by Al Myers
I just received word that this weekend’s USAWA all round meet at Jobe’s Steel Jungle is CANCELLED due to lack of entries. Jesse was advertising this meet as the “SUPERMAN MEET”. It contained the all round versions of the two Olympic Lifts and the 3 Powerlifts – 5 lifts in total. Several of the lifts were going to be using the Fulton Bar instead of a regular lifting bar to add to the challenge.
I was planning on attending this meet to announce and score-keep, and was looking forward to seeing some big lifts in these lifts, which are perfect to demonstrate who the really strong lifters are. I’m disappointed this had to happen, but as I told Jesse, I fully understand why. As Bill Clark used to say, “I threw a party and no one showed up” after some meets that he had with very poor attendance. One must remember that hosting meets is a costly endeavor to a meet promoter and it takes entry fees to pay the bills so you “come close” to breaking even. Having sanctioned meets is the backbone of the USAWA, and without them we are not an organization that promotes all round competition lifting. I’ll quit harping now – but as I told Jesse his idea of having this SUPERMAN MEET was a brilliant idea – but brilliance doesn’t always sell tickets.