2013 Arnold Sports Festival photo thread
Attended the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in 1989 and every year while I was in college. The VIP package that first year was just $100. Somewhere there are Polaroids of me (with hair) and Arnold. T-shirts, an Arnold Classic mug (saw those on sale at a retro booth), and a number of programs with autographs from Charles Gaines, Gregory Hines, John C. Grimek, Brian Moss, Ron Love, and more. Grimek gave me hell because my Sharpie was running out. :-)
The Arnold Classic has evolved into the Arnold Sports Festival and I couldn't miss the 25th anniversary of this event!
ebfitness and Co. made my weekend a lot of fun. We enjoyed people-watching at the Hyatt lounge. A target rich environment with everyone from the reigning Mr. Olympia to a guy wearing UGG boots. =8^O What a great time.
Here are some of the pics.
L-R: Chuck, Jennifer, me, Ivana, and ebfitness!
Taken at the expo by a random and cooperative fan.
Fred Smalls' family. Carllean and Fred were sitting a few rows behind me. The older child screamed "There's Daddy!" You can see the little one's t-shirt reads TEAM FRED "BIGGIE" SMALLS.
I asked how much Fred weighed when he was born and then asked who got Fred involved in weight training.
Nine pounds and his mother exclaimed, "That was me!" Fred was a heavy child and was interested in building muscle and getting in shape. When his mother found out the local training center accepted 13-year-old members she signed him up right away.
Louis "The Big Sexy" Uridel invited me behind the Species booth for this photo taken by Mikaila Soto!
If you haven't read "Dying to Breath ? Fighting for My Life" please click that title or visit Soto CPT Fitness to learn about Soto's indomitable spirit!
He said something like, "I thought you were shorter." And also that I was entertaining. Good word from a true champion. :-D
Shot from the night show on Saturday
Stalking the Species booth. Believe I overheard that woman with the scarf mutter distastefully, "Oh, dear. A creeper."
Videos are on their way. I have to figure out how to separate that info from the Sony Handycam I picked up right before the show.