by Al Myers
2014 USAWA GRIP CHAMPIONSHIPS
LaVerne Myers performing a 112# Dumbbell Walk at the 2012 USAWA Grip Championships under the watch of Denny Habecker (left) and Dave Glasgow (right). The Dumbbell Walk will be in this year's Grip Championships as well.
I will be hosting the USAWA Grip Championships again this year at the Dino Gym. Last year this meet was a great success with many entrants – and hopefully this year will be even better. This is one of the USAWA’s Championship events, and one of the signature competitions within the USAWA each year. It is designed to recognize the top lifters in a selection of grip events, which are official lifts of the USAWA. The USAWA has several lifts that are “grip oriented” and since this is a Championship Competition only official lifts of the USAWA are eligible to be in this competition.
It is always a difficult thing for me to pick the lifts for this meet. It seems no matter what I pick – there is always someone who doesn’t like my choices! So this year I got myself “off the hook” by letting others chose a lift a piece for the Grip Champs. The lucky participants for this assignment were Thom, Chad, Dave, and my Dad LaVerne. I won’t reveal what each of their choices were – but it is pretty easy to tell by looking at the selected lifts in this meet. Three of them picked their “pet lift” while the choice of the fourth was just being sadistic.
As with keeping with the traditional date of the Grip Championships, it will be held on the second Saturday in February (Feb 8th). Put this date on your calendar and make it to the Dino Gym for a day of fun!!!
Meet Director: Al Myers
Meet Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2014 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Dino Gym, 1126 Eden Road, Abilene, KS 67410
Sanction: United States All-Round Weightlifting Association. Individual USAWA membership is required of each participant.
Weigh-ins: 9:00-10:00 AM the day of the meet. Lifting will start at 10:00 AM
Divisions: Juniors, Women, Masters, and Open
Awards: Championship Certificates
Entry Fee: None – but please notify me ahead of time if you plan to enter
Deadlift – 2 Fulton Dumbbells
Deadlift – One Arm
Deadlift – Middle Fingers
Rules: USAWA General Rules and Scoring Apply.
This will be a DRUG TESTED event.
Registration: No Entry Form, but please contact me ahead of the meet if you plan to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org