by Al Myers
2015 USAWA GRIP CHAMPIONSHIPS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org