by Al Myers
Australian allrounder John Mahon was featured in a promotional ad in a previous ARWLWA newsletter promoting the 2011 IAWA World Championships in Perth, Australia. John and Sam Trew are making plans to attend the 2012 IAWA Worlds in the US next October.
The ARWLWA (All-Round Weightlifting of Western Australia) just put out a copy of their newsletter, The All-Round Strength Athlete. This past year or so they have been including a copy of this newsletter on their website so everyone in the World interested in All Round Lifting can read it. I am glad of this as I like to keep up on the news about all round weightlifting in Australia. I recommend everyone go to their website and take a look at their newsletter: http://www.arwlwa.com/ I know I talked alot about this following the very successful IAWA World Championships the Australians hosted last November, but I was extremely impressed with the lifters and facilities at the Belmont Sports Club. I am also very excited about their resurgent activity in the IAWA. News has came to me that two Australians have already committed to the 2012 IAWA World Championships in the US (they have already bought the expensive plane tickets, so that qualifies them as committed!!!). These two lifters are John Mahon and Sam Trew. I met both of these guys at the last World Championships in Perth, and they are great guys and superb lifters. I will be looking forward to showing them the Kansas hospitality we have to offer here in the host state of next year’s IAWA Championships. Actually, Kansas and Western Australia are very similar in terrain and landscape (both are flat and trees are scarce!). We do have one favorable environmental factor over the Aussies – LOT LESS FLIES!!