Presidential Cup

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT
THE 2017  USAWA PRESIDENTIAL CUP

For the sixth year in a row, the now “Annual” USAWA Presidential Cup is being hosted again by our USAWA President Denny Habecker.  This is one of the CHAMPIONSHIP events hosted in the USAWA, and is the Championships of Record Days.  It follows along “the lines” of the IAWA Gold Cup – a lifter picks their best lift and contests it for a USAWA record in this prestigious record day.  After all lifters have performed their record lifts, Denny will pick the effort that impresses him the most and award that lifter the PRESIDENTIAL CUP.  Only one lifter will receive this very important award.   If time allows, lifters will have the opportunity to perform other record day lifts.  So it is a good idea to come with the BIG LIFT in mind, but also be prepared to do other lifts for record if the time allows.

Now a little “rehash” on the Presidential Cup.  These are the guidelines:

The Presidential Cup will follow along some of the same guidelines as the Gold Cup, which is the IAWA meet which recognizes outstanding performances by lifters in the lift/lifts of their choosing.  The Gold Cup started in 1991 under the direction of then-IAWA President Howard Prechtel.  However there will be some differences in the guidelines of the USAWA Presidential Cup:

  • The Presidential Cup is hosted annually by the USAWA President only.
  • Must be a USAWA member to participate.
  • A lifter may choose any official USAWA  lift/lifts (up to a maximum of 5 lifts) to set a USAWA record/records in.
  • The lifter must open at a USAWA Record Poundage on first attempt.
  • The top performance record lift of the entire record day,  which will be chosen by the President, will be awarded the PRESIDENTIAL CUP.

MEET DETAILS:

USAWA Presidential Cup

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Meet Director:  Denny Habecker

Location: Habecker’s Gym, Lebanon, PA

Lifts:  Bring your best lift for record!

Start time:  10 AM,  with weigh-ins before this

Entry Form:  None, but advance notice is required.

Club Championships

by Dave Glasgow

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosted by:

LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Weigh In 9:00-10:00 AM

Lifting starts at 10:00 AM sharp

LIFTS TO BE CONTESTED

Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm

Curl – Strict

Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm

Bentover Row

Questions or directions to the venue

dglasgow@cox.net

LaVerne Myers NEW LEVEL 2 OFFICIAL

By Al Myers

I want to officially welcome my father, LaVerne, into the ranks of the LEVEL 2 USAWA OFFICIALS.  I just received confirmation from the USAWA Officials Director Joe Garcia that his application to become a Level 2 official was granted.  Level 2 is the highest level you can achieve as an official in the USAWA.  Once you achieve Level 2 status you are certified for life.  Never again do you have to take the rules test or reapply!

LaVerne has been very involved over the past 10 years plus as an official.  He has officiated at many high level competitions – including National Championships, Gold Cups, and World Championships.  He also has the distinction of officiating at IAWA events overseas,  which is quite an honor.

Congrats LaVerne!!

EAST WALPOLE RD

By Rocky Morrison

On 5/27/2017, Frank’s Barbell Club hosted the East Walpole Open Record Day. It was a little warm in the gym, but some pretty impressive lifts were done.

MEET RESULTS:

EAST WALPOLE OPEN RECORD DAY
May 27th, 2017
Frank’s Barbell Club
East Walpole, MA

Meet Director: Frank Ciavattone, Jr

Host: Mark Raymond

Meet Officials: (3-official system used) Frank Ciavattone, Jr, Joe Ciavattone, and Rocky Morrison

Lifters:

Name Gender Age Weight (In Pounds)
Frank Ciavattone, Jr Male 62 291
Peter Vuono Male 64 195.75
Mark Raymond Male 54 241
Tony Patterson Male 55 175
Dave Gago Male 59 172
Paul Dallalis Male  62 350

Lifts:

Lifter Frank Ciavattone, Jr
Age Category 60+
Weight Category 125+ KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Weaver Stick Left 5.75 2.6

 

Lifter Peter Vuono
Age Category 60+
Weight Category 90 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Deadlift 425 192.8

 

Lifter Paul Dallalis
Age Category 60+
Weight Category 125+ KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Bench Press, Right Hand 50

 

Lifter Mark Raymond
Age Category 50+
Weight Category 110 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Rectangular Fix 85
Rectangular Fix, Fulton Bar 80
Hack Lift Fulton 180
Deadlift Dumbell, Left 205
Deadlift Dumbell, Right 205

 

Lifter Tony Patterson
Age Category 55+
Weight Category 80 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Deadlift, Ciavattone Grip 402
Deadlift, Ciavattone, Right Hand 243

 

Lifter Dave Gago
Age Category 55+
Weight Category 80 KG
Lift Weight (In Pounds) Weight (In Kilograms)
Deadlift, Ciavattone Grip 274
Vertical, 2″ Bar, Left Hand 100
Vertical, 2″ Bar, Right Hand 100

 

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