World Postal Championships 2022 – The Andy Goddard Memorial

Report by Promoter Al Myers

Another great year for the IAWA World Postal Championships!!

This year we had 44 lifters compete (up 2 from last year) 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 PHOEBE TODD.  The Overall Best 3-person Team went to CLARK’S GYM (Abe Smith, Randy Smith, and Dave DeForest).  The Overall Best Club went to METAMORFIT.   The Overall Best Association went to the USAWA, with the IAWAUK in second, and the ARWF in third.

The youngest lifter that entered Everett Todd at 9 years of age. The oldest lifter in the completion was Bill Clark at 90 years of age! The Clubs with the most lifters entered were KC Strongman and Metamorfit at 8 lifters each. I want to mention 5 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 Gary Ell, Jason Farrugia, Chad Ullom and two lifters from Canada – Syvia Stockall and Sarah Douglas.

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.

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British Single Arm Champs – 13th August 2022 – Preston

The Lifters and Officials of the 2022 British Single Arm Champs

Mark Haydock hosted the British Single Arm Championship on Saturday. The turn out was fewer than originally expected but the lifters had a great day. Matthew Wells was the overall champion receiving the George Dick Memorial Shield. Having missed 2 years of this event due to Covid, the shield passed from our 2019 Winner – Aandy Tomlin. A big thank you to our promoter mark Haydock and to Christopher Bass for travelling over for the day to look after scoring and help with refereeing!

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Matthew Wells receiving the George Dick Memorial Shield from promoter Mark Haydock

Southern Cup – 24th July 2022 – MetamorFIT

The Lifters and Officials of the 2022 Southern Cup

MetamorFIT gym in Eastbourne were once again the hosts for the I.A.W.A. Southern Cup.

10 Lifters competed showing their skills in the One Hand Dumbbell Swing, Snatch from Hang and the Trap Bar Deadlift.

The overall champion and Best Masters lifter was Roger Davis

Best Open Male Lifter – Sam Bonar

Best Open Female Lifter – Beata Banas

Best Masters Female Lifter – Jenny Watson

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Some photos of the day…..

The British Disability Championship – 3rd September 2022 – Port Talbot, Wales

**Please note: The date for this event has recently changed and is now Saturday 3rd September 2022 (not Sunday 4th September as previously published)

Weigh In 9.30am Lifting 10.30am

Neil Keddy is now inviting entries for this year’s British Disability Championship. Please note that the closing date for entries is 21st August.

Click here for the Medical diagnosis form (if not already completed)

Click here for the event entry form (word format)

Click here for the event entry form (pdf format)

Coming Soon…..

**Please note: The details for this event have recently changed**

The IAWA(UK) Welsh Open Championships – Saturday 3rd September 2022

Please note: Closing date for entries is 21st August 2022

Weigh In 11am Lifting at 1pm (OR as soon as first event – The British Disability Championship – concludes)

British Olympic Championship – 9th July 2022 – Burton On Trent

Lifters & Officials at the 2022 British Olympic Champs

A few words from Co-Promoter Steve Gardner:

It was a wonderful day at the British Olympics competition today in Burton. Big thanks to Pete Tryner for making his facility available for the event.

We only had 6 lifters (just the way it panned out.. I had at least a dozen who wanted to lift but couldn’t because of work, holiday and injury etc) but small in number never the less the standard was amazing.

When it was all over it could have been any one from three lifters to take the De Yoxall shield ( which has been presented since 1985.. every year apart from 2020)

In the final analysis Steve Andrews came out as the Overall winner ahead of Thomas Meakin and then Richard Metcalf with only a couple of amended points between them.

Well done to all who attended to load lift and officiate ( and support) your work made it a memorable day for all!

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The I.A.W.A. World Postal Championships 2022

The IAWA World Postal Championships has been announced! The “Andy Goddard Memorial”. 

Andy was a great friend and supporter of the IAWA and this event is done in Andy’s memory.

As it has been the past few years, the lifts for this World Postal will be the first day lifts of the upcoming World Championship.

Read the the info sheet as it outlines the “rules of the competition”. 

Send your results to Al Myers at Also, please send in the official entry form with your club results. If you have more club entries than on the entry form just include extra entry forms.

Click here for the info sheet

Click here for the entry form

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