Category Archives: USAWA Events

Dino Gym Challenge

By Al Myers


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 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


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.

Team Championships

By Al Myers

The 2016 USAWA Team Championships have been rescheduled after the cancellation in September.  This Championship Event has had a continuous run in the USAWA since 2007 – so this marks the 10th year anniversary of the Team Championships.


Meet Director: Al Myers

Meet Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Meet Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Sanction: USAWA Membership required

Weigh-Ins: Noon the day of the meet

Divisions: 2-Man, 2-Person (man & woman), and 2-Women

Entry Fee: None


Hackenschmidt Floor Press

Deadlift – Fulton Bar, One Arm

Deadlift – Stiff Legged

Registration:  There is no entry form or entry deadline, but please let me know ahead of time if you plan to attend so I can make the proper preparations. I can be reached at

Plymouth Rock RD

by Al Myers


Frank Ciavattone, owner and Club President of Frank’s Barbell Club, has sanctioned a meet at his gym on November 12th, 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.

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

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