Category Archives: USAWA Events


By Eric Todd



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

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.

East Walpole Open

By Mark Raymond



Presented by Mark Raymond and Franks Barbell Club
781-801-0947 –

Saturday, May 27th, 2017  10:00am


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


USAWA Membership Required to participate


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


Juniors, Women, Masters & Open


None but please notify Mark in advance if attending.

National Championships

By Al Myers



The plans have been made!  The Nationals has been sanctioned and scheduled for June 24th and 25th at Vermillion, Ohio.   Bob Geib will be the meet director for this event, which is the highlight competition each year for the USAWA.  The lifts have been chosen:

DAY 1 – June 24th

Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, One Hand
Clean and Push Press
Bent Over Row
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells

DAY 2 – June 25th

Clean and Jerk – One Arm
Pullover and Push
Jefferson Lift (Straddle Deadlift)

This is a great selection of lifts for our National Championships.  As per the rules of the USAWA, all lifts chosen for the Nationals must be approved by the USAWA Executive Board.  The EB looks for these things in approving the lifts – a good variety of different movements, lifts that can be performed by the vast majority of lifters, lifts that are easily loadable and officiated, and lifts that represent the USAWA in a good manner.   I like to see a combination of Olympic Lift, Power style lifts, a grip lift, and something that utilizes a specialized lifting skill.  This selection definitely represents those things!

An important date to remember is the closing date for entries.  This date is May 26th, 2017.  This means that your entry form and ENTRY FEE must be sent in by that time.

Nationals information sheet (PDF) – InfoSheetNationals2017

Nationals Entry Form (PDF) – EntryformNationals2017

Heavy Lift Championships

By Al Myers


This picture of Frank doing a heavy Harness Lift hangs on the wall of Frank's Barbell Club. I took a picture of it the last time I was at his gym because it answers a basis question. What do you do when you lift so much the bar isn't big enough? Well - you tape on more!!!

This picture of Frank doing a heavy Harness Lift hangs on the wall of Frank’s Barbell Club. I took a picture of it the last time I was at his gym because it answers a basic question. What do you do when you lift so much the bar isn’t big enough? Well – you tape on more!!!

The Heavy Lift Championships are heading back to Boston!  And what better place than the home of the Super Bowl Champs New England Patriots! (had to throw that in for you Rocky! haha) The meet has just been sanctioned for May 13th, 2017.  The co-meet promoters for this Championships are Mark Raymond and Rocky Morrison.  The Walpole area of Boston has always been a “hotbed” of heavy lifting with the chain lifts.  The meet will be held at Frank’s Barbell Club.  Frank is legendary as a heavy lifter and has all the equipment needed. Frank has promoted several Heavy Lift Championships through the years (2013, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1998 ).  Frank has also won the OVERALL BEST LIFTER at 5 of these Championships (2005, 2004, 2002, 1999, & 1998). That’s a heavy resume!  I was at Frank’s last promotion of the Heavy Lift Championships in 2013.  It was an unbelievable event.  I know Mark and Rocky will put on an event that will be just as good.  I noticed from the entry form and announcement that there will be a backyard cookout afterwards. That alone is worth going for!

The deadline for entry is April 22nd. Please get your entry in on time so they know how many lifters to plan for.


Entry Form 2017 Heavy Lift Championships

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