By John Mahon
2017 IAWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The time is fast approaching again for the IAWA World Championships. This year IAWA’s premier event is being held in Perth, Western Australia. This will the 4th time that the World Championships will be held in Australia.
2017 is a big year for IAWA as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The first World Championships were held in 1988 and IAWA has held a World Championships every year since then.
The World Championships is ran over 2 days, traditionally on the 1st weekend of October, and consists of 6 -7 all-round lifts. The lifts are different every championships and it test the lifters over-all strength and power.
This year the championships has 7 lifts over the 2 days. 4 lifts on day one and 3 lifts on day two.
One Hand Dumbbell Snatch
One Hand Vertical Lift with 2″ Bar
Bench Press Feet in Air
Clean and Press 2” Bar
One Hand Hack Lift
Straddle Deadlift 2” Bar
The World Championships is a special event to be apart of. It is not a championship for professional athletes. It is a championships for amateur athletes from novice to experienced, junior to senior. No prize money, just a great time competing against and creating life long friendships with other lifting enthusiasts from around the globe. The 2017 IAWA World Championships will be held on September 30th to October 1st. There is no qualifying for the World Championships. To be eligible to compete you just need to be a member of an affiliated IAWA association.
Click here for the ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM
Entry Form (PDF) – 2017 World Championships Entry Form
For more information on the 2017 World Championships contact the meet promotor John Mahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
By Eric Todd
KCSTRONGMAN Record Day
Date: June 3, 2017
Weigh Ins: 9:00 AM
Lifting starts: 10:00 AM
Entry Fee and Form: None, just let me know you are coming by emailing SalGuimino@yahoo.com.
Where: ET’s House of Iron and Stone, 10978 SW Pueblo Dr, Turney, MO 64493. I will post directions on the forum prior to the meet. I would not count on using GPS if I were you. It will take you to the middle of Turney, which is NOT where we are at. Several souls have tried, and all have failed using GPS. So use the directions instead. I do live in God’s country, but GPS aint found us here yet..
Disclaimer-If you have not been here before, it is a Quonset hut (looks like a giant tin can). Cold in the winter and hot in the summer. No running water, so the commode comes in the form of an outhouse or tall weeds, you take your pick. Nothing fancy, just lots of iron for heavy lifting
Events: You can pick up to five events to set a record in. No more than 4 judged attempts per event. WE can accommodate most USAWA events, but not all (like I do not have a backlift). IF you are unsure, email me and ask. You can also get your lifts for the 2nd quarter postal judged by certified judges at this meet.
Sanction: You must be a USAWA member to participate. Memberships will be available for purchase at the meet.
Divisions and weight classes: All divisions and weight classes that USAWA offers are available to try and set records in.
By Mark Raymond
EAST WALPOLE OPEN “RECORD DAY”
Presented by Mark Raymond and Franks Barbell Club
781-801-0947 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 27th, 2017 10:00am
Frank’s Barbell Club
204 East Street
East Walpole, MA 02032
USAWA Membership Required to participate
9:00am-10:00am the day of the meet
Juniors, Women, Masters & Open
None but please notify Mark in advance if attending.
by Al Myers
MEET ANNOUNCEMENT –
LEBANON VALLEY SPRING RECORD DAY
Meet Promoter: Denny Habecker
Meet Date: May 6th, 2017
Location: Habecker’s Gym, Lebanon, PA
Contact Denny if you plan to attend.
By Al Myers
2017 USAWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The plans have been made! The Nationals has been sanctioned and scheduled for June 24th and 25th at Vermillion, Ohio. Bob Geib will be the meet director for this event, which is the highlight competition each year for the USAWA. The lifts have been chosen:
DAY 1 – June 24th
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, One Hand
Clean and Push Press
Bent Over Row
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells
DAY 2 – June 25th
Clean and Jerk – One Arm
Pullover and Push
Jefferson Lift (Straddle Deadlift)
This is a great selection of lifts for our National Championships. As per the rules of the USAWA, all lifts chosen for the Nationals must be approved by the USAWA Executive Board. The EB looks for these things in approving the lifts – a good variety of different movements, lifts that can be performed by the vast majority of lifters, lifts that are easily loadable and officiated, and lifts that represent the USAWA in a good manner. I like to see a combination of Olympic Lift, Power style lifts, a grip lift, and something that utilizes a specialized lifting skill. This selection definitely represents those things!
An important date to remember is the closing date for entries. This date is May 26th, 2017. This means that your entry form and ENTRY FEE must be sent in by that time.
Nationals information sheet (PDF) – InfoSheetNationals2017
Nationals Entry Form (PDF) – EntryformNationals2017