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Presidential Cup

By Al Myers

MEET REPORT AND RESULTS –

2017 USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP

Group picture from the 2017 Presidential Cup (front Left to right): Barry Pensyl, Art Montini, Denny Habecker, Aidan Habecker, (Back Left to right): Cale Dunlap, Jenn Tibbenham, Al Myers, Collin Cortez

Group picture from the 2017 Presidential Cup (front Left to right): Barry Pensyl, Art Montini, Denny Habecker, Aidan Habecker, (Back Left to right): Cale Dunlap, Jenn Tibbenham, Al Myers, Collin Cortez

We just had another GREAT Presidential Cup last weekend! This is now the 6th year in a row this Championship Event has been held.  It was hosted by the President of the USAWA, Denny Habecker and held at Habecker’s Gym.

We had a number of newcomers to this meet as well as several past PREZ CUP winners were present.  The new lifters were Collin Cortez, Cale Dunlap, Jenn Tibbenham, and Barry Pensyl.  The past winners who were present included Aidan Habecker, Art Montini, and myself.

It was great to have Jenn from England compete in the Presidential Cup!  One of her lifts was the Reeves Deadlift.

It was great to have Jenn from England compete in the Presidential Cup! One of her lifts was the Reeves Deadlift.

The BIGGEST surprise of the meet was having an International lifter in attendance – Jenn Tibbenham.  Jenn lives in England and lifts for the IAWA(UK), but was here on vacation with her husband Graham.  She wanted to take part in a USAWA competition, and we were delighted to have her compete. I’ve seen Jenn lift before and she always really impresses me.  She gives 110 PERCENT on the platform and puts up huge lifts. She came to break some World Records and that she did.  Her 72.5 KG (and close miss at 82.5KG) with the 1 handed VB impressed me the most.

Also – it’s always nice to see new lifters in the organization.  We had that at the Prez Cup when Collin Cortez, a lifter and Navy man from Norfolk, Virginia entered.  This was the very first USAWA competition for Collin.  It didn’t take him long and he fit right in with the USAWA crowd. He put up a great  Cup lift in the Hackenschmidt Floor Press which won him the Presidential Cup!  I sure hope we see more of Collin in the USAWA.

Newcomer Collin Cortez (right) won the 2017 Presidential Cup Award, presented by the USAWA President Denny Habecker (Left).

Newcomer Collin Cortez (right) won the 2017 Presidential Cup Award, presented by the USAWA President Denny Habecker (Left).

It’s always a pleasure seeing and lifting with Barry Pensyl.  Barry has a long track record with the USAWA (close to 20 years), but due to injuries he is making his comeback in the organization over the past couple of years.  He’s “knocking on the door” of the Century Club and I predict he will be one of the next members. His PC lift with the Abdominal Raise impressed me the most of his lifts, and unofficially I would say it was the Runner Up lift for the Presidential Cup Award.  Maybe next year Barry the Cup will be yours?

Young Aidan Habecker came into this meet as last years Cup Winner. I think he had his sights on winning it again!  However, he opened a little too heavy on his Cup Lift with the 2″ VBar, and had to fall back on his second lift, the 1″ V bar Lift for his Cup Lift.  He then went on to set a couple more very impressive records.

The MAN OF STEEL Art Montini made yet again, another fantastic appearance on the platform.  Art worked in the Steel Mill all his working life, and is a tough as nails.  It won’t be long and he’ll be in the 90-94 Age Group and I’m betting he will still be setting records.  I don’t see any signs that he is slowing up with the weights.

Denny, on top of hosting this fine event, still performed a couple of record lifts himself.  He first filled his tank and got all “gassed up” with a big jug of chocolate milk, and then put up some fine lifting.  I was BY FAR the most impressed with his Steinborn Lift of 75KG. It took all he had, and then afterwards realized it was loaded to 75KG instead of 55KG which he thought it was!

I want to really thank Denny and Judy for hosting the event.  Judy prepared all of us a great breakfast after weigh-ins.  You don’t find that kind of hospitality everywhere, but you DO in the USAWA.

Meet Results:

2017 USAWA Presidential Cup
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA
August 5th, 2017

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Scorekeeper: Al Myers

Officials (3-Official System Used): Denny Habecker, Al Myers, Art Montini

Lifts – Record Day Lifts

Aidan Habecker – 14 years old & 146 pounds BWT
Vertical Bar Lift – 1 Bar, 1″, Right Hand: 57.5 KG
Continental to Chest: 52.5 KG
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars, 2″: 105 KG

Cale Dunlap – 22 years old & 164 pounds BWT
French Press: 55 pounds

Collin Cortez – 29 years old & 217 pounds BWT
Hackenschmidt Floor Press: 157.5 KG
Snatch – Dumbbell, Left Arm: 117 pounds
Bench Press – Hands Together: 271 pounds

Jenn Tibbenham – 33 years old & 219 pounds BWT
Hack Lift – 2″ Bar: 105 KG
Reeves Deadlift: 223 pounds
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, Left Hand: 72.5 KG

Al Myers – 50 years old & 231 pounds BWT
Bench Press – Hands Together: 105 KG

Barry Pensyl – 69 years old & 151 pounds BWT
Abdominal Raise: 21 KG
Bench Press – Alternate Grip: 127 pounds
Curl – Strict: 27.5 KG

Denny Habecker – 74 years old & 192 pounds BWT
Curl – Cheat, Dumbell, Right Arm: 55 pounds
Steinborn Lift: 75 KG

Art Montini – 89 years old & 163 pounds BWT
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, Fulton Bar: 60 KG
Hack Lift – 50 KG
Deadlift – Fulton Bar: 70 KG

New England Cup Record Day

By Rocky Morrison

On 7/22/2017, Frank’s Barbell Club hosted the New England Cup Record Day. It was a great turnout (11 lifters) and they did some outstanding lifts. I just want to say that at Frank’s Barbell Club a record day is more than just setting records. It is a fun event with a great group of people that encourage, motivate, and inspire each other.

NewEnglandCup1croppedMEET RESULTS:

NEW ENGLAND CUP RECORD DAY
July 22nd, 2017
Frank’s Barbell Club
East Walpole, MA

Meet Director: Frank Ciavattone, Jr

Host: Mark Raymond

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

Lifters:

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Kim Lydon 26 Open 151 70 kg F
Melanie Judd 37 Open 185 85 kg F
Julie Hartnett 50 50+ 115 50 kg F
Mike Vuno 28 Open 200 95 kg M
Jeff Ciavattone 37 Open 260 120 kg M
Mark Raymond 54 50+ 244 115 kg M
Tony Paterson 55 55+ 176 80 kg M
Rocky Morrison 55 55+ 264 120 kg M
Dave Gago 59 55+ 171 80 kg M
Frank Ciavattone 62 60+ 299 125 kg M
Peter Vuno 64 60+ 196.5 90 kg M

Lifts:

Kim Lydon, (or should we say Officer Lydon) last year’s Newcomer Award winner took some time off while she attended the police academy. But that did not seem to affect her strength. She made all of her lifts seem easy as usual.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Kim Lydon Open 70 kg F
Lift Pounds KGs
Bench Press – Alt grip 127 57.6
(LH) Ciavattone Deadlift 132 59.9
(RH) Ciavattone Deadlift 110 49.9

Melanie Judd, (the future Mrs. Jeff Ciavattone) is a newcomer to the team, but showed that she is going to fit perfectly in the club and the Ciavattone family.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Melanie Judd Open 85 kg F
Lift Pounds KGs
Bench Press – feet in air 88 39.9

Julie Hartnett, is another newcomer to the team, but she showed she belongs on this team with some impressive deadlifts.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Julie Hartnett 50+ 50 kg F
Lift Pounds KGs
(2H) Deadlift 165 74.8

Mike Vuno, our last newcomer to this team, but you could tell he has been working out with his father (Peter) for a while.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Mike Vuno Open 95 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
(LH) Bench Press 95 43.1
(RH) Bench Press 95 43.1

Jeff Ciavattone, seems like he has been lifting since he was born. It was great to see him back again and he showed he is a Ciavattone.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Jeff Ciavattone Open 120 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
(2H) Deadlift – Dumbells 466 211

Mark Raymond, runner-up in last year’s Newcomer Award showed that he is getting stronger all the time.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Mark Raymond 50+ 115 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
Deadlift, Fulton, Ciavattone Grip 301 137
Trap Bar Deadlift 380 172
Curl, Strict, Reverse Grip 88 39.9

Tony Patterson, continued to show that he is not just a Champion Arm Wrestler and continued to put up some big numbers.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Tony Paterson 55+ 80 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
(2H) Ciavattone Deadlift 418 190
(RH) Ciavattone Deadlift 248 113

Rocky Morrison it was difficult (and rewarding at the same time) to break a couple of records that were held by my coach Frank Ciavattone.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Rocky Morrison 55+ 120 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
Barbell Cheat Curl 133 60.3
(RH) Ciavattone Deadlift 187 84.8
(LH) Ciavattone Deadlift 165 74.8

Dave Gago, is becoming a seasoned veteran and continued to impress with his lifts.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Dave Gago 55+ 80 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
(2H) Ciavattone Deadlift 270 123
(RH) Ciavattone Deadlift 154 69.9
(LH) Ciavattone Deadlift 132 59.9

Frank Ciavattone, there is not much that can be said that has not already been said about Frank. After recently having his shoulder replaced, he continues to inspire and motivate all of us.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Frank Ciavattone 60+ 125 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
(LH) Dumbell Cheat Curl 33 15
(RH) Dumbell Cheat Curl 33 15

Peter Vuno, always shows up with a smile on his face and says something to make everyone feel better. A great guy who does some impressive lifts.

Lifter Age Class Weight Class Gender
Peter Vuno 60+ 90 kg M
Lift Pounds KGs
(RH) Bench Press 76 34.5

After the event Frank awarded some very nice New England Cup trophies to everyone. Then Frank and Colleen hosted a BBQ in their backyard. I had the honor of manning the grill. It was a great event and we look forward to our next one.

Club Championships

By Dave Glasgow

MEET RESULTS AND REPORT –

2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Group picture from the 2017 USAWA Club Championships.

Group picture from the 2017 USAWA Club Championships.

GRATITUDE.  THAT’S WHAT I WAS FEELING AS I SAW THE COMPETITORS FILING INTO THE SHOP FOR THIS YEARS VERSION OF THE USAWA’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WHAT DID THIS GRATITUDE STEM FROM?  WELL, SIMPLY PUT, I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS MANY FOLKS SHOW UP FOR THE ‘CLUBS’ BEFORE.  NINE LIFTERS FROM THREE DIFFERENT CLUBS AND THREE DIFFERENT STATES!  SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!

LEADING THE CHARGE WAS DENNY HAYBECKER AND HIS GRANDSON, AIDEN.  COMING ALL THE WAY FROM PENNSYLVANIA, THEY SHOWED LOYALTY TO THE USAWA AND THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.  WE ESPECIALLY GOT A KICK OUT OF AIDEN’S LOOK OF AMAZEMENT WHEN HE COMPLETED A LIFT HE HAD SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT.  HIS PROUD GRAND DAD DID’NT DO SO BAD, HIMSELF.  DENNY ALWAYS PUTS UP SOLID, WELL THOUGHT OUT LIFTS.  FOR HIS REWARD, HE WAS GIVEN A BEER THAT HE IS FAMILIAR WITH BACK HOME.  HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT, DENNY!

MAKING THE TREK FROM THE BUSTLING METROPOLIS OF HOLLAND, KS., AL BROUGHT SOME DIFFERENT FOLKS TO REPRESENT HIS TEAM.  IT WAS GOOD TO SEE NEW BLOOD GET INVOLVED.  CALE DUNLOP AND BRANDON REIN PUT IN SOLID LIFTS AND I BELIEVE THEY BOTH LIFTED THE EXACT WEIGHTS!  HMMMMMMMMM  I WON’T COMMENT ON THAT.  REGARDLESS, I REALLY ENJOYED BANTERING WITH THEM.  THEY GAVE AS WELL AS THEY GOT!

ROUNDING OUT AL’S DINO CLUB WAS A LIGHTER VERSION OF DEAN ROSS.  I MADE THE COMMENT TO OUR TEAM THAT DEAN RARELY MISSED A LIFT HE CALLED FOR AND ALWAYS SEEMED TO LIFT WITHIN HIMSELF.

FINALLY, TEAM LEDAIG.  I ATTEMPTED TO STACK THE DECK IN THE FORM OF JERA KRESSLY(FORMER KANSAS’ STRONGEST WOMAN 2012/13) AMD NEW COMER TO USAWA, JAMIE CHANNEL, ONE OF MY HIGHLAND GAMES ATHLETES.

JERA, NO STRANGER TO USAWA, PUT UP FINE NUMBERS IN ALL LIFTS.  JAMIE, HOWEVER, CAME TO LIFT AND THE TWO THEM, ALREADY LONG SINCE FRIENDS, PUSHED EACH OTHER TO THE END.

THE PLEASANT SURPRISE, TO ME AT ANY RATE, WAS JOHN DOUGLAS, ANOTHER OF THE HIGHLAND GAME CREW.  JOHN ASKED ME TO BE ON TEAM LEDAIG.  I AM ALWAYS GAME FOR NEW MEMBERS SO I SAID, ‘SURE!’  AM I GLAD I DID!  JOHN POSTED TOP WEIGHTS IN ALL THE DISCIPLINES AND HELPED THE LEDAIG TEAM CARRY THE DAY.

THE MEET DIRECTOR AND SO CALLED LEADER OF TEAM LEDAIG DID HIS USUAL MEDIOCRE LIFTING AND POSTED SOME NON-AWE INSPIRING NUMBERS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT WAS GREAT TO MEET NEW FRIENDS AND CATCH UP WITH OLD ONES.  I LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.   THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD ON  14 JULY-2018.  BE THERE!!!   WHY!??

‘CAUSE I SAID SO!!

FINAL STANDINGS:
1ST……LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS
2ND……DINO GYM
3RD…….HAYBECKER’S GYM

****SPECIAL THANKS TO AL FOR JUDGING , AS WELL AS THE BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!****

Meet Results:

USAWA Club Championships
Ledaig Heavy Athletics
Rainbow Bend, KS
July 15th, 2017

Meet Director: Dave Glasgow

Official (1 official system used): Al Myers

Scorekeeper: Al Myers

Lifts: Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm; Curl – Strict; Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm; Bentover Row

1. Ledaig HA – 1499.3 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT DLNT1 Curl SNDB1 Row
Dave Glasgow 64 258 195R 100 85R 225
John Douglas 53 310 185R 110 100R 300
Jera Kressly 32 216 135R 65 65R 135
Jamie Channel 34 241 135R 60 70R 145

Dave Glasgow: Deadlift – NT, Left 185 pounds

2. Dino Gym – 1125.0 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT DLNT1 Curl SNDB1 Row
Dean Ross 74 222 105L 35 45L 135
Cale Dunlap 22 164 110R 75 60R 130
Brandon Rein 22 159 110R 75 60R 130

3. Habeckers Gym – 906.9 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT DLNT1 Curl SNDB1 Row
Denny Habecker 74 193 130R 70 50R 200
Aidan Habecker 14 149 100R 45 40R 90

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

2nd Quarter Postal Meet

By Denny Habecker

MEET RESULTS –
2017 USAWA 2ND QUARTER POSTAL MEET

9 lifters completed the 2nd Quarter Postal lifts, with Eric Todd claiming the top spot in this meet. Frank Ciavattone did a token Left Hand Hack Lift to participate in this meet. Thank you to all the lifters who participated in this postal.

Meet Results:

2nd Quarter Postal Meet
April 1st – June 30,2017

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Snatch – From Hang, Hack Lift – One Arm,  Pullover and Press

Lifters that used a Certified Official:
Eric Todd  –       Certified Official – Lance Foster
Lance Foster   – Certified Official – Eric Todd
Rocky Morrison- Certified Official -Frank Ciavattone
Mark Raymond – Certified Official – Frank Ciavattone & Rocky Morrison
Frank Ciavattone – Certified Official – Rocky Morrison
Aidan Habecker – Certified Official – Denny Habecker
Ruth Jackson – Certified Official – Jarod Fobes

Lifters that used a non-certified judge:
Denny Habecker
Al Myers

WOMAN’S DIVISION

LIFTER         AGE   BWT   SNATCH   HACK     P & PRESS  TOT    PTS

RJ

Jackson       55      105      70          134 R      107          311     505.17

 

MEN’S DIVISION

LIFTER       AGE    BWT    SNATCH    HACK      P & PRESS    TOT     PTS

Eric Todd    42       251      180          199 R         365         744      607

Al Myers     50       230      120          250 R         250         620      570.17

Denny

Habecker   74        193       77           132 R         165         374      460.46

Mark

Raymond   54        242       99           176 L          154         429     398.18

Rocky

Morrison    55        264       110          154 R         176         440     394.18

Aidan

Habecker  13         140        61            121 R         77          259     361.36

Lance

Foster       51         335       95             161 R        134         390     301.30

Frank

Ciavattone  62       305         0               67 R          0           67       59.36

NOTES:  Age is age in years.  BWT is bodyweight in pounds. All lifts recorded in pounds.  R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total pounds lifted.  PTS are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight.

National Championships

By Scott Schmidt

2017 USAWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

AlNationalsGreetings!

This information is from Scott A. Schmidt. Al Myers asked me to provide a description of how our 2017 USAWA National Championship Competiton occured.

One Word? FANTASTIC!  I was able to help Bob Geib who asked for this event last year. As always, we had to get a lot of things accomplished to make sure we could have a GREAT EVENT!  When Bob had his first location in Vermilion cancel the event, I helped Bob re-locate our Meet to The West Park YMCA in Cleveland, Ohio. Thank God, every thing got in Beautiful Motion! We had all the equipment we needed at the YMCA to provide a very organized, smooth Meet. Also, we had a Great Location for our Awards Ceremony which was the West Park Station Resturant. They gave us a lot of room and great food. Very fun also to use their michrophone system to give everyone their awards. We got some Cool T-Shirts to detail our National Meet. And our Award Plaque is very Pro looking also.

We had a lot of details to do to accomplish this Wonderful Event. And all the folks who gave us their opinion gave us a Wonderful Congratulation! I am very pleased everything went well.

Al Myers will add the details of the results of all of our lifters to show names, weight class, lifting event, records, totals and place in class. I am sure you will be happy to see all the Great Accomplishments!

MEET RESULTS:

2017 USAWA National Championships
West Park YMCA
Cleveland, Ohio
June 24th & 25th, 2017

Meet Director: Bob Geib

Assistant Meet Director: Scott Schmidt

Announcers: Al Myers & John McKean

Scorekeepers: Al Myers & Judy Habecker

Officials (3-official system used): Scott Schmidt, Randy Smith, Denny Habecker, Frank Ciavattone, LaVerne Myers, Dennis Mitchell

Loaders: Aidan Habecker, Franklin, and Ryan

Lifts: DAY 1 Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1Bar 2″ One Hand, Clean and Push Press, Bentover Row, Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells DAY 2 Clean and Jerk – One Arm, Pullover and Push, Jefferson Lift

WOMENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT VB1 C&P Row DBDL CJ1 P&P Jeff TOT PTS
Susan Sees 54 242 30L 30 45 70 0 0 50 225 208.7
Kathy Schmidt 59 187 0 20 35 45 7.5R 17.5 45 170 189.3

EXTRA ATTEMPTS FOR RECORDS

Kathy Schmidt  Clean and Push Press 27.5K
Kathy Schmidt Bentover Row 40K
Kathy Schmidt Dumbbell DL 55K
Kathy Schmidt Jefferson Lift 50K

MENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT VB1 C&P Row DBDL CJ1 P&P Jeff TOT PTS
Al Myers 50 230 70R 70 150 200 50R  140 200 880 808.9
Randy Smith 62 194 80R 75 95 150 41R 95 152.5 689 769.9
Chris Waterman 63 145 60L 50 67.5 120 25R 80 130 533 719.9
Cody Lokken 22 169 72.5R 90 95 160 45R 100 155 718 707.6
Denny Habecker 74 194 47.5R 55 90 125 27.5R 92.5 120 558 684.2
John McKean 71 154 55R 10 70 120 10R 40 120 425 587.4
Roger LaPointe 46 161 52.5R 65 80 120 37.5R 45 135 535 582.3
Scott Schmidt 64 232 65R 65 100 125 27.5R 75 105 563 579.6
LaVerne Myers 73 240 80R 35 75 120 20L 55 120 505 548.2
Brandon Rein 22 153 50R 57.5 60 120 37.5R 55 130 510 536.5
Jackson LaPointe 10 66 20R 12.5 22.5 50 10R 12.5 55 183 536.4
Cale Dunlap 22 161 57.5R 55 60 120 35R 60 125 513 521.3
Aidan Habecker 13 140 58R 30 35 90 22.5R 0 101 337 469.5
Art Montini 89 165 30R 20 35 70 10R 42.5 75 283 424.1
Dennis Mitchell 85 144 30L 10 35 70 7.5L  25 70 248 395.6
Tim Moore 37 291 72.5R 105 155 170 0 0 0 503 370.1
Peeter Pirn 53 200 72.5R 52.5 95 105 0 0 0 325 330.9
Bob Geib 74 256 45L 25 45 70 0 0 60 245 258.2
Frank Ciavattone 62 310 50L 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 43.9

EXTRA ATTEMPTS FOR RECORDS

Jackson Lapointe  VB DL 2″R 25K
Aidan Habecker VB DL 2″ R 60K
John McKean VB DL 2″ R 60K
Jackson LaPointe Clean and Push Press 14K
John McKean Bentover Row 75K
Cody Lokken Bentover Row 101K
Roger LaPointe Bentover Row 101K

Notes: BWT is bodyweight in pounds.  All lifts recorded in kilograms. R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight corrections.  All lifters weighed in on DAY 2 in the same class as DAY 1.

BEST LIFTER AWARDS
Womens Master – Susan Sees
Womens Overall – Susan Sees
Mens Senior – Cody Lokken
Mens Master 45-49 – Roger LaPointe
Mens Master 50-54 – Al Myers
Mens Master 60-64 – Randy Smith
Mens Master 70-74 – Denny Habecker
Mens Master 85- 89 – Art Montini
Mens Master Overall – Al Myers
Mens Overall – Al Myers
Club Runner Up – Schmidt Barbell Club (2287.6 pts)
(Scott Schmidt, Kathy Schmidt, Bob Geib, Susan Sees, Chris Waterman, Peeter Pirn)
Club Overall – Dino Gym (3122.5 pts)
(Al Myers, LaVerne Myers, Cody Lokken, Brandon Rein, Cale Dunlap)

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