Today I was finally given the go ahead to be able to talk about a very exciting opportunity that I am involved with.
I will be collaborating on a painting with former OSU/NBA basketball player and artist Desmond Mason @dmasonart. The painting will be presented October 16th at the Paint This Town Orange fundraiser that will be hosted by OSU-OKC. The painting will be one of several items auctioned to generate funds for student scholarships.
I was nominated and selected for this opportunity as the representative/artist for the OSU student body. The article and interview that I took part in will be out in the winter edition of OSU’s State magazine.
If you’d like more information on the event check outwww.osugiving.com/ptto
Go Pokes! #okstate #osucowboys #art
If I want something I will definitely achieve it, no matter what I have to sacrifice…the more complex the situation, the more threatening my rivals, the more I spread my wings in defiance of everything.
There are two categories of performers in my sport: first, those who view competitions as tortures and second, those who see competitions as great celebrations. I am in the middle of those two.
In Shakespeare’s time it was said, “What must be cannot be avoided”. That is how it is when I lift. To successfully lift the weight cannot be avoided. I experienced the tortures and the celebration. But I lift as well as I lift because it cannot be avoided.”
Vasily Alexeyev (Olympic Gold Medalist, USSR, Superheavyweight Division 1972 and 1976, holder of 80 World Records)
I know, I know… “He said he would be better at updating.” I have about a dozen studies and articles to link up so hopefully this little post will suffice for now.
Here are some random pictures (and loads of selfies) from a few training days over the last three months and a few pictures from my trip last month to Cabo.
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