Category Archives: USAWA Events

Florida Record Day

by Derek Prior


The Iron Cave

Cast Iron Training is pleased to announce the first ever Florida USAWA record day on Saturday 24th January 2015 at 11 A.M. The event is open to all USAWA members.


The Iron Cave
13680 101st Street

Contact: (Derek Prior) 772 766 2119


Dino Gym RD

by Al Myers


Meet Director: Al Myers and the Dino Gym

Meet Date: Sunday, February 15th, 2014 10:00 AM-4:00PM

Location: Dino Gym, Abilene, Kansas

Sanction: USAWA

Entry Form: None – just show up

Entry Fee: None

Lifts: Record Day – Pick any lifts you can set a USAWA record in!

Contact me at if you have any questions

Grip Championships

by Al Myers


The 2015 USAWA Grip Championships will again be held the second Saturday of February, on February 14th.  I know this is Valentine’s Day, and the Grip Champs has been held on this day before as well.  Instead of using this as an excuse not to attend, I recommend that you tell your sweetie that you have planned a special weekend getaway for her, and then bring her to the Dino Gym for the meet.

As usual I picked a very challenging group of grip lifts from our list of official USAWA lifts.   All Championship events must contest official lifts of the organization, and not exhibition lifts.  One of the exciting lifts in this meet that has not been contested before in a Grip Champs is the Bearhug.  There are minimal records in it, so there will be several new USAWA records established.

The following day there will be a record day at the Dino Gym.  If anyone wants to go after a record of two after the meet that will be ok.  However, usually once the meet is over everyone is ready to go to town and  eat a celebration meal, as is the tradition following meets at the Dino Gym.  So unless you want to get several glares from holding up the food consumption from several hungry lifters, make your record lifts quickly.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Grip Championships!!!


Meet Director: Al Myers

Meet Date: Saturday, February 14th, 2015    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Sanction: United States All-Round Weightlifting Association. Individual USAWA membership is required of each participant.

Weigh-ins: 9:00-10:00 AM the day of the meet. Lifting will start at 10:00 AM

Divisions: Juniors, Women, Masters, and Open

Awards: Championship Certificates

Entry Fee: None – but please notify me ahead of time if you plan to enter


Finger Lift – Index, Right
Finger Lift – Index, Left
Deadlift – Fulton Bar, One Arm
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars, 2″

Rules: USAWA General Rules and Scoring Apply.

This will be a DRUG TESTED event.

Registration: No Entry Form, but please contact me ahead of the meet if you plan to attend at

Colorado Record Breaker

by Al Myers


Jarrod Fobes has sanctioned a record breaker day at his gym on December 27th.  The location of the meet is:

6441 E. Evans
Denver, CO

The meet will start at 10:30 AM.  If you plan to attend please contact Jarrod for further information on this meet.  He can be reached by cell phone or text at 720-202-7857.

Dino Gym Challenge

by Al Myers


“Herman Goerner Deadlift Medley”

Every year I like to change up the theme of the Dino Gym Challenge to give it variety.   I have honored several of my favorite Old Time Strongmen in the past by hosting meets in their memory, ie Arthur Saxon and Warren Lincoln Travis.   This year the meet will honor the great German lifter and strongman – Herman Goerner.   He was an outstanding deadlifter in many pulling disciplines, so this meet will feature an entire meet of various deadlift movements.  It ought to provide for a very challenging meet.

I encourage prior meet registration, or at least let me know if you plan to attend ahead of time so I can prepare accordingly.  The meet will be held in the Dino Gym on the main platform.


Deadlift – Fulton Bar, Ciavattone Grip

Deadlift – One Arm

Deadlift – No Thumbs, Overhand Grip

Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip

Deadlift – Heels Together

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2015 Dino Challenge Entry Form

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