by Al Myers
I have finally tabulated the final rankings for the 2010 USAWA Postal Series. The USAWA Postal Series consists of 4 quarterly postal competitions – the Eastern Open in March, the Middle Atlantic in June, the Delaware Valley in September, and the National Postal Meet in December. John Wilmot has been the meet director for these Postal Meets for several years now. He deserves recognition for all his hard work – organizing the competitions, calculating the meet results, and sending out award certificates to the winners. Thank you John on behalf of the USAWA!!
The Postal Series Ranking is done using this simple scoring system. Each lifter accumulates points based on their overall placing in each postal meet. For example, if there are 10 lifters entered, first place receives 10 points and the last place finisher receives 1 point. This way EVERY lifter at least receives some points toward their yearly ranking total. If more lifters are entered – more points goes to the winner. The National Postal Meet is worth DOUBLE POINTS since it is the most important competition in our Postal Meet Series.
For the 2010 Postal Series, 21 men and 1 woman lifter participated. Only TWO lifters participated in all 4 postal meets – Denny Habecker and John Wilmot. The National Postal Meet was the most participated in with 16 entrants.
Top Ten Men Final Rankings
1. 50 points – Al Myers
2. 38 points – Mark Mitchell
3. 35 points – Joe Ciavattone Jr.
4. 34 points – Chad Ullom
5. 28 points – Denny Habecker
T. 28 points – Scott Tully
T. 28 points – Chuck Cookson
8. 26 points – Orie Barnett
9. 25 points – Randy Smith
10. 21 points – Joe Ciavattone Sr.
Top Women Final Rankings
1. 3 points – Helen Kahn
BEST LIFTER AWARDS
Women Best Lifter – Helen Kahn
Junior Men Best Lifter – Joe Ciavattone Jr.
Men Senior 20-39 Best Lifter – Chad Ullom
Men Master 40-44 Best Lifter – Al Myers
Men Master 45-49 Best Lifter – Orie Barnett
Men Master 50-54 Best Lifter – Mark Mitchell
Men Master 55-59 Best Lifter – Randy Smith
Men Master 60-64 Best Lifter – John Wilmot
Men Master 65-69 Best Lifter – Denny Habecker
Men Master 70-74 Best Lifter – Mike Murdock
Men Master 75-79 Best Lifter – Rudy Bletscher