by Al Myers
Another very important award given out during the USAWA Yearly Awards Ceremony is the Leadership Award. This Award is for individuals that have shown exceptional leadership qualities throughout the year in the USAWA. Both of this year’s winners are indeed worthy of this award! The Leadership Award Winners are:
WINNER – THOM VAN VLECK
RUNNERUP – DENNY HABECKER
It was a shame that Thom was not present in Vegas to receive this award, because of all that he has done for the USAWA it would have been nice for him to get this recognition first hand. Thom has been very instrumental in helping with this website, as well as taking on the promotion of the USAWA Old Time Strongman Championships. Last year he hosted the very first OTSM Championships and it was VERY successful.
Denny should be a yearly candidate for this award because of the unselfish and unrelenting effort he constantly pours into the USAWA. Being the USAWA President is a never ending job, and Denny performs it to perfection. He deserves more credit than he often gets, so I was VERY excited to see him win this award and get this recognition.
CONGRATS THOM AND DENNY!!!