Tag Archives: Thom Van Vleck

Highland Games Masters 2014

by Thom Van Vleck
Chad Ullom tossing the caber in Scotland!
Recently USAWA members Dave Glasgow, Chad Ullom, and Thom Van Vleck went to Inverness, Scotland to attend the Masters World Champs of Highland Games.  Unfortunately, Dean Ross was unable to attend.  Dean was the last person to have attended EVERY SINGLE MWC since it’s inception a […]

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Tomatin Toss

by Thom Van Vleck
All lined up for the "Tomatin Toss" which was an attempt to break the Guinness Word Record for a mass caber toss! photo by Chad Ullom
USAWA members Chad Ullom and myself recently took a trip to Inverness, Scotland to take part in the Masters World Championship of Highland Games.  I will report […]

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The Gada Part 1

by Thom Van Vleck
The Great Gama with his Gada (Mace).
When I was a kid my first influence in physical fitness was my grandfather Dalton Jackson  He started training in 1928 at the age of 13.  At that time training information was sparse and what was available was often poor and sometimes dangerous!  One […]

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Leadership Awards

by Al Myers
Tim Piper (left) presenting the Leadership Award to Denny Habecker.
Tim Piper (left) presenting the Runner Up Leadership Award to Thom Van Vleck.
The Leadership Award in the USAWA goes to an individual “that has shown exceptional leadership qualities within the USAWA during the past year.  Things that should be looked at are going above […]

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