Category Archives: USAWA Daily News

Club Champs Date Change

by Al Myers

Due to some scheduling conflicts, the date for the USAWA Club Championships has been changed to Saturday, August 29th. This will allow lifters to attend the “KANSAS DOUBLEHEADER” – the Club Champs on Saturday and the Team Champs on Sunday.  Dave Glasgow, of the Ledaig HA, is still hosting the Club Champs at his gym in Rainbow Bend while I’ll be hosting the Team Champs Sunday at the Dino Gym.  This should help attendance at both meets as lifters can make a full weekend out of it.  Dave and I only live a couple of hours apart so it will make an easy commute.  Let’s make this a great weekend of lifting for the USAWA!

Presidential Cup

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
THE 2015  USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP

For the fourth year in a row, the now “Annual” USAWA Presidential Cup is being hosted again by our USAWA President Denny Habecker.  This is one of the CHAMPIONSHIP events hosted in the USAWA, and is the Championships of Record Days.  It follows along “the lines” of the IAWA Gold Cup – a lifter picks their best lift and contests it for a USAWA record in this prestigious record day.  After all lifters have performed their record lifts, Denny will pick the effort that impresses him the most and award that lifter the PRESIDENTIAL CUP.  Only one lifter will receive this very important award.   If time allows, lifters will have the opportunity to perform other record day lifts.  So it is a good idea to come with the BIG LIFT in mind, but also be prepared to do other lifts for record if the time allows.

Now a little “rehash” on the Presidential Cup.  These are the guidelines:

The Presidential Cup will follow along some of the same guidelines as the Gold Cup, which is the IAWA meet which recognizes outstanding performances by lifters in the lift/lifts of their choosing.  The Gold Cup started in 1991 under the direction of then-IAWA President Howard Prechtel.  However there will be some differences in the guidelines of the USAWA Presidential Cup:

  • The Presidential Cup is hosted annually by the USAWA President only.
  • Must be a USAWA member to participate.
  • A lifter may choose any official USAWA  lift/lifts (number set by the President) to set a USAWA record/records  in.
  • The lifter must open at a USAWA Record Poundage on first attempt.
  • The top performance record lift of the entire record day,  which will be chosen by the President, will be awarded the PRESIDENTIAL CUP.

MEET DETAILS:

USAWA Presidential Cup

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Meet Director:  Denny Habecker

Location: Habecker’s Gym, Lebanon, PA

Lifts:  Bring your best lift for record!

Start time:  10 AM,  with weigh-ins before this

Entry Form:  None, but advance notice is required.

Denny may be reached by email – dhabecker@usawa.com

IAWA Gold Cup

by John Mahon and Sam Trew, Gold Cup Meet Promoters

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT -2015 IAWA GOLD CUP

Perth , Australia

This is the first ever that the IAWA Gold Cup has ever been held in Australia and we are excited to be promoting it. To ensure that the first ever Australian Gold Cup is trip worth making we have decided to turn the event into a 3 day tour. Consisting of the Gold Cup, a Heavy Events competition and an Old Time Strong Man competition. This will be a trip Down Under worth making and we look forward to catching up with our All-Round Weightlifting family.

 2015 IAWA GOLD CUP

LOCATION:

Belmont Sports and Recreation Club (BSRC),

Corner of Abernethy Road and Keane Street Cloverdale, Western Australia 6105

PROMOTER:

John Mahon and Sam Trew.

Phone:  John Mahon on +6138803639

Email: jflmahon@gmail.com

SANCTIONED BY: ARWLWA/ IAWA
DATE: Friday 27th November 2015
WEIGH IN:

10am

Lifting starts at 12pm sharp.

ENTRY FEE: $85 – T  Shirt included in the price.
AWARDS: Gold Cup and Howard Prechtel Memorial Cup.
CLASSES: All weight classes and Weight divisions will be recognized
ATTEMPTS:

ALL Lifters must submit their first nominated attempts at the weigh in. Also nominate a second attempt incase the first attempt is unsuccessful.  If time permits we will allow lifters to perform both lifts. Please note that the opening weight on the lifters chosen attempt MUST be for a new World Record.

If in the event that a lifter wants to participate in the event but unable or in ineligible to break a World Record they will allowed to lift for the Silver Cup – this for a National Record, a Club Record or a Personal Record.

BANQUET AND PRESENTATIONS: From 6:30pm onwards– This will Also be held at the Belmont Sports and Recreation Club. The BSRC is a fully licensed venue. Ticket costs: $30

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2015 IAWA GOLD CUP TOUR Entry Form

INFORMATION SHEET (PDF) – 2015 IAWA GOLD CUP INFORMATION SHEET

 

IAWA World Championships

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT -2015 IAWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

This event is open to all current IAWA members who complete, and send in an Entry Form together with Entry Fees and Banquet Fees, before the Closing Date: 10th September 2015  (Foreign Lifters pay on arrival!)    Drug Testing will take place at this Championships!

DATE: Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October

VENUE: Castlemilk Community Centre – 121 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow, Scotland
G45 9UG  Tel: 0141 634 2233

LIFTS DAY ONE
Push Press / Continental Snatch / Pullover and Press / One Hand Dead Lift

LIFTS DAY TWO
One Hand Zercher / Dumbell and Barbell Anyhow / Straddle Deadlift

WEIGH IN – 9am Both Days

LIFTING STARTS AT – 10am Both Days

ENTRY FEE £35 Per Person (Cheques to D McFadzean)
All Age Groups and Weight Classes will be recognised!

BANQUET / AWARDS PRESENTATION (Sunday Evening) – ‘Cafe Source, at St. Andrews in the Square’ 1 St Andrews Square, Calton, Turnbull Street, Glasgow City G1 5PP

BANQUET FEE – £25 Per Person (Cheques to D McFadzean)

HOTEL / ACCOMODATION – For any help with advice on where to stay or for booking accommodation, please contact the Promoter!

ENTRY FORM: You will be able to download an entry form from the IAWA(UK) Web Site or the IAWA(UK) Facebook Page

Send your fees (Entry and Banquet) with completed entry form to David McFadzean by 10th September – Send To: 75, Broomhouse Crescent, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G71 7RE

FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR ADVICE ON ANY MATTER CONTACT THE PROMOTER
David McFadzean Tel: 07939 353797 –  Address: 75 Broomhouse Crescent, Cambuslang, Glasgow, Scotland G71 7RE           Email   davimcf@hotmail.com    or contact via facebook

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 10th September 2015

Entry Form (PDF) – Entry Form 15 WORLDS

Information Sheet (PDF) – WORLD CHAMPS INFO

Hotels (PDF) – Hotels for the World Championships

Ian Lynch Passes

by Steve Gardner

Ian Lynch - Former BAWG Member (pre IAWA(UK)) has passed away!

Ian Lynch – Former BAWG Member (pre IAWA(UK)) has passed away!

Some, long time IAWA (UK) Members will remember the old days of the BAWG. Before 1988 (when the BPA was formed) Ian Lynch used to compete with us in the BAWG, mainly in Powerlifting. Ian was a Mathematics specialist schoolteacher / University lecturer at Birmingham University and he lived at Tamworth in Staffordshire. He was a really nice chap, a good powerlifter and very good Bench Presser (at about 80 kilos his bench session consisted of 3×3 with 130 kilos…and that was it but he was good!) Ian came along and competed with our club at the Burton Powerhouse. The photo of Ian deadlifting is taken back at the original gym in 1986 or 1987. Ians name will always live on with us in Drug Free All Round Weightlifting, because he was the guy who invented the ‘Lynch Formula’ which is still used in all competitions to this date. Ian was only 59 years of age, a suprememly fit individual, he died in the gym, it seems he had a heart condition from birth that he knew nothing about. Another sad loss to the Drug Free Weightlifting community…but every time we use the Lynch Formula we will think of old Ian!

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