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Postal Series Wrapup

By Al Myers

The USAWA has 4 postal meets per year (March, June, September, and December), with the last one being designated as the Postal Championships. All these together make up the Postal Meet Series. Each postal meet a lifter competes in generates points for him/her, that total up for the final Postal Series Ranking.

The way the points are generated is pretty simple. I take the overall placings of the meet and then reverse “the count” for the points earned for each lifter. I.E – if three lifters compete lifter number 1 gets 3 points, lifter number 2 gets 2 points, and lifter number three gets 1 point. The Postal Championships is worth “double points”. Obviously then, as more lifters enter more points can be earned for winning the meet, and ALL lifters earn points regardless where they place overall. Just entering will earn points toward the Postal Series Ranking.

Overall there was good participation in the USAWA Postal Meets last year. A total of 22 lifters competed in the various postal meets, which is more lifters than competed last year. The first Postal Meet had 14 lifters, the second had 9 lifters, the third had 11 lifters, and the Postal Championship drew 18 lifters. Several lifters competed in ALL of the postal meets last year and they deserve to be recognized.  These lifters are the GRAND SLAM WINNERS:  RJ Jackson, Eric Todd, Mark Raymond, Aidan Habecker, Denny Habecker, and Lance Foster.

Now for the overall rankings for the 2017 USAWA Postal Series!


1 RJ Jackson 4 9
2 Kim Lydon 1 6
3 Crystal Diggs 3 4


1 Eric Todd 4 46
2 Al Myers 3 42
3 John Douglas 3 41
4 Tony Patterson 1 30
5 Chad Ullom 2 27
6 Tie Mark Raymond 4 26
6 Tie Barry Bryan 2 26
6 Tie LaVerne Myers 2 26
9 Denny Habecker 4 25
10 Aidan Habecker 4 23

Congrats to RJ Jackson and Eric Todd for being the OVERALL WINNERS of the 2017 USAWA Postal Series.  This is RJ’s 5th STRAIGHT Postal Series Champion Winner (2013-2017).  That is an amazing accomplishment!  For ET, this is first time being the Overall Champion of the Postal Series. Eric has been a devoted Postal Meet participant, and always finishes in the TOP TEN each year in the Postal Series.  This year he had an outstanding Postal Series season, being the Best Lifter in two of the Postal Meets (2nd Quarter and 3rd Quarter).  Both RJ and ET represent the USAWA with high class, and are well deserving of the title of Postal Series Champions.

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Postal Meet Series.  This partipation is what keeps our Postals going every year. I also want to mention and give credit to our Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker who makes all this happen.  A full historical archive of the past Postal Meet Series is kept on the website, under “history”.

2018 Postal Lineup

By Al Myers

The entire 2018 Postal Series Meets have been announced.  The USAWA has had a long history of promoting postal meets, and for the last several years have hosted a Postal Series, consisting of 4 quarterly Postal Meets with the last one being the Postal Championships.

The promotion of these meets are done by the USAWA, under the direction of the Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker.  All scoresheets are to be sent to Denny as he does the formula calculations for the final meet standings. There is no entry fee to enter the USAWA Postal Meets. The Postal series is sponsored by the USAWA.  However, you must be a current member of the USAWA to participate.

Postal Meets are a great way to get introduced to All Round Weightlifting. Denny picks a variety of different lifts for each meet.  Rules for the lifts are found in the USAWA Rule Book, which is available for free download from the website.

Now for the lifts of this years Postal Series!

1st Quarter Postal Meet – January 1st to March 31st
Clean and Press – Heels Together
Snatch – From Hang
Clean and Jerk – One Arm

2nd Quarter Postal Meet – April 1st to June 30th
Bench Dip
Pullover – Bent Arm
Deadlift – One Arm

3rd Quarter Postal Meet – July 1st to September 30th
Lateral Raise – Standing
Snatch – 2 Dumbbells
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells

Postal Championships – October 1st to December 31st
Lateral Raise – Lying
Deadlift – No Thumbs, Overhand Grip
Continental to Belt

All entry forms for the USAWA Postal Meets are found in upcoming events in the right column of the website homepage.

2nd Quarter Postal

By Al Myers

The USAWA Postal Series consists of 4 quarterly postal meets, with the grand finale being the USAWA Postal Series.  These Postal Meets may be contested anywhere with the results being sent to the USAWA Postal Meet Director Denny Habecker.  This allows any member of the USAWA to compete in an USAWA competition without the expense of traveling.

The basic rules for entering a USAWA Postal Meet are as follows:

  • Must be a CURRENT member of the USAWA
  • All lifts must be done on the same day
  • USAWA rules apply as outlined in Rule Book
  • 3 attempts allowed with best attempt recorded
  • Bodyweight and Age apply as to the day of lifting
  • Must turn in official scoresheet by deadline
  • Record results on scoresheet in pounds
  • At least 1 certified official required for records
  • May enter with a non-certified judge but will not be eligible for records
  • Scoresheet must be fully filled out
  • No entry fee

ENTRY FORM (PDF) – 2018 2nd Quarter Postal Entry Form

2017 3rd Quarter Postal

By Denny Habecker



11 lifters competed in the 3rd Quarter Postal , with Eric Todd again claiming the top spot Thank you to all the lifters who participated in this meet.

Meet Results:

3rd Quarter Postal Meet
July 1st- September 30, 2017

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Half Gardner, Press from Racks, One- Hand Ciavattone Deadlift

Lifters that used a certified Official:
Aidan Habecker – Certified official – Denny Habecker
Eric Todd          – Certified official – Lance Foster
Lance Foster     – Certified official – Eric Todd
Chris Todd       –  Certified officials- Eric Todd & Lance Foster
John Douglas    – Certified official – Laverne Myers
Al Myers           – Certified official – Laverne Myers
Laverne Myers   – Certified official – Al Myers
Mark Raymond  – Certified official – Frank Ciavattone
R.J. Jackson     – Certified official  – Jarrod Fobes
Crystal Diggs   – Certified official  – R.J. Jackson

Lifter that used a non-certified official: Denny Habecker



R.J. Jackson          55     105.8       38               80            101  R        219        353.09

Crystal Diggs        30      165         13.5            50              65   L       128.5      128.71


LIFTER                 AGE    BDWT    GARDNER   PRESS   DEADLIFT        TOTAL      POINTS

Eric Todd              42       252         105          245         188   R           538          437.99

John Douglas        53       311         100          175         200   R           475          386.57

Al Myers               51       230         45            120         226  R            391          362.81

Laverne Myers      73       240         20             85          220  L            325           352.97

Aidan Habecker    14       144         45             61           154 R            260           342.70

Denny Habecker   75       190         0              132          143 R            275           342.21

Mark Raymond       54       244         50            105          210 R           365           337.35

Chris Todd           38       268         65            145          158 R            368            322.51

Lance Foster        51       332          0             130          163 R            293            227.31

Notes: Age is age in years. BDWT is bodyweight in pounds. R and L designate right and left arms. Points are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight.

1st Quarter Postal

By Al Myers



The tradition of our yearly postal series continues, with the kickoff of the 1st quarter postal meet of 2017.   It was well attended with 14 competitors (12 men and 2 women).   A big congrats goes to first time postal meet Men’s Division overall winner Daryl Jackson and the Women’s Overall Champ RJ Jackson.  I was very impressed with the lifting done in this postal meet which offered a very challenging set of dumbbell lifts.

Meet Results:

1st Quarter Postal Meet
January 1st – March 31st, 2017

Meet Director: Denny Habecker

Lifts: Clean and Push Press – 2 Dumbbells, Cheat Curl – 2 Dumbells, Swing – 2 Dumbbells

Lifters that used a Certified Official:
Daryl Jackson – Certified Official RJ Jackson
Eric Todd – Certified Official Lance Foster
Barry Bryan – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Calvin Heit – Certified Official Chad Ullom
Denny Habecker – Certified Official Barry Bryan
Kohl Hess – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Rocky Morrison – Certified Official Frank Ciavattone
Mark Raymond – Certified Official Frank Ciavattone
Aidan Habecker – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Lance Foster – Certified Official Eric Todd
RJ Jackson – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Crystal Diggs – Certified Official RJ Jackson

Lifters that used a non certified judge:
John Douglas
Chad Ullom


RJ Jackson 55 106 70 80 60 210 333.7
Crystal Diggs 30 165 55 60 45 160 160.3


Daryl Jackson 27 154 150 150 130 430 450.2
Eric Todd 42 255 200 190 160 550 445.2
Barry Bryan 59 193 140 160 104 404 441.8
John Douglas 53 305 140 130 150 420 344.9
Calvin Heit 15 142 100 100 70 270 343.2
Denny Habecker 74 193 94 94 80 268 329.3
Kohl Hess 22 270 120 182 120 422 322.2
Rocky Morrison 55 262 100 132 100 332 298.5
Mark Raymond 54 240 80 112 80 272 253.4
Aidan Habecker 13 128 60 60 50 170 244.9
Lance Foster 51 340 110 110 90 310 237.9
Chad Ullom 45 246 40 200 40 280 237.6

Notes:  BWT is bodyweight in pounds.  All lifts recorded in pounds.  TOT is total pounds lifted.  PTS are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight.

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