I met Thomas at RKC Chicago and, even though we were on different teams for the weekend, we got to be friends and stayed in touch. I did not pass in Chicago–by the time we got to testing on Sunday, I didn’t have enough left to pass the snatch test. Through advice Thomas gave me after we all went back home, as well as others, and encouragement while I was self-training to pass the snatch test, I found out I actually DID have what it took to pass and over Thanksgiving weekend 2011, I did.
Thomas is an example of what this community is all about–supporting others when you can, being positive, and representing the RKC with humility and wisdom. If you get the chance to train with Thomas, you will be doing yourself a favor.