Category Archives: USAWA Events

Team Championships

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
2017 USAWA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

The date for the USAWA Team Championships has been set – August 26th.  I started promoting the Team Championships in 2007, which features “team lifting”, a combination of 2 lifters on a bar lifting the weight together. This makes for a very exciting event as the 2 lifters must be in coordination with each other to make a successful lift!

MEET DETAILS:

Meet Director: Al Myers

Meet Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017

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

Lifts:

Pullover – Bent Arm

Deadlift – Fulton Bar, Ciavattone Grip

Deadlift – No Thumbs, Overhand Grip

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 amyers@usawa.com

Presidential Cup

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
THE 2017  USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP

For the sixth 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 (up to a maximum of 5 lifts) 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 5th, 2017

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.

Club Championships

by Dave Glasgow

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosted by:

LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Weigh In 9:00-10:00 AM

Lifting starts at 10:00 AM sharp

LIFTS TO BE CONTESTED

Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm

Curl – Strict

Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm

Bentover Row

Questions or directions to the venue

dglasgow@cox.net

World Championships

By John Mahon

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 IAWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The time is fast approaching again for the IAWA World Championships. This year IAWA’s premier event is being held in Perth, Western Australia. This will the 4th time that the World Championships will be held in Australia.

2017 is a big year for IAWA as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The first World Championships were held in 1988 and IAWA has held a World Championships every year since then.

The World Championships is ran over 2 days, traditionally on the 1st weekend of October, and consists of 6 -7 all-round lifts. The lifts are different every championships and it test the lifters over-all strength and power.

This year the championships has 7 lifts over the 2 days. 4 lifts on day one and 3 lifts on day two.

DAY 1

Cheat Curl
One Hand Dumbbell Snatch
One Hand Vertical Lift with 2″ Bar
Bench Press Feet in Air

DAY 2

Clean and Press 2” Bar
One Hand Hack Lift
Straddle Deadlift 2” Bar

The World Championships is a special event to be apart of. It is not a championship for professional athletes. It is a championships for amateur athletes from novice to experienced, junior to senior. No prize money, just a great time competing against and creating life long friendships with other lifting enthusiasts from around the globe. The 2017 IAWA World Championships will be held on September 30th to October 1st. There is no qualifying for the World Championships. To be eligible to compete you just need to be a member of an affiliated IAWA association.

Click here for the ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM

Entry Form (PDF) – 2017 World Championships Entry Form

For more information on the 2017 World Championships contact the meet promotor John Mahon at jflmahon@gmail.com or allroundweightliftingwa@gmail.com.

KCSTRONGMAN RD

By Eric Todd

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

KCSTRONGMAN Record Day

Date: June 3, 2017

Weigh Ins: 9:00 AM

Lifting starts: 10:00 AM

Entry Fee and Form: None, just let me know you are coming by emailing SalGuimino@yahoo.com.

Awards: None

Where: ET’s House of Iron and Stone, 10978 SW Pueblo Dr, Turney, MO 64493. I will post directions on the forum prior to the meet.  I would not count on using GPS if I were you.  It will take you to the middle of Turney, which is NOT where we are at.  Several souls have tried, and all have failed using GPS.  So use the directions instead. I do live in God’s country, but GPS aint found us here yet..

Disclaimer-If you have not been here before, it is a Quonset hut (looks like a giant tin can). Cold in the winter and hot in the summer.  No running water, so the commode comes in the form of an outhouse or tall weeds, you take your pick. Nothing fancy, just lots of iron for heavy lifting

Events:  You can pick up to five events to set a record in.  No more than 4 judged attempts per event.  WE can accommodate most USAWA events, but not all (like I do not have a backlift).  IF you are unsure, email me and ask.  You can also get your lifts for the 2nd quarter postal judged by certified judges at this meet.

Sanction: You must be a USAWA member to participate. Memberships will be available for purchase at the meet.

Divisions and weight classes: All divisions and weight classes that USAWA offers are available to try and set records in.

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