by Al Myers
The Clark’s Gym Meet Schedule is now available. USAWA events hosted in Clark’s Gym, Columbia, Missouri have been some of the longest running meets in the history of the USAWA. Meets like the Zercher Strength Classic and the Backbreaker Pentathlon have been signature meets in the USAWA, and have the historic significance of defining the All Rounds in the United States. As per custom in meets hosted by Bill Clark, there are no entry fees or entry forms to send in. There are no awards given. I have asked Bill in the past why he doesn’t give out awards, and his reply to me was “if you want one buy your own!”. That sounded like a good reason to me! After all, there are not very many events you can go to now a days that are free like Clark’s Gym Meets. You get to enjoy a great day of lifting, along with all the free wisdom you want from the Father of All-Round Weightlifting himself Bill Clark, and it won’t cost you a dime!
It is important that you contact Bill at least 3 days in advance that you plan on attending. If not, you might show up on meet day and the meet has been cancelled (if no one has pre-entered).
Clark’s Gym Meet Schedule
November 6th, 2011 – Schmidt’s Backbreaker Pentathlon
November 26th, 2011 – Goerner Deadlift Dozen plus One
January 28th, 2012 – Zercher Strength Classic
March 24th, 2012 – Deanna Springs Memorial Meet