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!
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!
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)
Please note, that unfortunately the date of this year’s British Powerlifting Championships has had to change.
It will now be on Sunday 5th April 2020, not Saturday 4th April 2020 (as previously published)
All other details remain the same.
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 ?️♀️??️♂️??
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Information for the IAWA (UK) Hall of Fame has been uploaded to the website.
This is archive material from the old IAWA Website. You will find information on the scheme as well as a list of previous nominees and a report on their awards.
It can be found here.
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.
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