Lifter of the Month – Barry Pensyl
By Al Myers
A big congrats goes to the USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH for December – BARRY PENSYL. There was only one sanctioned USAWA event during the month of December, the John Vernacchio Memorial Record Day hosted by Denny Habecker at Habecker’s Gym. Barry is a member of Habecker’s Gym and has been a very active participant in events at Habecker’s Gym over the past few years. At the Vernacchio Memorial Barry set 5 new USAWA Records. Barry is getting very close to joining the prestigious USAWA Century Club for lifters that hold 100 records or more. I’ve been watching his count closely (mid 90’s on last count) and it’s quite possible with his efforts from this past record day he may now be in the CLUB with the next Record List update. Barry has been around the USAWA since the beginning, competing in his first USAWA competition at the 1990 USAWA National Championships in Akron, Ohio.