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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.

Updated Record List

By Al Myers

The USAWA Record List has just been updated on the website.  Everything is current in the list at this point. I’ve added the Excel File as well, available for download.  This will allow sort features for those who prefer to use Excel.  From now on I will include both the PDF and Excel file of the Record List on the website.

Peter Phillips – The Australian Superman

By Al Myers

Peter Phillips lifting the 1500 pound challenge train wheels at the Dino Gym.

Peter Phillips lifting the 1500 pound challenge train wheels at the Dino Gym.

I have known Peter Phillips from Australia for many years.  We have competed with each other many times in IAWA world competitions, with the first being at the 2007 IAWA World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. At that World Championships we had an epic battle on the platform.  Peter lifted unbelievable, winning the overall best lifter award.  I was behind him in second place in the overall standings which I felt great about, as he lifted like superman.

Peter has been a major leader, contributer,  and competitor in the ARWLWA, centered out of the Belmont Club in Perth, Australia. Peter has been involved with all round weightlifting for many years, both with the “old group” and the new generation of all rounders in Perth.  He’s currently serving as President of the ARWLWA. He’s also a major leader in IAWA – serving as a past meet promoter, IAWA Vice President representing Australia, and serving on the IAWA Technical Committee. He’s competed in many IAWA Championship events through the years, with overseas trips to England, Scotland, New Zealand, and the USA.

Peter and myself a few years back!

Peter and myself a few years back!

However, on his trip to the USA to take part in the 2016 World Championships, Art’s Birthday Bash, and the Gold Cup, I got to know him much better than ever before.  At Lebanon we both stayed at the same hotel and we went out to eat several times together (along with having a few beers!), and at the Gold Cup Peter stayed at my house.  We really got to know each other “off the platform” during this hectic month of IAWA competitions.  In getting equipment ready for the Gold Cup I don’t know what I would have done without his assistance. He helped me get everything ready, loaded on the trailer, set up at the meet, and even unloading everything once I got it back to the gym! Plus his insight as a meet promoter helped me identify things that was needed for the meet.  While he was here I introduced him to a few country past-times of mine  – fishing, shooting trap, riding 4-wheelers, and a relaxing afternoon drive in one of our native grass pastures enjoying the peace and quiet of nature.

We even took time to relax and go fishing!

We even took time to relax and go fishing!

After the Gold Cup we had time to catch a few workouts in together at the Dino Gym.  Our training styles  and training philosophies are very similiar. We spent alot of time discussing training, specifically how it applies to all round weightlifting.  Peter is a great training partner – but the logistics of living 10,500 miles apart will hinder our training together!  I introduced him to the Neck Lift, as well as doing some harness lifting.  Peter’s a natural at this type of lifting.  I have a challenge lift at the Dino Gym which consists of a two huge train wheels connected with a heavy bar.  The preset loaded weight of this challenge is 1500 pounds (actually a few pounds more, I rounded down).  These train wheels sit by the front door of the Dino Gym and most people just look at them as they come into the gym.  Only a few have actually lifted them throughout the years.  After getting done with a harness lifting session I challenged Peter to take them on.  Of course Peter is not one to back down from a challenge!  Now I want to mention that these Train Wheels are very tippy, and it’s more difficult than lifting on a regular heavy bar. Peter lifted them with ease.  I even had him do it a second time so I could get a good picture!

We had such a good time I hated to see him leave. I know we will be lifelong friends.

LIfter of the Month -Abe Smith

By Al Myers

The lifter of the month for September goes to Abe Smith. Abe made his return to the USAWA in a big way, winning best lifter in the USAWA Old Time Strongman Championships. The OTSM Championship was hosted and promoted by Eric Todd.  A very strong field of 10 competitors entered this Championship event in the USAWA this year.  Abe has been involved with the USAWA for many years, since he was a teenager.  In his early years he was very involved with meets held in Clark’s Gym.

Congrats Abe on being the USAWA Lifter of the Month!

Dino Gym Challenge

By Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT –

Dino Gym Challenge -“The Triple Deuce”

The Dino Gym Challenge has been a yearly event in the USAWA for many years now.  Each year I try to have a different theme with different lifts. No two Dino Gym Challenges have been the same.  This year it is going to be the “triple deuce”.  Three different groupings of 2 lifts, with each lift using either 2 bars, 2 dumbbells, or 2 pieces of equipment. It will be a truly all round event with pressing, deadlifting, curling, and grip strength involved.

MEET DETAILS:

Meet Director:            Al Myers and the Dino Gym 785-479-2264

Meet Date:                 Saturday, January 14th, 2017  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location:                    Dino Gym, 1126 Eden Road, Abilene, KS 67410

Sanction:                    U.S.A.W.A Membership required to participate.

Weigh-ins:                  9:00-10:00 AM the day of the meet

Divisions:                   Juniors, Women, Masters, and Open

Awards:                      None

Entry Form/Fee:        None – but please notify me in advance if attending

Lifts:

Special Equipment Lifts:

Deadlift – 2 Inch Dumbbells
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars, 2″

Dumbbell Lifts:

Clean and Press – 2 Dumbbells
Curl – 2 Dumbbells, Cheat

Bar Lifts:

Reg Park Bench Press
Deadlift – 2 Bars

After the meet and the next day there will be time for record day lifts.

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