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2017 USAWA Heavylift Championships

By Rocky Morrison

2017 USAWA HEAVY LIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Group picture from the 2017 Heavy Lift Championships.

Group picture from the 2017 Heavy Lift Championships.

Frank’s Barbell Club hosted the 2017 Heavylift Championships on May 13, 2017. It may not have been the largest turnout for a Heavylift Championships, but it was great time. We had a lot of laughs (like Joe Jr popping a rivet on the neck lift head gear) and saw some great lifting. It was very impressive to see all lifters exceed the 1 Ton mark.

MEET RESULTS:

2017 USAWA Heavy Lift Championships
Frank’s Barbell Club
Walpole, MA
May 13th, 2017

Meet Director: Mark Raymond

Official: Frank Ciavattone

Lifts: Neck Lift, Hand and Thigh Lift, Hip Lift

Lifters:

Lifter Age Group Weight Class
Mark Raymond 54 50+ 241 110kg
Rocky Morrison 55 55+ 261 120kg
Joe Ciavattone, Jr. 23 Open 211 100kg
Joe Ciavattone, Sr. 48 45+ 234 110kg

Lifts (All weights in pounds):

Lifter Neck Lift Hand & Thigh Lift Hip Lift Total Weight Overall Place
Mark Raymond 125 702 1202 2029 4th
Rocky Morrison 402* 802 1202 2406 3rd
Joe Ciavattone, Jr. 552** 1402 1522 3476 1st
Joe Ciavattone, Sr. 552 802 1202 2556 2nd
* - USAWA Record
** - While attempting 752 lbs Joe Jr popped a rivot on the head gear, 
     thus ending the Neck Lift competition. From what we hear, this is the 
     second time he has done that.

After the lifts were complete Frank and Colleen hosted the lifters for a BBQ (and the weather cooperated). I was master chef at the grill for the day (Gordon Ramsey would have been proud).

A huge thanks to Mark Raymond and Frank’s Barbell club for putting on this great event.

Iceberg Open Record Day

By Rocky Morrison

Frank’s Barbell Club in Walpole, MA held the Iceberg Open Record Day on March 4th, 2017. The weather outside was a little chilly, which was very fitting for the Iceberg Open. But inside there was some heat generated by the strong lifts. The event contained some new lifters in addition to some of our veteran lifters.

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MEET RESULTS:

ICEBERG OPEN RECORD DAY
March 4th, 2017
Frank’s Barbell Club
East Walpole, MA

Meet Director: Frank Ciavattone

Host: Mark Raymond

Meet Officials: (3-official system used) Frank Ciavattone and Rocky Morrison

Lifters:

Name Gender Age Weight (In Pounds)
Dave Brien Male 49 197
Robert Santos Male 49 208
Mark Raymond Male 54 240
Tony Patterson Male 55 176
Dave Gago Male 59 176

Lifts:

Lifter Dave Brien
Age Category 45+
Weight Category 90 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
(RH) Ciavattone Deadlift 202.8 92
(LH) Ciavattone Deadlift 202.8 92
(2H) Thumbless Deadlift 310.8 141
Barbell Curl – Strict 125 56.7
Barbell Curl – Reverse 156.5 71

 

Lifter Robert Santos
Age Category 45+
Weight Category 95 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Bench Press – feet in air 315 142.9
Bench Press, Fulton Bar 340 154.3
Barbell Curl – Strict 127.5 57.8
Barbell Curl – Reverse 125 56.7

 

Lifter Mark Raymond
Age Category 54+
Weight Category 110 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Trap Bar Deadlift 357 162
Deadlift, No Thumbs, Overhand Grip 304 138
Bench Press, Fulton Bar 180 81.7
(LH) Fulton Dumbell Deadlift 132 60
(RH) Fulton Dumbell Deadlift 182 82.6

 

Lifter Tony Patterson
Age Category 55+
Weight Category 80 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
(2H) Thumbless Deadlift 334 151.5
(2H) Ciavattone Deadlift 352 160
Barbell Curl – Reverse 140 63.5
(RH) Fulton Dumbell Deadlift 200 90.7
(RH) Vertical Bar Lift (2″ bar) 210 95.3

 

Lifter Dave Gago
Age Category 55+
Weight Category 80 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
(2H) Thumbless Deadlift 288 130.7
(RH) Fulton Dumbell Deadlift 162 73.5
(RH) Vertical Bar Lift (2″ bar) 104 47.2

It was an outstanding job by all particpants. We also had great support from the fans in attendance.

PLYMOUTH ROCK RECORD DAY

By Rocky Morrison

Frank’s Barbell Club held the Plymouth Rock Record Day on November 12th, 2016 in Norwood, MA. It was a an impressive day of lifting by some of the newer members in the club.

MEET RESULTS:

PLYMOUTH ROCK RECORD DAY
November 12, 2016
Frank’s Barbell Club
Norwood, MA

Meet Director: Frank Civattone

Meet Officials: (3-official system used) Frank Civattone and Rocky Morrison

Lifters:

Kim Lydon Age 20, BWT 151 lbs.
Tyler Patterson Age 19 BWT 174 lbs.
Mark Raymond Age 53 BWT 238 lbs.
James Patterson Age 53 BWT 254 lbs.
Tony Patterson Age 54 BWT 176 lbs.
David Gago Age 58 BWT 164 lbs.

WOMENS DIVISION

Kim Lydon – Open – 70kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 232 105.2
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 30 13.6
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – LH 30 13.6
GOOD MORNING 132 59.9
ABDOMINAL RAISE 24 10.9

MENS DIVISION

Tyler Patterson – 18-19 – 80kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 208 94.3
(LH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 40 18.1

Mark Raymond – 50 – 110kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
(LH) PINCH GRIP 53 24
(RH) PINCH GRIP 63 28.6
BENCH PRESS – HANDS TOGETHER 154 69.9
(2H) DEADLIFT – DUMBELLS 284 128.8
DEADLIFT, REEVES 228 103.4

James Patterson – 50 – 120kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 407 184.6
(RH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 99 44.9
(LH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 76 34.5
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 66 29.9
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – LH 66 29.9

Tony Patterson – 50 – 80kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 347 157.4
(RH) CIAVATTONE DEADLIFT 233 105.7
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 66 29.9
(RH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 99 44.9
(RH) VERTICAL BAR LIFT (2″ BAR) 203 92.1

David Gago – 55 – 75kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
BARBELL CURL – STRICT 96 43.5
(RH) CIAVATTONE DEADLIFT 165 74.8
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 40 18.1
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – LH 45 20.4
(LH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 61 27.7

It was an excellent event, and everyone did an outstanding job.