CRITICAL BENCH: How did people respond when they heard about your performance?
The people at the meet were awesome. Jesse Rodgers, Wade Johnson, Glenn Baggot, Melissa Garett, Pitbull Searcy, Sam Byrd were just a few I met and briefly and talked to. They were all extremely helpful, very cool and very strong people. I think my training partners Putt Houston and Randy Presswood were happy. I'm going to do more next time. MORE NEXT TIME.
CRITICAL BENCH: Did the meet light a fire in you for your next meets?
It definitely lit a fire. I've always lifted heavy and always wanted to put it on paper and sway away from the people in my town that claim they can lift this or that. I will be looking forward to the next meet CriticalBench.com sends me to.
CRITICAL BENCH: You train MMA fighters and hockey players. Do you enjoy it?
Love it. I have been personal training and been a strength coach for the last 9-years. My clientele has grown tremendously, mainly through word of mouth. I train everyone from girls soccer to MMA. That is my true passion. I want an easy transition from football to possibly opening a facility to train athletes.
CRITICAL BENCH: How is football going?
Football is back in full swing. I took a week off after the met and now I'm back to the running, agilities, plyo's and other fun stuff. Our season is scheduled to start late February.
CRITICAL BENCH: What did you do after the meet was over and what were your thoughts before you arrived at the meet?
After the meet, I thought that I just have to do better next year. I need to spend more time in gear. To lift the weights I know I can do. My thoughts before the meet was "FOOD". I have never had to cut weight in my life. Even when I wrestled I was heavy weight and was always at least 5-pounds under. I went a whole 24-hours with no food or liquids.