(WEBMASTER’S NOTE: The following was taken with permission from Andrew Durniat’s blog covering the Atomic Athletic Olde Time Strongman Picnic and USAWA Black Swamp Meet. Congrats to Andrew and his record lift in the One Arm Deadlift!)
by Andrew Durniat
It was a good day to lift this past Saturday, May 14 while in Bowling Green, Ohio. It was here at the Atomic Athletic Olde Time Strongman Picnic and US All-Round Weightlifting Association (USAWA) meet that I set the single arm deadlift record. My lift of 235.5kg (518.1 lbs.) on my left arm bested Steve Angell of Britain previous record of 219kg (479.6 lbs.).
The running joke at the Durniat household leading up this event was; ‘there’s my problem, I just didn’t have a world record scheduled on my calender.’ You see, when Atomic Athletic approached me about this event, they did so asking me to break a world record. I then put a plan together and executed it perfectly.
The next time a challenge is presented to you, just schedule it in writing on your calender. Put together a plan and take action. You’ll be setting records in no time.
Black Swamp Meet
Bowling Green, OH
May 14th, 2011
Meet Director: Roger LaPointe and Atomic Athletic
Lifts: Deadlift – One Arm, Clean and Push Press
Officials: Denny Habecker and Scott Schmidt
(All lifts besides Habecker’s and Schmidt’s were passed with 2 whites using the 3-Offical system and are eligible for IAWA World Records. Habecker and Schmidt were officiated using the 1-Official System and their lifts are only eligible for USAWA records)
NOTES: BWT is bodyweight recorded in kilograms. Lifts recorded in kilograms. Total is total kilograms lifted. Points is adjusted points for age correction and bodyweight adjustment. )
Extra lifts for record:
Andrew Durniat – 235.5 kgs One Arm Deadlift, Left
Denny Habecker – 125 kgs One Arm Deadlift, Right
Chris Rice – 138 kgs One Arm Deadlift, Left