Results of the Delaware Valley Open Postal Meet
by Al Myers
The Best Lifters of the latest Postal Competition are Men – John Monk, Jr. and Women – Kari Landis. Congratulations to Kari and John on their victories!!
This Postal Meet was directed by John Wilmot. Postal Meets provide great opportunities to compete without ever leaving your own gym. All you need to do is complete the lifts, under USAWA Rules, and send in your results. However, certain things need to be followed in order for your lifts to be official and eligible for records. For this Postal Meet, I didn’t receive any information whether the lifters had their lifts judged by Certified Official/Officials or not.
The following is from the Rule Book:
Section V.4. of the Rule Book states:
Records may be established in any USAWA sanctioned competition or event provided that one certified USAWA official is present to officiate and approve the lift. If three USAWA officials are used to judge the lift, the lifter must receive the approval of two.
Section V. 12. of the Rule Book states:
All results submitted for records must include the names of the certified officials that judged the record lifts.
The new Rule Book became effective August 1st, 2009. There are several things that are outlined in more detail than in the previous Rule Book. This is one of those things – that is why I am bringing attention to it now. The website is now the source of meet information for the Records Chairmen (Joe Garcia of the USAWA and Chris Bass of the IAWA). It is my responsibility to make sure the proper and correct information is available to them – so they will know if lifts are eligible for the Record List or not. Emphasis is now being put on having Certified Officials if you want a record. Regarding Postal Meets and Record Days, I will list in the results the name/names of the Certified Officials present for each lifter, and whether the One or Three Official System was used. Remember, only one Certified Official is needed for USAWA Records but three Officials are needed for IAWA Records (Or just two if both deem the lift good).
This is the time to take the Rules Test and become an USAWA Certified Official!
FULL MEET RESULTS:
2009 Delaware Valley Open Postal Meet
September 1st – 30th, 2009
Meet Director: John Wilmot
Lifts: Bench Press Feet in Air, Squat 12″ Base, Deadlift Heels Together
Lifter and Certified Official/Officials:
Kari Landis – John Monk
John Monk, Jr. – No Certified Official
Denny Habecker – No Certified Official
Dennis Vandermark – John Monk
John Wilmot – No Certified Official
Bill Crozier – No Certified Official
Nate Shelly – No Certified Official
| Kari Landis
| John Monk, Jr.
| Denny Habecker
| Dennis Vandermark
| John Wilmot
| Bill Crozier
| Nate Shelly -extra lifter
BWT – bodyweight in pounds
Points are bodyweight and age adjusted.
Best Lifters: Women – Kari Landis Men – John Monk, Jr.