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Lifter of the Month – Barry Bryan

by Al Myers

Barry Bryan - Lifter of the Month for July.

Barry Bryan – Lifter of the Month for July.

A big congrats goes to Barry Bryan for being the USAWA Lifter of the Month for July.   Barry has had a great summer lifting in the USAWA.  He won BEST LIFTER in the 2nd Quarter Postal Meet shortly after his great performance at the USAWA Nationals in York, PA.

 

Lifter of the month – Randy Smith

by Al Myers

Randy Smith (left) with Al Myers the day following the USAWA National Championships after Randy won Overall Best Lifter.

Randy Smith (left) with Al Myers the day following the USAWA National Championships after Randy won Overall Best Lifter.

Congrats goes to RANDY SMITH for being selected as the USAWA Lifter of the Month for the month of July.  Randy is a long time USAWA competitor and is always present at our National Championships.  I first competed with Randy at the 2003 Nationals in Youngstown, Ohio.  He seems to be lifting as well now as he did then!  Randy has had many TOP TEN finishes at Nationals but this past month he won the OVERALL BEST LIFTER AWARD.  This is the highest honor a lifter in the USAWA can achieve during the year, and Randy is more than deserving.  He is a technician and has perfected the lifting movements in the All Rounds.

Lifter of the Month – Denny Habecker

by Al Myers

Denny Habecker performed one of his favorite lifts, the Pullover and Push, for a new IAWA World Record at the most recent Gold Cup in England.

A big CONGRATS goes to our USAWA President, Denny Habecker, for being selected as the USAWA Lifter of the Month for October.  The “big meet” in October was the IAWA Gold Cup in England, and Denny was there to represent the USA.  Denny has been a loyal lifter at Gold Cups, and can always be counted on to be there on behalf off our organization.   Denny has been a superb leader of the USAWA since taking office as President.  Denny makes a huge commitment to the USAWA and travels the country to various meets as well as being at the Worlds and Gold Cups every year.

Lifter of the Month: Frank Ciavattone

by Al Myers

Frank Ciavattone in action at the 2014 IAWA World Championships.

Congrats goes to Frank Ciavattone for being selected as the Lifter of the Month for the month of September. Frank is definitely deserving of this award after the unbelievable contributions he made to the USAWA during the past month. Frank not only promoted the IAWA World Championships, but competed and won his 20th IAWA World Championships. He also was recognized by the IAWA with the IAWA Presidential Award of Merit, the highest honor given out by the IAWA.

Frank Ciavattone –  the USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER!

Lifter of the Month: Joe Garcia

by Al Myers

Joe Garcia lifting a up a big Hip Lift!

The Zercher Strength Classic, a long held traditional meet held at Clark’s Gym, was the featured meet of the month of March.  So it comes as no surprise that the winner of this prestigious meet is crowned as the USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH for MARCH.  Joe Garcia defended a tough class of 4 hard-nosed competitors to take the overall win, and because of this, earned the lifter of the month.  Way to go Joe!!!!

I’m guessing that Joe has competed in more Zercher’s than any other lifter thru it’s 25 year plus history.  There is no harder meet than the Zercher – having to do 13 different all-round lifts in one day, and amongst the lifts several heavy lifts.  It’s the same as several meets packed into one!

Congrats to Joe Garcia for being awarded USAWA Lifter of the Month for March, 2014.

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