I was away most of the weekend and with today being Father’s Day, I waited until the afternoon to get caught up with last week’s video submissions for the Grip Strength Challenge and the Wild Card Submissions for Nationals.
Let’s look at what everyone sent in this week…
Mike Turpin – #1 COC Gripper
Mike came in with the lowest entry this week, but I think he has more in him once he gets more experience on the Grippers. Good job Mike!
Paul Tompkins – #1 & #2 COC Gripper
Paul tied for second place with Darrin Shallman with a #2 close. I think once he improves his set, he will be up to a #2.5 very soon. Paul, try pinning the back handle with your thumb and grabbing the front handle with the hook of your index finger on the set, brother!
Darrin Shallman – #2 COC Gripper
I thought we might have to invoke the hand size tie breaker on this one when I got Darrin’s video. His hands seem to be much smaller than Paul, so if push came to shove, Darrin would have won the challenge. Great job bro!
Chris Vaughn – HG 250
Chris sent in a good submission, making the challenge a bit harder for himself, closing the gripper down fully, then inserting the block, and closing it again. With the variation in the HG Grippers being quite substantial they were not built into the standings for the week. Chris, try the thumb on back leg, finger hook on front leg technique for your set and I think you will be able to come pretty close on the HG 300!
Daniel Reinard – #2.5 Gripper (Both Hands)
Daniel’s close of the #2.5 Gripper qualifies him for first place this week, but he actually closed the #3 as well, in the second video submission, below! Congratulations Daniel! Please contact me if you need additional information on Nations, because you just qualified, SON!
Daniel Reinard – #3 Gripper
Next week’s Wild Card Qualifier should be up tomorrow, so stay tuned.
Thanks and all the best in your training, and of course, Happy Father’s Day!!!
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