Wrap-up after the 2016 GPC Push/Pull
With the GPC Tri-Nation Push/Pull over that concludes the events at PTC for the year. Its hard to describe the year we’ve had but were very grateful to everyone for the support and help.
This year we’ve run 6 comps – 3 novice comps and 3 GPC sanctioned comps including the State Titles and Perth Cup. All of which have been very successful with about 300 entrants between all 6 comps.
We’ve been promoting and hosting comps for 4 and a half years now and they’re becoming increasingly more popular as the sport continues to grow.
In 2017 we have 7 comps scheduled, with the introduction of the “Ladies of Lifting” in August. We know the demand is there with the Feb Novice Comp selling out within 30 hours of it’s announcement. That’s 60 lifters plus another 15 on the wait list – unheard of in WA until now.
We’ve held more than a few comps now with up around 60 lifters or more and next year we believe we will continue to grow looking to have over 80 lifters for the GPC State Titles in April. You want competition? Make sure you’re on that platform come April – registrations are opening soon. We already have had some interest from interstate lifters which is great for the local lifters here.
All the comps we promote are open to everyone. We have lifters come from all over WA stretching as far as Broome and Kalgoorlie to compete. Our comps are also supported by various gym owners and gyms who send their lifters to compete – we look forward to doing more with you guys in 2017 including referee qualifications for your lifters, and more. Get in touch if you’re a gym owner wanting to get involved!
In terms of competitions, the novice comps are a fantastic way to get an introduction to the sport which lead on to GPC sanctioned meets where the stakes are a little higher – which is where you want to be.
Here’s a list of our scheduled comps for 2017:
Feb 5th – Novice Comp Apr 28th/29th – GPC State Titles Jun 11th – Novice Comp Aug 6th – Ladies of Lifting Novice Comp Sep 15th/16th – GPC Perth Cup Nov 5th – Novice Comp Dec 3rd – GPC Tri-Nation Push/Pull
You can keep tabs on our events on our page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ruccisgym/events
Looking forward to 2017… get in touch if you’re keen on competing and being involved.