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Frank’s BBC RD

By Rocky Morrison

Frank’s Barbell Club Record Day 8/15/2016.

Nice warm day in August in New England, Great day for a team meet… This team meet was not as large as our last team meet with 5 lifters, but we had three very impressive rookies. The rookies all from Frank’s Barbell Club were: Kim Lydon, Tony Patterson, and Mark Raymond. The two veterans were: Rocky Morrison and Frank Ciavattone. We had a few spectators that cheered on the team. Officials for the meet were Jeff Ciavattone, Joe Ciavattone, Frank Ciavattone, and official in training Rocky Morrison.

Kim Lydon in her first competition was very impressive. She left everyone saying “she made that look easy”.

Meet Results:

Frank’s BBC RD
Frank’s Barbell Club
August 15th, 2016

Kim Lydon – Open – 70 Kg. Class

Bench Press 120lbs – 54.4kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 88.5lbs – 40.1kgs
RH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 88.5lbs – 40.1kgs
Seated Press Behind Neck From Racks 90lbs – 40.8kgs
Crucifix 40lbs – 18.1kgs

Tony Patterson showed everyone why he is a world class arm wrestler. He showed some great grip and arm strength.

Tony Patterson – 50+ (and Open) – 80 Kg. Class

Barbell Curl – Strict 133.5lbs –60.5kgs
Barbell Reverse Curl 138lbs –62.6kgs
RH Fulton Deadlift 190lbs – 86.2kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 190.5lbs – 86.4kgs
RH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 190.5lbs – 86.4kgs

Mark Raymond was another impressive rookie, I think he surprised himself. Those of us that had seen him lift knew he had a good grip, but we didn’t know how good.

Mark Raymond – 50+ – 110 Kg. Class

Barbell Reverse Curl 100lbs –45.4kgs
RH Fulton Deadlift 177lbs –80.3kgs
LH Fulton Deadlift 152lbs –68.9kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 176.5lbs – 80.1kgs
RH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 176.5lbs – 80.1kgs

Frank Ciavattone continues to amaze us all. He is the best coach and very strong…

Frank Ciavattone – 60+ – 125+ Kg. Class

LH Ciavattone Deadlift 243lbs –110.2kgs
RH Ciavattone Deadlift 264lbs –119.7kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 155lbs – 70.3kgs

Rocky Morrison did a few new lifts for him.

Rocky Morrison – 50+ – 125+ Kg. Class

2H Straddle – 2″ bar 290lbs –131.5kgs
Barbell Reverse Curl 110lbs –49.9kgs
Deadlift – Stiff Legged 350lbs – 158.8kgs

After the meet Frank and Colleen hosted the team for a great BBQ. Looking forward to our next meet in September.

World’s Banquet Notice

by Al Myers

Denny Habecker, the promoter of this year’s IAWA World Championships, is getting the details worked out for this year’s big meet. Denny and Judy were planning on holding the banquet at their house but due to the number of people attending have moved the banquet to the business All About You Catering. Also, Pennsylvania weather can be unpredictable in October so instead of it being held on their patio outside, it will be inside.  The cost for the banquet is $25, payable to Denny.

Lifter of the Month – Joe Ciavattone Jr.

by Al Myers

The USAWA Lifter of the Month for JUNE is Joe Ciavattone Jr..  Joe lifted brilliantly at the 2016 USAWA National Championships in Boston in capturing the BEST OVERALL LIFTER in the Men’s Division.  This is the first overall lifter award for Joe Jr. at the National Championships, who is only 23 years old but is very experienced as he has been competing Nationally for many years at Nationals and other big meets.

Congratulations to Joe Jr.!

New England Championships

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW ENGLAND USAWA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Frank Ciavattone, owner and Club President of Frank’s Barbell Club, has sanctioned a meet at his gym on September 24th, 2016.  Most  lifts can be contested for USAWA/IAWA records, but to be sure I recommend you contact Frank beforehand.  Below is the contact information for Frank:

Frank’s Barbell Club
204 East Street
East Walpole, MA 02032
Phone: (508)-668-5200

There is no entry form for this record day. Contact Frank directly for further details.

Club Championships

BY DAVE GLASGOW

THE SMALL TURN OUT FOR THIS EVENT DID NOT DAMPEN THE ENTHUSIASM AS FOUR INDIVIDUALS FROM TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS MADE QUICK WORK OF THE LIFTS. FIRST LIFT OF THE DAY WAS THE ONE HAND C/J, USING THE NON-DOMINATE HAND.  IT QUICKLY BECAME APPARENT THAT AS WE HAVE AGED, SO HAVE OUR SHOULDERS!! WATCHING THE MYERS BOYS(AL AND LAVERNE) DO TOKEN LIFTS WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH.  I AM SURE THAT IN THEIR DAY, THE WEIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERABLY HEAVIER. DEAN ROSS HAD TROUBLE WITH THE JERK ON HIS FIRST TWO ATTEMPTS BUT AFTER SOME INSTRUCTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE OTHERS, HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FINAL ONE IN. THE HOST OF THE EVENT, DAVE, HAD A DISAPPOINTING SECOND AND THIRD ATTEMPT FOLLOWING A SOLID OPENER.

THE TURKISH GET UP PROVED TO BE NOT ONLY A CHALLENGE BUT RATHER COMICAL AT TIMES.  LAVERNE MYERS PROVED WHY HE HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL FARMER HIS WHOLE LIFE.  FOLLOWING A RATHER SCARY FIRST ATTEMPT IN WHICH HE ABOUT PRACTICED SOME UNSCHEDULED DENTISTRY ON HIMSELF, HE GUTTED OUT A LIFT THAT I SWEAR MUST HAVE TAKEN 60 SECONDS TO COMPLETE. IT WAS CERTAINLY THE LIFT OF THE DAY!  HIS DETERMINATION PROVED THE FORMER STATEMENT CONCERNING HIS FARMING CAREER!  DEAN ROSS MADE A VERY SOLID 34 POUND LIFT AND SHOWED GOOD TECHNIQUE DOING IT. AL, AGAIN, TOOK A TOKEN LIFT TO STAY IN THE HUNT. DAVE TOOK TWO ATTEMPTS AND WAS GLAD TO HAVE REPEATED A WEIGHT THAT HE DID AS A ‘YOUNGER MAN’.

IT APPEARED THAT THE GROUP WAS GLAD TO MOVE TO A SIMPLER MOVEMENT IN THE STRICT REVERSE CURL. CREDITABLE LIFTS WERE MADE BY ALL! THE FINAL LIFT OF THE DAY WAS THE FULTON DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP. THIS LIFT PROVED TO BE THE MOST COMPETITIVE OF THE DAY.  LAVERNE MYERS SHOWED HIS HAND STRENGTH ONCE AGAIN. IT AMAZES ME THAT HIS PULLING STRENGTH GIVES UP ON HIM BEFORE HIS GRIP. DEAN MADE A FINAL LIMIT THAT LOOKED VERY GOOD. AL AND I MADE THE SAME WEIGHT AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HIM, BUT I AM SURE I COULD NOT HAVE DONE FIVE POUNDS MORE! (webmaster note: Dave in truth lifted 5 more pounds than Al)

TO END THE DAY, WE MOVED TO THE ‘ROLLING THUNDER’ LIFT. THIS WAS A NON-COMPETITION LIFT THAT WE DID JUST FOR FUN AND BRAGGING RIGHTS. HAVE I MENTIONED LAVERNE MYERS GRIP STRENGTH??  NEED I SAY MORE!!? ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I WANT TO THANK THESE THREE GUYS FOR COMING. THEY ALL SPENT A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME ON THE ROAD TO BE HERE AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT. I WILL AGAIN HOST THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS NEXT YEAR. BE THERE!!! WHY?? ‘CAUSE I SAID SO!!

Meet Results:

USAWA Club Championships
Ledaig Heavy Athletics
Rainbow Bend, KS
July 23rd, 2016

Meet Director: Dave Glasgow

Officials (3 official system used): Dave Glasgow, Al Myers, LaVerne Myers

Lifts: Clean & Jerk – One Arm, Turkish Get Up, Curl – Reverse Grip, Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, Fulton Bar

1. Dino Gym – 1292.2 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT C&J-1 TGU Curl DL-CG,FB
Al Myers 49 234 47.5L 25 100 292
LaVerne Myers 72 239 47.5R 12 90 282
Dean Ross 73 252 37.5L 34.5 80 232

2. Ledaig Heavy Athletics – 542.9 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT C&J-1 TGU Curl DL-CG,FB
Dave Glasgow 63 253 95L 53 110 297

Rolling Thunder Challenge

Lifter Right Hand Left Hand Total
Al Myers 171.5 171.5 343
LaVerne Myers 171.5 161.5 333
Dave Glasgow 151.5 136.5 288
Dean Ross 86.5 86.5 173

Notes: All lifts recorded in pounds. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. R & L designate right and left arms.

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