3rd Quarter Postal

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

3rd QUARTER POSTAL MEET

This is the announcement for the third quarterly postal meet promoted by the USAWA.  Results must be turned into the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker by the deadline stated on the entry form.  A change has been made for the time period in which the postal lifts must be completed this year.  A lifter may do their postal lifts ANYTIME throughout the quarter in which the postal meet is promoted for instead of just the final month.  But remember when doing the postal lifts that it is required that all lifts are done on the SAME DAY.  Also – it is now required that the official postal meet entry form be sent in for your postal lifts to be official. Denny has had some issues with lifters turning in their postal lifts without the entry form in the past year.  This entry form is essential in order that all pertinent information is supplied with your entry.  And as in the past – entering the USAWA postal meets have NO ENTRY FEE.  However, you must be a current member of the USAWA to enter the postal meets.  If you are not a current member your entry will not be accepted.

LIFTS:

Clean and Press – Alternate Grip

Clean and Jerk – One Arm

Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2016 3rd Quarter Postal Entry Form

2nd Quarter Postal

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

2nd QUARTER POSTAL MEET

This is the announcement for the second quarterly postal meet promoted by the USAWA.  Results must be turned into the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker by the deadline stated on the entry form.  A change has been made for the time period in which the postal lifts must be completed this year.  A lifter may do their postal lifts ANYTIME throughout the quarter in which the postal meet is promoted for instead of just the final month.  But remember when doing the postal lifts that it is required that all lifts are done on the SAME DAY.  Also – it is now required that the official postal meet entry form be sent in for your postal lifts to be official. Denny has had some issues with lifters turning in their postal lifts without the entry form in the past year.  This entry form is essential in order that all pertinent information is supplied with your entry.  And as in the past – entering the USAWA postal meets have NO ENTRY FEE.  However, you must be a current member of the USAWA to enter the postal meets.  If you are not a current member your entry will not be accepted.

LIFTS:

Clean and Press – On Knees

Curl – Strict

Deadlift – No Thumbs

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2016 2nd Quarter Postal Entry Form

1st Quarter Postal

by Al Myers

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

1st QUARTER POSTAL MEET

This is the announcement for the first quarterly postal meet promoted by the USAWA.  Results must be turned into the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker by the deadline stated on the entry form.  A change has been made for the time period in which the postal lifts must be completed this year.  A lifter may do their postal lifts ANYTIME throughout the quarter in which the postal meet is promoted for instead of just the final month.  But remember when doing the postal lifts that it is required that all lifts are done on the SAME DAY.  Also – it is now required that the official postal meet entry form be sent in for your postal lifts to be official. Denny has had some issues with lifters turning in their postal lifts without the entry form in the past year.  This entry form is essential in order that all pertinent information is supplied with your entry.  And as in the past – entering the USAWA postal meets have NO ENTRY FEE.  However, you must be a current member of the USAWA to enter the postal meets.  If you are not a current member your entry will not be accepted.

LIFTS:

Holdout – Raised

Swing – Dumbbell, One Arm

Hack Lift – One Arm

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2016 1st Quarter Postal Entry Form

Final 2015 Postal Series Standings

by Al Myers

The USAWA has 4 postal meets per year (March, June, September, and December), with the last one being designated as the Postal Championships. All these together make up the Postal Meet Series. Each postal meet a lifter competes in generates points for him/her, that total up for the final Postal Series Ranking.

The way the points are generated is pretty simple. I take the overall placings of the meet and then reverse “the count” for the points earned for each lifter. I.E – if three lifters compete lifter number 1 gets 3 points, lifter number 2 gets 2 points, and lifter number three gets 1 point. The Postal Championships is worth “double points”. Obviously then, as more lifters enter more points can be earned for winning the meet, and ALL lifters earn points regardless where they place overall. Just entering will earn points toward the Postal Series Ranking.

Overall there was good participation in the USAWA Postal Meets last year. A total of 20 lifters competed in the various postal meets, which is more lifters than competed last year. The first Postal Meet had 13 lifters, the second had 11 lifters, the third had 15 lifters, and the Postal Championship drew 12 lifters. Several lifters competed in ALL of the postal meets last year and they deserve to be recognized. These lifters are Ruth Jackson,  Mary McConnaughey, Crystal Diggs, Denny Habecker, Dean Ross, and Christian Schimpf.

Now for the overall rankings for the 2015 USAWA Postal Series!

WOMENS DIVISION – TOP FIVE

PLACING LIFTER MEETS ENTERED POINTS
1 Ruth Jackson 4 20
2 Tressa Brooner 3 13
3 Mary McConnaughey 4 9
4 Crystal Diggs 4 6
5 Jera Kressly 1 3

MENS DIVISION – TOP TEN

PLACING LIFTER MEETS ENTERED POINTS
1 Denny Habecker 4 33
2 Barry Bryan 3 32
3 Al Myers 3 28
4 Chad Ullom 3 22
5 Christian Schimpf 4 19
6 Dean Ross 4 18
7 LaVerne Myers 3 15
8 Eric Todd 2 12
9 Draven Kressly 1 7
10 Austin Brewer 1 6

Congrats to Ruth Jackson and Denny Habecker for being the OVERALL WINNERS of the 2015 USAWA Postal Series.  Ruth won EVERY one of the quarterly postal meets! Denny didn’t win a single postal meet, but he shows that consistency in each meet can get you an OVERALL WIN in the Postal Series!

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Postal Meet Series.  This partipation is what keeps our Postals going every year.

Postal Championships

by Al Myers

MEET RESULTS

2015 USAWA POSTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The year of the USAWA postal meets came to a close with the big finale, the USAWA Postal Championships.  Twelve lifters competed in this Championships, with Barry Bryan winning the OVERALL in the men’s division and Ruth Jackson winning the OVERALL in the women’s division.

Our Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker has done a great job of chosing lifts for these meets, and has already announced all the postal lifts for 2016! I will get these meets announced very soon on the website.

Again, a BIG CONGRATS to Barry and Ruth for being crowned our Postal Championships winners and a big thank you to all the other lifters who competed in our postal meet series.

MEET RESULTS

2015 Postal Championships
December, 2015

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Deadlift – Fulton Bar, Ciavattone Grip, Arthur Lift, Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm

Officials (1-Official System Used for all lifters):

Lifters using certified officials:
Barry Bryan – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Al Myers – Certified Official LaVerne Myers
Denny Habecker – Certified Official Barry Bryan
LaVerne Myers – Certified Official Al Myers
Dean Ross – Certified Official Eric Todd
Lance Foster – Certified Official Eric Todd
Eric Todd – Certified Official Lance Foster
Crystal Diggs – Certified Official Ruth Jackson

Lifters using non-certified judges:
Christian Schimph
Ruth Jackson
Tressa Brooner
Mary McConnaughey

WOMENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT DL ART SN TOT PTS
Ruth Jackson 53 106 143 18.5 45R 206.5 325.2
Tressa Brooner 54 130 120 75 35R 230 310.9
Mary McConnaughey 56 318 180 55 45R 280 231.2
Crystal Diggs 29 153 73 50 25L  145 151.7

MENS DIVISION

LIFTER AGE BWT DL ART SN TOT PTS
Barry Bryan 57 193 264 132 63R 459 493.5
Al Myers 49 227 331 85 120R 536 491.6
Denny Habecker 73 193 220 132 40R 392 479.4
Christian Schimph 17 154 210 95 45L 350 365.8
LaVerne Myers 71 246 275 0 60L 335 353.3
Dean Ross 73 256 165 65 55R 285 299.8
Lance Foster 50 335 215 45 55R 315 235.6
Eric Todd 40 251 75 65 45L 185 161.9

Notes: BWT is bodyweight in pounds.  All lifts recorded in pounds. R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight.

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