|The Bishop Gorman High School Weightroom|
Bishop Gorman High School, located in Las Vegas, Nev., is home to one of the top high school football programs in the country. In fact, BGHS sets the bar nationally in every athletic sport. So when the time came to build a new weightroom and athletic complex, no detail could be left out and every square inch of the massive new facility had to be customized to the coaching staff’s extremely detailed preferences.
Having dealt with Samson Equipment in the past, Sean Manuel, BGHS’s Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, knew he only had one call to make. Coach Manuel traveled to Samson Equipment’s headquarters in Las Cruces, N.M., to personally go over his very specific designs for the new equipment, as well as provide input on how to modify existing equipment to flawlessly marry his older racks with his new equipment. All of the new equipment was to be placed onto a brand new, custom Mondo Floor that included a large school logo as well as inlaid platforms for his “power stations.”
It was vital for Coach Manuel to seamlessly marry his older equipment with his new equipment, as well as have each customization look exactly as he envisioned. This was no problem for Samson Equipment, since brand new design software enabled Coach Manuel to see the projected designs three dimensionally, as well as extremely detailed and close up.
Going the extra mile on custom designs is one of the ways Samson Equipment sets itself apart from other equipment companies. The other way is the extreme durability of its equipment. The durability allowed Samson Equipment to use older racks in conjunction with new equipment. While inferior equipment would have stuck out like a sore thumb, the flawless marriage proved that Samson Equipment is built to last.
For BGHS, the end result speaks for itself. The school now has 18 complete power stations, with each containing built-in band pegs, custom chin up bars and rotating chin up handles, rotational bar sleeves or “malaks” firmly secured on the front of each rack, custom band and chain storage within the racks themselves, two single leg squat pads with storage, and built-in bumper plate and Olympic plate storage. Add custom paint, upholstery colors, and custom embroidery to each station, and you not only have a great looking facility, but one that will last a lifetime and look unlike any in the country.
Since 1976, jobs such as the one at BGHS have been commonplace for Samson Equipment. But now more than ever, Samson’s unique design capabilities, new products, and new philosophy combined with the same famous durability of equipment and great customer service proves the company is a force to be reckoned with for decades to come.
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