by Eric Todd
Group picture of participants at the Battle in the Barn II. (left to right): Conan Wass, Mike Pringle, Eric Todd, Lance Foster, Thom Van Vleck, Dean Ross, and Scott Tully
Battle in the Barn 2013 is done and in the books. We had lots of fun, and some great lifting occurred. I would like to thank Al for coming out and running the score table, and Thom for being our Judge. I would also like to give a huge thanks to Conan Wass for loading for us. Five lifters competed in 4 lifts. Dean Ross came all the way from Oklahoma for the event.
Eric Todd (left) being presented the overall lifter awards from Al Myers (right).
Some of the highlights from the meet for me were:
Dean Ross absolutely grinding out his last deadlift. HE just got edged out on a final lift from getting 3rd by formula.
Lance Foster’s Dumbbell to the shoulder. He hit a big number, but missed out on his next one which would have been a BIG PR. If he had not bombed on the deadlift, he would have been right in the mix.
Thom Van Vleck, the USAWA chair of the OTSM, served as the official.
Professor Scott Tully making a clutch Dinnie lift to put himself into 3rd by formula.
What I was most impressed with was a lean, mean Mike Pringle. I hardly recognized him when he rolled in. This was Mikes the second ever all-round meet that he has competed in, and he came in STRONG! I was very impressed with his dumbbell to the shoulder technique. It seemed very efficient, though I could not duplicate it. His People’s deadlift was also incredibly strong.
We scored this meet two ways. One was by the standard formula, and the other was by straight weight lifted.
By formula, the meet ended like this:
By straight weight the results are as follows:
- Lance Foster performing a 495 pound Dinnie Lift.
2013 Battle in the Barn II
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
ET’s House of Iron and Stone
Meet Director: Eric Todd
Meet Announcer & Scorekeeper: Al Myers
Official (1 official system used): Thom Van Vleck
Loader: Conan Wass
Lifts: Cyr Press, Dumbbell to Shoulder, Peoples Deadlift, Dinnie Lift
NOTES: All lifts recorded in pounds. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are adjusted points for bodyweight and age correction.
RECORD LIFT FOLLOWING MEET:
Eric Todd – Neck Lift 1000 lbs.
This lift was officiated by three officials (Al Myers, Thom Van Vleck, and Lance Foster). The plates were weighed individually as well as the bar to verify the accuracy of the final weight, and the lift was held for 2.06 seconds.