OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by Jennifer Oreck » Mon May 11, 2015 9:21 am

any ideas as to what the weights will be for the women...also I agree with Luke, I think we should be able to use straps for the axle DL.
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by Grant » Tue May 12, 2015 12:19 pm

It is confirmed - both Day 1 and Day will be held at the Toronto Pro Supershow. We also have main stage performance time starting at 2pm. We're the only event getting main stage exposure on both days.
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Post by Sean Bates » Tue May 12, 2015 7:44 pm

Jenn women's events will be similar to the men's
Ben Thompson - your opinion matters after you have registered and paid.
Luke - since you have paid and registered your opinion counts. I have never popped a bicept without straps and yes over 600 included. I actually have a really stupid picture of me doing silver dollar deadlift for the first time double under hand with 660. Yes it's funny.
Sorry the details have been a little slow coming but we have been trying to get both days at the Super show and finally have. We have tentative events which as always are subject to change. Still working on hotel discounts but for now Grant's suggestions are good. I will contact both of them as well and try to secure a rate.
Now that event locations are secure we will keep info flowing. More to come.
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by Jennifer Oreck » Wed May 13, 2015 10:35 am

Sean Bates wrote:Jenn women's events will be similar to the men's
Ben Thompson - your opinion matters after you have registered and paid.
Luke - since you have paid and registered your opinion counts. I have never popped a bicept without straps and yes over 600 included. I actually have a really stupid picture of me doing silver dollar deadlift for the first time double under hand with 660. Yes it's funny.
Sorry the details have been a little slow coming but we have been trying to get both days at the Super show and finally have. We have tentative events which as always are subject to change. Still working on hotel discounts but for now Grant's suggestions are good. I will contact both of them as well and try to secure a rate.
Now that event locations are secure we will keep info flowing. More to come.
thanks Sean
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by The Iron Viking » Wed May 13, 2015 3:32 pm

Thanks Sean...that double underhand lift sounds interesting...post a pic on Facebook. Everything that you're doing here to put on OSM is appreciated. I booked my hotel at the Delta downtown for $195/night...they still seemed to have a few decent rooms left.

With regards to the axel DL, I still feel that the right thing to do is to ensure athlete safety so none of us ends up like Karl Gillingham, Kevin Nee or the countless others. Here's a few videos of what I'm talking about...I see this as a given, if we do the event as proposed, that one or two of the athletes will tear a biceps while trying to go for a max lift. I've torn both my biceps in this sport and really don't want to risk another major biceps injury over something as silly as this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxy7hpqSnQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlIG018Rgvo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6SSaYGbY3g
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Post by Sean Bates » Fri May 15, 2015 9:00 pm

Good vids Luke. Not interested in anyone getting hurt. I've seen a lot of injuries and had a few of my own when promoters refuse to change events. I'm not that guy. We are using some of the event equipment tomorrow and Sunday. We'll get everything ironed out. Thanks for the hotel tip.
We will have the final event line up posted next week. Just need to get the order of events nailed down now.
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Post by The Iron Viking » Sat May 16, 2015 12:18 pm

Thanks Sean.
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by David J » Sat May 16, 2015 7:18 pm

Just sent form and money. Excited to get to my first OSM.
Sure its cool to do a pullup but I will take a big deadlift over it any day.

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Post by The Iron Viking » Fri May 22, 2015 10:42 pm

FYI I asked Sean what time to be there for day 1, he said 11am.
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Post by The Iron Viking » Mon May 25, 2015 11:36 am

As posted by Sean on Facebook today, you likely can't see his comments if you're not friends with him already so I'm sharing as a courtesy to all.

FInal details set. You all know the events. Now start times. Saturday be there for 10;30. Start at 11 and done by 4. Sunday 10 am arrive start at 10:30. Main stage event on Satueday will be the final event of the day at 2pm. Sunday main stage at 4 for the final event of the week end. The head to head events will depend on entrants. So far not enough for head to head. I also have to have the athletes list ready by the end of this week for event passes. I am also still in need of a few volunteers. Ref, set, score keeper set, 2 event staff so far looking for 2 more. Couple new faces this year signed up to compete we're looking forward to seeing. New blood is better than stale blood.
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by David J » Tue May 26, 2015 3:25 pm

Thanks for putting the information on here Luke. I know myself and a few others don't have Sean as a friend and can't see these updates.
Sure its cool to do a pullup but I will take a big deadlift over it any day.

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Post by Sean Bates » Tue May 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Thanks Luke. Not all are on my facebook but all can get me through my email on this site. Thanks for posting . All the OSM minions will always pass the word around. I will have a equipment set up and we'll take photos to post so everyone at least gets a look at what we are using. Lot's of questions about the yolk press coming in. It's a yolk set at lower chest height for each athlete. Variance is the weights used. Instead of the usual farmers on the base we unbolt them and bolt on the appropriate weight dumbbells. I'll post a photo as well. I will put out the registered athletes list on Monday. That will be the list that goes to the pro show for passes. I will be assigned some extras but to be sure you get your free expo passes get registered before the list goes to them on Monday.
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by Sean Bates » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:03 pm

Another update.
I hope you like surprises cause we cooked some up. Since we will have the time there will be 4 events day 1. the only ones that know who that is other than me is Grant and he ain't telling you either so don't ask. only hint is I hope your cardio is in shape.
Other than that we will have the farmers head to head day one. the yolk will be head to head as well. The deadlift for reps will be one at a time.
Day of the event. Saturday we will have an athlete meeting at the base of the escalators at the entrance to the venue. There you will get your passes for entrance.
The event for the main stage Saturday will be the yolk press.
Sunday as planned we will still have the 5 events. Stage event yet to be determined. also note yes point carry over to day 2.

I will send out another update Friday night after we set up at the site. I will have full details at that time.
Crunch time and I have volunteers to load and unload at the compound in Innisfil. I have ref's , score keepers and two equipment handlers. Still looking for two more equipment handlers for both days of the event. Got someone you can bring let me know.

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Luke Skarup
Misha Ristic
Eric Ruttenburg
Max Boudreault
Padriac Moore
Lance Lavallee
Dave Jennings
Mike Majik
Ben Rukstual
Joe Dewitt
Karl Hjelholt
Eddie Warn
Paul Vaillancourt

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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by The Iron Viking » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:43 am

Mystery events are always interesting, they are however, not well suited for National qualifiers.

When you say that only you and Grant know what it is Sean, I trust that you've also got approval for this mystery event and the weights from the Canadian Strongman Circuit (aka Mike Saunders)? Afterall, they are giving us 4 spots to Nationals this year and we wouldn't want to take that for granted.
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Re: OSM 2015 - updated details as we confirm them

Post by Sean Bates » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:38 pm

Due to popular demand we have decided to not have a the mystery event and that sponsor will be put off for another show. They are already at the super show so that's ok. Day one will be treated as a true qualifier only. The events will remain deadlift for reps, followed by farmers, followed by yolk press. the yolk press still will not be confirmed as head to head until we get the layout of the stage or floor. With the time we have allowed we have more than enough time to go one at a time on the yolk press. As always events are subject to change.
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