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Club Championships

By Dave Glasgow

MEET RESULTS AND REPORT –

2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Group picture from the 2017 USAWA Club Championships.

Group picture from the 2017 USAWA Club Championships.

GRATITUDE.  THAT’S WHAT I WAS FEELING AS I SAW THE COMPETITORS FILING INTO THE SHOP FOR THIS YEARS VERSION OF THE USAWA’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WHAT DID THIS GRATITUDE STEM FROM?  WELL, SIMPLY PUT, I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS MANY FOLKS SHOW UP FOR THE ‘CLUBS’ BEFORE.  NINE LIFTERS FROM THREE DIFFERENT CLUBS AND THREE DIFFERENT STATES!  SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!

LEADING THE CHARGE WAS DENNY HAYBECKER AND HIS GRANDSON, AIDEN.  COMING ALL THE WAY FROM PENNSYLVANIA, THEY SHOWED LOYALTY TO THE USAWA AND THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.  WE ESPECIALLY GOT A KICK OUT OF AIDEN’S LOOK OF AMAZEMENT WHEN HE COMPLETED A LIFT HE HAD SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT.  HIS PROUD GRAND DAD DID’NT DO SO BAD, HIMSELF.  DENNY ALWAYS PUTS UP SOLID, WELL THOUGHT OUT LIFTS.  FOR HIS REWARD, HE WAS GIVEN A BEER THAT HE IS FAMILIAR WITH BACK HOME.  HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT, DENNY!

MAKING THE TREK FROM THE BUSTLING METROPOLIS OF HOLLAND, KS., AL BROUGHT SOME DIFFERENT FOLKS TO REPRESENT HIS TEAM.  IT WAS GOOD TO SEE NEW BLOOD GET INVOLVED.  CALE DUNLOP AND BRANDON REIN PUT IN SOLID LIFTS AND I BELIEVE THEY BOTH LIFTED THE EXACT WEIGHTS!  HMMMMMMMMM  I WON’T COMMENT ON THAT.  REGARDLESS, I REALLY ENJOYED BANTERING WITH THEM.  THEY GAVE AS WELL AS THEY GOT!

ROUNDING OUT AL’S DINO CLUB WAS A LIGHTER VERSION OF DEAN ROSS.  I MADE THE COMMENT TO OUR TEAM THAT DEAN RARELY MISSED A LIFT HE CALLED FOR AND ALWAYS SEEMED TO LIFT WITHIN HIMSELF.

FINALLY, TEAM LEDAIG.  I ATTEMPTED TO STACK THE DECK IN THE FORM OF JERA KRESSLY(FORMER KANSAS’ STRONGEST WOMAN 2012/13) AMD NEW COMER TO USAWA, JAMIE CHANNEL, ONE OF MY HIGHLAND GAMES ATHLETES.

JERA, NO STRANGER TO USAWA, PUT UP FINE NUMBERS IN ALL LIFTS.  JAMIE, HOWEVER, CAME TO LIFT AND THE TWO THEM, ALREADY LONG SINCE FRIENDS, PUSHED EACH OTHER TO THE END.

THE PLEASANT SURPRISE, TO ME AT ANY RATE, WAS JOHN DOUGLAS, ANOTHER OF THE HIGHLAND GAME CREW.  JOHN ASKED ME TO BE ON TEAM LEDAIG.  I AM ALWAYS GAME FOR NEW MEMBERS SO I SAID, ‘SURE!’  AM I GLAD I DID!  JOHN POSTED TOP WEIGHTS IN ALL THE DISCIPLINES AND HELPED THE LEDAIG TEAM CARRY THE DAY.

THE MEET DIRECTOR AND SO CALLED LEADER OF TEAM LEDAIG DID HIS USUAL MEDIOCRE LIFTING AND POSTED SOME NON-AWE INSPIRING NUMBERS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT WAS GREAT TO MEET NEW FRIENDS AND CATCH UP WITH OLD ONES.  I LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.   THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD ON  14 JULY-2018.  BE THERE!!!   WHY!??

‘CAUSE I SAID SO!!

FINAL STANDINGS:
1ST……LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS
2ND……DINO GYM
3RD…….HAYBECKER’S GYM

****SPECIAL THANKS TO AL FOR JUDGING , AS WELL AS THE BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!****

Meet Results:

USAWA Club Championships
Ledaig Heavy Athletics
Rainbow Bend, KS
July 15th, 2017

Meet Director: Dave Glasgow

Official (1 official system used): Al Myers

Scorekeeper: Al Myers

Lifts: Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm; Curl – Strict; Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm; Bentover Row

1. Ledaig HA – 1499.3 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT DLNT1 Curl SNDB1 Row
Dave Glasgow 64 258 195R 100 85R 225
John Douglas 53 310 185R 110 100R 300
Jera Kressly 32 216 135R 65 65R 135
Jamie Channel 34 241 135R 60 70R 145

Dave Glasgow: Deadlift – NT, Left 185 pounds

2. Dino Gym – 1125.0 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT DLNT1 Curl SNDB1 Row
Dean Ross 74 222 105L 35 45L 135
Cale Dunlap 22 164 110R 75 60R 130
Brandon Rein 22 159 110R 75 60R 130

3. Habeckers Gym – 906.9 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT DLNT1 Curl SNDB1 Row
Denny Habecker 74 193 130R 70 50R 200
Aidan Habecker 14 149 100R 45 40R 90

Notes: Age is age in years. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. All lifts recorded in pounds. R and L designate right and left arms.

Club Championships

by Dave Glasgow

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosted by:

LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Weigh In 9:00-10:00 AM

Lifting starts at 10:00 AM sharp

LIFTS TO BE CONTESTED

Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm

Curl – Strict

Snatch – Dumbbell, One Arm

Bentover Row

Questions or directions to the venue

dglasgow@cox.net

Club Championships

BY DAVE GLASGOW

THE SMALL TURN OUT FOR THIS EVENT DID NOT DAMPEN THE ENTHUSIASM AS FOUR INDIVIDUALS FROM TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS MADE QUICK WORK OF THE LIFTS. FIRST LIFT OF THE DAY WAS THE ONE HAND C/J, USING THE NON-DOMINATE HAND.  IT QUICKLY BECAME APPARENT THAT AS WE HAVE AGED, SO HAVE OUR SHOULDERS!! WATCHING THE MYERS BOYS(AL AND LAVERNE) DO TOKEN LIFTS WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH.  I AM SURE THAT IN THEIR DAY, THE WEIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERABLY HEAVIER. DEAN ROSS HAD TROUBLE WITH THE JERK ON HIS FIRST TWO ATTEMPTS BUT AFTER SOME INSTRUCTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE OTHERS, HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FINAL ONE IN. THE HOST OF THE EVENT, DAVE, HAD A DISAPPOINTING SECOND AND THIRD ATTEMPT FOLLOWING A SOLID OPENER.

THE TURKISH GET UP PROVED TO BE NOT ONLY A CHALLENGE BUT RATHER COMICAL AT TIMES.  LAVERNE MYERS PROVED WHY HE HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL FARMER HIS WHOLE LIFE.  FOLLOWING A RATHER SCARY FIRST ATTEMPT IN WHICH HE ABOUT PRACTICED SOME UNSCHEDULED DENTISTRY ON HIMSELF, HE GUTTED OUT A LIFT THAT I SWEAR MUST HAVE TAKEN 60 SECONDS TO COMPLETE. IT WAS CERTAINLY THE LIFT OF THE DAY!  HIS DETERMINATION PROVED THE FORMER STATEMENT CONCERNING HIS FARMING CAREER!  DEAN ROSS MADE A VERY SOLID 34 POUND LIFT AND SHOWED GOOD TECHNIQUE DOING IT. AL, AGAIN, TOOK A TOKEN LIFT TO STAY IN THE HUNT. DAVE TOOK TWO ATTEMPTS AND WAS GLAD TO HAVE REPEATED A WEIGHT THAT HE DID AS A ‘YOUNGER MAN’.

IT APPEARED THAT THE GROUP WAS GLAD TO MOVE TO A SIMPLER MOVEMENT IN THE STRICT REVERSE CURL. CREDITABLE LIFTS WERE MADE BY ALL! THE FINAL LIFT OF THE DAY WAS THE FULTON DEADLIFT, CIAVATTONE GRIP. THIS LIFT PROVED TO BE THE MOST COMPETITIVE OF THE DAY.  LAVERNE MYERS SHOWED HIS HAND STRENGTH ONCE AGAIN. IT AMAZES ME THAT HIS PULLING STRENGTH GIVES UP ON HIM BEFORE HIS GRIP. DEAN MADE A FINAL LIMIT THAT LOOKED VERY GOOD. AL AND I MADE THE SAME WEIGHT AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HIM, BUT I AM SURE I COULD NOT HAVE DONE FIVE POUNDS MORE! (webmaster note: Dave in truth lifted 5 more pounds than Al)

TO END THE DAY, WE MOVED TO THE ‘ROLLING THUNDER’ LIFT. THIS WAS A NON-COMPETITION LIFT THAT WE DID JUST FOR FUN AND BRAGGING RIGHTS. HAVE I MENTIONED LAVERNE MYERS GRIP STRENGTH??  NEED I SAY MORE!!? ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I WANT TO THANK THESE THREE GUYS FOR COMING. THEY ALL SPENT A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME ON THE ROAD TO BE HERE AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT. I WILL AGAIN HOST THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS NEXT YEAR. BE THERE!!! WHY?? ‘CAUSE I SAID SO!!

Meet Results:

USAWA Club Championships
Ledaig Heavy Athletics
Rainbow Bend, KS
July 23rd, 2016

Meet Director: Dave Glasgow

Officials (3 official system used): Dave Glasgow, Al Myers, LaVerne Myers

Lifts: Clean & Jerk – One Arm, Turkish Get Up, Curl – Reverse Grip, Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, Fulton Bar

1. Dino Gym – 1292.2 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT C&J-1 TGU Curl DL-CG,FB
Al Myers 49 234 47.5L 25 100 292
LaVerne Myers 72 239 47.5R 12 90 282
Dean Ross 73 252 37.5L 34.5 80 232

2. Ledaig Heavy Athletics – 542.9 Total Adjusted Points

Lifter Age BWT C&J-1 TGU Curl DL-CG,FB
Dave Glasgow 63 253 95L 53 110 297

Rolling Thunder Challenge

Lifter Right Hand Left Hand Total
Al Myers 171.5 171.5 343
LaVerne Myers 171.5 161.5 333
Dave Glasgow 151.5 136.5 288
Dean Ross 86.5 86.5 173

Notes: All lifts recorded in pounds. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. R & L designate right and left arms.

Club Champs Summary

by Al Myers

The 2015 Dino Gym members (Chad Ullom, LaVerne Myers, Al Myers, and Dean Ross) at the Club Championships.

The 2015 Dino Gym members (Chad Ullom, LaVerne Myers, Al Myers, and Dean Ross) at the Club Championships.

The USAWA Club Championships just recently celebrated its 6 year anniversary.  This has become a signature championship event in the USAWA.  I have decided today to do a summary of all past Club Championships and include this information in our history archives.  The years go by SO FAST – it seems like just yesterday I was at the VERY FIRST Club Champs in Ambridge eating my fill of roast beef and the  “secret beef gravy” at the Maple restaurant with John McKean and Art Montini.  The Club Championships has had two host clubs promoting it through the years.  Ambridge BBC promoted it the first three years, and the Ledaig Heavy Athletics have the past three.

The Dino Gym has the most overall wins with four, followed by the Ledaig HA with 2 wins.  Ledaig has had the most lifters entered in a Club Champs (8 in 2014).  Only one USAWA Club has entered every Club Championships – the Dino Gym.

SUMMARY OF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

 DATE  HOST  FIRST  SECOND  THIRD
2015  August 29th Ledaig HA Dino Gym Ledaig HA Habecker’s Gym
2014 July 19th Ledaig HA Ledaig HA Dino Gym Habecker’s Gym
2013 July 14th Ledaig HA Ledaig HA Dino Gym
2012 March 10th Ambridge BBC Dino Gym Atomic Athletic Ambridge BBC
2011 March 12th Ambridge BBC Dino Gym Joe’s Gym Ambridge BBC
2010 March 13th Ambridge BBC Dino Gym Ambridge BBC Habecker’s Gym

 

Club Championships

by Dave Glasgow

Group picture of the lifters at the 2015 USAWA Club Championships.

Group picture of the lifters at the 2015 USAWA Club Championships.

ON A PERFECT DAY FOR LIFTING, THREE CLUBS OF LIFTERS CAME TO THE DEN OF THE LEDAIG HEAVY ATHLETICS FOR THIS YEARS VERSION OF THE USAWA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.  I WAS GRATIFIED AT THE SHOWING BUT IT WAS ESPECIALLY GOOD TO SEE JUDY AND DENNY HABECKER MAKE THE TREK FROM PENNSYVANIA.

KICKING THINGS OFF WAS THE 2” VERTICLE BAR, ONE HAND.  THERE WERE SOME FINE LIFTS BY ALL BUT THE STAND OUT OF THE DAY WAS FROM THE VENERABLE LAVERNE MYERS.  THOSE BIG FARMERS HANDS HAVE SERVED HIM WELL OVER HIS LIFE AND IT WAS NO DIFFERENT HERE AS HE HOISTED 182 IN THE RIGHT HAND.  THAT IS A HUGE LIFT FROM ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF AGE.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE LIFTS IS THE ONE HAND SNATCH.  FOR THIS MEET, THERE WAS A LITTLE TWIST AS YOU HAD TO PERFORM THE LIFT WITH YOUR NON-DOMINATE HAND.  AGAIN, THERE WAS FINE LIFTING BY ALL AND THE JUDGING WAS STRICT.  NOT AS STRICT AS MIKE MURDOCK WOULD HAVE DONE, BUT STILL, VERY STRICT.  FOR MY MONEY, THE BEST ALL-ROUND LIFTER IN THE USAWA TODAY IS THE OLE WAR HORSE, CHAD ULLOM.  HE PROVED THIS BY THROWING UP A VERY CREDITABLE 125# LEFT HAND SNATCH.  NOT FAR BEHIND WAS DOUG KREESLY, WHO HAD NEVER DONE THIS LIFT BEFORE.  BEING MORE ATTUNED TO THE POWER LIFTS, HE ADJUSTED QUICKLY AND CERTAINLY MADE A GOOD SHOWING FOR HIMSELF.

WITH VERY LITTLE BREAK IN THE ACTION, WE MOVED TO THE PUSH PRESS OUT OF THE RACK.  AS THIS WAS MORE IN DOUG KRESSLYS WHEEL HOUSE, HE PUT UP A STRONG 225 AND WAS NOT QUITE ABLE TO MUSCLE UP A 240 ATTEMPT.  NOT TO BE IGNORED WERE THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE KREESLY CLAN THAT SHOWED UP.  JERA PUT UP A FINE 155 PP AND WITH SOME WORK COULD EASILY GO 180.  MORE ON HER LATER.

DRAVON KRESSLY DOES’NT SAY MUCH.  HE LETS HIS LIFTING TALK FOR HIM.  COMING IN AT 137 POUNDS, THIS JUNIOR HIGH LINEBACKER ALMOST PP’d HIS WEIGHT!  I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT NONE OF THE KREESLYS HAD PRACTICED THESE LIFTS PRIOR SO I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A HUGE LIFT!  WELL DONE, LAD!  GOOD ON YA!  LOOK FOR MUCH MORE FROM THIS KID.  COULD HE BE THE NEXT ‘CHAD ULLOM’?  TIME WILL TELL!

JERA KRESSLY IS ONE FINE LOOKING, STRONG AND INTELLIGENT WOMAN.  HER LIFTING PROVED TWO OF THOSE ATTRIBUTES.  LIFTING WELL WITHIN HER ABILITIES, THIS FORMER ‘KANSAS’ STRONGEST WOMAN’ DID’NT MISS A LIFT AND DID MORE THAN HER SHARE TO FURTHER THE EFFORTS OF THE LEDAIG CLUB.

COMING DOWN TO THE 2 BARS DEADLIFT, THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY.  HOWEVER, DUE TO SOME POOR COACHING DECISIONS ON THE PART OF THE LEDAIG MANAGER, THE DINO GYM WOULD PREVAIL FOR THIS YEAR.  AGAIN, CHAD ULLOM CARRIED THE DAY WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE 560.  BUT WAIT, HOW ABOUT THAT DRAVON KID.  AFTER A FINE 270 TO END HIS DAY OF COMPETITION, HE WENT OUTSIDE COMPETITION TO PULL AN OUTSTANDING 310!  MAN!!

IN CLOSING, I WOULD BE REMISS TO NOT MENTION TWO OF THE STALWARTS OF THE USAWA.  DENNY HABECKER AND DEAN ROSS TRAVEL ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO LIFT IN THE USAWA.  YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY MORE CONSISTANT LIFTERS THAN THESE TWO.  AS FOR INDIDVUAL RECORDS, WELL, THEY BOTH TOOK EXTRA LIFTS TO SECURE NEW HEIGHTS FOR THOSE FOLLOWING TO ACHIEVE.  DENNY WITH A FINE 330# 2 HAND DL AND DEAN NOT FAR BEHIND WITH A 320#.  EXCELLENT LIFTING, GENTLEMEN!

THANKS TO ALL FOR COMING TO THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE TO COMPETE.  I PLAN TO HAVE THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR YEARS TO COME!  YOU PLAN TO BE THERE, ‘YA HEAR??  WHY?!  ‘CAUSE I SAID SO!!

MEET RESULTS:

2015 Club Championships
Ledaig Heavy Athletics
Rainbow Bend, KS
August 29th, 2015

Meet Director: Dave Glasgow

Official (1-official system used): Dave Glasgow

Scorekeeper: Al Myers

Lifts: Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2″, 1 Bar, 1 Hand, Snatch – Dumbbell, 1 Arm (non-dominate hand), Push Press – Rack, Deadlift – 2 Bars

1.  Dino Gym – 2061.72 points

 LIFTER  AGE  BWT  VB-2″  Snatch  P Press 2-bar DL
 LaVerne Myers  71  240  182 R  45 R  100  290
 Dean Ross  72  253  132 R  60 L  125  270
 Chad Ullom  43  252  192 R  125 L  80  560

2. Ledaig Heavy Athletics – 1733.39 points

 LIFTER  AGE BWT  VB-2″  Snatch  P Press 2-bar DL
 Draven Kressly  14  137  127 R  55 L  130  270
 Jera Kressly  30  220  137 R  60 L  155  310
 Doug Kressly  35  248  152 R  100 L  225  0

3. Habecker’s Gym – 758.11 points

 LIFTER  AGE  BWT VB-2″  Snatch  P Press 2-bar DL
 Denny Habecker  72  194  122 L  45 L  150  310

NOTES:  AGE is in years. BWT is bodyweight in pounds. R and L designate right and left hands.  Lifts recorded in pounds. Points are adjusted for age and bodyweight correction.

EXTRA ATTEMPTS FOR RECORD:

Denny Habecker: 2-Bar Deadlift 330#
Dean Ross: 2-Bar Deadlift 320#
Draven Kressly: 2-Bar Deadlift 310#
Jera Kressly: Push Press – From Rack 160#

 

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