by Al Myers
MEET RESULTS – GOERNER DEADLIFT DOZEN PLUS ONE
The tradition of the Goerner Deadlift continues! After a postponement and a change of locations, the Goerner Deadlift has added another year to it’s rich history. Bill Clark graciously let me reschedule it at the Dino Gym after he cancelled it because of low entries, and only one entry was added as the result of the postponement. That one addition was Mike Murdock. So, overall the Goerner this year only attracted 3 lifters, which is still a pretty low turnout for a meet of this caliber. Rudy Bletscher and myself were the other two lifters.
Because of lack of available weekends left in December, the meet occurred this past Tuesday night. We started at 6 PM – which is a pretty late start for a meet that has 13 lifts!! We kept after it at a fast pace, and by the time we finished at 10 PM all of us were starting to feel the effects of the aches and pains in our backs from the multiple deadlift attempts! The real heated battle was between Rudy and Mike. Both of these guys are over 70 years old and are two tough characters! Together they teamed up at the 2010 USAWA Team Nationals last September to become the National Champs in Two-Man lifting in the 70 year age division. Who can forget their 2-Man Trap Bar Deadlift of 585 pounds at that meet??? Both these guys are great pullers – so I knew this was going to be a close battle between them. It was “nip & tuck” till the finger lifts, then Rudy’s experience with the Finger Deadlifts showed and he pulled out a tight win over Mike, and gathered second place overall.
My highlight of the meet was FINALLY officially registering a 400 pound plus One Arm Deadlift! I have worked for this for very long time, and this NIGHT was the NIGHT! My 405# One Arm Deadlift broke the record of 402# held by Kevin Fulton in the 40 year age group/115 kg class.
I want to thank Bill for allowing me to host the Goerner Deadlift this year, and to Rudy and Mike for showing up to make it a competitive event.
FULL MEET RESULTS:
Goerner Deadlift Dozen Plus One
Dino Gym, Holland, Kansas
December 14th, 2010
Meet Director: Al Myers
Officials (one official system used): Al Myers & Mike Murdock
Lifts: Deadlift – Heels Together, Jefferson Lift, Hack Lift, Deadlift – 2 Bars, Deadlift – Right Arm, Deadlift – Left Arm, Deadlift – Right Arm, No Thumb, Deadlift – Left Arm, No Thumb, Deadlift – Reeves, Deadlift – Middle Fingers, Deadlift – Ring Fingers, Deadlift – Index Fingers, Deadlift – Little Fingers
Rudy Bletscher – 75 years old & 220# bodyweight
Mike Murdock – 70 years old & 234# bodyweight
Al Myers – 44 years old & 244# bodyweight
|Lift||Rudy Bletscher||Mike Murdock||Al Myers|
|Deadlift – HT||265||265||551|
|DL – 2 Bars||220||265||551|
|DL – Rt Arm||154||154||405|
|DL – Lt Arm||154||154||353|
|DL – Rt, NT||132||132||220|
|DL – Lt, NT||132||132||200|
|DL – MF||135||115||234|
|DL – RF||95||45||140|
|DL – IF||140||95||140|
|DL – LF||45||45||95|
NOTES: All lifts recorded in pounds. Adj Points are adjusted points corrected for bodyweight and age.