RECORDS FALL AT NATIONALS!

by Al Myers

Overall Women's BEST LIFTER Susan Sees set the most records at the 2012 USAWA National Champinships, with a total of 18 new records.

I have finally found time to look over the records that fell at the 2012 USAWA National Championships.  I was quite surprised to see that a total of 83 records were set!  That is much more than I would have guessed, but then again, there was alot of exceptional lifting going on.  Of these 83 records, 26 were new NATIONAL RECORDS.  National records are records that are set only in competition events at the National Championships, and represent the highest amount of weight ever set in each weight class.  Age groupings are not recorded, but instead just the overall BEST RECORD  LIFT in each weight class.   As I’ve said previously in a Daily News Story, setting records at the National Championships is not like setting a record at a record day or small meet.  The officiating is TOP NOTCH (and always 3 officials are used) and the meet’s pressure makes setting records at Nationals harder – that is why this National Record List was developed. 

The women’s OVERALL BEST LIFTER Susan Sees set the most records.  Susan set a total of 18 records, 6 of which were National Records. The top 5 records setters were:

LIFTER TOTAL RECORDS NATIONAL RECORDS
Susan Sees 18 6
Al Myers 12 5
Larry Traub 9 3
Dennis Mitchell 9 0
Dave Glasgow 7 1

For a complete list of records (PDF) – 2012 National Records

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