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National Championships

by Al Myers



Meet Details:

Schedule of  Events

Venue: York Barbell
3300 Board Road
York, Pa.

Meet Promoter: Denny Habecker

Competition Date: Saturday – June 20th, 2015

Weigh-ins: 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M
Starts: 9:30 A.M.

Lifts :

One Hand Snatch
Reverse Grip Cheat Curl
One Hand Deadlift
Pullover and Push
Ciavattone Deadlift

Entry Fee – $55.00

T-Shirt Included

First, Second and Third in each Age/Weight Class based on total poundage lifted.
Age  divisions for Masters, Juniors, and Women
Best Lifter Awards for each age group in Masters, Juniors, Senior [20-39], and Women by Formula

ENTRY FORM (PDF) –2015 USAWA Nationals Entry

Clark’s Spring RD

by Al Myers


Clark’s Championship Gym was an active day for 2 lifters – Joe Garcia and David Emslie – and 1 busy official Bill Clark. When the Deanna Springs Meet was cancelled due to lack of interest,  Bill turned the day meet sanction into a full fledged record day. Bill stated in his summary letter that Al Springs intended to compete in the Deanna but injured his wrist and could not participate. Let’s all hope Al gets his wrist healed up and back in competition soon.  After entering these 2 guys long list of new USAWA records in this meet results,  I have to wonder if any time in the day was left for the Golden Corral! It is interesting the broad array of different lifts that they set their records in. The USAWA is full of lifting challenges, and Joe and David did their part in taking this challenge on!

Meet Results:

Clark’s Gym Spring Record Day
Clark’s Gym
Columbia, MO
March 28th, 2015

Meet Director: Bill Clark

Officials: Bill Clark and Joe Garcia
(Lifter David Emslie used 2 officials, Joe Garcia used 1 official)

Lifts: Record Day

Joe Garcia – Age 61, Bodyweight 206#
Bench Press – Fulton Bar: 220#
Bench Press – Alternate Grip: 185#
Bench Press – Reverse Grip: 155#
Bench Press – Right Arm: 85#
Bench Press – Left Arm: 75#
Clean and Jerk – Right Arm: 75#
Clean and Press – 2 Dumbbells: 120#
Cyr Press: 80#
Reeves Deadlift: 241#
Deadlift – Left Leg: 135#
Bench Dip: 150#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left Hand: 128#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right Hand: 128#
Deadlift – 2 Inch Dumbbells: 236#
Pinch Grip: 130#
Swing – Dumbbell, Right Arm: 85#
Swing – Dumbbell, Left Arm: 70#
Swing – 2 Dumbbells: 120#
Abdominal Raise: 22#

David Emslie – Age 74, Bodyweight 174.75#
Bench Press – Alternate Grip: 130#
Bench Press – Reverse Grip: 125#
Bench Press – Right Arm: 45#
Bench Press – Left Arm: 45#
Bench Press – Roman Chair: 75#
Roman Chair Situp: 90#
Abdominal Raise – Roman Chair: 32#
Clean and Press – Behind Neck: 80#
Clean and Press – Alternate Grip: 95#
Clean and Press – Reverse Grip: 100#
French Press: 65#
Clean and Seated Press: 90#
Clean and Seated Press – Behind Neck: 75#
Clean and Press – On Knees: 100#
Snatch – On Knees: 100#
Curl – Reverse Grip: 85#
Curl – Cheat, Reverse Grip: 90#
Rectangular Fix: 85#
Miller Clean and Jerk: 75#
Clean and Press – Middle Fingers: 75#
Good Morning: 100#
Bench Press – Fulton Bar: 150#
Bear Hug: 210#
Reeves Deadlift: 226#
Bench Dip: 100#
Abdominal Raise: 22#
Clean and Press – Fulton Bar: 100#
Deadlift – 3″ Bar: 235#
Pinch Grip: 120#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right Hand: 103#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left Hand: 103#
Deadlift – 2 Inch Dumbbells: 196#
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2″, Right Hand: 125#
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2″, Left Hand: 125#
Swing – Dumbbell, Right Arm: 50#
Swing – Dumbbell, Left Arm: 50#
Pullover and Press: 135#
Pullover and Push: 150#

Dino Gym RD

by Al Myers


Meet Results:

Dino Gym Record Day
February 15th, 2015
Dino Gym, Abilene, Kansas

Officials (1-official system used): Al Myers & LaVerne Myers

Casey Barten – Age 35, Bodyweight 190#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left Hand: 80#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right Hand: 80#

Al Myers – Age 48, Bodyweight 235#
Abdominal Raise – Roman Chair: 70#
Bench Press – Roman Chair: 210#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right Hand: 140#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left Hand: 130#
Pinch Grip – Right Hand: 88#

Stephen Santangelo – Age 62, Bodyweight 157#
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars, 1″: 305#
Weaver Stick: 2.5#
Thor’s Hammer: 50#
Saxon Snatch: 60#
Kelly Snatch: 40#

LaVerne Myers – Age 70, Bodyweight 241#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right Hand: 140#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left Hand: 140#
Weaver Stick: 5#
Pinch Grip – Right Hand: 88#
Finger Lift – Little, Left: 64#

Dean Ross – Age 72, Bodyweight 261#
Bench Press – Fulton Bar: 203#
Weaver Stick: 2.5#
Bench Press – Alternate Grip: 165#
Deadlift – Dumbbell, Right: 145#
Deadlift – Dumbbell, Left: 145#

Lebanon Valley RD

by Al Myers



Our USAWA President Denny Habecker is healing up from his recent heart issue and ready to get back on the lifting platform.  He has scheduled a record day to kick-start his comeback later in the month.  This meet will be held at his own gym, Habecker’s Gym, in Lebanon PA.

Meet Details:

Lebanon Valley Record Day
April 11th, 2015
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA

Please contact Denny ahead of time if you plan to attend.  He may be reached by email ( or by phone 717-272-5077.


by Al Myers

The website upgrade is now complete! I will be spending the next few days updating the new content and reorganizing the site.  There may be a few glitches until everything has been gone through – so please be patient with me till this has been done.

Also – I could use some help with this.  If anyone notices something not functioning well please send me an email about it.  I would greatly appreciate that.  Hopefully all content has been transferred from the previous website, but if anything is missing please let me know so we can get it added.

I especially want to thank Brian Krenzin for his help with this project.  He was instrumental in organizing all of this.


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