Delaware Valley Open Postal Meet
Dates: Between September 1st and September 30th, 2010
Entry form must be postmarked by October 5th, 2010
Must be a current USAWA member to be eligible for competition
Entry Fee: None
Official USAWA rules apply as outlined in the Rule Book
Bench Press – Reverse Grip
Squat – Front
Continental to Chest
Entry Form pdf – Delaware Valley Open Postal Meet Entry Form
by Dave Glasgow
LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS TRAINING FACILITY
RECORD BREAKERS DAY
RAINBOW BEND, KS.
USAWA RULES/WEIGHT CLASSES/AGE GROUPS ECT.
USAWA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
THIS WILL BE AN OUTSIDE EVENT. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR DIRECTIONS TO FACILITY.
THIS EVENT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS
AGAIN, EMAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMPETE ON THE 17TH OF JULY.
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:
Bench Press – Hands Together
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
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!
by Al Myers
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:
194 RAVINE ST.
ALIQUIPPA, PA 15001
Entry Form –Art’s Birthday Bash 2010