by Al Myers
The Sportsmanship Award went to a lifter who I felt really deserved it – Dennis Mitchell. The definition of the Sportsmanship Award is, “This goes to an individual who possesses and shows great sportsmanship within the USAWA. The act of sportsmanship may be by conduct at all events, or by an specific example of exceptional Sportsmanship.”
This sums up Dennis Mitchell. Dennis is one of the most supportive lifters I know. He always is encouraging others – and well as supporting the USAWA in any way he can. This includes always giving encouraging words to other lifters, sitting in the officials chair when he’s competing, writing for the USAWA website, or helping the USAWA by being a valuable member of the USAWA Executive Board. Dennis is a VERY IMPORTANT PERSON in the USAWA, and it’s nice to see the membership rewarding him in this way by voting him the Sportsmanship Award of the Year.