by Al Myers
2013 IAWA World Championships
Mark and I enjoying some "beach time" on Scarborough Beach near Perth, Western Australia, while there for the 2011 IAWA World Championships.
The entry form and meet details have been released for the 2013 IAWA World Championships. Mark Haydock, of Preston, England, will be this year’s meet director and host. Mark runs an all round club, the Houghton Barbell Club. Mark has been very involved in IAWA and has attended many World Championships. He was the Overall Best Lifter in the 2009 Championship in Lebanon, PA.
All it takes for a USAWA member to enter the IAWA World Championships is to be a USAWA current member. There are NO pre-meet qualifications to enter. Just fill out the entry form completely and send it to Mark, then book your flight to England. That’s it! The entry deadline is August 31st.
The meet is a two day meet (Saturday October 5th & Sunday October 6th). In the Info Sheet Mark has given several suggestions for places to stay. The lifts for the World Championships are:
Clean and Press
Pullover – Straight Arm
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Arm, 2″, One Hand
Clean and Jerk – Dumbbell, One Arm
Deadlift – Trap Bar
ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2013 IAWA World Championships Entry
INFO SHEET (PDF) – 2013 IAWA World Championships Info
by Al Myers
NEW ENGLAND ALL-ROUND RECORD DAY
Frank Ciavattone "setting up" to pull a big Jefferson Lift at the 2012 IAWA World Championships.
Date: December 1st
Meet Promoter: Frank Ciavattone
Location: Frank’s Barbell Club, Walpole, Massachusetts
by Jarrod Fobes
Gracie Judo Club Record Day
Gracie Judo Club
8250 Unit 9 Coal Mine Ave.
Littleton, Co 80128
Date: December 1, 2012
Meet Director: Jarrod Fobes
Phone Number: 720-202-7857
Entry: No entry fee
Start Time: Weigh-ins at 9:30, lifting starts at 10:00.
Gracie Judo Club is a dojo first and a weight club second, so our equipment is very minimalist. We have an Olympic barbell, two Olympic-style adjustable dumbbells, a dumbbell walk handle, a pull-up bar, and about 300lbs of weights (no fractional weights). So you may set any number of records you would like, as long as we have the equipment!
by Tim Piper
MEET ANOUNCEMENT – MACOMB FALL RECORD BREAKER
Tim Piper "in action" at the 2012 USAWA National Championships in Las Vegas. Tim did outstanding - placing 6th overall!!!
November 10th, 2012 the Macomb Salvation Army will host its second USAWA record breaker meet of the year. This meet will actually follow directly after another meet, the American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Macomb Push/Pull meet set for the morning. We thought it might be nice for both federation lifters to mix together a bit and share in this day of strength. Both organizations are aligned on their stance against drug use so we thought it could be a win-win. Come out in the morning to watch, or compete, in the bench press and deadlift and stick around for some record attempts in the all-rounds. We already have some lifters who are planning on both events that day!
Hope to see some out-of-towners at the meet but even if you can’t make it we will do our best to set as many records as we can and make the USAWA proud.
ENTRY FORM (PDF) – Macomb Fall Record Breaker
by Al Myers
MEET ANNOUNCEMENT – 2012 GOLD CUP
Members of the Castlemilk Gym Club at the 2010 IAWA World Championships, which they hosted.
I’m very excited to finally announce the plans for this year’s IAWA Gold Cup, to be held at the Castlemilk Community Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. I have been to the Castlemilk Gym a few times now, and each experience has been a very enjoyable time! They have a very active all-round lifting club, with members that are very enthused about All Round Weightlifting. The promoters of this year’s Gold Cup are Andy Tomlin and Matthew Finkle (as listed on the entry form), but I know the promotion of this will be an entire club affair, so no details will be left unattended. This is the FOURTH time that the Castlemilk Gym Club has hosted the Gold Cup ( also in 2009, 2004, & 1999). David McFadzean was the promoter in 2009 and Willie Wright was the promoter in 2004.
One “special addition” to this year’s Gold Cup will be a CHALLENGE EVENT. This idea was the “brainchild” of Andy Tomlin and myself after last year’s Gold Cup in England at the awards banquet (after a few too many if I may say…). A debate ensued involving which country had the best One-Arm Deadlifters, one thing lead to another, and a challenge was made. We decided it could only be decided on the platform – thus this year’s Gold Cup Challenge of the TEAM TWO MAN ONE HAND DEADLIFT CHALLENGE.
Another very nice addition to this year’s Gold Cup is the day trip to the see the Dinnie Stones the day following. The Castlemilk Gym Club is making all the travel arrangements for this trip. The cost is 15 pounds, which is to defray the expenses of renting a van and fuel. So if you also want to get your chance at lifting the Dinnie Stones – this is your opportunity!!
Event: 2012 IAWA Gold Cup
Venue: Castlemilk Community Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Meet Promoters: Matthew Finkle and Andy Tomlin
Date: November 3rd, 2012
ENTRY FORM (word document): 2012 Gold Cup Entry Form
ENTRY FORM (pdf): 2012 Gold Cup Entry Form