Meet Announcement -
the 2010 USAWA Team Nationals
by Al Myers
I will be hosting the 2010 USAWA Team Nationals again this year on Sunday, September 19th. This will be the fourth year the USAWA has had Team Nationals. I am hoping for more participation this year – and I have picked a selection of lifts that should be accommodating to everyone.
This year’s lifts are:
Bench Press – Hands Together
Trap Bar Deadlift
Different divisions will be contested – the 2-Man, 2-Woman, and the 2-Person. The 2-Person division consists of a man and woman team. USAWA scoring will be used as required by our rules for all National Competitions. A record day for Team Lifts ONLY will held after the meet.
This coming fall of 2010 marks the 5 year date that the Dino Gym lost a great friend and training partner in Bob Maxey. There is not a training session that Bob is not remembered by all of us. His weightlifting belt still resides untouched on the mantle, and its presence still gives us motivation to train, much like Bob did when he was in the gym pushing us to lift harder with his boisterous words of encouragement. So, in remembrance of Bob, I have included the USAWA lift named after him – the Maxey Press. The Maxey Press is a strict press out of the rack with a Fulton Bar. This was one of Bob’s favorite lifts. This will be the first time it will be held in a competition as a Team lift.
Another unique lift that will be contested will be the Team Trap Bar Deadlift. I just recently built a specialty bar for this purpose. As far as I know, the Team Trap Bar Deadlift has NEVER been contested before so any records set will be the first ever. I know everyone will enjoy this lift.
The Team Nationals will be held in conjunction with our gym’s annual Dino Days Weekend. On Saturday, we will be hosting a Highlander Games, sanctioned by NAHA. After the games on Saturday, we will be having a big backyard BBQ that evening. So, this is just another reason to put this date on your calendar!
Entry Form for Team Nationals – TeamNationals2010