Category Archives: USAWA Events

2nd Quarter Postal

By Al Myers

The USAWA Postal Series consists of 4 quarterly postal meets, with the grand finale being the USAWA Postal Series.  These Postal Meets may be contested anywhere with the results being sent to the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker.  This allows any member of the USAWA to compete in an USAWA competition without the expense of traveling.

The basic rules for entering a USAWA Postal Meet are as follows:

  • Must be a CURRENT member of the USAWA
  • All lifts must be done on the same day
  • USAWA rules apply as outlined in Rule Book
  • 3 attempts allowed with best attempt recorded
  • Bodyweight and Age apply as to the day of lifting
  • Must turn in official scoresheet by deadline
  • Record results on scoresheet in pounds
  • At least 1 certified official required for records
  • May enter with a non-certified judge but will not be eligible for records
  • Scoresheet must be fully filled out
  • No entry fee

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2018 2nd Quarter Postal Entry Form

1st Quarter Postal

By Al Myers

The USAWA Postal Series consists of 4 quarterly postal meets, with the grand finale being the USAWA Postal Series.  These Postal Meets may be contested anywhere with the results being sent to the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker.  This allows any member of the USAWA to compete in an USAWA competition without the expense of traveling.

The basic rules for entering a USAWA Postal Meet are as follows:

  • Must be a CURRENT member of the USAWA
  • All lifts must be done on the same day
  • USAWA rules apply as outlined in Rule Book
  • 3 attempts allowed with best attempt recorded
  • Bodyweight and Age apply as to the day of lifting
  • Must turn in official scoresheet by deadline
  • Record results on scoresheet in pounds
  • At least 1 certified official required for records
  • May enter with a non-certified judge but will not be eligible for records
  • Scoresheet must be fully filled out
  • No entry fee

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2018 1st Quarter Postal Entry Form

Grip Championships

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT –
2018 USAWA GRIP CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEET DETAILS:

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

Meet Date:                 Saturday, February 10th, 2018  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Sanction:                    USAWA  – Membership required

Weigh-ins:                  12:00-1:00 PM the day of the meet

Divisions:                   Juniors, Women, Masters, and Open

Awards:                     None

Entry:                        None – But please give advance notification if attending

Lifts:

Pinch Grip – Strict

Deadlift – Fulton Bar, One Arm

Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, One Hand

Deadlift – Fingers, Ring

Pinch Grip Deadlift

There will be time for record day lifts after meet and the following day.

Dino Gym Challenge

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
DINO GYM CHALLENGE PRESENTS THE –

“Tom Ryan Memorial Meet”

A year ago we lost a very good friend and longtime supporter in the USAWA with the passing of Tom Ryan. I had known Tom for over 15 years and often communicated with him via emails weekly. He would help me with any historical question involving weightlifting as he seemed to remember everything from his time in the iron game. I often invited him to the Dino Gym for one of my competitions but his health prevented it in his later years. He told me many times that “if he could” he would make the trip to my place from his home near Atlanta.

So I’ve decided this year we will honor Tom in dedicating the Dino Gym Challenge to him.  I was initially going to have this years meet as a tribute to John Grimek.  I had even decided on lifts – picking some of Grimek’s pet lifts for the meet. But the other day working out I got to thinking about Tom and his passion for the All Rounds, and this lead to me making the change for this year.   John Grimek was one of Tom Ryan’s heros in the sport.  I knew Tom well enough that I know this would have amused him greatly in my chosing him over the great John Grimek!

I picked five of Tom’s favorite lifts for the meet, and ones he still holds USAWA records in. I’ve been fortunate to have witnessed many of them myself as years ago he would travel to Clark’s Gym for meets and record days that I was at.   Tom still holds close to 25 USAWA records.  He has outstanding records in the Weaver Stick (7 pounds), the One handed thumbless deadlift (254 pounds), and the Rectangular Fix (95 pounds done over the age of 60).  It will take some great lifting at the Dino Challenge to see any of these marks of Tom’s exceeded.

MEET DETAILS:

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

Meet Date:                 Saturday, January 27th, 2018  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

Sanction:                    U.S.A.W.A Memberships cards can be purchased on meet day

Weigh-ins:                  12:00 -1:00 PM the day of the meet

Divisions:                   Juniors, Women, Masters, and Open

Awards:                      None

Entry:                         None – but please notify me in advance if you plan to attend

Lifts:

Weaver Stick

Rectangular Fix

Deadlift – No Thumb, One Hand

Reeves Deadlift

Hip Lift

The lifts will be done is this order. After the meet there will be time for record day lifts.

Fall Classic RD

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

FALL CLASSIC “Record Day”

MEET DETAILS:

Presented by Mark Raymond and Franks Barbell Club
781-801-0947 – owdmr@aol.com

Saturday, January 20th, 2018  10:00am

LOCATION:

Frank’s Barbell Club
204 East Street
East Walpole, MA 02032

SANCTION:

USAWA Membership Required to participate

WEIGH-INS:

9:00am-10:00am the day of the meet

DIVISIONS:

Juniors, Women, Masters & Open

ENTRY FORM/FEE:

None but please notify Mark in advance if you are coming

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