by Thom Van Vleck
Just an update on the USAWA Nationals. I have ordered shirts. They are POLO type shirts – so better than your standard meet t-shirt! They will have a stitched USAWA Nationals 2011 patch on them. I have also ordered the awards. These are like none you have ever received and I will be putting up a photo at a later time showing them. Al Myer’s will be bringing his top notch equipment for the meet supplemented by my own. If you ever wanted to lift on a set of York Hub plates or Jackson International Barbell plates, we will be using them in the meet!
I have recently confirmed reservations at the Armory and the Dukum Inn. I recently attended a private party there and I was more than pleased. The bar in the private room was built in 1938 and was the original bar that used to be downstairs. There is a stage area opposite the bar that will offer a really nice podium for our awards ceremony. You can see a big screen behind the bar and during the banquet we will scroll pictures of past and present USAWA meets and legends. I highly recommend the onion rings at the Dukum….they are the best!