These two guys both won National Championships. One made the Pan-Am games team, the other made the Pan-Am games team and the World Championships team. But neither was our teams most valuable player this weekend. Rob Blackwell got screwed out of lifting by a clerical error. He showed up to weigh-ins expecting to weigh in and lift, and was told he couldn’t. Whoever you want to blame it on, it certainly was’t his fault. Most people would be pretty darn devastated, and Rob certainly was. But Rob pulled it together in about an hour, and the rest of the meet loaded for and cheered on the rest of our athletes. Everyone benefited from Rob pitching in and helping out. He was quick to encourage, had a positive attitude and without a doubt added to the kilos that everyone else lifted. So here is to Rob, the most valuable guy on the team this weekend.
July 17, 2011
Most valuable player…