Iron Tran

 

Gents,

Fantastic Iron Tran!!!!  Thank you to everyone for making it one for the ages. By now you should have received a Drop Box link where all the pics and videos have been stored. I realize it’s a giant mess of pictures but there are some gems hiding in there.

Because we had 21 guys instead of 25, the cost of $184 per person has increased by $34 to $218 per person.  (Showing the math: the initial estimate of $75 for the Iron Tran + $109 for Frankies would have been spot on; however, now when divided by 20 – not counting Tran – the costs is $218 per person.)

I realize this is annoying for those of you that have already paid (and for me with all the bookkeeping).  Many of you will have to have your wives send more money.  I’ll accept the blame of the “rookie mistake” for not postponing all payments until after the event.  Live and learn.  If I’m ever planning another bachelor party I can assure you this won’t happen again.

You can pay me via Venmo, PayPal, Check, etc.  My cell phone is 972.898.2595 if you need it.

  • Venmo: Payment can be made to @Mark-Pfeiffer (marknpfeiffer@gmail.com).  I’m happy to send you a link for billing if that’s easier for you.
  • Paypal: You’re welcome to pay via PayPal as well.  Let me know if you want me to send you a request for funds.
  • Personal Check: You can send a check payable to Mark Pfeiffer to 4425 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75229.
  • Cash: This is the least preferred because it means accounting and tracking will come into play.  Please use this option as a last resort.

For those that asked, here’s a list of the events for the Iron Tran.

Events

1:30

Knock Out

1:40

Longest Drive

1:50

Putt Putt

2:00

Frisbee in Soccer Goal

2:10

Official Interview

2:20

Rest

2:30

Sack Race

2:40

Push Up / Plank Contest

2:50

Team 3 Point Contest – just count the basket

3:00

Bean Bag Toss

3:10

Blind Folded Soccer Shoot Out

3:20

Pull Ups

3:30

Bat Spin – Free Throw

3:40

Shuffleboard

3:50

Puzzle

4:00

Hockey – Half court

4:10

Football through hoop

4:20

Rest

4:30

Obstacle Race

 

Obstacle Course

Five Man 3 Legged Race

Soccer Dribbling

Frisbee into net

3 point round the world

Bat Spin / Lay Up

Relay Potato Sack Race


Team Name: Fab 5

David Murphy – “Murph” – Captain – 817.716.0434

Alex Tran  – “Tran”- 512.296.8945

Jake Ross – “Jake” – 619.253.5401

Jared Irwin – “Irwin” – 832.350.3040

Zach James – “Zach” – 310.570.9898


Team Name: ???

Nathan Hoffman – “Nate” – Captain – 512.636.0842

Mark Pfeiffer – “Pfife” – Captain – 972.898.2595

Brent Reed – “Reed” – 281.910.3590

Curtis Wheat – “Wheat” – 404.729.9698

James Merriman – “James” – 469.396.8499


Team Name: ???

Ashley Powers – “Powers” – Captain – 510.409.5925

Carlos Palacios – “Los” – 214.797.7740

Ray Colston – “Ray” – 817.219.0191

Travis Ohl – “Travis” – 214.676.1445

Aaron Bartula – “Bartula” – 512.413.9914


Team Name: ???

James Perez – “Jim” – Captain – 210.573.7291

Sharif Abboud – “Sharif” – 469.878.8757    Spencer  

Andrew Duong – “Andrew” – 817.845.9802

Scott Pollard -“Pollard” – 832.691.9717

Chris Fox – “Fox” – 281.543.6741

Matt Rice


Team Name: ???

Steve Poston – “Steve” – Captain – 713-247-9908

Ryan Fraizer  – “Fraz” – 214.952.8046

Dave Santamaria –  “Santa” – 619.339.3998

Ian Wootten – “Wootten” – 972.567.1076

Shawn Kerns – “Shawn” – 214.687.8755


We have not heard from these folks: Bartula, Powers, Sherrick, Palacios, Fox, Kerns, and Day.  Gents, please complete the form at the very bottom so we can make sure everyone has transportation and places to stay.

********  Updated Itinerary ********


No Boot Camp – Sleep In

We are no longer doing Boot Camp!  The day will now begin at 10:30 for brunch!


10:30 Brunch at Bread Winners

Lovers and Inwood – Direction from Evolve to Bread Winners – 15 min drive

The Bachelorette party will also be joining us at Bread Winners for brunch.  Dress is super casual. Tran said you can wear your gym clothes.  There will be 35 peeps and they will not allow us to split up the bill.  Therefore, we are making this CASH ONLY so that nobody has to pay for that a-hole who orders 6 mimosas, surf & turf, and another meal to go. (That’s usually me).

Repeat: Brunch will be cash only. Bring Money!!!!

As an FYI, if you don’t show up for brunch you will be billed.  i.e. they will charge us for empty seats. 


12:00 Leave for DPHQ2

6644 All Stars Ave, Frisco, TX 75033 – Directions from Bread Winners to DPHQ2 – 35 min drive

Murph is MVP and got DPHQ2 to open up their home.  We’ll most likely get there around 12:45(ish) and will have about 45 minutes to soak it all in, tour the kingdom, warm up, and make stragetory with the team before the IronTran starts promptly at 1:30.


1:30 – 4:30 Iron Tran

The IronTran will start promptly at 1:30.  We will have four people there to help emcee and help with setup.  We will also have a photographer/videographer so be sure to setup your game.  We will do individual on-camera interviews and you will be asked these three questions:

  • How did you meet Tran (tell the story)
  • Best Tran story
  • When did Tran make you made
  • What advice to you have the couple

Get your stories ready and feel free to embellish

4:30 – 5 Iron Tran Closing Ceremony

Closing ceremony and clean up will begin at 4:30.  There will be trophies awarded to the top team.  I hear these things retail for like $8,200 on Ebay – they’re pure bronze and heavy.


5:00 to 7:00  Free Time / Get Ready

 

Omin Hotel, 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 – Directions from DPHQ2 to Omni – 45 min drive

After DPHQ2 you’re officially on your own to get ready for the evening.  The next commitment is at 7:30 at Frankie’s (see below).  It appears most everyone is either staying at the Omni or with someone local. If you want to go home, shower, and meet at Frankie’s then more power to you.  If you want to shower at the Omni and “borrow” a shower from someone I’m sure that’s cool too.  I suspect those staying at the Omni will be heading to the bar once they’re ready for some drinks.

Click HERE to get a room – it’s $206 after tax ($179ish before tax) for two queen beds


7:30 Frankie’s Downtown 

Frankie’s Downtown, 1303 Main St., Dallas, TX 75202 – Directions from Omni –

If you’re at the Omni we’ll grab an Uber/Lyft around 7:00ish to Frankie’s Downtown.  We have rented a private room for $109 per person and Frankie’s is mandating that we be there by 7:30 to get the room. We will be spending the rest of the evening there.

The $109 includes the cover to get in the place plus some food and booze.  If/when we run out of the initial food and booze, everyone can then setup their own personal tabs. Mark has already paid the $2,594 (after tax) for the room.  

You’re welcome to bring cash to repay Mark the $109 at the event – or you can pay via PayPal, Venmo, or Check whenever you want. Just let him know so he doesn’t sit Guido on you. 

The Bachelorette Party may be joining us at Frankie’s after their dinner plans but this isn’t set in stone.


4:00 am – Omni, Tran’s House, Under Bridge, etc.

3445 Lark Meadow Way, Dallas, TX 75287 – Directions from Omni Hotel to Tran’s House – 30 min drive

So far it doesn’t appear that anyone needs to stay at Tran’s house.  (Tran, I’m sure Emily will be happy about this).  The offer still stands but we’re assuming everyone is good.


This concludes the latest update.

 

 

The

Welcome to Tran’s Bachelor Party page. My name is Mark Pfeiffer and I’m the unpaid assistant to the Best Man, David Murphy.  Murph and I figured having this webpage will help minimize emails and serve as a resource during the big day.

Below is information that you will need to know to plan for the Iron Tran.  Please note that there is a required form at the bottom of this page that you will need to complete ASAP so we can plan accordingly.  Please take the time to read this in it’s entirety and let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 26th.

Outline

  • Costs
  • Alcohol
  • Teams
  • Itinerary
  • What to Pack
  • Form to complete

Costs

We’re estimating the costs to be around $210ish per person for the day. This is excluding a hotel room so if you’re staying at the Omni you’ll need to account for that.  In the form below you’ll be asked if this is acceptable and be able to provide feedback.  Please let us know your thoughts and we’ll plan accordingly.

The $210(ish) consist of:

$130(ish): We think brunch, lunch, drinks, and dinner will costs around $130(ish). You will pay for your own meals as we go so if you go full throttle and include massive amounts of alcohol the costs will obviously be more.

$75: The “kitty” costs (i.e. what everyone will owe to Mark to cover costs) will be $75.  This costs will go towards paying for Tran’s meals & drinks, DPHQ2 gift card, supplies for Iron Tran, team headbands, videographers, etc..

Payment

You can pay Mark the $75 via the methods below:

  • Venmo: Payment can be made to @Mark-Pfeiffer (marknpfeiffer@gmail.com).  I’m happy to send you a link for billing if that’s easier for you.
  • Paypal: You’re welcome to pay via PayPal as well.  Let me know if you want me to send you a request for funds.
  • Personal Check: You can send a check payable to Mark Pfeiffer to 4425 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75229.
  • Cash: This is the least preferred because it means accounting and tracking will come into play.  Please use this option as a last resort.

Alcohol

Food, shelter, and alcohol; the three essentials needed for basic survival. We can all agree on that. That said, we do have some restrictions during the day. Alcohol is NOT allowed at DPHQ2.  You can get your buzz at brunch and then go hard after DPHQ2, but during the Iron Tran at HQ2 it’s a strict “no booze” policy.  We can live a few hours without alcohol in our system – at least that’s what I’m told. Feel free to bring your own supply for post-DPHQ2 activities and late night.


The Iron Tran will be a loaded schedule of events and will be five teams of five competiting against each other.  The details are still being worked out but start working on your skills for basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, push ups, planking, and puzzles.  More details will follow (maybe).

Teams

Tran has created the teams and each team has a Captain. The Captain will be the ones in charge during the day for making sure the teams follow the schedule.  More details to come.

Please be sure to confirm that your cell phone number below is correct.


Team Name: Fab 5

David Murphy – “Murph” – Captain – 817.716.0434

Alex Tran  – “Tran”- 512.296.8945

Jake Ross – “Jake” – 619.253.5401

Jared Irwin – “Irwin” – 832.350.3040

Zach James – “Zach” – 310.570.9898


Team Name: ???

Mark Pfeiffer – “Pfife” – Captain – 972.898.2595

Brent Reed – “Reed” – 281.910.3590

Nathan Hoffman – “Nate” – 512.636.0842

Curtis Wheat – “Wheat” – 404.729.9698

James Merriman – “James” – 469.396.8499


Team Name: ???

Ashley Powers – “Powers” – Captain – 510.409.5925

Carlos Palacios – “Los” – 214.797.7740

Ray Colston – “Ray” – 817.219.0191

Travis Ohl – “Travis” – 214.676.1445

Aaron Bartula – “Bartula” – 512.413.9914


Team Name: ???

James Perez – “Jim” – Captain – 210.573.7291

Sharif Abboud – “Sharif” – 469.878.8757    Spencer      Matt Rice

Andrew Duong – “Andrew” – 817.845.9802

Scott Pollard -“Pollard” – 832.691.9717

Chris Fox – “Fox” – 281.543.6741


Team Name: ???

Steve Poston – “Steve” – Captain – 713-247-9908

Ryan Fraizer  – “Fraz” – 214.952.8046

Dave Santamaria –  “Santa” – 619.339.3998

Ian Wootten – “Wootten” – 972.567.1076

Shawn Kerns – “Shawn” – 214.687.8755


Itinerary

8:00 Carpool (Optional)

Early Birds can meet at the Omni Hotel (555 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202) for car pool and caravan.  There may be a cost associated with parking there so you may want to explore Urbering there if you’re not a driver.


8:30  Arrive at Evolve Boot Camp

Evolve Gym, 500 S. Ervay St., Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75201 – Directions from Omni to Evolve – 7 min drive

Big shout out to Sharif for the gym.  We will be doing a workout with the Bachelorette Party so be sure to wear your tightest shirts to show off them guns.  (Tran, we all know you don’t own any shirts).  The gym has free valet for those driving.  At 8:30 we’ll do the meet and greet, casual team meetings, warm up, etc.. The workout will begin promptly at 9:15.  There are showers there to clean up afterwards (if you chose) so bring a towel and toiletries.


10:30 Brunch at Bread Winners

Lovers and Inwood – Direction from Evolve to Bread Winners – 15 min drive

The Bachelorette party will also be joining us at Bread Winners for brunch.  Dress is super casual. Tran said you can wear your gym clothes.  There will be 35 peeps and they will not allow us to split up the bill.  Therefore, we are making this CASH ONLY so that nobody has to pay for that a-hole who orders 6 mimosas, surf & turf, and another meal to go. (That’s usually me).

Repeat: Brunch will be cash only. Bring Money!!!!


12:00 Leave for DPHQ2

6644 All Stars Ave, Frisco, TX 75033 – Directions from Bread Winners to DPHQ2 – 35 min drive

Murph is MVP and got DPHQ2 to open up their home.  We’ll most likely get there around 12:45(ish) and will have about 45 minutes to soak it all in, tour the kingdom, warm up, and make stragetory with the team before the IronTran starts promptly at 1:30.


1:30 – 4:30 Iron Tran

The IronTran will start promptly at 1:30.  We will have four people there to help emcee and help with setup.  We will also have a photographer/videographer so be sure to setup your game.  We will do individual on-camera interviews and you will be asked these three questions:

  • How did you meet Tran (tell the story)
  • Best Tran story
  • When did Tran make you made
  • What advice to you have the couple

Get your stories ready and feel free to embellish

4:30 – 5 Iron Tran Closing Ceremony

Closing ceremony and clean up will begin at 4:30.  There will be trophies awarded to the top team.  I hear these things retail for like $8,200 on Ebay – they’re pure bronze and heavy.


5:00 Leave for Omni Hotel

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 – Directions from DPHQ2 to Omni – 45 min drive

We’ll leave DPHQ2 at 5:00 and probably get to the Omni at 5:45.  Here’s where things can get a bit trickey and we need your feedback in the form below.  We’ll have 25 smelly dudes and we need to figure out where everyone will shower and get ready.  Once we know how many folks are staying at the Omni we can make a plan. We have Plan B’s (like Tran’s house) but those details will come later.

Click HERE to get a room – it’s $206 after tax ($179ish before tax) for two queen beds

5:45 Check In and Get ready for dinner

We’re dudes so getting ready shouldn’t take that long.  Plan on meeting at the bar when you’re ready and which will most likely be around 6:30ish.


7:00(ish) – Uber to Dinner

 

We’ll grab an Uber/Lyft around 7:00ish once everyone is ready.  We don’t know the destination yet but Tran and Murph are working on that. Details will follow and we’ll most likely have a 7:30 reservation.


9:00 Leave for TBD

Tran and Murph are working on places to watch the fight after dinner. More details to follow.  I think the fight is at 10:00 but I’m sure we’ll want to get there early due to potential crowds.


4:00 am – Omni, Tran’s House, Under Bridge, etc.

3445 Lark Meadow Way, Dallas, TX 75287 – Directions from Omni Hotel to Tran’s House – 30 min drive

Tran will be staying at the Omni BUT he has offered up his home if you want to crash there.  He’ll give you a key and it’s about a 30 minutes from the Omni. Please let us know in the form below if you want to stay there so we can plan accordingly.

Sunday morning you’re on your own BUT I’m sure a handful of folks will do breakfast somewhere (i.e. Omni buffet).  We’ll play that by ear as this is optional.


Things To Bring

Money for brunch – it’s cash only  $$$$

Booze – for pre and post party

Cigars if you want them later

Workout clothes and dress clothes

Towel for showering

Sleeping bag and pillow if you’re sleeping on the floor or under a bridge


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