by Al Myers
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 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
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 email@example.com
by Al Myers
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.
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.
by Dave Glasgow
2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
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
Questions or directions to the venue
By John Mahon
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.
One Hand Dumbbell Snatch
One Hand Vertical Lift with 2″ Bar
Bench Press Feet in Air
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
By Eric Todd
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.
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.