by Al Myers
A project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time is a complete review of the USAWA Heavy Lift Championships. Well, I decided it’s time to get that project started!
The Heavy Lift Championships is the longest running Championship event in the USAWA next to the USAWA National Championships. I’ve been delving into a literature review of this Championships, and have meet results dating back to 2000. I have bits and pieces of information prior to this.
I am missing the results from 1999, 1997, and 1995. If anyone has those results please send them to me so I can get this summary complete. As far as I can tell the first USAWA Heavy Lift Championships was held in 1995. The late Dale Friesz provided me with much of this information prior to his death. Before the first official “Heavy Lift Championships” Bill Clark and Steve Schmidt hosted several years of a heavy lift meet, titled the Backbreaker. I consider that meet the precusor to the Heavy Lift Championships.
I would like to add additional blogs highlighting some of these Championships once I get all the past results.
HEAVY LIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS
|DATE||PROMOTER||LOCATION||MENS CHAMPION||WOMENS CHAMPION|
|5/7/2016||Denny Habecker||Lebanon, PA||James Fuller||Cassie Morrison|
|5/2/2015||Eric Todd||Cameron, MO||Eric Todd||Mary McConnaughey|
|5/3/2014||Al Myers||Holland, KS||Eric Todd||none|
|5/4/2013||Frank Ciavattone||Walpole, MA||Al Myers||Colleen Lane|
|5/12/2012||Roger LaPointe||Bowling Green, OH||Eric Todd||none|
|5/21/2011||Denny Habecker||York, PA||Joe Garcia||none|
|11/6/2010||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||Steve Schmidt||none|
|5/16/2009||Denny Habecker||Lebanon, PA||Al Myers||none|
|11/15/2008||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||Steve Schmidt||none|
|11/9/2007||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||Steve Schmidt||none|
|11/12/2006||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||Steve Schmidt||none|
|8/27/2005||Frank Ciavattone||Walpole, MA||Frank Ciavattone||Cara Collins|
|8/28/2004||Denny Habecker||Lebanon, PA||Frank Ciavattone||Stephanie Meyer|
|11/9/2003||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||Steve Schmidt||none|
|10/19/2002||Frank Ciavattone||Walpole, MA||Frank Ciavattone||Care Collins|
|11/10/2001||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||Abe Smith||none|
|11/5/2000||Bill Clark||Columbia, MO||John Monk||none|
|12/5/1998||Frank Ciavattone||Walpole, MA||Frank Ciavattone||Cara Collins|
|10/27/1996||Kerry Clark||Columbia, MO||John Carter||none|