From I.A.W.A.(UK) President Steve Gardner
There is light at the end of the tunnel ………………. (an indication that a long period of difficulty is nearing an end).
I love that saying, a long way to go yet of course but it seems we are getting there…
Well now that we have let the dust settle after the roadmap announcements of bringing the Covid restrictions to an end (if everything goes to plan and there are no further hitches) after the end of June we should be ok to resume what’s left of our competition programme, salvaging the remainder of the competition year.
Saturday 3rd July will be the Olympics Competition at Burton and also the Powerlifting Competition on the same day, so lifters can enter either competition (one will be in morning and the other will follow. (Remember lifters don’t have to do all of the 3 disciplines, they can just perform one or two of the three if they wish). More details will follow later.
Saturday 14th August will be the British All Round Championships at Eastbourne, then Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September will be in Wales for: The Welsh Open Championships on the Saturday and The British Disability Championships on the Sunday.
The details for the World Championships in the USA in October, and the Gold Cup in Ireland in November remain the same.
Chris Bass will re organise the Postal League with first leg likely to be in July (again details to follow)
The World Postal will probably remain the same, with results in by the end of August, and the Old Time Strongman Postal event will have the date re set at some future point, so again details will follow!
In short, fingers crossed and get ready for July. It looks like gyms should be open again from 12th April, so hopefully that is good news for all gym owners, and for those members who attend the gyms to access weights (Nothing certain yet but there is a possibility of running a virtual event in May whilst following all Covid restriction guide lines) …watch this space!
The IAWA Welsh Open Champs will now be held on Saturday 25th September 2021.
The IAWA Disability Championships will now be on Sunday 26th September 2021.
All other details remain the same.
View the fixtures list here for further information.
The changes to the fixture list can be viewed here
The 2021 Fixtures have been uploaded to the website.
Click here to find them.
Clicking on any red highlighted lift will take you to the IAWA(UK) YouTube Channel where you can view a video of the lift being performed.
The IAWA(UK) AGM was held yesterday, for the first time via Zoom.
Please use the links below to view the meeting minutes in either Word or PDF formats.
Click here for the full results.
Best Lifter Awards:
Best Open Lifter- For the Bill Jelley Award: Richard Metcalf
Best Masters Lifter– For the Peter Ready Trophy: Steve Sherwood
Overall Champion of Champions Rankings:
1st Steve Sherwood 2nd Roger Davis 3rd Richard Metcalf
A few Words about the event:
A really great competition today at Grimsby for the IAWA (UK) Midlands Open All round Championships held at the Haven Gym and promoted by Chris Bass. Despite losing a few lifters from the potential entry field on the run up to the competition we still made it with Nine Men Strong and True! The lifts today were the One Hand Snatch, Continental Clean and Jerk and the Front Squat. All of the lifters put up a good performance, and at the end of the day the top three in the Champion of Champions Rankings were: First Steve Sherwood, Second Roger Davis and Third Richard Metcalf, (with only 2 points between 1st and 2nd) Well done to all the Officials, Lifters and Loaders, with everyone mucking in to help load and catch for each other the day went as smooth as a knife through butter, so again many thanks to you all for making the day a good one. Lots of record were broken and set too, so again well done to all especially, Wayne Pawson lifting in his first IAWA competition, and to Richard Metcalf, Roger Davis and Steve Sherwood our Best Lifters. A big well done to Chris Bass for promoting the event, another super IAWA day. The opportunity was also taken to present Steve Sherwood with the 2019 All Round League Overall Winners Cup!