by Thom Van Vleck
I have just received word from USAWA Secretary Al Myers that my application to hold a team challenge postal meet has been accepted. This will be a postal meet that will consist of 5 lifts and 3 men per team. Total weight lifted by all three men will be the deciding factor of victory. The time frame will be from the first of July to the end of August. No age or bodyweight adjustments…just “Straight Weight” lifted, hence the meet name.
The lifts will be:
1. Continental to the Chest
2. Push Press from the Rack,
3. Shoulder Drop
4. Cheat Curl
5. 1” Vertical Bar Deadlift w/2 bars.
The JWC team members will be Thom Van Vleck, John O’Brien, and Josh Hettinger.
I know that the Dino Gym has already answered the challenge and I hope that other USAWA members will put together a team and join us. I have already highlighted the Shoulder Drop and I will be doing stories on the other lifts soon!