Lifter of the Month – Dean Ross
by Al Myers
The LIFTER OF THE MONTH for the USAWA for the month of August is Dean Ross. Usually this is a difficult decision to select a lifter for this award – but this month it was an EASY, HANDS DOWN decision! No one has came close to performing like Dean Ross thru the month of August. Let me “recap” Dean’s highlights from last month. First, he made the long road trip to Lebanon, PA to compete in the Presidential Cup, hosted by our USAWA President Denny Habecker. Dean came away with winning the Presidential Cup! This award is for the BEST LIFTER of the meet. Dean then competed in TWO USAWA Championship events – the Team Championships and the Club Championships. Dean anchored the Dino Gym for a club victory at the Club Championships, and then teamed with LaVerne Myers for a third place finish in the Team Championships. On top of all this competing Dean still found time to complete the postal lifts for the USAWA Third Quarter Postal and the IAWA World Postal Meet. That’s a busy month!
Also, I have to mention that Dean has now entered the TOP TEN in the Century Club for most USAWA records. I’ll end with a good quote, “We haven’t heard the last of Dean Ross!”