Postal League Leg 1 Results

The first leg results of the 2020 Bob Smith All Round Postal League have been uploaded to the website and can be found here.

Thank you to Christopher Bass for compiling the results and confirming the records. The top 3 lifters were Rick Meldon, Steve Andrews & Steve Sherwood. The Top 3 Teams – Granby, Sunbury1 & Haven Harlots. Well done everyone!

British Grip Championships – 8th February 2020

Click here for full results.

Best Lifter Awards:

Best Junior Lifter: Mollie Redfern Smith

Best Female Lifter: Karen Gardner

Best Open Lifter: Callum Crozier

Best Masters Lifter: PeteTryner

Overall Champion of Champions Rankings:     

1st Pete Tryner                  2nd Callum Crozier            3rd Matt Jones

A few Words on the event:  

Wow, where to start? what a great day at the Grip Championships to kick off IAWA (UK)s 2020 Season……16 lifters on the platform and all were  outstanding, huge congratulations to Mollie Redfern Smith, Karen Gardner, Matt Wells, Ray Dews, Gary Ell, Paul Hallam, Pete Tryner, Steve Gardner, Josh Davidson, Gary Redfern Smith, Graham Alway, Mark Haydock, Matt Jones, and a big warm welcome to our three new lifters to IAWA(UK) today, first time on an IAWA platform: Mike Leadbetter, Luke Ridpath and Callum Crozier! Well done lads and what a range of Talent!

A special well done to the overall best lifters: Mollie, Karen, Callum and Pete….. and to the top three in the overall Champion of Champions Rankings:  Pete Tryner, Callum Crozier and Matt Jones.

A heartfelt thanks to all the loaders and officials, and our Drug Testing Officer: Gary Ell, carried out drug testing during the event. Steve Gardner announced and refereed along with refs: Karen Gardner, Mark Haydock (Promoter) and Gary Ell. The loading was done superbly by Matt Wells, Pete Tryner, Paul Hallam, Matt Jones, Josh Davidson and others! Well done again to Mark Haydock and his support team for putting on a great event…..Another Great Day for IAWA(UK)



IAWA Strength Journal – Dec 19

So if the postman didn’t have quite enough to handle this Christmas, he also has the latest issue of the IAWA Strength Journal to deliver!. Please note: This will be the last automatic mailing (in paper format) of the Journal. We will continue to produce the Journal and it will be available on our website (click here) or email if you prefer. For any of our IAWA Members not online a copy can be produced and mailed on request.Your editors for 2020 will be Paul Barette and Steve Gardner.

May I take this opportunity to Wish All of you and your families A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! – Paul Barette ?️‍♀️??️‍♂️??

Changes to Southern Fixtures for 2020

There is a change to the originally published Southern Fixtures for next year and two new events have been added.

Venue: Hailsham or TBC

Promoters: Phil Crisp and Nick Swain Email:

Sunday 17th May – Southern Shield (not MetamorFIT as originally published)

Lifts: One Hand Dumbbell Press, 2×2” Vertical Bar Lift, One Hand Deadlift

Sunday 21st June – Southern Strength Show

(Strongman comp and IAWA Records event)

Sunday 23rd August – Southern All-Round

Lifts: 2 Hand Pinch Grip, Pullover at Arms Length, Cheat Curl


Postal League – Leg 6 Results

The final leg (6) results of the Bob Smith All-Round Postal League for 2019 have been uploaded to the website and can be found here.

A very big thank you to Christopher Bass for all his work in compiling the results and confirming the records.

Congratulations to Granby1, Castlemilk and Sunbury1 as the top 3 teams for this leg. The top 3 lifters were Rick Meldon, Steve Sherwood & Steve Andrews. As this is the final leg, please take a moment to read the final placings and if you qualify for an award please contact Frank Allen (MetamorFIT Lifter awards will be requested by Paul Barette).

Well done to everyone that participated for the year!

Online memberships and Renewals

We are pleased to announce that applications for Membership and Membership Renewals can now be handled online, powered by MemberMojo.

There is a new Membership page which has been added to the website and can be found here.

Payment options are PayPal (account or card payment), Bank Transfer and Cheques can still be accepted.

For anybody that does not wish to use the new online system a manual form can be found on the downloads page.

2020 Fixtures

The 2020 IAWA (UK) Fixtures, International Fixtures, Southern Fixtures and All-Round Postal League Lifts have been uploaded to the website.

They can be found here.

As with previous years, any red highlighted lifts will open a link to the official IAWA (UK) YouTube channel for an example of that particular lift.

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