By Rocky Morrison
2017 USAWA HEAVY LIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Frank’s Barbell Club hosted the 2017 Heavylift Championships on May 13, 2017. It may not have been the largest turnout for a Heavylift Championships, but it was great time. We had a lot of laughs (like Joe Jr popping a rivet on the neck lift head gear) and saw some great lifting. It was very impressive to see all lifters exceed the 1 Ton mark.
2017 USAWA Heavy Lift Championships
Frank’s Barbell Club
May 13th, 2017
Meet Director: Mark Raymond
Official: Frank Ciavattone
Lifts: Neck Lift, Hand and Thigh Lift, Hip Lift
|Joe Ciavattone, Jr.||23||Open||211||100kg|
|Joe Ciavattone, Sr.||48||45+||234||110kg|
Lifts (All weights in pounds):
|Lifter||Neck Lift||Hand & Thigh Lift||Hip Lift||Total Weight||Overall Place|
|Joe Ciavattone, Jr.||552**||1402||1522||3476||1st|
|Joe Ciavattone, Sr.||552||802||1202||2556||2nd|
* - USAWA Record
** - While attempting 752 lbs Joe Jr popped a rivot on the head gear, thus ending the Neck Lift competition. From what we hear, this is the second time he has done that.
After the lifts were complete Frank and Colleen hosted the lifters for a BBQ (and the weather cooperated). I was master chef at the grill for the day (Gordon Ramsey would have been proud).
A huge thanks to Mark Raymond and Frank’s Barbell club for putting on this great event.