World Postal Championships 2023 – The Andy Goddard Memorial
By Al Myers, IAWA President
2023 IAWA WORLD POSTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Another great year for the IAWA World Postal Championships!!
This year we had 51 lifters compete from the United States, Australia, England, and Canada. This World Postal Championships is one of three (with the World Championships and the Gold Cup being the other two) promoted by IAWA. I want to REALLY thank all those that participated. Your participation is what makes this a great event! As per the tradition the past few years, the lifts of the first day Worlds were contested. I’ve included all class winners and best lifters, individual overall rankings for men and women, 3 person team rankings, and club rankings.
I want to give special mention to the overall winners in each category. The Overall Best Men’s Lifter was ABE SMITH, and the Overall Best Women’s Lifter was MAX ELL. The Overall Best 3-person Team went to CLARK’S GYM (Abe Smith, Travis Luther, Tony Hose). The Overall Best Club went to CLARK’S GYM, which had 11 members participate. The Overall Best Association went to the USAWA, with the IAWAUK in second, and the ARWF in third.
The youngest lifter that entered was KYRAN VOCE at 5years of age. The oldest lifter in the completion was BILL CLARK at 91 years of age! I want to mention 2 lifters who competed as Exhibition Lifters (because of lack of an official to judge their lifts) just to show support to IAWA and the memory of Andy Goddard. These lifters were Chad Ullom and Sylvia Stockall of Canada.
If anyone notices any errors in these results please let me know as soon as possible so I can get things corrected. Sometimes I have difficulties reading the handwriting on the official scoresheets.
Again, I want to thank everyone for entering this meet and making it an outstanding annual event in IAWA.