About GTAS 2020


At GT All Sports, (Go To All Sports) you can find connections to any and all types of sport and activities, both competitive and recreational.  We offer Event Posting, Interest-Oriented Groups, Interest-Oriented Blogs, Mass Member Messaging, Member Profile Listings, as well as Searchable Event and Personal Connections to keep you involved in all things you enjoy. Read on to find out more about who we are and why we do what we do.

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  • Membership:  GT All Sports is a free membership site.  Simply sign up, verify your e-mail address from the activation link provided, and start building your profile and submitting events.
  • Privacy:  By default, your address and phone number will be hidden from view by other Members. You can easily edit to make this information public from your profile page.  All search data is centered around your zip code and not a private address.
  • Privacy Statement: Click here  to read the GT All Sports Privacy Statement.  We promise not to use or sell your private information.
  • Events:  Members may list, edit, and repost unlimited as part of their free membership.  Successfully submitted Events are immediately searchable upon submission.  Special Add-On Programs are currently under development and will be available in the future for a modest fee.  Inquire about our Double & Triple Elimination Bracketing Programs, complete with a Sponsor Module, which posts Tournament Results and Tournament Sponsors to the Event! 
  • Connections:  Members can form their own Connections with other members, create Folders, and mass message inside and outside their created groups.
  • Advertising:  Members may advertise through their groups by submitting their logo for addition to the appropriate group page(s) linked to your chosen URL.  Learn more about this opportunity in our Advertising section.
  • Groups:  Members can join many groups in any of the five sectional categories available from our Home/Groups main tab selection.  There are currently 180+ Groups Available.
  • Private Groups:  COMING SOON - Members will be able to purchase their own Private Group page, visible only to members you invite.  You control content, appearance, and preferences based on the specific needs of you and your group.
  • Blogging:  Members may read and participate in Group Blogs targeted to their interests.

Albert Gross
Founder - GT All Sports

Albert “Al” Gross is the founder of GT All Sports and the heartbeat behind our operation. His passion and drive are what make GT All Sports a welcoming space for all of us who enjoy sport, community, and connection to those whose passions are similar to our own. To understand the goals driving GTAS, you first must understand who Al is and why he created this great space.

From a very young age, Al always enjoyed staying physically active through dance, acrobat, and sport. Throughout childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood Al found joy and success as he participated in sports. After joining the St. Petersburg Police Force in 1974, Al made what would prove to be a fateful decision: He signed up for the Police Olympic State Games in 1976. After competing, and winning, his first ever Gold Medal in arm wrestling, Al fell in love with the sport and never looked back. To date, Al has won numerous arm wrestling titles and continues to train and coach others in the sport.

Al’s Armwrestling Titles:
    1.  Multiple State, National, and International Police Olympic Competitions
    2.  Professional National Titles in both Standup and Sitdown competition
In addition to Al’s dedication to the sport of arm wrestling, he enjoys hobbies such as bicycling, hiking, scuba diving, canoeing, boating, and disc golf. It was his passion for arm wrestling and his love of all things sports and outdoors that drove Al to create GTAS in 2012. 

What Al wanted was a place to go where you can find others who love arm wrestling, find training locations, and get connected to community and events near you that involve the sport or activity you love. Since 2012, GTAS has grown from a platform to connect arm wrestlers to one that hosts over 180 groups of varying interests in sports, fitness, health, wellness, spirituality, and more.

Al’s dream is to see GT All Sports become the number one site for making connections in the activities you enjoy. When you think, “How can I get more involved in (fill in the blank)”, you think GTAS.

Al has committed himself to the success of GTAS whole-heartedly. However, he wouldn’t be where he is today without the love and support of his family.  Karen Gross, our Office Manager, is the loving and supportive wife of our founder, Al Gross.  Al also has the love and support of a sister, son, daughter, and grandchildren who are all cheering for the success of both Al and GT All Sports.  Al also enjoys his involvement at Connect United Methodist Church in Edmond, OK which has inspired our Beliefs & Blessings Categories on site.

Karen Gross
Office Manager

Karen sees to all our office management needs while attempting to keep our founder, Al Gross, in check. Karen and Al have run multiple sports competitions together over the years and are committed to the teamwork it takes to keep our operation going.

Karen has passion for sport, having played both basketball and volleyball in high school and continued to stay active throughout her adult life. Besides physical activities, Karen enjoys her hobbies of sewing, crocheting, knitting, and gardening. A lot of Karen’s time is also spent volunteering through the Helping Hands charity with the help and companionship of her church group.

Daryl Purchase
Group Administrator, Strength, Nutrition, & Equipment Advisor

Daryl and Al have been close friends since 1970 and the two stay in near constant contact. Daryl is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to strength training, strength equipment, and all things gym equipment. 

Having studied and practiced natural medicine for years, Daryl is also a key advisor in this field.
Daryl has been the owner of Strength Equipment Advisors for the last 40 years. Through his company he helps gyms obtain proper equipment, sets up station locations, and installs equipment accordingly. Daryl has also helped design and engineer Isokinetic power strength training equipment.

In addition to his abundant work and knowledge in the world of fitness, Daryl often guides mountain biking, rafting, and hiking adventures. His passion for sports and fitness goes back to his early days playing a variety of sports.

You’ll find Daryl’s influence and expertise throughout GTAS as he is an essential member of our team aiding in all things related to strength, fitness, and nutrition.

  Many others have help in the phase development of GT All Sports.  The site has been built and expanded on 6 different platforms to date.  It is currently being  developed on its own platform where code has been developed to produce all of the special features available.  What site are you using offering group affiliation, blogging, event posting, profile access to members, mass communication and having all the search capability now available on GTAS.  

This is still and always will be a free membership site that is easy to navigate, search, and communicate; like no other in this field.

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