.
Dain had a phenomenal day. He went 7/9 and ended up with a 2300 pound total consisting of a 920 squat, 700 bench and 680 deadlift. Close call on his 3rd pull of 720; his hand tore and he dropped it. With how fast it was moving I have no doubt that he is strong enough. A few small improvements and some gear that actually fits correctly and Dain will be set to hit a big total at the Arnold in March.
Kelly “Half Breed” Parker
Kelly lifted push/pull and had a decent day. Benched 470 raw for a small PR and pulled 625. He had 655 moving really well but couldn’t hold on to it. 4/6 day, left a bit out there but quite frankly to still be making positive progress at 46 years old is awesome. I know he wasn’t real happy with it, but I think he has made a good amount of progress since his summer meet and is definitely moving in the right direction.
Fun weekend, glad I was able to make the trip and see my friends do well.