This Sunday the Victory 4 Vinny Wrestling Strength Challenge will take place at Gaglione Strength in Farmingdale. The proceeds will go to Monroe Woodbury’s Vinny Vespa as he battles Stage 4 cancer.
“I am not sure what people know about cancer, but there is no Stage 5,” John Gaglione said when discussing the origin of the event. “Vinny Vespa needs your help. The battle with cancer is going to be his toughest battle yet and he needs our support.”
To show your support (and your strength), see all the essential details below:
When: Sunday June 24th at 9 a.m. (Check in). The event starts at 9:15 sharp and will be finished before 11:45 a.m.
Where: Gaglione Strength, 32 Allen Boulevard, Farmingdale, NY, 11735. Additional Parking available on Baiting Place Road
What: Three Strength Challenges (see more information below) to support Vinny Vespa
$20 Registration Fee; Additional donations will be accepted and ALL proceeds will go to aid Vinny’s fight
T-Shirts to All Competitors
Prizes for Contest Winners
Limited to the first 40 who sign up
What are the strength challenges? Learn more about them here:
Monkey Bar & Pull Up Challenge Max Distance
Must perform a pull up at every rung. At the turn you must perform a pull up before and after the turning point. Max distance wins. In the event of a tie, the heavier body weight will win.
-Chin must clear the bar at every rung
-Excessive kipping, heaving or swing of the legs is not allowed
-Chalk is allowed; no other grip aids will be permitted
Weighted (4 Chains) Push Ups for Max Reps in a Minute
The athlete will perform weighted push ups with an external resistance of 80 pounds (4 chains). Full depth and lockout will be required. Highest number of reps wins. In the event of a tie, the heavier body weight will win.
– All reps must be full locked out
-All reps will be performed with a full range of motion
-Dumbbells will utilized for push up handles. No other aids will be allowed
48kg Kettlebell Goblet Box Squat Max Reps in a Minute
The athlete will cheat clean (use two hands) a 48kg (106 pounds) kettlebell into the goblet position and perform box squats to a 14 inch box. The maximum number of repetitions will win the event. In the event of a tie, the lower body weight will win.
-Lifter must fully establish control and lockout their hips and knees after every rep
-Lifter must sit onto the box every rep and not crash onto the box
-No lifting belts or aids are allowed for this event
To sign up, go to the link below: