by Al Myers
Dan Wagman performing a Feet in the Air Bench Press at the 2014 Dino Gym Record Day. Dan set a new record with a lift of 375 pounds!
Last weekend was a full weekend of great lifting at the Dino Gym! Sunday picked up where Saturday left off with 5 lifters attempting to break/set new USAWA records. I was surprised to see 3 new faces on Sunday who could not make the Grip Champs – Chad Ullom, Doug Kressly and Logan Kressly. Dan Wagman and Ruth Jackson where the only Saturday lifters who made the full two day competition.
The record day started off strong with Dan setting a new USAWA record in the Bench Press – Feet in Air. Dan broke a long standing record held by the great Barry Bryan (at 374 lbs. set in 1990) with a lift of 375 pounds. It was a very impressive lift. Dan then backed it up with a record in the Bench Press – Reverse Grip at 350 pounds.
Ruth lifted fantastic as usual. She set several new records – with some outstanding lifts in the Vertical Bar Deadlifts. She also completed her official’s practical on this day. Once the paperwork has been approved – she will be added to the official’s list as a Level One Official.
Chad Ullom picked several of his favorite lifts to set new records in (Arthur Lift, Ziegler Clean, Continental to Belt). Looked solid and strong as ever!
I was glad to see Doug and Logan back to the gym. These two made my Dino Challenge in January as well. Doug upped his teeth lift record from the Dino Challenge, and then helped Logan to many new records. Logan had some tremendous marks – Fulton Bar Deadlift of 352, Dinnie Lift of 550, and a front squat of 300. He tried 320 in the front squat, and took it way too deep to recover from. That’s a huge front squat for a young kid only 15!
Overall, a great day for the everyone!!!
My companion in the gym during the meet - Dan's dog Gram - short for Hamilton vom Naglersee.
Dino Gym Record Day
Dino Gym, Abilene, Kansas
February 9th, 2014
Meet Director: Al Myers
Officials (1-official system used): Al Myers, Chad Ullom In-training Ruth Jackson
Scorekeeper: Al Myers
Lifters and Lifts:
Ruth Jackson – 52 years old, 108 lbs. BWT
Clean and Press – Alternate Grip: 80 lbs.
Jackson Press: 75 lbs.
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 bars, 2″: 176 lbs.
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 bars, 1″: 202 lbs.
Deadlift – Fulton Bar: 187 lbs.
Squat – Front: 120 lbs.
Logan Kressly – 14 years old, 168 lbs. BWT
Squat – Front: 300 lbs.
Deadlift – Fulton Bar: 352 lbs.
Deadlift – Reeves: 155 lbs.
Dinnie Lift: 550 lbs.
Dan Wagman – Open, 184 lbs. BWT
Bench Press – Feet in Air: 375 lbs.
Bench Press – Reverse Grip: 350 lbs.
Bent Over Row: 300 lbs.
Curl – Cheat, 2 Dumbells: 160 lbs.
Doug Kressly – 34 years old, 286 lbs. BWT
Teeth Lift: 179 lbs.
Chad Ullom – 42 years old, 255 lbs. BWT
Ziegler Clean: 182 lbs.
Teeth Lift: 200 lbs.
Arthur Lift: 220 lbs.
Continental to Belt: 440 lbs.
Snatch – On Knees: 115 lbs.