by Al Myers
DINO GYM CHALLENGE PRESENTS THE –
Mike “Murdo” Murdock Memorial Meet
A year ago the USAWA lost a very close friend in Mike Murdock. Murdo was a mainstay at most all the events I’ve held at the Dino Gym over the past 10 years. He would do it all at meets – lift, officiate, load, and coach. He never let me down when he would say he would be here to do something. He was that “type of guy”.
Last summer fellow Dino Gym member Dean Ross and I were visiting at Dave’s Club Championship about Murdo – and Dean suggested that we dedicate the Dino Challenge to Murdo this year. And part of the event would be that we would do several of Mike’s favorite lifts as a tribute to him. Of course, I thought this was an OUTSTANDING IDEA!
I have many, many good stories that I could tell about Murdo. But as anyone who knew him knew that he was a very private person, so out of respect I will keep those stories for private conversations and not “broadcast” them on the website. That’s the way Murdo would have preferred it.
Please put the Dino Challenge and the Murdo Memorial on your lifting calendar this January.
Meet Director: Al Myers and the Dino Gym 785-479-2264
Meet Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2016 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Dino Gym, 1126 Eden Road, Abilene, KS 67410
Sanction: U.S.A.W.A Memberships cards can be purchased on meet day
Weigh-ins: 9:00-10:00 AM the day of the meet
Divisions: Juniors, Women, Masters, and Open
Entry: None – but please notify me in advance if you plan to attend
Swing – Dumbbell, One Arm
Bent Over Row
Trap Bar Deadlift
After the meet and the next day there will be time for record day lifts.