Monday, November 5, 2007

Kansas City here we come.....maybe


Looks like we are going to Mohegan Sun in Kansas City this weekend. Well, actually that's a maybe. Michael really wants to go, but is trying to get into the "220's" for this tournament. As you can see below, this tournament isn't broken down in the 220's, he would actually have to weigh in at 214 or less.
In March of 2007, he weighed in at 260 lbs. This is quite a weight loss.... I don't know what he weighs at the moment, but it is more than 214!
WEIGHT CLASSESRIGHT 0-160$1000, $800, $450, $250
RIGHT 161-185$1000, $800, $450, $250
RIGHT 186-215$1000, $800, $450, $250
RIGHT 216 AND OVER$1000, $800, $450, $250
LEFT 0-160$850, $600, $350, $200
LEFT 161-185$850, $600, $350, $200
LEFT 186-215$850, $600, $350, $200
LEFT 216 AND OVER$850, $600, $350, $200
WOMEN RIGHT 0-143$400, $300, $200, $100
WOMEN RIGHT 144 AND OVER$400, $300, $200, $100
TWO WOMENS LEFT CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR %100 ENTRY FEE PAYOUT TO FIRST PLACE...WINNER TAKE ALL0-143/ 144+CASH BREAKDOWN $10,000 FOR RIGHT/ $8,000 FOR LEFT/ $2,000 FOR WOMEN
This is a pretty big cash payout, and I really hope we get to make it, because there will be some big name pullers at this one. But, sign ups for the actual ROTN is closed, so he may not be as interested now, since he won't have a shot at the twenty grand.

5 comments:

dean November 5, 2007 at 11:35:00 AM CST  

if he weighed 260 in march and wants to compete at 214 or below, i'd assume he's lost down quite a bit from 260 then. i mean, wouldnt such a drastic weight loss (from anywhere near 260) down to 214 or below have a detrimental affect on his strength?

Shelley November 5, 2007 at 11:54:00 AM CST  

yep, it wil affect strength quite a bit, but there's quite a bit of technique involved, and he has stronger than average wrist strength, and a lot of who wins is based on that.
When they "load up" so to speak, and lock hands, you can pull your oponent towards you, which makes them have to pull down to keep their elbow on the pad. He is also pretty notorious for how he "loads up." He is also one of the few that wraps his leg around the table for leverage...
But, do I think he was better at 260? Yes. But that weight class is where most all pros fall, so it's a difficult class to win.
He's been doing this since 1989, so I don't ask questions, I just get my camera and go :)

Rosjuane November 5, 2007 at 11:28:00 PM CST  

Holy Cow! I don't know if I'm comfortable with you going that far off.

Mommatude November 7, 2007 at 11:31:00 PM CST  

Good luck and I hope you all get to go!!!

Mandy November 8, 2007 at 12:47:00 PM CST  

wow how exciting!! I hope you guys get to go and win some moolah!! :) Have fun and take some pics to show us!

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