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Gold Cup

By Al Myers

2017 IAWA GOLD CUP
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
NOVEMBER 4TH, 2017

Group picture from the 2017 IAWA Gold Cup, in Glasgow Scotland.

Group picture from the 2017 IAWA Gold Cup, in Glasgow Scotland.

I just returned from the 2017 IAWA Gold Cup, in Glasgow Scotland, and what a fine event it was!  This was an emotional weekend for all as this meet was done in memory of George Dick who was a great friend to all of us and longtime IAWA lifter and promoter.  George was supposed to be the promoter of this Gold Cup, but fellow Castlemilk Gym members Andy Tomlin and Matthew Finkle took over the promotions and did an outstanding job. They put on a meet that George would have been proud of.   The meet was held in the new facility of the Castlemilk Gym, which is a very fine facility and I know a place where many future IAWA meets will be held.

The turnout for the Gold Cup was unbelieveable – over 40 lifters from Scotland, England, Ireland, Finland, Wales, and the US.  There were so many excellent lifts that I don’t even know where to start.  Every year at the Gold Cup a special award is given to the outstanding lifter based on the Blindt Points.   This year Steve Andrews won the Prechtel Memorial Trophy with an outstanding Shoulder Drop.  Mark Haydock was second and Timo Lauttamus was third.   I would like to close this meet report with some postings from Facebook from lifters that were part of this historic Gold Cup.

A brilliant day! A very big thank you to Steve Gardner for MCing and Platform Management. To Chris Bass for Record Keeping. Andrew Tomlin and Matthew Finkle for organising such a brilliant event. And thanks goes all round to the officials and loaders who without which we wouldn’t have had such a spectacular event! – Paul Barette

Fantastic days lifting by all. Made very special with seeing Janet Dick, Evelyn and Derick Dick at the lifting and as honoured guests at the presentation evening dinner – Nicholas Swain

Gold cup 2017 in Glasgow .what a great turnout of lifters giving their all on a multitude of lifts.followed by a great meal in the evening. Big thanks To Andy Tomlin and Matt Finkle and his team for putting together this great event.also to Steve Gardner for keeping the platforms running smoothly,and Chris Bass for keeping up with all the records and calculations.this was all in fantastic tribute to the great George Dick.was great to have Janet and family there on the day.God bless you George. – Steve Andrews

A fantastic days lifting at the IAWA Gold Cup….. 41 lifters .. amazing.. the lifts performed were all amazing… everyone did great…. it was a joy to have been part of one of the best ever IAWA events…… what would George have thought?….. he would have loved it… cheers big George! – Steve Gardner

What a great weekend well done to all, Some outstanding lifts I think the big man would be proud – Steve Moss

For more reflections and lots of pictures, check out the IAWA(UK) Facebook page.

MEET RESULTSGold Cup 2017 Records1  Gold Cup 2017 Records2

Art’s Birthday Bash

by John McKean

MEET REPORT –

ART’S 90TH BIRTHDAY BASH

What does an original USAWA lifter do when he turns 90? Merely hefts the highest poundage lift of anyone attending his own birthday meet! Yep, ole Art snuck in an easy 450# hip lift to outdo the crowd of one of the most well attended big contests of the year, even besting 4 of the top USAWA record holders present (only one other out of the top 5 was claiming jet lag or some lame excuse, and stayed home!!).

It was a fitting birthday for the glowing Mr. Montini, super cheerful and looking fit and healthy thanks to his large family traveling up and throwing him a huge party the night before! Naturally many of those youngsters enjoyed lifting at the meet on Sunday morning; between the kids & parents milling around, there were more Montinis than cockroaches in the old VFW gym!

Not that generations of Art’s family were the only long distance travelers – Dean Ross was his usual busy self, driving in from Oklahoma, finishing his record setting marathon early, then driving the huge mileage back so he could work on Monday morning! Our hard working president, Denny Habecker, hit the turnpike from across state, bringing with him the ever witty and tremendous long time lifter, Barry Pensyl. And from nearby Cleveland, Ohio, came Scott Schmidt (savior of this year’s National USAWA championships!) and the always dependable Dennis and Flossy Mitchell. Heck, I even coerced my grandson, Andraes, just turned 12, to travel down for the weekend and begin his “official” entrance into the record books (tho’ he actually thought it was merely going to be a donut eating contest between him & Art!).

Despite chalk dust flying, boundless youthful enthusiasm, and many records shattered, the meet wrapped up just around 1 PM. We’ve sponsored great birthday meets in the past, but this one may go down as the most FUN contest of all. As one visiting lifter was so amazed and excited over Art’s lifting & longevity, she requested to take a photo of him while he was so vital and alive; naturally some wag called out “better take it QUICK!”

MEET RESULTS:

ART’S 2017 BIRTHDAY (90 ) RECORD DAY MEET
Duss Ave Ambridge,PA
Ambridge VFW Barbell Club
Oct. 15, 2017

Meet Director: Art Montini

A 3 Official (IAWA/USAWA registered officials used) judged contest. Officials in attendance : Denny Habecker, Dennis Mitchell, Art Montini, Scott Schmidt,  John McKean

Lifters’ results:

Jason Montini II    bwt 52 K   age 11  (55k, under 13)
teeth lift  25 pounds
crucifix  30 pounds
jerk behind neck from rack  25#
One arm clean & jerk dumbbell right arm  30#
one arm dumbbell clean & press left arm  20 pounds

Dennis Mitchell  bwt 147#  age 85 (70K, 85+)
Left hand deadlift 60K
Right Hand Deadlift 60K
Thumbless deadlift  70K
Straight arm pullover  42.5 Pounds

Barry Pensyl  bwt 150# age 69 (70K, 65+)
hands together bench press  120 pounds
2″ vertical bar lift right arm  99#
dumbbell swing right arm  55#
straight arm pullover  60#
Thor’s Hammer  24#

John McKean  bwt 150 1/2 pounds age  71 ( 70K, 70+ )
right arm dumbbell deadlift  182 pounds
left arm dumbbell deadlift  152#
2″ bar (Fulton) hack lift  178#
2″ bar (Fulton) Jefferson lift  258#
Kennedy lift  410 #

Art Montini  bwt 178#  age 90 ( 85K, 90+)
abdominal raise  30 pounds
Zercher  120#
teeth lift  130#
hand & thigh  300#
Hip lift  450#

Annabelle Montini  bwt 178 1/2 #  age 10 (85K, under 13,female)
trap bar deadlift 165#
Arthur lift  20#
hand&thigh  160#
Right hand clean & jerk (dumbbell) 15#
2 hand deadlift  88#

Andraes McKean  bwt 179#  age 12  (85K,under 13)
left hand dumbbell deadlift  86#
right hand dumbbell deadlift 102#
bentover row (power row)  118 #
2″bar (Fulton) hack lift  108#
2″bar (Fulton) Jefferson lift 128#

Robyn Montini  bwt 179# age 17 ( 85K,16-17,female)
Hand & thigh 180#
Trap bar deadlift 175#
Arthur lift 20#
Dumbbell clean& jerk right arm 35#
2 hand deadlift  154#

Denny Habecker  bwt 191#  age 75 (90K,75+)
bench press alternate grip  155#
crucifix  50#
Ciavattone deadlift 258#
One Dumbbell press left arm 45#
press behind neck from rack  110#

Benson Montini  bwt 93K  age 13 (95K,13-)
trap bar deadlift 275#
hand & thigh  250#
crucifix 30#
dumbell press right arm 25#
jerk behind neck from rack  50#

Dean Ross  bwt 233#  age 74  (110K,70+)
bent arm pullover  75#
straight arm pullover  55#
one arm hack lift,left hand  80#
half Gardner 18#
good morning 115#

Scott Schmidt  bwt 235# age 64 (110K,60+)
2 hands clean and seated press behind neck 55K
clean&jerk  2 dumbbells 40K
continental clean  72K

Beth Bulebosh  bwt 280# age 49  (130K,45+,female)
Jackson press 75#
Left hand dumbbell press 35#
right hand dumbbell press 35#
2″ vertical bar lift, left hand 114#
2″ vertical bar lift , right hand  114#

Jason Montini  bwt 141.5K  age 38 (145K,open)
2 hand seated dumbbell press  90#
middle fingers hack lift 108#
ring finger hack lift 88#

Christopher Montini  bwt 148.5 K  age 39 ( 150K ,open)
Teeth lift  135#
trap bar deadlift 425#
jerk behind neck from rack  135#

World Championships

By John Mahon, World Championships Meet Promoter

MEET REPORT – 2017 IAWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WORLDS WRAP UP

Well the dust has settled, lifters have returned home from another fantastic IAWA World Championships. Like every other Worlds so much work goes into organising the meet and the meet itself is done and dusted in the blink of an eye. This year ARWLWA was fortunate to obtain a grant from the local council and was donated a new platform from Bunnings warehouse in belmont. So would like to start this off with saying thank you to the City of Belmont and Bunnings warehouse for your generous support.

We started this World Championships with a moments silence to pay tribute to a wonderful IAWA lifter and friend George Dick. He will be truly missed by the All-Round weightlifting family. We had a great range of lifters this year who were all very competitive. Al Myers and Denny Habecker made the long journey from the USA and they both put on a great display of lifting.

Big Al Myers of the USA

Big Al Myers of the USA

Big Al Myers shoulders may have hindered him a bit through the bench and overhead press but he came back displayed pure deadlift power in the one hand hack and straddle deadlift.

Two new lifters from Australia’s newest club in Victoria made the trip across the country and put in some solid lifting performances. Catherine Dorrestyn and Douglas De Prada are two lifters to keep an eye on in the future. Catherine made up apart of a very competitive female division that had the leaders chopping and changing throughout the meet. Miriam Phillips claimed the Womens Open class title with an impressive display of power while Monica Cook took out the Womens Masters class and was the best overall female lifter.

Sharni Clifford and Mel Parkes-Urls did a wonderful job in at the scoring table. Their work made Al’s and my work much easier over the championships.

The Scoring table hard at work

The Scoring table hard at work

The Mens divisions were also a tightly fought battle with Peter Phillips putting in another one of his trademark tough performances. Javen Waller returned to the All-round platform and blew everyone away with his, rather unique, straddle deadlift technique and strength. Steven Charles hard training work had paid off as he was rewarded with the Mens Open title. Bill Kappel once again proved to be the unstoppable force that his is with a champion performance to claim the Mens Masters and Overall title. Bill is one the strongest pound for pound lifters I’ve ever seen and at the age of 72 he is still blitzing his much younger competitors.

Overall Champion Bill Kappel

Overall Champion Bill Kappel

Peter Phillips with his One Hand Hack Lift

Peter Phillips with his One Hand Hack Lift

Best female lifter Monica Cook

Best female lifter Monica Cook

Picture from the Banquet

Picture from the Banquet

I like to thank all of those who were involved in this World Championships. A lot of work was done behind the scenes to make this happen and all lifters, supported, loaders and officials made this a wonderful event the promote.

MEET RESULTS

2017 IAWA World Championships
Belmont Sports Club
September 30th-October 1st, 2017
Perth, Australia

Meet Promoter: John Mahon

Meet Announcers: Al Myers and John Mahon

Meet Scorekeepers: Sharni Clifford and Mel Parkes-Urls

Meet Photographers: Robin Lukosius & Russ Cook

Meet Caterers: Sharni Clifford & Anne Whitehead

Meet Officials (3-official system used): Peter Phillips, John Patterson, Justine Martin, Julia Phillips, Robin Lukosius, Sam Trew, Denny Habecker, Miriam Phillips, Tom Davies

Loaders: Alex Biasin, Sam Trew, Robin Lukosius, Mirriam Phillips, Craig Biggs and others

Lifts DAY 1:  Cheat Curl, One Hand Dumbbell Snatch, One Hand Vertical Bar with 2″ Bar, Bench Press Feet in Air
Lifts DAY 2: Clean and Press 2″ Bar, One Hand Hack Lift, Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar

WOMENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT Curl Sn1 VB1 BP C&P Hack Strad TOT PTS
Monica Cook 53 67.7 35 23R 40R 82.5  40 60R 110 390.5 475.8
Miriam Phillips 35 121.0 60 40R 65R 75 52.5 80R 135 507.5 390.1
Catherine Dorrestyn 46 83.5 47.5 25R 52.5R 60 42.5 55R 100 382.5 383.7
Mel ParkesUrlus 39 91.2 35 22.5R 40R 65 45 45R 135 387.5 345.3
Sharni Clifford 29 91.6 40 22.5R 50R 47.5 40 55L 100 355 315.5

EXTRA LIFTS FOR RECORDS
Catherine Dorrestyn: Cheat Curl 50
Monica Cook: 1H Dumbbell Snatch 25R
Monica Cook: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar 45R
Sharni Clifford: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar 55R
Miriam Phillips: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar 70R
Monica Cook: 2H Clean and Press 2″ Bar 45
Catherine Dorrestyn: 2H Clean and Press 2″ Bar 46
Catherine Dorrestyn: 1H Hack Lift 57.5R
Sharni Clifford: 1H Hack Lift 57.5L
Miriam Phillips: 1H Hack Lift 85R
Monica Cook: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 120
Catherine Dorrestyn: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 105
Miriam Phillips: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 145

MENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT Curl Sn1 VB1 BP C&P Hack Strad TOT PTS
Bill Kappel 72 71.4 55 35R 65L 85 65 90R 145 540 740.9
Al Myers 51 101.2 80 50R 85R 120 55 130R 210 730 688.1
Peter Phillips 63 98.2 62.5 40R 77.5R 112.5 60 87.5R 170 610 647.2
Javan Waller 46 114.7 85 55L 70L 95 70 120L 220 715 603.7
Alex Biasin  49 123.8 80 44R 72.5R 140 85 90R 170 681.5 569.5
Denny Habecker  75  87.1 50 22.5R 45R 82.5 55 80R 110 445 553.4
Steven Charles  36  86.5 60 40R 72.5L 75 60 95L 170 572.5 525.6
Tom Davies  74 76.3 45 20R 60R 60 46 60R 100 391 522.2
John Mahon 34 121.1 80 42.5R 70R 135 93 90R 167.5 678 520.8
Sam Trew 34 126.7 75 51L 85R 105 70 100L 185 671 504.1
Robin Lukosius 63 99.5 65 30R 65R 70 45 80R 120 475 500.5
Douglas dePrada 24 113.1 90 50R 67.5L 112.5 70 70R 140 600 476.8
Russ Cook 55 76.2 40 27.5L 55L 62.5 40 67.5L 100 392.5 451.0

EXTRA LIFTS FOR RECORDS
Denny Habecker: 1H Dumbbell Snatch 26R
Tom Davies: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar Lift 63R
Denny Habecker: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar Lift 50R
Russ Cook: 1H Hack Lift 80L
Russ Cook: Straddle Deadlift with 2″ Bar 102.5
John Mahon: 2H Clean and Press 2″ Bar 97.5
Alex Biasin: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 185
Sam Trew: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 195

Notes: All lifts recorded in kilograms. BWT is bodyweight in kilograms.  R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total kilograms lifted.  PTS are overall points adjusted for age and BWT corrections.  Robin Lukosius and Douglas de Prada did not weigh in on day 2.  Steven Charles was in the 85 KG class on day 2, and all other lifters weighed in in the same class on day 2.

BEST LIFTER AWARDS

Bill Kappel Overall Best Mens Lifter and Best Master Lifter
Monica Cook Overall Best Womens Lifter and Best Master Lifter
Steven Charles Best Overall Mens Senior Lifter
Miriam Phillips Best Overall Womens Senior Lifter

 

Lift at Lou’s

By Lou Tortorelli

Group - Lift at Lou'sThe Lift at Lou’s meet held at my Lou’s Physical Culture Studio Garage Gym was a most enjoyable and memorable experience!  Our two lifters, Aiden Habecker and Brooke Tortorelli, both did an outstanding job with their chosen lifts and setting records in their weight classes and age divisions.   In the group shot, you’ll find left to right myself, my daughter and competitor Brooke, My dad John (who is a NJ state record holder in the 80-84 division in WNPF powerlifting), our other competitor Aiden, and his granddad and our USAWA President Denny Habecker.  The top lifts of the day – Aiden’s 175 lb. Deadlift using an Overhand Thumbless Grip; Brooke’s 170 lb. Deadlift; Aiden’s Dumbell Snatch with the Right Hand with 47 1/2 lbs.; and Brooke’s 50 lb. Push Press from the Rack.    Both lifters received a fun t-shirt and some lifting related reading material as their prize for their great achievements.  I would like to thank most of all USAWA President Denny Habecker for making the trip to Howell New Jersey to be our official judge for this event and having his grandson Aiden participate.  It was a great pleasure for my family and I to meet these great folks and share our common interest in the iron game.

MEET RESULTS:

Lift at Lou’s
Lou’s Physical Culture Studio Garage Gym
Howell, New Jersey
September 23rd, 2017

Meet Promoter: Lou Tortorelli

Meet Official (1-official system used): Denny Habecker

Lifts: Record Day

Aidan Habecker – Male 14 years old, 70 KG class
Deadlift – No Thumbs, Overhand Grip 175 lbs
Snatch – Dumbbell, Right Hand 47.5 lbs

Brooke Tortorelli – Female 15 Years old, 55 KG Class
Deadlift – 12″ Base 170 lbs.
Push Press – From Rack 50 lbs.

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