by Al Myers
It’s the first of May, the grass is green and growing and some days it feels like the start of summer. It’s also time to START something NEW in the USAWA. As the USAWA Awards Director, I am going to take reign on this and start awarding a USAWA LIFTER OF THE MONTH from now on. This award will primarily be a recognition award because there will not be any “cash prize” or “large trophy” to go with it. But every month I see great performances in the USAWA and I would like to have some way of honoring these performances by our membership. The selection of this award will be based on my judgement alone, and will take in factors such as outstanding performances, great lifts, participation, records set, and meets won. I sure don’t mind if someone makes recommendations to me either for someone they think should be the recipient of it for the month.
Now for the first winner of the LIFTER OF THE MONTH for April 2012 – it goes to our USAWA Vice President Chad Ullom for his outstanding win in the Eastern Open Postal Meet, over what I would consider, one of the toughest field of opponents in any postal meet we have had to date. Chad capped off his win by performing a Continental to Belt with 500 pounds, which is the most ever done in the USAWA in this lift.
Congratulations to Chad for being the USAWA Lifter of the Month for April!