Create: 02/12/2014 - 17:37
Tom is one of only two lifters who have ever done every single RUM thus far. He had progressed facing the nation's and the worlds best 165 pound lifters. He always came in not worried about how others performed but how he performed. RUM VII was no different, and even though he had trouble in his training and sustaining injuries during his preparation; Tom came to put all he had on the table! After a slow opener with 479, he jumped to 512 and missed badly. He was totally distraught by this miss and was determined not to miss this lift again! He came to the platform with crazy written all over his face. This must have frightened the platform manager because Mr Houston slapped the New England accent out of Tom! But Tom as fired up as ever made the 512!!! "In an attempt to fire himself and the crowd up Tom Roselli approaches platform manager Putt Houston at RUM 7. We tussle and shove and scream and then he got me so amped up I gave him a slap across the face. I thought that's what he wanted. Unfortunately I have hulk hands and hit him like an iron skillet to the side of his head. He was woosey and disoriented and I felt bad I buckled him. In a rage he hit the platform and got his third attempt squat showing his ability to overcome adversity after practically being knocked out seconds before. Great job Tom. .... And sorry brother, lol.