Why you must register:
1. Free demonstrations by Dmitry Klokov
In between lifting sessions, you get to watch Dmitry Klokov train. He will be lifting on his new line of Klokov IWF specification bars and bumpers by AGAIN FASTER!
He will be hanging out at the lifting area to meet you, answer questions, and sign autographs! (free to registered competitors)
2. Be the first to compete on the Klokov bar and plates by Again Faster
I don't know about you, but I only do heavy Olympic lifts on IWF spec bars. And, I'm always looking for a great Olympic set at a great price. This set was designed to IWF spec's with Dmitry Klokov by Again Faster. Plus, Again Faster is based in the US, right in Boston.
The more who register, the more who sponsor the event , the more prize money you can win. We plan to give out prizes based on gender and division. We will also have medals.
4. Competitor gift bags
Every competitor gets a FREE T-shirt and FREE Swag bag. That's right be treated the way you should for lifting all those big weights. We got you covered.
5. It's a September meet right before the USAW qualification deadline for American Open!
Use the amazing set-up, big competition feel, crowd, and media coverage to hit new PR's. This competition is perfectly timed for planning to max out at the American Open. See my my post on the new USAW qualifying standards for American Open.
6. Media coverage!
Get your face and name out there. This event is Officially held in conjunction with the Mr. Olympia weekend -- you know what that means-- tons of media will be on the competition floor. Did you know that NBC Sports covers the Olympia?
7. Amazing sponsors
Ok, the Risto Olympia Cup is such a premier even that Klokov is coming... well, guess what, here's some of the amazing sponsors who have lined up to support this event, so you can have an amazing experience: MetRX , New Grip , Again Faster , Broz's gym , Alaska Fit , and Risto Sports
8. It's in Vegas!
The event is in Las Vegas. There will be plenty to do and to eat between lifting sessions. Vegas is extremely accessible from the LA area as well. Perfect excuse to go to Vegas.
9. It's an official event of the Olympia
This is awesome because the event is inside the Olympia Expo. As a competitor, you get free access to the expo! The expo is like trick or treat for lifters. You're surrounded by other strength sport events as well as supplement companies that are basically throwing free samples of protein bars at you. Its a crazy fun time. The lifting area is right in the midst of all the action. We're next to the strongman competition, and a few steps away from huge booths like bodybuilding.com and muscletech.
10. Meet other celebrities at the Risto Olympia Cup competition
UPDATED 9/7/2014: IFBB pro, Justin Compton, one of the youngest pro's ever, will be at the Risto Olympia booth all weekend!
As you may know from my other posts, Risto Sports and AlaskFit have worked with the biggest names in the bodybuilding world such as Kai Greene, Dana Linn Bailey, Mike O'Hearn, and George Farah. Look to meet stars of the bodybuilding and fitness world right at our venue. Additionally, several international weightlifters have expressed interest in attending.