Club of the Year Award
by Al Myers
The Dino Gym won the USAWA Club of the Year for the second time since the USAWA Award Program started. It was a great honor for the Dino Gym to win this award again, especially since the increased club activity within the USAWA these last couple of years makes it harder to win an award like this one now. Denny Habecker of Habecker’s Gym presented us the award, as is the custom of the past Club of the Year Award winner. One of the stipulations in winning this award is that you are not eligible the following year for it, but instead have the duty of presenting the next year’s winner, or “passing the crown” in a sense.
WINNER – DINO GYM
RUNNERUP – LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS
I also was very glad that the Dino Gym was well represented at this year’s Nationals. I want to thank the guys who made this trip on behalf of the Dino Gym: Chad Ullom, LaVerne Myers, Dean Ross, Scott Tully, and Darren Barnhart.
Runner up for the Club of the Year is the Ledaig Heavy Athletics. The Ledaig Club has become a major force amongst USAWA Clubs the past couple of years. Last year the Ledaig HA won the team title at the USAWA Nationals in Kirksville. Team members Dave Glasgow and Larry Traub competed this year in Vegas as well. Congrats to the Ledaig Heavy Athletics!