by Joe Garcia
DEANNA SPRINGS MEMORIAL MEET
On October 5, 1995 Deanna Springs was killed in a car accident. Her husband Al, a long time member of the USAWA, and also her coach, created the Deanna Springs Memorial Meet in her honor. The first event was held March 30, 1996 in Al’s garage in St. Joseph MO. There were 5 contestants who showed up, Amorkor Allennunking, Dennis Mitchell, Al Springs, Bill Clark and myself. For the first two years the lifts were the Crucifix, Cheat Curl, Jefferson Lift, Zercher Lift, and the Hand and Thigh. In 1998 a new lift was created, called the Deanna lift, which is a combination of the Hand and Thigh and the Zercher. That lift replaced the Zercher and the Hip Lift replaced the Jefferson Lift, with the 5 lifts remaining the same for the event over the years. This year three of those original participants, Al, Bill and myself were on hand though Bill was limited to the role of head Judge. Rounding out the cast were Dean Ross and Lance Foster. Mike Murdock was at the gym but elected not to lift in the competition.
Deanna Springs Meet
March 23rd, 2013
Meet Director: Bill Clark
Officials (3 official system used): Bill Clark, Joe Garcia, Mike Murdock
Lifts: Crucifix, Curl – Cheat, Deanna Lift, Hand and Thigh Lift, Hip Lift
Extra Lifts for Record:
Dave Beversdorf – HVT - Age 46 – Left Hand Bench Press – 150lbs
All weights are listed in pounds. Points are adjusted points for age and bodyweight.