by Al Myers
I was thinking the other day about the history of the number of records set in the USAWA throughout the years. Joe Garcia has been the Official Records Chairman since the beginning of the USAWA, and has entered THOUSANDS of records into our Record List. Joe’s efforts on this has been impressive and the USAWA owes him a lot of thanks for all the work he has done in giving us a 20 plus year Record List. The list is now approaching 10,000 line items in length. But, what years have the most records been set in? This can’t possible be answered because records are continually broken and the list updated, so an absolute count is about impossible for any year except the most current year. However, we can count the records that are STILL on the books from previous years. Well, I did this and found the results interesting so I am going to share my research with you!
As you can see, 2005 was the year that resulted in the MOST records. The last three years there has been a drop-off. But it appears 2010 is off to a good start – maybe THIS YEAR will be the year the most records are set??
Congratulations to Dave Glasgow for passing the Official’s Test and becoming an USAWA Official!