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World Championships

By John Mahon, World Championships Meet Promoter

MEET REPORT – 2017 IAWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WORLDS WRAP UP

Well the dust has settled, lifters have returned home from another fantastic IAWA World Championships. Like every other Worlds so much work goes into organising the meet and the meet itself is done and dusted in the blink of an eye. This year ARWLWA was fortunate to obtain a grant from the local council and was donated a new platform from Bunnings warehouse in belmont. So would like to start this off with saying thank you to the City of Belmont and Bunnings warehouse for your generous support.

We started this World Championships with a moments silence to pay tribute to a wonderful IAWA lifter and friend George Dick. He will be truly missed by the All-Round weightlifting family. We had a great range of lifters this year who were all very competitive. Al Myers and Denny Habecker made the long journey from the USA and they both put on a great display of lifting.

Big Al Myers of the USA

Big Al Myers of the USA

Big Al Myers shoulders may have hindered him a bit through the bench and overhead press but he came back displayed pure deadlift power in the one hand hack and straddle deadlift.

Two new lifters from Australia’s newest club in Victoria made the trip across the country and put in some solid lifting performances. Catherine Dorrestyn and Douglas De Prada are two lifters to keep an eye on in the future. Catherine made up apart of a very competitive female division that had the leaders chopping and changing throughout the meet. Miriam Phillips claimed the Womens Open class title with an impressive display of power while Monica Cook took out the Womens Masters class and was the best overall female lifter.

Sharni Clifford and Mel Parkes-Urls did a wonderful job in at the scoring table. Their work made Al’s and my work much easier over the championships.

The Scoring table hard at work

The Scoring table hard at work

The Mens divisions were also a tightly fought battle with Peter Phillips putting in another one of his trademark tough performances. Javen Waller returned to the All-round platform and blew everyone away with his, rather unique, straddle deadlift technique and strength. Steven Charles hard training work had paid off as he was rewarded with the Mens Open title. Bill Kappel once again proved to be the unstoppable force that his is with a champion performance to claim the Mens Masters and Overall title. Bill is one the strongest pound for pound lifters I’ve ever seen and at the age of 72 he is still blitzing his much younger competitors.

Overall Champion Bill Kappel

Overall Champion Bill Kappel

Peter Phillips with his One Hand Hack Lift

Peter Phillips with his One Hand Hack Lift

Best female lifter Monica Cook

Best female lifter Monica Cook

Picture from the Banquet

Picture from the Banquet

I like to thank all of those who were involved in this World Championships. A lot of work was done behind the scenes to make this happen and all lifters, supported, loaders and officials made this a wonderful event the promote.

MEET RESULTS

2017 IAWA World Championships
Belmont Sports Club
September 30th-October 1st, 2017
Perth, Australia

Meet Promoter: John Mahon

Meet Announcers: Al Myers and John Mahon

Meet Scorekeepers: Sharni Clifford and Mel Parkes-Urls

Meet Photographers: Robin Lukosius & Russ Cook

Meet Caterers: Sharni Clifford & Anne Whitehead

Meet Officials (3-official system used): Peter Phillips, John Patterson, Justine Martin, Julia Phillips, Robin Lukosius, Sam Trew, Denny Habecker, Miriam Phillips, Tom Davies

Loaders: Alex Biasin, Sam Trew, Robin Lukosius, Mirriam Phillips, Craig Biggs and others

Lifts DAY 1:  Cheat Curl, One Hand Dumbbell Snatch, One Hand Vertical Bar with 2″ Bar, Bench Press Feet in Air
Lifts DAY 2: Clean and Press 2″ Bar, One Hand Hack Lift, Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar

WOMENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT Curl Sn1 VB1 BP C&P Hack Strad TOT PTS
Monica Cook 53 67.7 35 23R 40R 82.5  40 60R 110 390.5 475.8
Miriam Phillips 35 121.0 60 40R 65R 75 52.5 80R 135 507.5 390.1
Catherine Dorrestyn 46 83.5 47.5 25R 52.5R 60 42.5 55R 100 382.5 383.7
Mel ParkesUrlus 39 91.2 35 22.5R 40R 65 45 45R 135 387.5 345.3
Sharni Clifford 29 91.6 40 22.5R 50R 47.5 40 55L 100 355 315.5

EXTRA LIFTS FOR RECORDS
Catherine Dorrestyn: Cheat Curl 50
Monica Cook: 1H Dumbbell Snatch 25R
Monica Cook: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar 45R
Sharni Clifford: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar 55R
Miriam Phillips: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar 70R
Monica Cook: 2H Clean and Press 2″ Bar 45
Catherine Dorrestyn: 2H Clean and Press 2″ Bar 46
Catherine Dorrestyn: 1H Hack Lift 57.5R
Sharni Clifford: 1H Hack Lift 57.5L
Miriam Phillips: 1H Hack Lift 85R
Monica Cook: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 120
Catherine Dorrestyn: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 105
Miriam Phillips: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 145

MENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT Curl Sn1 VB1 BP C&P Hack Strad TOT PTS
Bill Kappel 72 71.4 55 35R 65L 85 65 90R 145 540 740.9
Al Myers 51 101.2 80 50R 85R 120 55 130R 210 730 688.1
Peter Phillips 63 98.2 62.5 40R 77.5R 112.5 60 87.5R 170 610 647.2
Javan Waller 46 114.7 85 55L 70L 95 70 120L 220 715 603.7
Alex Biasin  49 123.8 80 44R 72.5R 140 85 90R 170 681.5 569.5
Denny Habecker  75  87.1 50 22.5R 45R 82.5 55 80R 110 445 553.4
Steven Charles  36  86.5 60 40R 72.5L 75 60 95L 170 572.5 525.6
Tom Davies  74 76.3 45 20R 60R 60 46 60R 100 391 522.2
John Mahon 34 121.1 80 42.5R 70R 135 93 90R 167.5 678 520.8
Sam Trew 34 126.7 75 51L 85R 105 70 100L 185 671 504.1
Robin Lukosius 63 99.5 65 30R 65R 70 45 80R 120 475 500.5
Douglas dePrada 24 113.1 90 50R 67.5L 112.5 70 70R 140 600 476.8
Russ Cook 55 76.2 40 27.5L 55L 62.5 40 67.5L 100 392.5 451.0

EXTRA LIFTS FOR RECORDS
Denny Habecker: 1H Dumbbell Snatch 26R
Tom Davies: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar Lift 63R
Denny Habecker: 1H 2″ Vertical Bar Lift 50R
Russ Cook: 1H Hack Lift 80L
Russ Cook: Straddle Deadlift with 2″ Bar 102.5
John Mahon: 2H Clean and Press 2″ Bar 97.5
Alex Biasin: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 185
Sam Trew: Straddle Deadlift 2″ Bar 195

Notes: All lifts recorded in kilograms. BWT is bodyweight in kilograms.  R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total kilograms lifted.  PTS are overall points adjusted for age and BWT corrections.  Robin Lukosius and Douglas de Prada did not weigh in on day 2.  Steven Charles was in the 85 KG class on day 2, and all other lifters weighed in in the same class on day 2.

BEST LIFTER AWARDS

Bill Kappel Overall Best Mens Lifter and Best Master Lifter
Monica Cook Overall Best Womens Lifter and Best Master Lifter
Steven Charles Best Overall Mens Senior Lifter
Miriam Phillips Best Overall Womens Senior Lifter

 

World Championships

By John Mahon

MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 IAWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The time is fast approaching again for the IAWA World Championships. This year IAWA’s premier event is being held in Perth, Western Australia. This will the 4th time that the World Championships will be held in Australia.

2017 is a big year for IAWA as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The first World Championships were held in 1988 and IAWA has held a World Championships every year since then.

The World Championships is ran over 2 days, traditionally on the 1st weekend of October, and consists of 6 -7 all-round lifts. The lifts are different every championships and it test the lifters over-all strength and power.

This year the championships has 7 lifts over the 2 days. 4 lifts on day one and 3 lifts on day two.

DAY 1

Cheat Curl
One Hand Dumbbell Snatch
One Hand Vertical Lift with 2″ Bar
Bench Press Feet in Air

DAY 2

Clean and Press 2” Bar
One Hand Hack Lift
Straddle Deadlift 2” Bar

The World Championships is a special event to be apart of. It is not a championship for professional athletes. It is a championships for amateur athletes from novice to experienced, junior to senior. No prize money, just a great time competing against and creating life long friendships with other lifting enthusiasts from around the globe. The 2017 IAWA World Championships will be held on September 30th to October 1st. There is no qualifying for the World Championships. To be eligible to compete you just need to be a member of an affiliated IAWA association.

Click here for the ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM

Entry Form (PDF) – 2017 World Championships Entry Form

For more information on the 2017 World Championships contact the meet promotor John Mahon at jflmahon@gmail.com or allroundweightliftingwa@gmail.com.

World Championships

by Al Myers

2016 IAWA World Championships

Group picture from the 2016 IAWA World Championships.

Group picture from the 2016 IAWA World Championships.

I just returned from another outstanding IAWA World Championships in Lebanon, PA.  The meet was promoted by Denny and Judy Habecker.  Denny and Judy are VERY experienced meet promotors and like always, promoted a tremendous competition.  They go beyond just putting on a great meet – they provide generous hospitality and treat the lifters like family.

Worlds this year was represented by the USA, England, Scotland, Australia, and Finland.  Year after year the IAWA gets lifters from overseas regardless where the World Championships are held.  Australia was represented by Peter Phillips and Finland by Timo Lauttamus.  Both these guys represented their countries well, with both winning  world championships in their age and bodyweight classes.  Peter placed fifth overall and Timo placed 2nd overall. Timo had a couple of HUGE lifts: a 211 kg 2″ 2″bar vertical bar lift and a 227.5 kg Ciavattone Deadlift.  George Dick represented Scotland, and England was represented by Peter Tryner, Graham Saxton, Steve Gardner, and Karen Gardner.

The overall Womens Champion was Kim Lydon.  She edged out Karen Gardner from England. Karen is an extremely talented and seasoned all-rounder. I have watched Karen lift many times and she appeared to me to lift more weight than anytime I remember. This was Kim’s first time competing in the IAWA World Championships. If Kim keeps involved I expect this will be the first of many Overall Championships for her.

Peter Tryner, of England, being presented the World Championship Belt by meet director Denny Habecker and meet announcer Steve Gardner.

Peter Tryner, of England, being presented the World Championship Belt by meet director Denny Habecker and meet announcer Steve Gardner.

The overall Men’s Champion was Pete Tryner of England.  Pete came in well prepared for this World Championships and lifted superbly.  Pete is a class-act individual – and as well as being a gifted lifter he represents himself well on the platform.  I like to see “good guys” like Pete being crowned as our Overall Best Lifter at Worlds as he will represent the organization well.  For this great accomplishment Pete was awarded the Championship Belt which is a travelling belt that Pete will get to hold for the upcoming year.

A wonderful banquet was held after the World Championships!

A wonderful banquet was held after the World Championships!

There was so much great lifting at this meet that if I was going to go into detail it would be more than anyone would want to read so I will let the below meet results speak for themselves.  After the meet we had a very nice banquet and awards ceremony which gave a nice ending to a great weekend of lifting.

MEET RESULTS:

2016 IAWA World Championships
New York Fitness
October 8th and 9th, 2016

Meet Director: Denny and Judy Habecker

Meet Announcers: Steve Gardner and Al Myers

Meet Scorekeepers: Judy Habecker and Rocky Morrison

Meet Loaders: John Horn, Terry Barlet, Barry Bryan, Barry Pensyl, Dean Ross

Meet Officials: George Dick, Graham Saxton, Frank Ciavattone, Scott Schmidt, LaVerne Myers, Denny Habecker, Dennis Mitchell

Lifts: Continental Clean, Pullover and Push, 2 hands 2″ Vertical Bar Lift, Alternate Grip Clean and Press, One Hand Clean and Jerk, Ciavattone Deadlift

WOMENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT CC PP VB CP 1CJ DL TOT PTS
Kim Lydon USA 20 69.7 52.5 60 75 40 25L 100 362.5 491.3
Karen Gardner England 57 76.2 45 45 90 27.5 20R 95 322.5 482.2

Extra attempts for record:
Karen Gardner 2″ 2 Bar Vertical Bar Lift 95KG
Karen Gardner RH Clean and Jerk 23KG

MENS DIVISION

Lifter Age BWT CC PP VB CP 1CJ DL TOT PTS
Pete Tryner England 44 86.5 127.5 145 170 80 55R 190 767.5 749.9
Timo Lauttamus Finland 37 93.4 110 105 210 70 52.5R 227.5 775 681.4
Al          Myers USA 50 101.8 100 115 150 55 50R 185 655 610.1
Denny Habecker USA 74 87.0 60 95 105 52.5 30R 120 462.5 609.4
Peter Phillips Australia 62 101.5 70 90 120 50 40R 160 530 547.9
Graham Saxton England 54 120.6 90 122.5 120 52.5 50R 157.5 592.5 524.3
LaVerne Myers USA 72 106.5 65 60 150 20 20L 140 455 522.0
Dean Ross USA 73 113.3 60 80 110 40 25R 130 445 501.7
Scott Schmidt USA 63 105.2 70 80 120 55 25R 130 480 490.9
Art Montini USA 88 77.3 30 50 60 15 10R 90 255 430.5
Mark Raymond USA 53 106.5 65 60 145 50 15L 125 460 429.7
George Dick Scotland 67 144.2 57.5 65 115 42.5 30R 150 460 422.5
Aidan Habecker USA 13 58.0 42.5 35 90  22.5 17.5R 75 282.5 420.9
Dennis Mitchell USA 84 66.6 32.5 35 50 12.5 12.5R 80 222.5 394.9
Rocky Morrison USA 54 129.2 45 45 100 45 20L 140 395 338.0
Steve Gardner England 59 167.0 47.5 60 100 30 25R 100 362.5 304.6
Tony Patterson USA 54 79.8 0 0 125 0 0 145 270 298.9
Frank Ciavattone USA 61 135.0 0 0 115 0 0 188 302.5 268.9

Extra attempts for record:
Timo Lauttamus 2″ 2 bar Vertical Lift 211KG
George Dick RH Clean and Jerk 30.5KG
George Dick Ciavattone DL 151KG
Denny Habecker Pullover and Push 96KG
Aidan Habecker 2″ 2 Bar Vertical Bar Lift 95KG
Dennis Mitchell Alternate Grip Clean and Press 15KG

Notes: All lifts recorded in kilograms. BWT is bodyweight recorded in kilograms.  R and L designate right and left arms. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are overall adjusted points corrected for age and bodyweight adjustments.

Title Results from the 2016 World Championships

Aiden Habecker – Junior 60 k Champion
Kim Lydon – ladies 70 k Champion
Karen Gardner – ladies 80 k Champion
Dennis Mitchell – Masters 80+ 70 k Champion
Art Montini – Masters 85+ 80 k Champion
Denny Habecker – Masters 70+ 90 k Champion
Laverne Myers – Masters 70+ 110 k Champion
Dean Ross -Masters 70+ 115 k Champion
Rocky Morrison – Masters 50+ 125+ Champion
Steve Gardner – Masters 55+ 125+ Champion
Tony Patterson – Masters 50+ 80 k Champion
Peter Tryner – Masters 40+ 85 k Champion
Timo Lauttamus – Open 95 k Champion
Al Myers – Masters 50+ 105 k Champion
Peter Phillips – Masters 60+ 105 k Champion
Scott Schmidt – Masters 60+ 110 k Champion
Mark Raymond – Masters 50+ 110 k Champion
Graham Saxton – Masters 50+ 125 k Champion
Frank Ciavattone – Masters 60+ 125+ Champion
George Dick – Masters 65+ 125+ Champion

Best Lifter Awards
Junior – Aiden Habecker
Female Open – Kim Lydon
Female Master – Karen Gardner
M 40+ – Peter Tryner
M 50+ – Al Myers
M 55+ – Steve Gardner
M 60+ – Peter Phillips
M 65+ – George Dick
M 70+ – Denny Habecker
M 80+ – Dennis Mitchell
M 85+ – Art Montini

Overall Men’s Best Lifter Rankings
1st – Peter Tryner
2nd – Timo Lauttamus
3rd – Al Myers
4th – Denny Habecker
5th – Peter Phillips

World Championships

by Steve Gardner

Lifters competing in the 2015 IAWA World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lifters competing in the 2015 IAWA World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 28th Annual IAWA World All Round Weightlifting Championships

With 34 lifters representing: England, Scotland, USA, Ireland, Wales and Finland, completing 7 disciplines over the two days, it certainly made for a very busy weekend. The lifting ran through very smooth, and it was great to see that all of the lifters were engaged in loading and spotting and refereeing when they weren’t lifting, many hands make light work and the enthusiasm produced in the room was just electric. We were treated to excellent lifting across the board, with bags full of records (and some great records too) being broken. It was great to see eight female competitors taking part, and a great mix of Open Division, Juniors and Masters as well. Once again several new lifters were on the platform, and all showed great promise for the future. Well done to David McFadzean and his support team at Castlemilk for promoting a great event. It was really nice that the youngest Competitor: Liam Keddy celebrated his 14th Birthday on the first day of competition, and the oldest: Art Montini celebrated his 88th Birthday on the second day too, thanks to Janet Dick, Judy Habecker and Karen Gardner for arranging the cake, it was a great surprise for Art. Well done to all lifters but especially to the Overall Champion: Mark Haydock who received the new IAWA Championship Belt that had been supplied by members of David’s family to be used as a perpetual Award at the World Championships. Fitting that Mark finished the day with a huge 300 kilos Straddle Deadlift! This was without a doubt another fantastic event in IAWA World Championships History….

Meet Results (PDF) – RESULTS Worlds FBOOK

Worlds this weekend!

by Al Myers

A year sure goes by fast!  The IAWA World Championships are this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland.  This is the HIGHLIGHT event in the IAWA every year. Here are some updates that everyone should be aware of:

The 2015 IAWA World Championships – Glasgow, Scotland
by Steve Gardner

This great event is almost upon us and the athletes officials organisers will all be making final preparations….

Some Reminders:
The World Council Meeting is at 7pm on Friday 9th October at the Castlemilk Centre.

The lifting Venue is: Castlemilk Community Centre – 121 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow, Scotland G45 9UG Tel: 0141 634 2233.

The Weigh in Both Days is at 9am – Lifting both days starts at 10am..

The Banquet is on Sunday 11th October following the lifting: 7.30pm Sit Down at: St Andrew’s in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, Calton, Glasgow, G1 5PP.

Its going to be a great event, two Platforms running, two flights of lifters….when you weigh in check your flight and group, all lifters (almost to the man and woman) will be helping out in the group they are not lifting in as Referees or Loaders…this is the beauty of the organisation EVERYONE pitches in to help the event flourish… dont forget when you get there check the schedule for your designated duties and lifting groups… Have a good one everyone…ITS GOING TO BE GREAT!!!!

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