By Al Myers
After the other days stories on Stevie Shanks and James Gardner and the Dinnie Stones, it got me thinking about how the famous Dinnie Stones have intrigued a number of all around weightlifters. As I look over the list of accomplished Dinnie Stone lifters I noticed a number of USAWA and IAWA(UK) lifters who have lifted them. Today I want to summarize these all around Dinnie Stone lifters and give them a bit of recognition for this amazing accomplishment. I’m only listing lifters who have them unassisted (without straps) which is the ultimate goal (next to carrying them!). Also, I’m only including those that have also competed in USAWA or IAWA competitions.
Frank Ciavattone (USAWA) – September 24th, 1996
Nick McKinless (IAWA-UK) – April 4th, 1998
David Horne (IAWA-UK) – April 5th, 1998
Steve Angell (IAWA-UK) – October 8th, 2001
Kevin Fulton (USAWA) – October 8th, 2001
Roger Davis (IAWA-UK) – June 28th, 2009
Chad Ullom (USAWA) – November 4th, 2012
Mark Haydock (IAWA-UK) – November 4th, 2012
Al Myers (USAWA) – November 4th, 2012
Stevie Shanks (IAWA-IRELAND) – October 3rd, 2015
James Gardner (IAWA-UK)- August 6th, 2016
Complete bios and details of these Dinnie Stones lifting accomplishments may be found on the website thedinniestones.com I consider this now the official website covering the Dinnie Stones.
If I have accidently left someone off this list who has competed in an USAWA/IAWA competition and has lifted the stones, please let me know so I can get them added!