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2012 USAWA Year In Review

by Al Myers
The 2012 Year In Review is dedicated to the late, great John Vernacchio.
For the fourth year now, I have done a 2012 USAWA Year In Review.  This book contains all of the information that has been placed on the USAWA website throughout the prior year.  If a blog was written – it […]

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John’s History in the USAWA

by Al Myers
John Vernacchio completing a Clean and Jerk.
It’s been a sad past couple of weeks with the passing of John Vernacchio.  He had many friends in the all-round weightlifting community.  However, it is a glorious occasion as well, because I know he is in heaven right now meeting family members and friends that have […]

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John Vernacchio

by Al Myers
John Vernacchio Sr. – December 27, 1937 to September 2, 2012.
The following newspaper article was given to Denny by Dick Durante at John’s funeral.  The article tells about the Holy Savior weightlifting team going to California in 1980 to compete in the World and National Weightlifting and Powerlifting Championships.  John took second […]

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V

by John McKean
John "V" Vernacchio performing a hip lift
I’d just met the extremely muscular 40-something-year-old weightlifter, and it appeared he was trying to kill me! I often have that effect on people, but they usually have to talk to me at least for a few minutes prior to reaching for my throat; not so […]

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John’s Funeral

by Al Myers
John Vernacchio's funeral handout.
This was sent to me by Denny Habecker, which was the funeral handout from John Vernacchio’s service.  I know John had many friends from all over the World that were unable to attend his funeral, so that is the reason I’m sharing this on the website. 
REST IN PEACE JOHN – […]

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