Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Championships...

...in the WPC we need to change "events" into "productions" like the video below. The old way of doing things is.....................old.

In 2010..it will be all about "production"!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

BOBCHENKO...on the move!



Bobchenko Vitaliy international Bench Press cup 2010
Bobchenko Vitaliy international Bench Press cup is held every year in the city of Krivoy Rog. Bobchenko Vitaly 3-times world champion, coach, president AWPC / WPC, well as a few months ago Vitali was elected to the City Council

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Who is the WPC?!?!?!


Say International Powerlifting is a mountain range, the World Powerlifting Congress is Mt. Everest. At the top of this mountain is the "death zone" where it is difficult to survive, over 200 deaths. That is like our WPC Worlds, difficult to survive, but the prize is worth the effort....we have zero dead.................for now!

IPF Swedish Nationals??Really...Who brougth the basketball?

IPA Nationals venue...U choose!!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Maximov of Russia..



...is the greatest heavy weight benchpresser in the history of the WPC. He wins RAW or EQUIPPED over and over again. Finland scored another win. In the poster, he was the only lifter to stand on the Frist Place position on the platform...

The Supermen of the WPC

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

...and


Before the Championship started...from the stage..


View of lifting area...


2010 World Championship of a lifetime...

I actually worked the entire championship and did not take as many pictures as I wanted. I missed many of the tremendous lifts by many individuals. So I am not zeroing in on any one country.

...bottom line-this was the Championship Venue of a lifetime....

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday at 6 AM...

This is the absolute most dynamic venue designed for the lifter...I never thought I would say this but...YES it is a step above the WPO at the ARNOLD...ALL the sportsman are coming up to me and saying, "this could be on any television broadcast"....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Swimming in Mikkeli´s lake 2008

Mikkeli City of Light, City of Magic

2010 Worlds ON!!!!!

Hello !

As attahed you will find updated information. More information you will find at the venue and hotels.

Here are some details

1. Every morning there are bus transportation from both hotels to venue, schedule you will find at the venue and hotels. Transportation costs 2 eur, it should be paid to the driver.

2. We hope that lifters use decent clothes in award seremonies, national anthem will be played. We have flags for all countries.

3. Friday evening there is the coctail party, Mikkeli City Board are hosting this party. There should be representatives from all countries, we will give you personal invitation.

4. On Friday evening banquet and evening party are for all lifters and coaches, referees etc. It will costs 4 eur, its value is 12 eur, but the promoter will pay the rest.

5. Press conference is also on friday evening, we will inform you better when you are here.

6. On thursday evening there is possibility visit METAL Gym, more information at the venue.

7. On monday and saturday there are opening seremonies, one representative should be there on the platform from each country.

8. List for the referees is coming in a couple of days.


See you soon and contact us if you need more information.

Minna And Ano

Sunday, October 17, 2010

2010 Chicago Marathon...


I damaged my knee 4 weeks ago and could only go 13.2 miles, Sami finished the whole thing or 26.2 miles...

The Big Russian Gun!!!!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Officials...at work..


2010 Golden Tiger in Russia...


I am going to post a series of pictures this weekend all of the 2010 GOLDEN TIGER Championships to remind us who we are, and where we are going in the WPC....a warm up till Finland. Remember we are for everybody!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's all about the money!!!


As reported Chicago bid on the Olympics Games to loose to "RIO", the mayor of Chicago was asked if he would bid on another Olympics....his answer was the Olympic Committee do not care about sports or sportsman....only...$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get Your Entries In.....

...for the 2010 WPC World....Oct 1, 2010 is the deadline...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big Lifters coming to Finland...the list starts..

From Ano's forum post...



"Great, deadline for the entries is 1st October 2010, after that come the list of competitors.. Scott Mendelson, Gary Frank, Richar Ligier, Maximov, etc is coming.."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This is smart!

In the post below...METAL gym is having a mini meet to get the powerlifters ready for the Worlds...practise...practise...practise..

GoMETALcom - METAL Gym, WPC Powerlifting Competition..

Friday, September 24, 2010

There can only be one!


The Champions of the 2010 WPC Worlds in Finland will have the title of The Strongest Man /Woman in the World. " What was last year was last year and what was done somewhere else, was done somewhere else. All the claims of World records being broken on the Internet are no more than rumours and gossip, tales of wishful thinking, fairy tales...no more...Does your venue look like this?....ours does!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Olli Lifting music...

Olli of Finland....STUD



I like everything about this Master Finnish WPC Powerlifter...

Yes, he will be there.....

Richard is ready for Finland!

Monday, September 13, 2010

And the Winner is...


The World Powerlifting Congress..Yes, I sit at a computer for hours and review World Championships and Competitions of all organizations. You can do it and you will agree the WPC is the most dynamic, extreme, lifter focus, credible, International organization in the History of Powerlifting...check it out for yourself!

See below....Finnish Bench press 2010 Nationals

Safety racks, Judges dressed in proper attire...fun...this is the way it should be!

WPC BENCH FINNISH NATIONALS IN METAL GYM..

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Remember...

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.It's the way it is.The way you cope with it.Is what makes the difference."
- Virginia Satir

This is the Banyan Tree...



See as the tree grows the branches go down back into the Earth, the source of the tree's life power. In the WPC our life's power is the pursuit of extreme, credible, heavy weight.

Branches that can not reach the ground will eventually die and fall off. Those sportsman that no longer can lift credible heavy weight go to different organizations and ...you get the picture.

Happy Birthday Igor Umerenko!


Igor is one of the reasons for the success of the Eurasia Group. He is a lifter, judge, meet director, and much fun!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

GoMETALcom - High squat with chains at METAL Gym..

Scared Ground...


...the platform is for the lifter and lifter only. Wayne Pullum will be on hand...

WPC Judging is...


...focused on safety, partnership with the lifter in the most current rules and regulations, and open for discussions. Bottom line...if you have a question, ASK!