Lifter of the Month – James Fuller
By Al Myers
The USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH for November 2017 goes to James Fuller! There were very limited events in November, but it did hold the IAWA GOLD CUP, one of the two big yearly IAWA competitions. It was held in Glasgow, Scotland on November 4th at the new Castlemilk Gym facility. James participated in his first IAWA event on international soil, and – WOW – as he represented the USAWA in excellent fashion! His lifting really had a “leg up” on the competition. (had to throw that in as I know James enjoys puns!)
He chose a very difficult lift for his Gold Cup lift – the Self-Loaded Leg Press. I’ve only seen this lift in action a couple of times. Most lifters do not have the flexibility to perform it. James put on a clinic with this lift for several successful lifts, finishing with a new IAWA World Record of 135 kilograms.
Congrats James on being selected as this months LIFTER OF THE MONTH! You deserved it!