by Al Myers
I’m going to make one last “plug” for the Dino Challenge, which is this coming Saturday. This is a meet you DO NOT want to miss! It is the FIRST EVER Oldtime Strongman Competition sanctioned by the USAWA. There is no entry deadline for this one – so at this point just SHOW UP and ENTER! Even if you don’t feel prepared for it, enter and have a fun day lifting. You will be glad you did. This Oldtime Strongman Competition will be quite different than other strongman competitions. Modern strongman equipment and apparatuses will not be used – such as Atlas stones, steel logs, and steel yokes. Instead, each event is based on a strength feat of an Oldtime Strongman. Also, the rules of the USAWA will be followed in regards to scoring, which are much different than other strongman competitions. Each lifters total poundage will be adjusted for bodyweight and age. Another big difference is supportive gear is NOT ALLOWED, with the exception of belts and wrist wraps. This means no elbow or knee sleeves, no supportive shorts, and no knee or elbow wraps. Chalk may be used – but no tacky. This competition will be drug tested. The USAWA is a drug free organization and all Oldtime Strongman Competitions sanctioned by the USAWA will be tested (which is ALSO different from other strongman competitions). There is no entry fee to enter, but you must be a member of the USAWA. Membership dues are $25 and you may join on Saturday. I will have forms available.
This Oldtime Strongman Competition is gearing up to be one of the largest attended meets in recent history in the USAWA. Come and be part of it!