About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

The USAWA was formed to continue the long standing tradition of old-time weightlifters like Eugen Sandow, Louis Cyr, Arthur Saxon, Hermann Goerner, Warren Lincoln Travis, and many others. We strive to preserve the history of the original forms of weightlifting, which in the past has been referred to as “odd lifting”. Many of the lifts we perform are based on stage acts or challenge lifts of old-time strongmen.

HISTORY

The USAWA was organized in 1987 and was a charter member of the International All-Round Weightlifting Association. The USAWA has over 200 recognized lifts and 10,000 plus records, so any strength athlete can find their niche. We have a drug testing program to insure drug free lifting. Numerous local meets and a National Championships are held each year to find true “all-round” weightlifters.

USAWA OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD

President
Denny Habecker
637 North 11th Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17046
Phone: 717-272-5077

Vice President
Chad Ullom
2401 SW 35th Terr
Topeka, KS  66611
Phone: 785-233-2466

Secretary/Treasurer
Al Myers
1126 Eden Road
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-479-2264

At Large Executive Board Member
Dennis Mitchell
4457 Silsby Road
University Heights, OH 44118
Phone: 216-381-1287

At Large Executive Board Member
Scott Schmidt
2571 Glenmore Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440-892-1869

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT DIRECTORS

Website Director: Al Myers

Records Director: Al Myers

Officials Director: Joe Garcia

Drug Enforcement Director: Chad Ullom

Awards Director: Al Myers

Postal Meet Director: Denny Habecker

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