by Al Myers
THE 2017 USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP
For the sixth year in a row, the now “Annual” USAWA Presidential Cup is being hosted again by our USAWA President Denny Habecker. This is one of the CHAMPIONSHIP events hosted in the USAWA, and is the Championships of Record Days. It follows along “the lines” of the IAWA Gold Cup – a lifter picks their best lift and contests it for a USAWA record in this prestigious record day. After all lifters have performed their record lifts, Denny will pick the effort that impresses him the most and award that lifter the PRESIDENTIAL CUP. Only one lifter will receive this very important award. If time allows, lifters will have the opportunity to perform other record day lifts. So it is a good idea to come with the BIG LIFT in mind, but also be prepared to do other lifts for record if the time allows.
Now a little “rehash” on the Presidential Cup. These are the guidelines:
The Presidential Cup will follow along some of the same guidelines as the Gold Cup, which is the IAWA meet which recognizes outstanding performances by lifters in the lift/lifts of their choosing. The Gold Cup started in 1991 under the direction of then-IAWA President Howard Prechtel. However there will be some differences in the guidelines of the USAWA Presidential Cup:
- The Presidential Cup is hosted annually by the USAWA President only.
- Must be a USAWA member to participate.
- A lifter may choose any official USAWA lift/lifts (up to a maximum of 5 lifts) to set a USAWA record/records in.
- The lifter must open at a USAWA Record Poundage on first attempt.
- The top performance record lift of the entire record day, which will be chosen by the President, will be awarded the PRESIDENTIAL CUP.
USAWA Presidential Cup
Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Meet Director: Denny Habecker
Location: Habecker’s Gym, Lebanon, PA
Lifts: Bring your best lift for record!
Start time: 10 AM, with weigh-ins before this
Entry Form: None, but advance notice is required.
by Dave Glasgow
2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Weigh In 9:00-10:00 AM
Lifting starts at 10:00 AM sharp
LIFTS TO BE CONTESTED
Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm
Curl – Strict
Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm
Questions or directions to the venue
By Bob Geib
I just talked with the USAWA National Championships meet director Bob Geib, and Bob has assured me that everything is “on track” for an outstanding Nationals. Bob (along with Scott Schmidt) have been working hard on this meet to make sure it is going to be a great competition for everyone.
Bob wanted to share with everyone a couple websites that highlight Vermilion.
By Al Myers
I want to officially welcome my father, LaVerne, into the ranks of the LEVEL 2 USAWA OFFICIALS. I just received confirmation from the USAWA Officials Director Joe Garcia that his application to become a Level 2 official was granted. Level 2 is the highest level you can achieve as an official in the USAWA. Once you achieve Level 2 status you are certified for life. Never again do you have to take the rules test or reapply!
LaVerne has been very involved over the past 10 years plus as an official. He has officiated at many high level competitions – including National Championships, Gold Cups, and World Championships. He also has the distinction of officiating at IAWA events overseas, which is quite an honor.
By Eric Todd
KCSTRONGMAN RECORD DAY
The turnout was small, but it was an outstanding day of lifting and telling stories with some old friends. Results are as follows:
Date: June 3, 2017
Meet Director: Eric Todd
Location: ET’s house of Iron and Stone
Certified officials: Eric Todd and Lance Foster (The one official system was used on all lifts)
Loaders: Lance Foster, Dean Ross, Chris Todd, Eric Todd
All lifts are recorded in pounds
Lifter: Dean Ross, Male
Weight Class: 105
Age Division: 70
Lateral Raise-Lying 52
Lateral Raise-Standing 42
Finger Lift Thumb-left 40
Finger Lift Thumb-Right 40
Deadlift, Fulton Dumbbell Left Hand 82
Lifter: Lance Foster-male
Weight Class: 125+
Age Division: 50
Deadlift Dumbbell Right 201
Deadlift, Reeves 230
Snatch, Dumbbell right 60
Lifter: Eric Todd-Male
Weight class: 115
Age Division: 40
Bench Press Fulton Bar 340
Holdout Raised 85
Holdout Lowered 95
Lateral Raise Standing 100