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Old 05-21-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
Mike Burgener
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got this note from my niece who was at the nationals in schaumberg, ill last week. their little boy sam was quite impressed with the lifting. read below then click on the link!!! priceless.


http://mikesgym.org/gallery/gallery....y&galleryID=26

Sometimes in our lives we are touched by an extraordinary experience which shapes our future and propels us onto an uncharted course. …such was the experience for the young Sam Cairns after seeing Natalie Woolfolk and Sage & Casey Burgener compete at the US Weightlifting National Championships up in Schaumburg, IL last weekend.

Since this recent life-transforming experience, all he wants to do is weightlift (and encourage others to lift weights, as well). He demonstrated his newfound passion at his preschool last week, and his teachers were truly impressed with his newly discovered talent.

With the strength of a gorilla and the heart of a lion, Sam has committed himself to a path that few will ever truly know…that of a competitive weightlifter.

P.s. -- Mike -- we still need some work on the form…but I think he was a little intimidated by the folks from CBS Sports who were filming down in the basement…ha!

There are 2 different video files. They are both big enough that I'm not sure they will make it to all of you, but here goes.

"We can't WEIGHT for 2028!"
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Mike my friend that is sooooo cool!
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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man, that is adorable. and awesome.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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That is the cutest and coolest thing ever!!
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:42 PM   #5
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OMG that has got to be the cutest video I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:47 PM   #6
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get em young!

I had to look after my younger brother (12) over the school holidays a few weeks ago and while he was with me I was out at junior nationals weightlifting coaching.

Lo and behold a week later he's pestering me to start weightlifting and we've got him signed up to start next week.

I think for kids that it's important they see other kids lifting too. My brother has seen me lift heaps of times and didn't really care for it but when he saw other kids his age lifting he coule relate to it better.

Of course he may rethink this once he runs into our head coach but we'll see....
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:15 AM   #7
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Sweeeet!
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:23 PM   #8
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Awesome! =D
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:34 AM   #9
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Too cool, Coach!
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