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Bill Clark’s Double Decathlon

by Joe Garcia


This meet is a tribute to the old days, before the USAWA, when the double Decathlon was an annual event.

Meet Director: Joe Garcia
Dates: October 10-11, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM each day
Weigh in: 4:30-5:30 each day
Location: Clark’s Gym, Columbia MO

USAWA membership required. Can register with the USAWA at time of meet.

Events – Day 1:
Deadlift, Reeves
Pinch Grip
Deadlift, Fulton Dumbbell, One Hand
Deadlift, Ciavattone Grip
Deanna Lift
Anderson Squat
Vertical Bar Deadlift, 2 bars, 1″
Kennedy Lift
Rectangular Fix, Fulton Bar
Saxon Snatch

Events – Day 2:
People’s Deadlift
Pinch Grip, One Hand
Dinnie Lift
Anderson Press
Vertical Bar Deadlift, 1 Bar, 1″, One Hand
Weaver Stick
Shoulder Drop
Ziegler Clean
Squat, Piper

Awards: none
Entry Fee: none
Entry Deadline: September 20, 2016
Phone: 573-289-3921

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – ClarksDoubleDecathlon

Frank’s BBC RD

By Rocky Morrison

Frank’s Barbell Club Record Day 8/15/2016.

Nice warm day in August in New England, Great day for a team meet… This team meet was not as large as our last team meet with 5 lifters, but we had three very impressive rookies. The rookies all from Frank’s Barbell Club were: Kim Lydon, Tony Patterson, and Mark Raymond. The two veterans were: Rocky Morrison and Frank Ciavattone. We had a few spectators that cheered on the team. Officials for the meet were Jeff Ciavattone, Joe Ciavattone, Frank Ciavattone, and official in training Rocky Morrison.

Kim Lydon in her first competition was very impressive. She left everyone saying “she made that look easy”.

Meet Results:

Frank’s BBC RD
Frank’s Barbell Club
August 15th, 2016

Kim Lydon – Open – 70 Kg. Class

Bench Press 120lbs – 54.4kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 88.5lbs – 40.1kgs
RH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 88.5lbs – 40.1kgs
Seated Press Behind Neck From Racks 90lbs – 40.8kgs
Crucifix 40lbs – 18.1kgs

Tony Patterson showed everyone why he is a world class arm wrestler. He showed some great grip and arm strength.

Tony Patterson – 50+ (and Open) – 80 Kg. Class

Barbell Curl – Strict 133.5lbs –60.5kgs
Barbell Reverse Curl 138lbs –62.6kgs
RH Fulton Deadlift 190lbs – 86.2kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 190.5lbs – 86.4kgs
RH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 190.5lbs – 86.4kgs

Mark Raymond was another impressive rookie, I think he surprised himself. Those of us that had seen him lift knew he had a good grip, but we didn’t know how good.

Mark Raymond – 50+ – 110 Kg. Class

Barbell Reverse Curl 100lbs –45.4kgs
RH Fulton Deadlift 177lbs –80.3kgs
LH Fulton Deadlift 152lbs –68.9kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 176.5lbs – 80.1kgs
RH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 176.5lbs – 80.1kgs

Frank Ciavattone continues to amaze us all. He is the best coach and very strong…

Frank Ciavattone – 60+ – 125+ Kg. Class

LH Ciavattone Deadlift 243lbs –110.2kgs
RH Ciavattone Deadlift 264lbs –119.7kgs
LH Vertical Bar – 2″ bar 155lbs – 70.3kgs

Rocky Morrison did a few new lifts for him.

Rocky Morrison – 50+ – 125+ Kg. Class

2H Straddle – 2″ bar 290lbs –131.5kgs
Barbell Reverse Curl 110lbs –49.9kgs
Deadlift – Stiff Legged 350lbs – 158.8kgs

After the meet Frank and Colleen hosted the team for a great BBQ. Looking forward to our next meet in September.

World’s Banquet Notice

by Al Myers

Denny Habecker, the promoter of this year’s IAWA World Championships, is getting the details worked out for this year’s big meet. Denny and Judy were planning on holding the banquet at their house but due to the number of people attending have moved the banquet to the business All About You Catering. Also, Pennsylvania weather can be unpredictable in October so instead of it being held on their patio outside, it will be inside.  The cost for the banquet is $25, payable to Denny.

Lifter of the Month – Joe Ciavattone Jr.

by Al Myers

The USAWA Lifter of the Month for JUNE is Joe Ciavattone Jr..  Joe lifted brilliantly at the 2016 USAWA National Championships in Boston in capturing the BEST OVERALL LIFTER in the Men’s Division.  This is the first overall lifter award for Joe Jr. at the National Championships, who is only 23 years old but is very experienced as he has been competing Nationally for many years at Nationals and other big meets.

Congratulations to Joe Jr.!

New England Championships

by Al Myers


Frank Ciavattone, owner and Club President of Frank’s Barbell Club, has sanctioned a meet at his gym on September 24th, 2016.  Most  lifts can be contested for USAWA/IAWA records, but to be sure I recommend you contact Frank beforehand.  Below is the contact information for Frank:

Frank’s Barbell Club
204 East Street
East Walpole, MA 02032
Phone: (508)-668-5200

There is no entry form for this record day. Contact Frank directly for further details.

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