by Al Myers
The countdown is “under way” for the 2012 IAWA World Championships to be held October 6-7 in Salina Kansas. It’s now time to get your room booked. The host hotel in Salina will be the Ramada Conference Center and Hotel. Some of you might remember this place from a prior event I hosted, as it was the meet venue site for the 2006 USAWA National Championships. At that time it was a Holiday Inn. This hotel is a nice place for a good price. My cohort Scott Tully talked them into giving us a group rate at $61 per night, but to get this rate you must use this code word when making your reservations – “IAWA”. I hope everyone can remember that one!
The Dino Training Center (which is the meet venue) is less than a 2 minute drive from this hotel, and you can walk it in only about 5 minutes. There are lots of great eating places very close as well. The Ramada even has a big pool inside to let you cool off after a hard day of lifting, as well a bar to get yourself rehydrated! This rate should also include a free continental breakfast. The best way to make your reservations is to go to their website and either book it online, or give them a call: