by Frank Ciavattone Sr.
MEET WRITEUP AND RESULTS
Frank’s Barbell Club Record Breaker
This meet was held March 15, 2014. This meet had seven competitors, all showing up before 9:00 am. Immediately following weigh-in there was a pancake breakfast, enjoyed by all.
After that we had a list of records to be broken with a rules clinic. Lifting started promptly at 10:00 am. There were two female, two teenage and three male lifters. The women lifters did an outstanding job with newcomer Taylor Richards. She was inches away from breaking the all time Left Hand Ciavattone Lift with a weight of 167 pounds. Also not to be out-done was Colleen Lane, lifting with an injury still managed to compete.
In the teenage division we had two new members pulling off some great lifting which enabled them to get into the record books. Brenden McAuliffe, 16 years old and Matthew McCarthy, 18 years old, both lifted 1200 pounds in the Hip Lift with very little training before this meet.
In the open division we have returning lifter Joseph Ciavattone, Jr. Joesph did some unusual USAWA lifts. Joe Sr. also performed some extraordinary gripping strength and pressing movements.
Last but not least, Frank Ciavattone, Sr. Meet Director, due to injury performed a couple of lifts, all with ease and impressive form, leaving the crowd in awe.
The two referees were Joe Ciavattone Sr. and Frank Ciavattone Sr. Everyone that attended truly was amazed at the lifting and comradeship had by all. The meet ended with a buffet style banquet. All food at this meet was prepared by one of the lifters, Colleen Lane, which helped to round out this outstanding day of lifting.
LIFTERS AND LIFTS:
Taylor Richards 23 years old, 194 lbs. BWT
Left Hand Ciavattone 153 pounds
Hip Lift 700 pounds
Colleen Lane 57 years old, 211 lbs. BWT
Left Hand Ciavattone 122 pounds
Right Hand Ciavattone 122 pounds
Brenden McAuliffe 16 years old, 178 lbs. BWT
Left Hand Ciavattone 166 pounds
Hip Lift 1200 pounds
Matthew McCarthy 18 years old, 213 lbs. BWT
Two Hand Ciavattone 375 pounds
Hip Lift 1200 pounds
Joseph Ciavattone Jr. 20 years old, 218 lbs. BWT
Clean and Seated Press 200 pounds
2 inch Clean and Press 208 pounds
Close Grip Bench 270 pounds
Joe Ciavattone Sr. 45 years old, 225 lbs. BWT
Left Hand Ciavattone 218 pounds
Fulton Lift Left Hand 166 pounds
Fulton Lift Right Hand 142 pounds
2 inch Clean and Press 168 pounds
Close Grip Bench 240 pounds
Frank Ciavattone Sr. 59 years old, 285 lbs. BWT
Left Hand Fulton Lift 166 pounds
Right Hand Fulton Lift 166 pounds
Hands Together Bench 180 pounds