By Joe Garcia
MEET RESULTS – THE 2011 ZERCHER MEET
The mighty have fallen. This last Saturday, Jan 29, the longest running meet in the USAWA, in fact dating prior to the formation of the USAWA, the Zercher meet was once again held in Clarks gym at Columbia, MO. At one time, it was one of the premier meets of our organization, but recently has fallen on small times. This one was no exception. We had a total of three people in the gym, Bill Clark who judged the meet; Tom Powell, our exceptional loader, who never lifts in any of these meets, but like clockwork, shows up to put the weights on the bars; and myself, the lone lifter in the meet. Quite a bit different from the ones back in the late 80’s, where we ran three platforms for the lifters. Consisting of 13 lifts, it makes for a hard day on the body.
On a side note, we may see Bill back lifting in the near future. He has been to Atlanta to see his favorite surgeon, and they will be replacing his shoulder down the road. That will be welcome news as he really can’t even move his arm more than about 3 – 4 inches at this point. Add a new hip and he’ll be good as new.
Since I have been favoring a rotator injury from last summer that started out with a fall from a horse, I pretty much knew that the overhead lifts and the bench weren’t going to be too outstanding for me. I was correct in that they were all down in poundages, though not as much as I thought they would be. In the other lifts, except for the Hand and Thigh, I either was able to do the same as last year or bettered a couple of the lifts. The older lifters in the association will understand how that becomes a victory. Anyway, for the most part I was happy with the results, and as always, enjoyed seeing Bill and we did end up at the Golden Corral for a late lunch.
2011 Zercher Meet
Clark’s Gym, Columbia, Missouri
January 29, 2011
Meet Director: Bill Clark
Official: Bill Clark
Loader: Tom Powell
Lifts: Leg Press, Heels Together Clean and Press, Clean and Jerk, Heels Together Deadlift, Bench – Feet in the Air, Hack Lift, One-Hand Deadlift, Zercher Lift, Steinborn, Neck Lift, Hand and Thigh, Hip Lift and Harness Lift.
|Lifter||Age||BWT||Lg Press||HT Press||C&J||HT Dead||Bench|
All results in pounds. BWT is bodyweight in pounds.