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Team Nationals

Meet Announcement –

the 2010 USAWA Team Nationals

by Al Myers

Defending 2009 USAWA Team Champs Al Myers and Chad Ullom.

I  will be hosting the 2010 USAWA Team Nationals again this year on Sunday, September 19th.   This will be the fourth year the USAWA has had Team Nationals.  I am hoping for more participation this year – and I have picked a selection of lifts that should be accommodating to everyone.

This year’s lifts are:

Maxey Press

Bench Press – Hands Together

Rectangular Fix

Trap Bar Deadlift

Different divisions will be contested – the 2-Man, 2-Woman, and the 2-Person.  The 2-Person division consists of a man and woman team.  USAWA scoring will be used as required by our rules for all National Competitions. A record day for Team Lifts ONLY will held after the meet.

This coming  fall of 2010  marks the 5 year date that the Dino Gym lost a great friend and training partner in Bob Maxey.  There is not a training session that Bob is not remembered by all of us. His weightlifting belt still resides untouched on the mantle, and its presence still gives us motivation to train, much like Bob did when he was  in the gym pushing us to lift harder with his boisterous words of encouragement.   So, in remembrance of Bob, I have included the USAWA lift named after him – the Maxey Press. The Maxey Press is a strict press out of the rack with a Fulton Bar.  This was one of Bob’s favorite lifts.  This will be the first time it will be held in a competition as a Team lift.

Another unique lift that will be contested will be the Team Trap Bar Deadlift.  I just recently built a specialty bar for this purpose.  As far as I know, the Team Trap Bar Deadlift has NEVER been contested before so any records set will be the first ever.  I know everyone will enjoy this lift.

The Team Nationals will be held in conjunction with our gym’s annual Dino Days Weekend.  On Saturday, we will be hosting a Highlander Games, sanctioned by NAHA.  After the games on Saturday, we will be having a big backyard BBQ that evening. So, this is just another reason to put this date on your calendar!

Entry Form for Team Nationals – TeamNationals2010

JWC Straight Weight Team Challenge

by Thom Van Vleck

I have just received word from USAWA Secretary Al Myers that my application to hold a team challenge postal meet has been accepted.  This will be a postal meet that will consist of 5 lifts and 3 men per team.  Total weight lifted by all three men will be the deciding factor of victory.  The time frame will be from the first of July to the end of August.  No age or bodyweight adjustments…just “Straight Weight” lifted, hence the meet name.

The lifts will be:

1. Continental to the Chest

2. Push Press from the Rack,

3. Shoulder Drop

4. Cheat Curl

5. 1” Vertical Bar Deadlift w/2 bars.

The JWC team members will be Thom Van Vleck, John O’Brien, and Josh Hettinger.

I know that the Dino Gym has already answered the challenge and I hope that other USAWA members will put together a team and join us.  I have already highlighted the Shoulder Drop and I will be doing stories on the other lifts soon!

Art’s Birthday Bash

by Al Myers

Meet Announcement

Art’s 20th Annual BIRTHDAY BASH

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010

AMBRIDGE V.F.W. BBC GYM

1098 DUSS AVENUE

AMBRIDGE, PA 15003

SANCTIONED BY: U.S.A.W.A.

ENTRY FEE: Donations to help pay for insurance

LIFTS: Your choice of FIVE.

SET or BREAK existing records

WEIGH IN: 8:00 AM

FOR ENTRY CLIP & RETURN TO:

ART MONTINI

194 RAVINE ST.

ALIQUIPPA, PA 15001

OR PHONE:

724-375-2052

Entry Form –Art’s Birthday Bash 2010

USAWA National Championships

2010 USAWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

June 26th and 27th, 2010

Note: You must be a current USAWA member to compete

Closing Date :  May 26, 2010

NAME__________________________________________

ADDRESS______________________________________

CITY_____________________STATE_____ ZIP_______

TELEPHONE____________________________________

E-MAIL_________________________________________

AGE__________           DATE OF BIRTH_____________

USAWA MEMBER:   Yes  /  No

SHIRT  SIZE___________________________

WEIGHT CLASS_________________________________

DIVISION ENTERING [age group: i.e. open & 40+]_____________________________

In consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby release all claims for damages, losses, and injuries that I may hold against the USAWA., the Lebanon Senior Center, Meet Directors, all officials and assistants while taking part in the 2010  USAWA Championships  Also I fully understand the USAWA drug testing policy and will  fully avail myself if selected and not hinder the officials in the execution of their duties.

SIGNATURE______________________________

PARENT’S  SIGNATURE [if under 18 years of age] _________________________

WILL  YOU BE ATTENDING THE  BANQUET?  ______

IF YES  – NUMBER ATTENDING ___________

The Banquet will be a picnic in Habecker’s back yard. Donations accepted.

Mail entry to Denny Habecker, 637 N. 11TH Ave., Lebanon, Pa. 17046

Schedule of  Events

Venue :                                    Lebanon Senior Center , 710 Maple St.  Lebanon, Pa.

Weigh-ins :                              7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. –Saturday and Sunday

Lifting  starts :                        9:30 A.M.

Lifts :

Saturday – June 26, 2010

Vertical Bar Lift – 1 Bar, 2”, One Hand

Pullover and Push

Clean and Jerk – One Arm

Deadlift – Trap Bar

Sunday – June 27, 2010

Snatch – From Hang

Deadlift – One Arm

Clean and Press

Zercher Lift

Entry Fee – $50.00 [ $70.00 for 2 Divisions]

T-Shirt Included

Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each weight class and

Age  divisions for Masters, Juniors, and Women,

Based on total poundage lifted.

Best Lifter Awards for each age group in Masters,

Juniors, Senior [20-39], and Women by Formula

Entry Form pdf:  2010 USAWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

IAWA World Championships

2010 World Championships
Entry Information

by Al Myers

2009 World Meet Promoter Denny Habecker (on left) presenting a 2009 World Championship Medal to 2010 World Meet Promoter George Dick (on right).

The 2010 IAWA World Championships will be held on October 2nd and 3rd. The entry information for the 2010 IAWA World Championships has been added to the Event Calendar. It will be directed by George Dick of the Castlemilk Gym Club. The Castlemilk Club last hosted the World Championships in 2006. The meet will be held at the Castlemilk Club in Glasgow, Scotland. If you want a “trip of a lifetime” – make it to Scotland for this meet. George and the Castlemilk Club will put on a TOP QUALITY MEET – that is for certain. On top of this – the meet can be combined with a vacation. There are several historic sites to see in and around Glasgow.

Entry Form (pdf) – 2010WorldIAWA

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