Ledaig Record Breakers

BY DAVE GLASGOW 

THE AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT IN THE SPANKING NEW LEDAIG WEIGHT ROOM WAS WORKING HARD IN A FUTILE ATTEMPT TO COOL  THE 7 LIFTERS WHO WERE PRESENT TO BREAK RECORDS AND SHARE IN THE camaraderie OF THE IRON.  AGAIN, THIS YEAR, HEAT AND HUMIDITY WERE STIFLING BUT, UNDETERED, RECORDS FELL AND THE  NEW BORN WEIGHT ROOM HAD IT’S BAPTISM.

CHAD ULLOM CONTINUES TO AMAZE ME.  HAVING SPENT THE WHOLE DAY PRIOR IN 100 DEGREE TEMPS, NOT TO MENTION TRYING TO GIVE MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSITATION TO A SCOTCH BOTTLE THAT EVENING PRIOR, HE CAME TO LIFT SOME SERIOUS NUMBERS.  510# ON A NO THUMBS DL WOULD MAKE A LOAD FOR MOST FOLKS IN THE NORMAL GRIP!!  CHAD PULLED IT WITH NO PROBLEM.  ANOTHER OUTSTANDING LIFT WAS THE 95# FULL GARDENER.  THIS LIFT TAKES SO MANY ATTRIBUTES THAT, IN MY OPINION, IT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED THE BEST GAUGE OF STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND ATHLETIC ABILITY THERE IS.

HAVING DRIVEN ALMOST THREE HOURS THAT MORNING TO GET THERE, BEN EDWARDS SHOWED HIS MASTERY OF THE GRIP LIFTS.  TAKING 312# IN THE DEADLIFT, FULTON BAR, CIAVATTONE GRIP, HE FAIRLY RIPPED IT FROM THE FLOOR AND COULD HAVE DONE MUCH MORE.  HIS V-BAR LIFTS HAVE TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED.

MIKE MURDOCK, ANOTHER SURVIVOR FROM THE PRIOR DAYS ACTIVITIES, WAS PRESENT AND READY TO GO.  PRESSING 117# ON THE MAXEY PRESS GAVE HIM ALL THE CREDIBILITY HE NEEDED.  HAVING BEEN INFORMED THAT THE BAR WAS, INDEED, 117#, INSTEAD OF 105#, HE BROKE OUT INTO A BIG SMILE.  HOWEVER, AS IS HIS STYLE, HE MADE NO BIG SHOW OF IT.  MIKE IS A TRUE, HUMBLE SPORTSMAN…….AND A VERY STRICT JUDGE!!

LOOKING FOR ENOUGH RECORDS TO BREAK THAT COVETED CENTURY MARK, DEAN ROSS WAS NOT AWARE, UNTIL AFTER WE HAD FINISHED, THAT HE HAD ALREADY SURPASSED THAT NUMBER.  WITH THE VERY RECENT CHANGES IN THE CRITERIA OF ELEGIBILITY FOR A RECORD TO ‘COUNT’, DEAN WAS ALREADY THERE!  REGARDLESS, DEAN CAME LOADED FOR BEAR AND PUT UP THIRTEEN NEW RECORDS!!

THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE LEDAIG TEAM AND THE USAWA, IS MY UNCLE KENNY ‘UNC’ GLASGOW.  HE CAME TO ME ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO INQUIRING IF HE COULD JOIN ME IN MY LIFTING!!  HE HAS NOT MISSED A WORKOUT SINCE AND HAS PROVED TO BE A GREAT TRAINING PARTNER.  SEVENTY FIVE YEARS OF AGE IS NOT A ‘NORMAL ‘ AGE TO START A LIFTING CAREER, BUT, HERE HE IS.  WE HAVE TRAINED SEVERAL LIFTS IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS WEEKEND AND HE HIT EVERY ONE OF THE GOALS WE SET!!!  OF PARTICULAR INTEREST WAS HIS DEADLIFT, ONE HAND, LEFT.  MY RECORD LIST POSTED ONE NUMBER AND, COME TO FIND OUT, THE RECORD WAS 10# MORE THAN WE THOUGHT.  A SHORT CONVERSATION FOLLOWED, ENDING WITH HIM SAYING, “LET’S GO GET IT!”  SO, HE DID!!!  WITH EASE!!  THEN TURNED AROUND TO PULL 10 MORE POUNDS THAN THE POSTED RECORD!!!  GREAT EFFORT, UNC!!!

HAVING GONE FULL THROTTLE FOR MORE THAN A WEEK BUILDING THE WEIGHT ROOM, PREPARATIONS FOR THE GAMES AND THEN ALL THE GENERAL ‘RUNNING AROUND’ ASSOCIATED IN MANAGING THINGS, I WAS NOT ANXIOUS TO DO ANY LIFTING.  MY BUTT WAS DRAGGING AS AN OLD, TIRED COON DOG WHO HAD BEEN RUN ALL NIGHT.  HOWEVER, WHEN THE INCH BAR WAS PULLED OUT, I KNEW I HAD TO DO A COUPLE RECORDS JUST SO I COULD SAY I DID IT IN RECOGNITION OF THE VIRGIN FACILITY.

FINALLY,  WHILE LARRY ‘FLOYD’ TRAUB DID NOT LIFT, I NEED TO MENTION THAT IT WAS DUE TO HIS HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND FRIENDSHIP THAT WE HAD A FACILITY AT ALL.  IT IS NOT MANY FOLKS WHO WOULD WORK IN 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURES, 14 TO 16 HOUR DAYS, FOR A WEEK TO HELP OUT A FRIEND. AS HE HAD TO LEAVE THE DAY OF THE RECORD BREAKERS, HE WAS MAKING A ‘TO DO LIST’ FOR ME TO FINISH THE PROJECT.  I AM TRULY BLESSED AND HUMBLED THAT HE WOULD DO THIS FOR ME.  WORDS CAN NOT  CONVEY MY APPRECIATION.  TO QUOTE FORREST GUMP, “EVEN I KNOW THAT FRIENDSHIP LIKE THAT DOES’NT COME AROUND EVERY DAY.”  ENOUGH SAID……

WE HOPE TO HAVE MORE TURN OUT NEXT YEAR.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

MEET RESULTS

Ledaig Record Breakers
Rainbow Bend, Kansas
July 15th, 2012

Meet Director:  Dave Glasgow

Officials:  Dave Glasgow,  Chad Ullom, Mike Murdock

Lifts:

Chad Ullom – 40 years, 253# BWT

Curl – Reverse Grip: 115#
Deadlift – No Thumbs: 510#
Gardner – Full: 95#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right: 129#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left: 129#
Clean and Jerk – Behind Neck: 225#

Ben Edwards – 37 years, 205# BWT

Deadlift – No Thumb, Right: 220#
Deadlift – No Thumb, Left: 220#
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, Right: 254#
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 1 Bar, 2″, Left: 242#
Deadlift – Fulton Bar, Ciavattone Grip: 312#

Dean Ross – 69 years, 272# BWT

Rectangular Fix: 65#
Curl – Reverse Grip: 75#
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, Right Arm: 175#
Deadlift – Ciavattone Grip, Left Arm: 165#
Deadlift – No Thumbs: 315#
Squat – 12″ Base: 145#
Squat – Front: 145#
Bench Press – Hands Together: 145#
Maxey Press: 112#
Deadlift – Dumbbell, right: 127#
Deadlift – Dumbbell, left: 127#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, left: 59#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, right: 59#

Dave Glasgow – 59 years, 249# BWT

Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Right: 129#
Deadlift – Inch Dumbbell, Left: 109#

Mike Murdock – 72 years, 224# BWT

Curl – Reverse Grip: 75#
Deadlift – Trap Bar: 270#
Squat – Front: 170#
Maxey Press: 117#
Deadlift – Fingers, Index: 95#

Ken Glasgow – 75 years, 219# BWT

Deadlift – One Arm, Right: 175#
Deadlift – Trap Bar: 280#
Squat – 12″ Base: 145#
Bench Press – Feet in Air: 105#

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