Category Archives: USAWA Events

1st Quarter Postal

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

1st QUARTER POSTAL MEET

This is the announcement for the first quarterly postal meet promoted by the USAWA.  Results must be turned into the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker by the deadline stated on the entry form.  A change has been made for the time period in which the postal lifts must be completed this year.  A lifter may do their postal lifts ANYTIME throughout the quarter in which the postal meet is promoted for instead of just the final month.  But remember when doing the postal lifts that it is required that all lifts are done on the SAME DAY.  Also – it is now required that the official postal meet entry form be sent in for your postal lifts to be official. Denny has had some issues with lifters turning in their postal lifts without the entry form in the past year.  This entry form is essential in order that all pertinent information is supplied with your entry.  And as in the past – entering the USAWA postal meets have NO ENTRY FEE.  However, you must be a current member of the USAWA to enter the postal meets.  If you are not a current member your entry will not be accepted.

LIFTS:

Holdout – Raised

Swing – Dumbbell, One Arm

Hack Lift – One Arm

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2016 1st Quarter Postal Entry Form

Art’s Birthday Bash

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

There is no entry form, but please let Art know ahead of time if you plan to attend his Birthday Bash.  Art can be reached by phone 724-375-2052.

MEET DETAILS:

Art’s Birthday Bash
Ambridge VFW BBC
1098 Duss Avenue
Ambridge, PA 15003

DATE: Sunday, October 16th, 2016

LIFTS: Record Day (max 5 lifts)

CV OPEN

by Denny Habecker

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
CV OPEN

Meet Details:

Date of Meet: January 30th, 2016
Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Weigh In Time: 8:30 AM

Start Time: 9:30 AM

Location of Meet:

Chenango High School
1 Chenango Bridge Road
Birghampton, NY 13901

Lifts:

Hang Snatch

One Handed Deadlift

Peoples Deadlift

 

Please contact me in advance if you plan to attend.

 

Grip Championships

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT –
2016 USAWA GRIP CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEET DETAILS:

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

Meet Date:                 Saturday, February 13th, 2016  10:00 AM – 4:00 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:                  9:00-10:00 AM 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:

Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, One Arm

Curl – Wrist

Deadlift – Dumbbell, One Arm

Deadlift – Fingers, Middle

Deadlift – Reeves

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 –

Mike “Murdo” Murdock Memorial Meet

A year ago the USAWA lost a very close friend in Mike Murdock. Murdo was a mainstay at most all the events I’ve held at the Dino Gym over the past 10 years.  He would do it all at meets – lift, officiate, load, and coach.  He never let me down when he would say he would be here to do something.  He was that “type of guy”.

Last summer fellow Dino Gym member Dean Ross and I were visiting at Dave’s Club Championship about Murdo – and Dean suggested that we dedicate the Dino Challenge to Murdo this year.  And part of the event would be that we would do several of Mike’s favorite lifts as a tribute to him.  Of course, I thought this was an OUTSTANDING IDEA!

I have many, many good stories that I could tell about Murdo. But as anyone who knew him knew that he was a very private person, so out of respect I will keep those stories for private conversations and not “broadcast” them on the website.  That’s the way Murdo would have preferred it.

Please put the Dino Challenge and the Murdo Memorial on your lifting calendar this January.

MEET DETAILS:

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

Meet Date:                 Saturday, January 16th, 2016  10:00 AM – 4:00 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:                  9:00-10:00 AM 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:

Crucifix

Swing – Dumbbell, One Arm

Rectangular Fix

Bent Over Row

Trap Bar Deadlift

After the meet and the next day there will be time for record day lifts.

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