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Presidential Cup

By Denny Habecker

2016 USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP

The 2016 Presidential Cup was a huge success. We had the biggest turnout yet. Seven lifters lifted and set 21 new records. We had lifters ranging in age from 13 year old Aidan Habecker to 88 year old Art Montini, who always amazes us with his fine lifting at his age. Barry Pensyl, a great all-round lifter from the past came back and did some fine lifts with ease. Dean Ross, who seems to never miss a meet, did 5 nice lifts and big Frank Ciavattone came down from Mass. to do some great Ciavattone Deadlift records. Judy Habecker was also inspired to do a Ciavattone Deadlift record. Aidan continues to show improvement every day and did a big Vertical Bar Deadlift- 2 bars, 2″, breaking the previous record by over 40 pounds.

Meet Results:

2016 Presidential Cup
August 6th, 2016
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Officials (3-Official System Used): Denny Habecker, Art Montini, Frank Ciavattone

Lifts:

ART MONTINI – 88 – 174 Lbs. – 80 Kg. Class [ 85 – 89]
Abdominal Raise – 30 Lbs. – 13.6 Kg.
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells – 126 Lbs. – 57.1 Kg.

JUDY HABECKER – 75 – 150 Lbs. – 70 Kg. Class [ 75 – 79 ]
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip – 110.2 Lbs. – 50Kg.

Denny Habecker – 73 – 190 Lbs. – 90 Kg. [ 70 – 74 ]
Deadlift – Fulton Bar- One Arm – Right – 121.25 Lbs. – 55 Kg.
Deadlift- Dumbbell – One Arm- Left – 157 Lbs. – 71.2 Kg.
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, One Arm – Right – 165.3 Lbs. – 75 Kg
Holdout – Lowered – 45 Lbs. – 20.4 Kg.

DEAN ROSS – 73 – 249 Lbs. – 115 Kg. Class [ 70 – 74]
Curl – Dumbbell, Cheat – Left Hand – 40 Lbs. – 18.1 Kg.
Curl – Dumbbell, Cheat – Right Hand – 40 Lbs. – 18.1 Kg.
Curl – 2 Dumbbells, Cheat – 80 Lbs. – 36.2 Kg.
Deadlift – Fulton Bar – – 198.4 Lbs. – 90 Kg.
Steinborn – 143.2 Lbs. – 65 Kg.

Barry Pensyl – 68 – 150 Lbs. – 70 Kg. Class [ 65 – 69 ]
Curl – Strict – 60 Lbs. – 27.25 Kg.
Bench Press – Hands Together – 115.7 Lbs. – 52.5 Kg.
Bench Press – Reverse Grip – 126.7 Lbs. – 57.5 Kg.

Frank Ciavattone – 61 – 287 Lbs. – 125 + Kg. Class – [ 60 – 64 ]
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip – One Arm – Left – 231.5 Lbs – 105 Kg.
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip – One Arm – Right – 254.6 Lb – 115.5 Kg.
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar – 2″ One Hand – Left – 148.8 Lbs. – 67.5 Kg.
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar – 2″ One Hand – Right – 159.8 Lbs. – 72.5 Kg.

AIDAN HABECKER 13 – 125 Lbs. – 60 Kg. Class
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars – 2″ – 176.3 Lbs. – 80 Kg.
Deadlift – Heels Together – – 132. Lbs. – 60 Kg.

WINNER OF PRESIDENTIAL CUP – AIDAN HABECKER

Club Championships

BY DAVE GLASGOW

THE SMALL TURN OUT FOR THIS EVENT DID NOT DAMPEN THE ENTHUSIASM AS FOUR INDIVIDUALS FROM TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS MADE QUICK WORK OF THE LIFTS. FIRST LIFT OF THE DAY WAS THE ONE HAND C/J, USING THE NON-DOMINATE HAND.  IT QUICKLY BECAME APPARENT THAT AS WE HAVE AGED, SO HAVE OUR SHOULDERS!! WATCHING THE MYERS BOYS(AL AND LAVERNE) DO TOKEN LIFTS WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH.  I AM SURE THAT IN THEIR DAY, THE WEIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERABLY HEAVIER. DEAN ROSS HAD TROUBLE WITH THE JERK ON HIS FIRST TWO ATTEMPTS BUT AFTER SOME INSTRUCTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE OTHERS, HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FINAL ONE IN. THE HOST OF THE EVENT, DAVE, HAD A DISAPPOINTING SECOND AND THIRD ATTEMPT FOLLOWING A SOLID OPENER.

THE TURKISH GET UP PROVED TO BE NOT ONLY A CHALLENGE BUT RATHER COMICAL AT TIMES.  LAVERNE MYERS PROVED WHY HE HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL FARMER HIS WHOLE LIFE.  FOLLOWING A RATHER SCARY FIRST ATTEMPT IN WHICH HE ABOUT PRACTICED SOME UNSCHEDULED DENTISTRY ON HIMSELF, HE GUTTED OUT A LIFT THAT I SWEAR MUST HAVE TAKEN 60 SECONDS TO COMPLETE. IT WAS CERTAINLY THE LIFT OF THE DAY!  HIS DETERMINATION PROVED THE FORMER STATEMENT CONCERNING HIS FARMING CAREER!  DEAN ROSS MADE A VERY SOLID 34 POUND LIFT AND SHOWED GOOD TECHNIQUE DOING IT. AL, AGAIN, TOOK A TOKEN LIFT TO STAY IN THE HUNT. DAVE TOOK TWO ATTEMPTS AND WAS GLAD TO HAVE REPEATED A WEIGHT THAT HE DID AS A ‘YOUNGER MAN’.

IT APPEARED THAT THE GROUP WAS GLAD TO MOVE TO A SIMPLER MOVEMENT IN THE STRICT REVERSE CURL. CREDITABLE LIFTS WERE MADE BY ALL! THE FINAL LIFT OF THE DAY WAS THE FULTON DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP. THIS LIFT PROVED TO BE THE MOST COMPETITIVE OF THE DAY.  LAVERNE MYERS SHOWED HIS HAND STRENGTH ONCE AGAIN. IT AMAZES ME THAT HIS PULLING STRENGTH GIVES UP ON HIM BEFORE HIS GRIP. DEAN MADE A FINAL LIMIT THAT LOOKED VERY GOOD. AL AND I MADE THE SAME WEIGHT AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HIM, BUT I AM SURE I COULD NOT HAVE DONE FIVE POUNDS MORE! (webmaster note: Dave in truth lifted 5 more pounds than Al)

TO END THE DAY, WE MOVED TO THE ‘ROLLING THUNDER’ LIFT. THIS WAS A NON-COMPETITION LIFT THAT WE DID JUST FOR FUN AND BRAGGING RIGHTS. HAVE I MENTIONED LAVERNE MYERS GRIP STRENGTH??  NEED I SAY MORE!!? ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I WANT TO THANK THESE THREE GUYS FOR COMING. THEY ALL SPENT A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME ON THE ROAD TO BE HERE AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT. I WILL AGAIN HOST THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS NEXT YEAR. BE THERE!!! WHY?? ‘CAUSE I SAID SO!!

Meet Results:

USAWA Club Championships
Ledaig Heavy Athletics
Rainbow Bend, KS
July 23rd, 2016

Meet Director: Dave Glasgow

Officials (3 official system used): Dave Glasgow, Al Myers, LaVerne Myers

Lifts: Clean & Jerk – One Arm, Turkish Get Up, Curl – Reverse Grip, Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, Fulton Bar

1. Dino Gym – 1292.2 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT C&J-1 TGU Curl DL-CG,FB
Al Myers 49 234 47.5L 25 100 292
LaVerne Myers 72 239 47.5R 12 90 282
Dean Ross 73 252 37.5L 34.5 80 232

2. Ledaig Heavy Athletics – 542.9 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT C&J-1 TGU Curl DL-CG,FB
Dave Glasgow 63 253 95L 53 110 297

Rolling Thunder Challenge

Lifter Right Hand Left Hand Total
Al Myers 171.5 171.5 343
LaVerne Myers 171.5 161.5 333
Dave Glasgow 151.5 136.5 288
Dean Ross 86.5 86.5 173

Notes: All lifts recorded in pounds. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. R & L designate right and left arms.

2nd Quarter Postal

by Al Myers

2nd Quarter USAWA Postal Meet

Meet results:
2nd Quarter Postal Meet
Dates: April 1st – June 30th

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Clean and Press – On Knees, Strict Curl, Deadlift – No Thumbs

Officials:
Dan Wagman – Certified Official RJ Jackson
LaVerne Myers – Certified Official Al Myers
Dean Ross – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Aidan Habecker – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Al Myers – Certified Official LaVerne Myers
RJ Jackson – Certified Official Jarrod Fobes
Tressa Brooner – Certified Official Mary McConnaughey

Denny Habecker and Mary McConnaughey used officials that were not certified.

WOMENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT Press Curl DL TOT PTS
RJ Jackson 54 106 60 57 195 312 479.8
Tressa Brooner 54 132 75 65 185 325 435.5
Mary McConnaughey 56 304 65 75 185 325 274.3

MENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT Press Curl DL TOT PTS
Dan Wagman OPEN 180 191 126 505 822 786.4
LaVerne Myers 72 236 100 101 242 443 481.7
Dean Ross 73 255 88 66 220 374 394.7
Aidan Habecker 12 122 50 39 127 216 355.1
Denny Habecker 73 188 50 66 154 270 335.1
Al Myers 49 230 111 111 101.2

NOTES: BWT is bodyweight in pounds. All lifts recorded in pounds. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight.

National Championships

by Al Myers

MEET RESULTS –

2016 USAWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Frank Ciavattone (left) and Jeff Ciavattone (right) had the highest One Arm Ciavattone Grip Deadlifts of the meet, a lift named after Frank. Frank finished with 115 KG with Jeff right behind him at 110 KG (photo courtesy of Cara Ciavattone Collins)

Frank Ciavattone (left) and Jeff Ciavattone (right) had the highest One Arm Ciavattone Grip Deadlifts of the meet, a lift named after Frank. Frank finished with 115 KG with Jeff right behind him at 110 KG (photo courtesy of Cara Ciavattone Collins)

One thing I can always count on is that Frank Ciavattone will promote an outstanding meet! Frank promoted the USAWA National Championships last weekend, and it was one of the smoothest ran National Meets we have ever had.  We had 19 lifters (4 women and 15 men) compete over the course of 6 lifts on one platform and one day, and was finished by 5 oclock!

There was an extremely tight race for the women’s overall.  Cassie Morrison edged out her friend Lindsey Beary on her last lift in the Trap Bar Deadlift. Only 2 adjusted points separeted them when it was done. Susan Sees was very close behind them by 10 points, and Jessica Hopps only 30 points back. On any given day any of these gals could have taken the overall!

Joe Ciavattone Jr. won the Men’s Best Overall Lifter title over James Fuller. Joe Jr. had several lifts he really excelled at – his big 105K Heels Together Clean and Press and his 4th attempt in the Continental Snatch at 93KG. James lifted very solid all day finishing with a personal record in the Trap Bar Deadlift at 277.5KG. Randy Smith finished 3rd overall despite hurting his elbow on the Cheat Curl and finishing the day not full strength.  Joe Ciavattone Sr. also got injured on the Cheat Curl, hurting his shoulder. But after a trip to the ER was able to make it back with his arm in a sling as the meet was winding down.  Jeff Ciavattone seems to get bigger and stronger each time I see him!  He lifted very well even though he told me with his work schedule he has not been able to train recently! Jeff and his dad Frank had a great showdown in the One Arm Ciavattone Grip Deadlift, with Jeff making 110KG and Frank making 115KG.  Big Frank still amazes me with his gripping strength!

Newcomer to Frank’s Barbell Club Rocky Morrison came in 5th Overall, which is quite an accomplishment in his first Nationals.  I really enjoyed meeting and visiting with Rocky.  He will be a great addition to our organization.  Dino Gym member Dean Ross made the longest drive to Boston, driving over 1000 miles from Oklahoma. Dean came into this meet as strong as I’ve seen him.  He finished with a great 162.5KG Trap Bar Deadlift.

Several lifters were not able to take all the lifts as they are recovering from injuries and/or surgeries. This included Frank, Chad Ullom, Denny Habecker, and Aidan. However, they still performed very well in the lifts they did and supported our biggest meet of the year.  For that – they need applauded!

I want to really thank Frank, his family, and his club for all the work they did in putting on this Championships.  The loaders did a great job and helped make the meet move along at the pace it did.  The food the night before and after the meet was fantastic!  Frank knows how to be a great host!

Meet Results:

2016 USAWA National Championships
Balch School
Norwood, MA
June 25th, 2016

Meet Director: Frank Ciavattone

Announcer: Al Myers

Scorekeeper: Chad Ullom

Officials (3 official system used): Joe Ciavattone Sr., Denny Habecker, Frank Ciavattone, Dennis Mitchell, Chad Ullom

Loaders: Peter Vouno, Wade Marchand, Cream McDonald, Matt Traitti

Lifts: Continental Snatch, Cheat Curl, Clean and Press-Heels Together, Pullover and Press, Deadlift-Ciavattone Grip One Arm, Trap Bar Deadlift

WOMENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT Sn Curl C&P P&P DL-1 DL TOT PTS
Cassie Morrison 20 192  35 37.5 31.5 40 47.5-R 120 311.5 284.3
Lindsey Beary 20 188 35 40 37.5 40 52.5-R 100 305 282.5
Susan Sees 53 219 25 35 35 45 42.5-R 100 282.5 273.4
Jessica Hopps 32 187 30 30 30 37.5 55-R 85 267.5 248.3

Extra Lifts for Record:
Lindsey Beary: DL-CG, Right Arm 57.5
Lindsey Beary: Continental Snatch 40
Susan Sees: DL-CG, Right Arm 45

MENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT Sn Curl C&P P&P DL-1 DL TOT PTS
Joe CiavattoneJr. 23 215 85  92.5 105 125 90-R 240 737.5 633.7
James Fuller 44 250 80 105 75 100 100-R 277.5 737.5 613.7
Randy Smith 61 198 57.5 75 50 60 90-R 150 482.5 528.4
Jeff Ciavattone 36 259 72.5 85 67.5  95 110-R 240 670 521.8
Rocky Morrison 54 295 55 67.5 65 80 85-R 215 567.5 477.4
Dean Ross 73 257 35 57.5 40 70 70-L 162.5 435 455.7
James Morrison 17 160 40 50 45 60 60-R 147.5 402.5 431.0
Art Montini 88 172 20 32.5 25 45 55-L 90 267.5 388.1
Dennis Mitchell 84 150 13.5 33 10.5 35 43-L 90 225 346.5
Bob Geib 73 268 25 30 35 0 60-R 100 250 256.4
Joe CiavattoneSr. 47 230 70 72.5 142.5 127.2
Frank Ciavattone 61 302 115-R 115 101.5
Denny Habecker 73 192 80 —- 80 98.0
Chad Ullom 44 249 100-L 100 83.5
Aidan Habecker 12 120 22.5 22.5 37.3

Extra Lifts for Record:
Joe Ciavattone Jr: Continental Snatch 93

Notes: BWT is bodyweight in pounds. All lifts recorded in kilograms. R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total kilograms lifted. PTS are overall points adjusted for bodyweight and age.

Best Lifter Awards:
Women Senior 20-39: Cassie Morrison
Woman Master 40+: Susan Sees
Mens Master 40-44: James Fuller
Mens Master 45-49: Joe Ciavattone Sr.
Mens Master 50-54: Rocky Morrison
Mens Master 60-64: Randy Smith
Mens Master 70-74: Dean Ross
Mens Master 80-84: Dennis Mitchell
Mens Master 85-89: Art Montini
Mens Junior: James Morrison
Mens Senior 20-39: Joe Ciavattone Jr.
Womens Overall Best Lifter: Cassie Morrison
Mens Overall Best Lifter: Joe Ciavattone Jr.
Best Club: Frank’s Barbell Club

Heavy Lift Championships

by Al Myers

2016 USAWA HEAVY LIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Meet Results:

Heavy Lift Championships
Habecker’s Gym
Lebanon, PA
May 7th, 2016

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Officials: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Neck Lift, Hand and Thigh Lift, Hip Lift

 Lifter  Age BWT  Neck H&T Hip TOT  PTS
 James Fuller  44  249  500  1000  1510  3010  2513.5
 Frank Ciavattone  61  300  300  802  1206  2308  2044.5
 Art Montini  88  173  155  400  703  1258  1818.2
 Dean Ross 73  255  155  653  846  1654  1741.8
 Barry Bryan  58  191  250  503  806  1559  1703.3
 Rocky Morrison  54 300  330  603  1106  2039  1695.6
Cassie Morrison 20 194 325 350 806 1481 1348.2

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

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