by Al Myers
The results of the 2013 USAWA Postal Championships are in!!! It’s been another good year of postal meets within the USAWA, with 11 lifters taking part in our postal meet grand finale. The big winners in the Postal Championships are WOMEN – RUTH JACKSON and MEN – DAN WAGMAN. Congrats to both of these exceptionally lifters for their big victories. On top of their lifting talents, both Ruth and Dan are great representatives of the USAWA.
I want to mention some of the top lifts and other “stats”. The biggest weight lifted in the one arm clean and jerk was 140 pounds by Chad Ullom and myself. Chad had the heaviest dumbbell cheat curl at 210 pounds, and my 550 pound heels together deadlift was the heaviest lifted. Denny Habecker was the oldest lifter entered at 71 years of age, and Eric Todd was the youngest at 38. Ruth was the lightest lifter entered at 107 pounds, and Lance Foster the heaviest at 330 pounds.
I especially want to thank John Wilmot in his “send off” meet as the USAWA Postal Director. This position will be taken over by Denny Habecker for 2014. John wrote me a short letter when sending me the results. In it he said, “With Denny Habecker as the new Postal Meet Director the postal meets are in very good hands!” I agree – and I am looking forward to another great year of postal meets in the USAWA.
2013 USAWA Postal Championships
December 31st, 2013
Meet Director: John Wilmot
Lifts: Clean and Jerk – One Arm, Cheat Curl – 2 Dumbbells, Deadlift – Heels Together
Lifters with Certified Officials:
Barry Bryan – Certified Official Denny Habecker
Denny Habecker – Certified Official Barry Bryan
Al Myers – Certified Official Chad Ullom
Chad Ullom – Certified Official Al Myers
Eric Todd – Certified Official Lance Foster
Lance Foster - Certified Official Eric Todd
Lifters with non-official judges:
Ruth Jackson – Judge Dan Wagman
Dan Wagman – Judge Ruth Jackson
Samuel Rogers – Judge Orie Barnett
John Wilmot – Judge Emile LeMoigne
Orie Barnett – Judge Samuel Rogers
NOTES: BWT is bodyweight in pounds. All lifts recorded in pounds. R & L stand for right and left. TOT is total pounds lifted. PTS are overall points adjusted for age and bodyweight.