by Al Myers
2013 USAWA CLUB CHALLENGE
The date for the USAWA Club Challenge has been set! This meet has become the premier meet in the USAWA which features club (or team) competition. It is unique in that it is NOT a personal competition, but instead a 3-person competition of the representatives of each club. The scores from each lifter are added together to form a club score. No individual recognition is given in this meet. The winning club has the bragging rights of having the “top performing” club in the USAWA for the year.
John McKean, of the Ambridge Barbell Club, has been the meet director for this meet since it’s beginning. The Ambridge BBC is one of the longest standing clubs in the USAWA, and has had club membership in the USAWA since 1993. Only Clarks Gym has a longer running membership status. The patriarch of the Ambridge Barbell Club, Art Montini, has been one of the most influential men in the history of the USAWA.
Eventually I would like to see each entered club in this challenge consisting of only club members (as identified on the membership roster). This way the challenge would truly represent each individual club performance. However so far, this has not been required for entry into the Club Challenge. So if two clubs want to “come together” to field a team, that is allowable. You may also enter if you can’t be part of a three-person team, but when the scoring is done you will be at a disadvantage because the scoring is based on three individuals and it will be difficult to “single handily” compete against the scores of three.
Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Venue: Ambridge BBC
Meet Directors: John McKean & Art Montini
Entry Fee: None
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Bench Press – Fulton Bar
Bent Over Row
There is no entry form for this competition. If interested, contact myself (at email@example.com) or John McKean.