Round 1 – Yesterday versus Today

Yesterday’s 148# Class and Below versus Today’s 70K Class and Below
by Al Myers


Results:

Lift Yesterday Today Winner
Deadlift – One Arm
319# – Randy Joe Holden (1985)
369# – John McKean (1993)
Today
Deadlift – Heels Together
500# – Glen Terry (1985)
452# – Bob Hirsh (2004)
Yesterday
Deadlift – Middle Fingers
255# – Art Tarwater (1961)
245# – Colby Howard (1999)
Yesterday
Deadlift – One Leg
215# – Robbie Porter (1983)
235# – Bob Hirsh (2004)
Today
Hack Lift
550# – Glenn Terry (1986)
550# – Bob Hirsh (1991)
TIE
Jefferson Lift
540# – Edwin Stitt (1986)
634# – Bob Hirsh (1994)
Today
Hand and Thigh Lift
850# – Glenn Terry (1986)
1108# – Roger Lynch (1991)
Today
Neck Lift
405# – Jim Borwick (1987)
600# – John Monk (2000)
Today
Harness Lift
1800# – Glenn Terry (1986)
1805# – John Monk (2000)
Today
Hip Lift
1200# – Edwin Stitt (1986)
1640# – Bob Hirsh (1993)
Today
Back Lift
800# – Larry Blatt (1986)
1305# – John Monk (2000)
Today
Deadlift – 2 Dumbbells
440# – Robbie Porter (1984)
377# – John Monk (2005)
Yesterday
Clean and Press
220# – Guy Gronniger (1967)
176# – Chris Waterman (1997)
Yesterday
Clean and Seated Press
165# – Fred Yeargood (1977)
165# – John Monk (2000)
TIE
French Press
125# – Fred Yeargood (1974)
77# – Chris Waterman (2001)
Yesterday
Bent Press
80# – Fred Yeargood (1985)
72# – Dennis Mitchell (1998)
Yesterday
Bench Press – Feet in Air
290# – Glenn Terry (1985)
270# – James Longo (1990)
Yesterday
Bench Press – Hands Together
155# – Robert Johnson (1984)
240# – John Monk (1999)
Today
Front Squat
308# – Brent Pierce (1984)
315# – George James (2006)
Today
Snatch – One Arm
150# – Gordon Strain (1931)
127# – Chris Waterman (1991)
Yesterday
Continental to Chest
308# – Brent Pierce (1987)
325# – Chris Waterman (1996)
Today
Jerk – From Rack
260# – Willie Wells (1958)
281# – Chris Waterman (1997)
Today
Clean and Jerk – One Arm
170# – Gordon Strain (1931)
132# – Pete Zaremba (1997)
Yesterday
Swing – One Dumbbell
135# – Gordon Strain (1927)
90# – Pete Zaremba (1996)
Yesterday
Zercher Lift
430# – Edwin Stitt (1986)
408# – Bob Hirsh (1993)
Yesterday
Steinborn Lift
250# – Glenn Terry (1985)
325# – John Monk (2002)
Today
Cheat Curl
160# – Fred Yeargood (1974)
180# – Jason Groves (2002)
Today
Pinch Grip
115# – Wayne Smith (1980)
100# – Colby Howard (1999)
Yesterday
Crucifix 70# – William Nicholson (1982)
90# – John Monk (2001)
Today
Pullover – Straight Arm
90# – Dick Hamilton (1963)
100# – John Monk (2004)
Today
Pullover and Push
264# – Randy Joe Holden (1987)
297# – John Monk (2006)
Today
Clean and Press – Behind Neck
165# – Fred Yeargood (1977)
183# – Bob Hirsh (1992)
Today
Clean and Press – Heels Together
176# – Robbie Porter (1984)
182# – Chris Waterman (1991)
Today
Clean and Press – Dumbbells
160# – Robbie Porter (1984)
155# – John Monk (2006)
Yesterday
Pullover and Press
135# – Art Tarwater (1962)
265# – John Monk (2005)
Today
Bench Press – Roman Chair
150# – Glenn Terry (1995)
135# – Kyle Achenbach (2006)
Yesterday

Today’s lifters win over Yesterday’s lifters!!


The final score is:  Today 20 wins, Yesterday 14 wins, 2 ties

At times it seemed close, but due to John Monk (9 wins), Bob Hirsh (4 wins) and Chris Waterman (3 wins), this trio beat the Yesterday lifters by themselves.  Today’s dominance in the Heavy Lifts appeared to be a big factor in the win.  I’m not sure why Gordon Strain’s records were in the record list (before the Mo Valley listed started), but they were so I used them in this comparison.  Gordon Strain’s lifts would be great compared to Heavyweight lifters!!

Tomorrow will be round 2 of this epic battle.  It will be Yesterdays 165# Class and 181# Class versus Today’s 75 K, 80 K, and 85 K Classes. Yesterday lifters include a lineup of big names such as  Ray Webb, Sid Littleton, and Joe Southard versus Today’s lifters of Bob Hirsh, Abe Smith, and Barry Bryan.

Will Yesterday’s lifters tie up the score?  Or will Today’s lifters win another one?  Tune in tomorrow to the USAWA Daily News to find out…..

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