Lifter of the Month – Art Montini
By Al Myers
The lifter of the month for October is Art Montini!
Art had a brilliant month of lifting in the USAWA last October. First he competed in the IAWA World Championships in Lebanon, PA, placing 10th Overall as the oldest competitor in the meet. The next weekend he hosted his annual Art’s Birthday Bash Record Day in Pittsburgh on his 89th birthday. This meet promotion had to be one of the biggest he’s ever had for his birthday bash. Several of the overseas lifters competed in it for the first time. It was an International affair! Then the following weekend he made the trip to Abilene, Kansas to compete in the IAWA Gold Cup. In the Gold Cup he deadlifted an unbelievable 80 KG. That’s 3 USAWA/IAWA competitions over the course of three weekends, which makes him a very deserving winner for the USAWA Lifter of the Month.