by Al Myers
2013 USAWA NATIONAL POSTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to all the lifters that took part in the 2013 National Postal Championships!!! It was a well represented meet – with a total of 19 lifters taking part. Gabby Jobe was the lone female entrant – and for that she gathered the title of National Postal Champion. The Mens Division was a “slug fest” with several BIG NAME lifters competing. Dino Gym member Chad Ullom took top honors, edging out Orie Barnett. Troy Goetsch was third, Joe Ciavattone Jr. fourth, and Eric Todd fifth. The BIG BULL Bryan Benzel came in sixth, but he posted the highest total of the meet at 1261 pounds.
Gabby was the youngest lifter of the meet at 10 years of age. Denny “the PREZ” Habecker was the oldest lifter of the meet at 70 years of age. Gabby was the lightest competitor at 103 pounds. The lightest male lifter was Denny, at 190 pounds. The heaviest lifter of the meet was close between my two training partners Scott Tully and Mark Mitchell, as well as Lance Foster. Scott ended up reigning as the heavyweight supremo at 331 pounds – of solid muscle I might add!
2013 National Postal Championships
Meet Director: John Wilmot
Lifters using a Certified Official (1 official system used):
Gabby Jobe – Certified Officials Alison Jobe, Jesse Jobe
Troy Goetsch – Certified Officials Jesse Jobe, Bryan Benzel
Barry Bryan – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Scott Tully – Certified Official Al Myers
Mark Mitchell – Certified Official Al Myers
Denny Habecker – Certified Official Barry Bryan
Tim Songster Sr. – Certified Officials Jesse Jobe, Dan Bunch
Joe Ciavattone Jr. – Certified Official Joe Ciavattone Sr.
Jesse Jobe – Certified Officials Bryan Benzel, Dan Bunch
Chad Ullom – Certified Official Al Myers
Eric Todd – Certified Official Lance Foster
Daniel Bunch – Certified Official Jesse Jobe, Bryan Benzel
Bryan Benzel – Certified Officials Jesse Jobe, Dan Bunch
Lance Foster – Certified Official Eric Todd
Lifters using a non-certified Judge (Not eligible for records):
Samuel Rogers – Judge Orie Barnett
John Wilmot – Judge Kay Wilmot
Orie Barnett – Judge Samuel Rogers
Joe Ciavattone Sr. – Judge Joe Ciavattone Jr.
Lifter without any Judge (Exhibition Only):
James Fuller – no Judge
Lifts: Clean and Press – Reverse Grip, Squat – 12″ Base, Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells
|Joe Ciavattone Jr.||19||218||200||450||450||1100||956.2|
|Joe Ciavattone Sr.||44||228||185||400||400||985||860.7|
|Tim Songster Sr.||45||204||175||345||350||870||814.7|
NOTES: All weights recorded in pounds. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS is adjusted points for bodyweight and age correction.