Category Archives: USAWA Meet Results

Postal Championships

By Al Myers

The results of the final USAWA postal competition, the Postal Championships,  is wrapped up.  Our postal meet director Denny Habecker has done a great job this year promoting our postal series.  The Championships had very good participation – with 14 men lifters and 3 women lifters.  The Overall Champion in the Men’s Division was Dan Wagman, and the Overall Champion in the Women’s Division was RJ Jackson.

Meet Results:

2016 USAWA Postal Championships
December 31st, 2016

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Abdominal Raise, Pinch Grip, Continental to Belt

Lifters that used a certified official:
Dan Wagman – Official Jarrod Fobes
Al Myers – Official LaVerne Myers
Chad Ullom – Officials Al Myers, LaVerne Myers
LaVerne Myers – Official Al Myers
Barry Bryan – Official Denny Habecker, Art Montini
Barry Pensyl – Officials Denny Habecker, Barry Bryan, Art Montini
Mark Raymond – Officials Frank Ciavattone, Rocky Morrison
Calvin Heit – Official Chad Ullom
Rocky Morrison – Officials Frank Ciavattone, Jeff Ciavattone
Dean Ross – Officials Al Myers, LaVerne Myers, Chad Ullom
Crystal Diggs – Official RJ Jackson
Eric Todd – Official Lance Foster
Lance Foster – Official Eric Todd

Lifters using a non-certified Judge:
Denny Habecker – Judge Aidan Habecker
David Fisher – Judge Lynda Burns
RJ Jackson – Judge Dan Wagman
Lynda Burns – Judge David Fisher

WOMENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT AbR Pin Belt TOT PTS
RJ Jackson 55 105 33 131 155 319 518.2
Crystal Diggs 30 164 15 60 95 170 171.0
Lynda Burns 42 205 25 45 115 185 167.9

MENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT AbR Pin Belt TOT PTS
Dan Wagman 39 185 55 226 375 656 612.6
Al Myers 50 225 50 215 375 640 595.5
Chad Ullom 45 246 55 160 440 655 555.7
LaVerne Myers 72 239 15 190 220 425 460.1
Barry Bryan 58 196 33 165 220 418 449.6
Denny Habecker 74 195 17 105 242 364 445.9
Barry Pensyl 68 149 37 83 176 296 408.8
Mark Raymond 53 238 17 156 231 404 374.9
Eric Todd 41 260 15 125 349 469 372.3
Calvin Heit 14 125 25 67 155 247 359.9
Rocky Morrison 54 270 5 156 242 403 354.0
Dean Ross 74 250 15 110 198 323 346.2
Lance Foster 51 340 0 115 243 358 274.1
David Fisher 42 229 25 45 165 235 201.1

Notes: Age is recorded in years. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. All lifts recorded in pounds. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are overall points adjusted for age and bodyweight corrections.

Lebanon Valley RD

By Denny Habecker

The Lebanon Valley Record Day was a big success, with 6 lifters  setting 18 new records. The meet was run on the 3 referee system with Barry Bryan, Art Montini, and Denny Habecker as judges. We had Barry Pensyl,  Bill Clark, and  Aidan Habecker to round out the crew. Aidan started us off with a great lift of 50 Kg. [110 LBS.] in the Right Hand 2″ Vertical Bar lift breaking the old record by almost 40 lbs., and Bill finished of the day with a great One Hand Deadlift- Left Hand of 165 KG. [364 Lbs.] Barry Bryan and Barry Pensyl even had enough energy left to do the Postal lifts after all the record breaking was done.

Meet Results:

Lebanon Valley Record Day
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA
December 28th, 2016

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Officials (3-official system used): Denny Habecker, Barry Bryan, Art Montini

Lifters:

Aidan Habecker- age 13 – 131 lbs.- 60 Kg. Class

Right Hand  2″ Vertical Bar Lift      50 Kg. [ 110 Lbs.]
Right Hand Fulton Bar Deadlift      25 KG. [ 55 Lbs.]

Bill Clark – age 48 [45-49]- 196 Lbs. – 90 Kg. Class

Hackenschmidt Floor Press   –       120 Kg. [265 Lbs.]
Deadlift – One Arm, Left       –       165 Kg. [ 364 Lbs.]

Barry Bryan – age 58 [55-59] – 196 Lbs. – 90 Kg. Class

Hackenschmidt Floor Press  –       105 Kg. [ 231 Lbs.]
Abdominal Raise                 –         15 Kg. [ 33 Lbs.]
Pinch Grip                          –        75 Kg.  [ 165 Lbs.]

Barry Pensyl -age 68 [ 65-69 ]  149 Lbs. – 70 Kg. Class

Bench Press- Feet in Air      – 67.5 Kg. – [ 149 Lbs.]
Snatch – Dumbbell, Right    – 23.1 Kg. – [ 51 Lbs]
Snatch – Dumbbell, Left      – 22.2 Kg.  -[ 49 Lbs.]

Denny Habecker – age 74 [70-74] – 195 Lbs. – 90 Kg. Class

Finger Lift, Left Index         – 27.5 Kg. – [61 Lbs.]
Finger Lift, Left Little          – 17.5 Kg.  -[ 39 Lbs.]
Finger Lift, Left Middle        – 27.5 Kg.  -[61 Lbs.]
Finger Lift, Left Ring           – 25 Kg.    – [55 Lbs.]

Art Montini -age 89 [ 85-89] – 168 Lbs. – 80 Kg. Class

Steinborn                       30 Kg. [ 66 Lbs.]

I did not list the postal lifts that weren’t records in these results. They will be on the Postal results. After the meet Judy fattened us up with pork barbecue, cold cuts and donuts.

Team Championships

By Al Myers

2016 USAWA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

I started promoting the USAWA Team Championships in 2007, so this year makes it the 10th year! I remember thinking this would become a popular meet amongst the lifters because it gave a different element to lifting than other meets -that being you lifted “on the bar” with a team mate! Well, in these 10 years it has not seemed to grow as I imagined back then, but none the less, always gives an entertaining day of lifting.  This year Chad and I again competed to “defend our title” from last year, and were challenged by the Dino Gym elders LaVerne Myers and Dean Ross.  These two team up well in size and lifting ability, plus have “been around the block a time or two” so they know how to play dirty.  I knew they would give us a good fight.  That was true.

For the first time in the Team Championships we included an Old Time Strongman Lift, the Hackenschmidt Floor Press.  This proved to be a real challenge with two lifters on the bar as your elbows were hitting your partners and you had to press in a closegrip fashion.  The second lift was the 1 arm deadlift with the fulton bar.  This has been contested in the Team Champs before so Chad and I had a goal to break our previous meet best. We accomplished that with a 210 KG lift.  The final lift was the Team Stifflegged Deadlift. Both teams used up their 3 attempt limits before hitting a true maximum weight.

Even though this was a small meet we had a great time!  We finished so quick that we had time afterwards for Dean and Chad to do their National Postal lifts along with some record day lifts.

MEET RESULTS:

2016 USAWA Team Championships
Dino Gym, Abilene, Kansas
December 17th, 2016

Meet Director: Al Myers

Officials (1 official system used): Al Myers, Chad Ullom, LaVerne Myers

Lifts: Team Hackenschmidt Floor Press, Team One Arm Fulton Bar Deadlift, Team Stiff Legged Deadlift

Lifters:

Dino Gym 1
Dean Ross – 74 years old, 250 pounds
LaVerne Myers – 72 years old, 239 pounds

Dino Gym 2
Al Myers – 50 years old, 226 pounds
Chad Ullom – 45 years old, 246 pounds

TEAM Press 1FBDL SL DL TOTAL POINTS
Dino Gym 2 235 210R 350 795 674.2
Dino Gym 1 120 155R 185 460 485.5

NOTES:  All lifts recorded in kilograms.  TOTAL is total kilograms lifted.  Points are adjusted points for age and bodyweight corrections.

Record Day Lifts:

Dean Ross – Back Lift 1050 lbs.
LaVerne Myers – Thors Hammer 20 lbs.
Al Myers – Thors Hammer 45 lbs.
LaVerne Myers – Pinch Grip Left 70 lbs.
Al Myers – Pinch Grip Left 80 lbs.
Al Myers – Pinch Grip Right 80 lbs.
LaVerne Myers – Finger Lift Left Middle 95 lbs.
Al Myers – Finger Lift Left Middle 125 lbs.
LaVerne Myers – Finger Lift Right Middle 125 lbs.
Al Myers – Finger Lift Right Middle 125 lbs.

PLYMOUTH ROCK RECORD DAY

By Rocky Morrison

Frank’s Barbell Club held the Plymouth Rock Record Day on November 12th, 2016 in Norwood, MA. It was a an impressive day of lifting by some of the newer members in the club.

MEET RESULTS:

PLYMOUTH ROCK RECORD DAY
November 12, 2016
Frank’s Barbell Club
Norwood, MA

Meet Director: Frank Civattone

Meet Officials: (3-official system used) Frank Civattone and Rocky Morrison

Lifters:

Kim Lydon Age 20, BWT 151 lbs.
Tyler Patterson Age 19 BWT 174 lbs.
Mark Raymond Age 53 BWT 238 lbs.
James Patterson Age 53 BWT 254 lbs.
Tony Patterson Age 54 BWT 176 lbs.
David Gago Age 58 BWT 164 lbs.

WOMENS DIVISION

Kim Lydon – Open – 70kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 232 105.2
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 30 13.6
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – LH 30 13.6
GOOD MORNING 132 59.9
ABDOMINAL RAISE 24 10.9

MENS DIVISION

Tyler Patterson – 18-19 – 80kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 208 94.3
(LH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 40 18.1

Mark Raymond – 50 – 110kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
(LH) PINCH GRIP 53 24
(RH) PINCH GRIP 63 28.6
BENCH PRESS – HANDS TOGETHER 154 69.9
(2H) DEADLIFT – DUMBELLS 284 128.8
DEADLIFT, REEVES 228 103.4

James Patterson – 50 – 120kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 407 184.6
(RH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 99 44.9
(LH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 76 34.5
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 66 29.9
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – LH 66 29.9

Tony Patterson – 50 – 80kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP 347 157.4
(RH) CIAVATTONE DEADLIFT 233 105.7
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 66 29.9
(RH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 99 44.9
(RH) VERTICAL BAR LIFT (2″ BAR) 203 92.1

David Gago – 55 – 75kg Class

Lift Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms
BARBELL CURL – STRICT 96 43.5
(RH) CIAVATTONE DEADLIFT 165 74.8
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – RH 40 18.1
DUMBELL CURL (STRICT) – LH 45 20.4
(LH) DUMBELL CHEAT CURL 61 27.7

It was an excellent event, and everyone did an outstanding job.

Double Decathlon

By Al Myers

MEET RESULTS – Bill Clark’s Double Decathlon

Yesterday in the snail mail I received the results from Bill Clark’s meet, the Double Decathlon, which was held on October 10th and 11th. This meet challenged lifters over an array of 20 different odd lifts over 2 consecutive days in the middle of the week with lifting starting at 5 PM each day. Two USAWA registered lifters lifted – Bill Clark and Joe Garcia. Two other non-registered lifters also took part, but are not listed in the official meet results because they are not members of the USAWA.

MEET RESULTS:

Bill Clark’s Double Decathlon
October 10th and 11th, 2016
Clark’s Gym
Columbia, MO

Meet Director: Joe Garcia

Meet Officials: (1-official system used) Joe Garcia and Bill Clark

Lifters:

Joe Garcia  Age 63, BWT Day 1 210 lbs. Day 2 211 lbs.
Bill Clark  Age 84 BWT Day 1 223 lbs. Day 2 224 lbs.

Lifts Day 1  Joe Garcia  Bill Clark
Deadlift, Reeves  235  165
Pinch Grip  100  60
Deadlift-Fulton DB, 1 Arm
Deadlift – Ciavattone  305 165
Deanna  325 235
Anderson Squat  315
VB Deadlift – 2 Bars, 1″  315 215
Kennedy Lift  315 315
Rectangular Fix, Fulton Bar  70  28
Saxon Snatch  75  —
Lifts Day 2
Peoples Deadlift  325 275
Pinch Grip, One Hand  50R  30R
Bearhug  205  80
Dinnie Lift  523  253
Anderson Press  205  —
VB Deadlift – 1 bar, 1″, 1 Hand  210R  180R
Weaver Stick  4.4R  2.5R
Shoulder Drop  65  —
Ziegler Clean  85  —
Piper Squat  45  —
Total Weight  3882.4  1838.5
Adjusted Points  4254.7  2342.9

Note: All lifts recorded in pounds. R and L designate right and left arms.

Extra record day lifts for record:
Bill Clark: Deadlift – Fulton Bar, Left Arm  90 lbs.
Bill Clark: Vertical Bar DL – 1 bar, 1″, Left Arm  180 lbs.
Bill Clark: Hip Lift 725 lbs.

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