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Lifter of the Month – Tony Patterson

By Al Myers

LIFTER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH –

TONY PATTERSON

Tony Patterson performing a Ciavattone Grip Deadlift at the 2016 IAWA World Championships.

Tony Patterson performing a Ciavattone Grip Deadlift at the 2016 IAWA World Championships.

A big congrats goes to Tony Patterson for being selected as the USAWA Lifter of the Month for March.  Tony lifts out of Frank’s Barbell Club in Walpole, MA and is a regular participant at club events.  Tony loves the USAWA grip lifts, and at a club record day in March put up a couple very impressive records.   He lifted 200 pounds with the Right Hand Fulton Dumbbell, and 210 pounds in the Right Hand 2″ Vertical Bar Lift.

I first met Tony at the 2016 IAWA World Championships in Lebanon last fall, which was his first IAWA event. I was very impressed with his lifting at Worlds and enjoyed getting to know him.

Congrats Tony!

Lifter of the Month – Chad Ullom

Al Myers

Chad Ullom pulling 195 pounds on the Fulton Dumbbell for a new USAWA record at the 2017 USAWA Grip Championships.

Chad Ullom pulling 195 pounds on the Fulton Dumbbell for a new USAWA record at the 2017 USAWA Grip Championships.

The USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH for February is Chad Ullom.   Chad won the overall Mens Best Lifter in the USAWA Grip Championships in February against a very tough field of grip lifters.  He finished the meet off strong by setting a big lift in the Fulton Bar Hack Lift.

Congrats Chad!!!

Lifter of the Month – Dan Wagman

By Al Myers

Dan Wagman pulling 227 pounds on the middle finger lift in training.

Dan Wagman pulling 227 pounds on the middle finger lift in training.

The USAWA Lifter of the Month for December is Dan Wagman.  Dan has totally dominated the USAWA Postal Meets this year, winning BEST LIFTER in all of them! He finished off the quarterly postal meets by winning the USAWA Postal Championships in December.  His Postal Meet success this year earned him the overall winner in the yearly Postal Series.

Congrats Dan on being the Lifter of the Month!

Lifter of the Month – Kim Lydon

By Al Myers

Kim Lydon is the USAWA Lifter of the Month.

Kim Lydon is the USAWA Lifter of the Month.

The USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH for last November goes to Kim Lydon!

Kim lifts for Frank’s Barbell Club and has been involved in several USAWA events over the past several months.  She competed in the 2016 IAWA World Championships in Lebanon, PA and won OVERALL BEST WOMENS LIFTER, edging out the great English lifter, Karen Gardner. Kim has competed in numerous record days over the past few months as well.  In her last record day at Frank’s Barbell Club she performed a 232# Ciavattone Grip Deadlift.  Kim is only 20 years of age with a bright future in the USAWA ahead of her!

Congrats Kim!

Lifter of the Month – Art Montini

By Al Myers

Art Montini pulling a new IAWA World Record in the Deadlift at the 2016 IAWA Gold Cup.

Art Montini pulling a new IAWA World Record in the Deadlift at the 2016 IAWA Gold Cup.

The lifter of the month for October is Art Montini!

Art had a brilliant month of lifting in the USAWA last October.  First he competed in the IAWA World Championships in Lebanon, PA, placing 10th Overall as the oldest competitor in the meet. The next weekend he hosted his annual Art’s Birthday Bash Record Day in Pittsburgh on his 89th birthday.  This meet promotion had to be one of the biggest he’s ever had for his birthday bash.  Several of the overseas lifters competed in it for the first time.  It was an International affair! Then the following weekend he made the trip to Abilene, Kansas to compete in the IAWA Gold Cup.  In the Gold Cup he deadlifted an unbelievable 80 KG.  That’s 3 USAWA/IAWA competitions over the course of three weekends, which makes him a very deserving winner for the USAWA Lifter of the Month.

Congrats Arts!

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