Author Archives: Denny Habecker

Lebanon Valley RD

By Denny Habecker

The Lebanon Valley Record Day was a big success, with 6 lifters  setting 18 new records. The meet was run on the 3 referee system with Barry Bryan, Art Montini, and Denny Habecker as judges. We had Barry Pensyl,  Bill Clark, and  Aidan Habecker to round out the crew. Aidan started us off with a great lift of 50 Kg. [110 LBS.] in the Right Hand 2″ Vertical Bar lift breaking the old record by almost 40 lbs., and Bill finished of the day with a great One Hand Deadlift- Left Hand of 165 KG. [364 Lbs.] Barry Bryan and Barry Pensyl even had enough energy left to do the Postal lifts after all the record breaking was done.

Meet Results:

Lebanon Valley Record Day
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA
December 28th, 2016

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Officials (3-official system used): Denny Habecker, Barry Bryan, Art Montini

Lifters:

Aidan Habecker- age 13 – 131 lbs.- 60 Kg. Class

Right Hand  2″ Vertical Bar Lift      50 Kg. [ 110 Lbs.]
Right Hand Fulton Bar Deadlift      25 KG. [ 55 Lbs.]

Bill Clark – age 48 [45-49]- 196 Lbs. – 90 Kg. Class

Hackenschmidt Floor Press   –       120 Kg. [265 Lbs.]
Deadlift – One Arm, Left       –       165 Kg. [ 364 Lbs.]

Barry Bryan – age 58 [55-59] – 196 Lbs. – 90 Kg. Class

Hackenschmidt Floor Press  –       105 Kg. [ 231 Lbs.]
Abdominal Raise                 –         15 Kg. [ 33 Lbs.]
Pinch Grip                          –        75 Kg.  [ 165 Lbs.]

Barry Pensyl -age 68 [ 65-69 ]  149 Lbs. – 70 Kg. Class

Bench Press- Feet in Air      – 67.5 Kg. – [ 149 Lbs.]
Snatch – Dumbbell, Right    – 23.1 Kg. – [ 51 Lbs]
Snatch – Dumbbell, Left      – 22.2 Kg.  -[ 49 Lbs.]

Denny Habecker – age 74 [70-74] – 195 Lbs. – 90 Kg. Class

Finger Lift, Left Index         – 27.5 Kg. – [61 Lbs.]
Finger Lift, Left Little          – 17.5 Kg.  -[ 39 Lbs.]
Finger Lift, Left Middle        – 27.5 Kg.  -[61 Lbs.]
Finger Lift, Left Ring           – 25 Kg.    – [55 Lbs.]

Art Montini -age 89 [ 85-89] – 168 Lbs. – 80 Kg. Class

Steinborn                       30 Kg. [ 66 Lbs.]

I did not list the postal lifts that weren’t records in these results. They will be on the Postal results. After the meet Judy fattened us up with pork barbecue, cold cuts and donuts.

Presidential Cup

By Denny Habecker

2016 USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP

The 2016 Presidential Cup was a huge success. We had the biggest turnout yet. Seven lifters lifted and set 21 new records. We had lifters ranging in age from 13 year old Aidan Habecker to 88 year old Art Montini, who always amazes us with his fine lifting at his age. Barry Pensyl, a great all-round lifter from the past came back and did some fine lifts with ease. Dean Ross, who seems to never miss a meet, did 5 nice lifts and big Frank Ciavattone came down from Mass. to do some great Ciavattone Deadlift records. Judy Habecker was also inspired to do a Ciavattone Deadlift record. Aidan continues to show improvement every day and did a big Vertical Bar Deadlift- 2 bars, 2″, breaking the previous record by over 40 pounds.

Meet Results:

2016 Presidential Cup
August 6th, 2016
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Officials (3-Official System Used): Denny Habecker, Art Montini, Frank Ciavattone

Lifts:

ART MONTINI – 88 – 174 Lbs. – 80 Kg. Class [ 85 – 89]
Abdominal Raise – 30 Lbs. – 13.6 Kg.
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells – 126 Lbs. – 57.1 Kg.

JUDY HABECKER – 75 – 150 Lbs. – 70 Kg. Class [ 75 – 79 ]
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip – 110.2 Lbs. – 50Kg.

Denny Habecker – 73 – 190 Lbs. – 90 Kg. [ 70 – 74 ]
Deadlift – Fulton Bar- One Arm – Right – 121.25 Lbs. – 55 Kg.
Deadlift- Dumbbell – One Arm- Left – 157 Lbs. – 71.2 Kg.
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, One Arm – Right – 165.3 Lbs. – 75 Kg
Holdout – Lowered – 45 Lbs. – 20.4 Kg.

DEAN ROSS – 73 – 249 Lbs. – 115 Kg. Class [ 70 – 74]
Curl – Dumbbell, Cheat – Left Hand – 40 Lbs. – 18.1 Kg.
Curl – Dumbbell, Cheat – Right Hand – 40 Lbs. – 18.1 Kg.
Curl – 2 Dumbbells, Cheat – 80 Lbs. – 36.2 Kg.
Deadlift – Fulton Bar – – 198.4 Lbs. – 90 Kg.
Steinborn – 143.2 Lbs. – 65 Kg.

Barry Pensyl – 68 – 150 Lbs. – 70 Kg. Class [ 65 – 69 ]
Curl – Strict – 60 Lbs. – 27.25 Kg.
Bench Press – Hands Together – 115.7 Lbs. – 52.5 Kg.
Bench Press – Reverse Grip – 126.7 Lbs. – 57.5 Kg.

Frank Ciavattone – 61 – 287 Lbs. – 125 + Kg. Class – [ 60 – 64 ]
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip – One Arm – Left – 231.5 Lbs – 105 Kg.
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip – One Arm – Right – 254.6 Lb – 115.5 Kg.
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar – 2″ One Hand – Left – 148.8 Lbs. – 67.5 Kg.
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar – 2″ One Hand – Right – 159.8 Lbs. – 72.5 Kg.

AIDAN HABECKER 13 – 125 Lbs. – 60 Kg. Class
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars – 2″ – 176.3 Lbs. – 80 Kg.
Deadlift – Heels Together – – 132. Lbs. – 60 Kg.

WINNER OF PRESIDENTIAL CUP – AIDAN HABECKER