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Kansas Meet

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by fatty ac1d, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    BTW selling some geolander at/s anyone on here want them?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    Funny you mentioned that. I'm actually thinking about removing the bed and building a cage in place of it. Attaching it to sliders. I was going to attempt it myself but if he can do it for a good price. I might give him a shop. Let me know if you're ever free on a Friday or Saturday, maybe Sunday evening. Thanks man
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    Size?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:47 AM
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    265/xx/p15 or something like that ill go check later
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    He built an entire crawler around a Honda motor. Also does hot rods and other stuff. I would love to see him do a cage! You can look at mine anytime pictures do his welds and fab no justice.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    I work evenings Monday - Thursday. Free Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. Just let me know when you're free so I can schedule something with him.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    I'll just leave this here too, for you KC boys.

    Great write up on my brother from another mother.
    Co-main event Friday night at Memorial Hall...

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/training-day/201202/joe-wilk-ultimate-ufc-long-shot-not-kansas-anymore

    ^^Article on my good friend^^

    See him fight for yourself in KC Friday night, or you can catch it liveon HDNet!

    Here is the text....

    Joe Wilk,UltimateUFCLong Shot, Is Definitely Not In KansasAnymore

    Monday,February27, 20128:05 am

    Joe Wilk lovesKansassomuch thathehasthe official statesealtattooed on his side. Inside the seal is the state motto, "Ad Astra Per Aspera," which is Latin for "To the stars with difficulty."

    That motto, as much as anything, sums up Wilk's professional situation right now.

    It's "Meat Day" at the Imperial Athletics Gym in Boca Raton, Fla. Today is, as former UFC light heavyweightchampion Rashad Evans explains, "the day where we really beat the hell out of each other, where we chop each other up like a piece of meat."

    In other words, it's a day where, if you're not a top-levelprofessionaland you don't know what you're doing, it's best to avoid the gym.

    Joe Wilk isnot a top-levelprofessional. Not yet. But here he is, with pride and loyalty to his roots, ready for the fight of his life.

    Wilk is a featherweight mixed martial arts fighter. He's long dreamed of making it to the UFC, the pinnacle of MMA, and he's sacrificed greatly in his bid to get there. He concedes he has much yet to learn, which is why on Feb. 16 he made the 1,500-mile trek from his hometown in Manhattan, Kan.,to BocaRatonto train for a couple of days at Imperial Athletics.

    He'll fight Andrew Carillo Fridayin KansasCity, Mo., in the co-main event of Titan Fighting Championship21, which will bebroadcast live at 10 p.m. ET on HDNet.

    He's shown up at Imperial with the hope of getting something he hasn't gotten before while building a 14-6 MMA record: Experience, elite coaching and exposure.

    Wilk is a one-man show in his hometown. He runs his own gym to make ends meet, since the largest purse he's made has been $1,500 to show with a $1,500 win bonus.

    He teachesjiu-jitsu classes and does pretty much everything by himself. He doesn't have access to coaches who can point out his flaws, suggest drillsto improveor help preparea game plan.Hedoesn't havetraining partners who are remotely close to elite, so he's never able to simulate a real fight in sparring.

    It's not the kind of atmosphere which is conducive to getting better.

    "My main issue here is that I'm the leader, I'm in charge and I wear a lot of different hats here," Wilk says. "I'm thecoach. SometimesI feel like I'm a psychiatrist. I'm thejiu-jitsu instructor and I'm a fighter myself. I have a lot of different things going on here.

    "When I get to go to one of those major camps, it's reallyeasyto,and this is a good thing, get lost in the shuffle. I'm just another fighter. I'm just another guy strapping up and putting on gloves and going in and getting work. I don't have to worry about anyone else and their training. The guys around me are all professionals, and high-level professionals at that, so I can just relax, be me and worry about getting the best training I can get."

    That compelled him to makethetrip to Florida and head to Imperial to train for a few days with the world-class group assembled by Glenn Robinson of Authentic Sports Management. The team's most famous member is Evans, but it also is home to many other elite fighters, including Alistair Overeem, Miguel Torres, Melvin Guillard and Gesias"JZ"Cavalcante.

    ThePostGame brings you the most interesting sports stories on the web.

    If an aspiring fighter has what it takes -- or if he doesn't -- he'll find out fairly quickly working out with this group.

    It's exactly what Wilk hasdreamed of getting --going from being the unquestioned best in an area with no history of fighting to a place where he has to battle just to surviveuntil theend of practice.

    "I've been watching theseguys on TV," Wilk says. "It's funny, but I'm such a fan of the sport and especially of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that I was in there sparring with guys who I've literally been watching their highlight videos and following their fight careersfor years."

    Wilk is not unlike thousands of other aspiring athletes around the world, who dream of reaching the top in their chosen sports, but who lack the money to get the best training, the coaching to improve the quickest and the opportunity to prove themselves.

    He grew up in Hutchinson, Kan.,wherethe biggest event is the annual National Junior College Basketball Athletic Association tournament and the primary industry is mining salt.

    He always wanted to be an athlete, but there aren't a lot of 5-9, 145-pound athletes in the pro ranks, particularlyin thestickand ball sports.

    "He was pretty self-reliant" says Steve Williams, his high school journalism teacher. "He was one of those kids you knew that, if something was going to happen for him, it would have to be through him. He wasn't going to get a lot of favors from other people. He was going to have to kind of work at it.

    "He really liked sports in high school, but wasn't a great player in anything. The sports he wanted to play in high school, he really didn't have much of a chance.Hehad to find other ways to make it for himself. Most kids don't do that, but that's one of the things that he did pretty well. Helearned to rely on himself and didn't fold when something went bad."

    Williams helped Wilk geta jobatthelocal newspaper,theHutchinson DailyNews. Wilk was fascinated by journalism and thought for a long time of pursuing a career as a sports writer.

    He had an inquisitive mind and a natural, conversational interviewing technique that netted him plenty of good stories, Williams says.

    "Most of the kids I help get on at the paper go in and take scores [over the phone] and that's it," Williams says. "But he had some drive and he wanted more. And credit to him, he made it."

    Wilk says he loves journalism and still thinks that, one day, he'll go back and try to become a journalism teacher. But now, he's 29 years old and at a point as an athlete where he's come to something of a crossroads.

    He desperatelywantsto fight fortheUFC, even if only once, but that may be impossible to do if he remains in Kansas.

    The kind of sparring and coaching he needs can't be found in Kansas, so he'd have to get out and hit the road if he wants to make the UFC. That'sa problem,though, because not only would moving require the kind of financial commitment that would be extremely hard to make, he also isn'tin a hurry to leave his home state.

    So on Feb. 16, he arrived in Boca Raton for a three-day stint at Imperial Athletics to help prepare himself for his fight with Carillo and to get a taste of what it was actually like to fight at that level.

    "He got worked over pretty badly," Evans says. "He got stopped a couple of times when he was sparring JZ. He had a really hard day."

    Something, though, struck both Evans and Imperial head coach Mike Van Arsdale: The guy wouldn't quit. He'd be reeling from big punches, but he would get back up and jump back into the fight.

    He wants to make it so badly that he was willing to endure extreme amounts of punishment to get it.

    He didn't quit and that didn't escape the notice of Van Arsdale.

    "I didn't see him long enough to really evaluate his talent, but he has potential," Van Arsdale says. "To be a fighter, particularlyatthislevel,it has to come from within. You have to be a fighter inside, in your mind and in your soul. There are talented guys who don't have that. He is a fighter. He has it."

    He's wanted to make it so badly, he's given up some of his purse to bring in better opponents than the promoter could afford. He knew he needed to keep fighting better opposition in order to attract attention from the UFC, but the promoters on the shows he was competing on didn't have it in the budget to pair him with the kinds of guys he needed to meet. They cost too much.

    "I needed to be fighting tougher opponents, so I told the promoter to take my win [bonus] and add it on to the show money [for someone better, as an inducement to make a fight],"he says.

    Whether it will turn out to have been worth it will be determined by his results and by whether he ever gets the call from UFC matchmaker Joe Silva.

    Wilk attended the UFC on Fuel 1 show in Omaha, Neb.,on Feb. 15and introduced himself to Silva at the weigh-in.

    "He said, 'I know exactly who you are,' " Wilk says.

    What that means, only Silva knows, and it's not the kind of information he givesout publicly.

    But Wilk figureshe's atleast on theUFC'sradar, and the trip to Florida, and the beating he got while he was there, are clearly worth it.

    "All of that is a part of it," Wilk says of the beatingshetook on Meat Day. "When you want something as badly as I want [to fight in the UFC], you don't quit. Giving up isneverthe answer. When you have a dream, you have to follow it all the way."

    All the way to the stars, no matter what the difficulty.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    I might be interested, PM me when you find out the size of them, I am looking for 265/75/16 or 265/70/16

    thanks
     
  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    I am going down to tuttle creek this weekend with my brother and his jeep, if there is anyone in the area that wants to go....
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:04 AM
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    KS REPRESENT! :cool:
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    Sup brah
     
  12. Jul 28, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Hello Guy I am in Overland Park ..Let me know when you guy's will have a meet and greet .
    :cool:
     
  13. Aug 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Is anyone else going to be going to the Tuttle Creek on the 15th? I heard there was going to be a meet up out there according to Pirate4x4.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    I have a set of four (4) Spidertrax 1.25" wheel adapters for sale...$150. About 5,000 miles on them.

    Located in Wichita, Kansas
     
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    I have the factory Toyota wheels off my Fj for sale (2007 model). Tires are useable but not great (Firestone Destination AT 265/70/17) Wheels look good but have some pitting. PM me and I'll send all the photos you want. $250 is my bottom dollar.

    ****SOLD FAST****
     
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  17. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    well its true. I'm a victim of "they all come back" haha. I got rid of the last Tacoma due to the frame recall. Even after the money and time I put in to it; at the time I thought was a good move to just rid of it. With the money I bought another Jeep Wrangler. Not even a year has gone by I find myself missing the old yota. Good buddy of mine found a guy wanting to trade his Tacoma for my Wrangler. Lets just say its bigger and badder. Trying to not get my hopes up too much yet. But as soon as this deal goes through I'll post pictures. I'm not sure if the guy is on here or not.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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    If y'all were to have a meet in Kansas City (which you should) I'd go... :cool:
     
  19. Mar 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    I got a new and unmodded 4x4 so not much to see. I am headed to Kansas rocks with friends in a few weeks if interested.
     
  20. Mar 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    Hmm, 2 1/2 hours away which isn't too bad... Depends on what weekend it is but I might be up for it!
     
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