by Al Myers
Chad Ullom, the new USAWA Vice President to be, has developed a group Facebook page for the USAWA. Chad already has several pictures from various all-round weightlifting meets on it. It is set up in a way that anyone may put pictures from competitions on it so everyone can enjoy them. Thanks Chad for getting this started.
Mary McConnaughey has recently registered her club, Heartland Armwrestling, as a club member in the USAWA. Mary has competed in several All-Round meets in the past and always brings several young competitors to the meets. I always enjoy it when Mary is at a meet I’m at because she encourages all the lifters non-stop. Just don’t challenge her in the Finger Lifts or she’ll beat you!! Welcome Mary and Heartland Armwrestling
I have several Rule Books printed up and available for sale. They are $30 each (including shipping) and contain color pictures.
A few weeks ago I covered a story in which Thom Van Vleck, of the Jackson Weightlifting Club, blew up a Hot Water Bottle. Now I have a video of him doing it – which was taken at the McPherson Highland Games on September 26th. To see the video – Click Here
Thom Van Vleck and the JWC are hosting their first ever All-Round Weightlifting competition on Saturday, November 21st, 2009. It will be a record day. For those who have not been to the JWC Training Hall, make a point to attend this event. The JWC is a club filled with history, much of which is prominently displayed on the walls of the gym. You will also be intrigued by the collection of Old Time Weightlifting equipment – such as old Jackson and York plates.
When the scoresheet for the IAWA World Team Postal Competition was double checked, an error was found in the scoring. This mistake resulted in a big change – making the Hastings Warriors of England the Overall Team Champions. The team of the Hastings Warriors included Nick Swain, Phillipe Crisp, and Sam Hills. This was the only mistake – all the other results are the same. Congratulations to the Hastings Warriors.