by Thom Van Vleck
2011 USAWA OLD TIME STRONGMAN NATIONALS
The first ever USAWA Old Time Strongman Nationals will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at the Jackson Weighlifting Club Training Hall. This will be in conjunction with a fun filled weekend of strength that includes a Scottish Highland Games on Oct. 15th. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the Highland Games this is your chance to get two events in one weekend. There is even a special discounted entry for both! Soon I will have all the information up at www.jacksonweightliftingclub.com!
First, a quick note on the Highland Games on Saturday. This will include 7 traditional Scottish feats of strength. The hammer throws, the Weights for Distance, the Weight Over Bar, the Sheaf stone, the Stone put, and last but not least, the caber toss.
Now, to the Strongman contest. Earlier this year Al Myers held the first ever USAWA Old Time Strongman contest at the Dino Gym. It was a great success. Al and I discussed it and said there ought to be a Nationals each year and I offered to hold it at the JWC Training Hall. In the coming weeks we will be highlighting the events. The rules of the lifts are included with the entry forms.
OLD TIME STRONGMAN LIFTS CONTESTED
1904 Dumbbell to Shoulder
Entry form for the USAWA Old Time Strongman Nationals (pdf) – Old Time Strongman Nationals Entry Form
Entry form for the Kirksville Highland Games (pdf) – Kirksville Highland Games Entry Form