By Al Myers
2017 USAWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The plans have been made! The Nationals has been sanctioned and scheduled for June 24th and 25th at Vermillion, Ohio. Bob Geib will be the meet director for this event, which is the highlight competition each year for the USAWA. The lifts have been chosen:
DAY 1 – June 24th
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, One Hand
Clean and Push Press
Bent Over Row
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells
DAY 2 – June 25th
Clean and Jerk – One Arm
Pullover and Push
Jefferson Lift (Straddle Deadlift)
This is a great selection of lifts for our National Championships. As per the rules of the USAWA, all lifts chosen for the Nationals must be approved by the USAWA Executive Board. The EB looks for these things in approving the lifts – a good variety of different movements, lifts that can be performed by the vast majority of lifters, lifts that are easily loadable and officiated, and lifts that represent the USAWA in a good manner. I like to see a combination of Olympic Lift, Power style lifts, a grip lift, and something that utilizes a specialized lifting skill. This selection definitely represents those things!
An important date to remember is the closing date for entries. This date is May 26th, 2017. This means that your entry form and ENTRY FEE must be sent in by that time.
Nationals information sheet (PDF) – InfoSheetNationals2017
Nationals Entry Form (PDF) – EntryformNationals2017