by Al Myers
It’s hard for me to believe that 3 years have went this fast! That’s the last time Steve Gardner promoted the IAWA Gold Cup in Burton, England. I remember it like yesterday - as my daughter Emily attended it with me and we did some 2-person lifting, including a 800 pound Male/Female deadlift. Steve is one of the best IAWA meet promoters in the organization. I’ve been to several of his comps and things are always well planned and well organized.
Plus this year it will be held at his new gym – The Burton Powerhouse All Round Weightlifting Academy. I’m very excited to see this new facility. I’ve seen pictures of it – but nothing compares to seeing it firsthand! Afterwards, there will be a banquet and awards presentation at the Branston Golf and Country Club. It will be a top notch affair. You have my word on that.
To qualify for the Gold Cup, you must be a current IAWA World Record Holder and be a current member of IAWA (being a current member of USAWA entitles you IAWA membership). You must also attempt an IAWA World Record on your opening attempt in your selected lift. You will be allowed one chosen lift for sure, and a second lift if time permits.
The other important detail is the entry deadline is October 11th. USAWA lifters must send their entry form to Steve by then, but he will allow overseas lifters to pay him when we get there.
The Gold Cup is one of the TWO prestigious IAWA events every year. It is a must-attend event for all serious IAWA lifters. Lets really represent the USAWA in England this October! If anyone has any questions on the Gold Cup and might be interested in attending, please contact me and I will help in answering any questions you may have.
2014 GOLD CUP INFO (pdf)
2014 GOLD CUP INFO (word document)
2014 IAWA GOLD CUP ENTRY (pdf)
2014 IAWA GOLD CUP ENTRY (word document)