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IAWA Rule Book - Dec 2014
2015 IAWA GOLD CUP 27th November - Perth Australia
IAWA(UK) British All Round Championships - 6.6.15 - Eastbourne
The British All Round Championships was an
outstanding success, well done to Paul Barette
and those at Metamorfit Gym for putting on a
great Championship. Thanks to all the Offficials
and Loaders who helped to make the event
such a great spectacle and of course the 20
lifters who performed the three disciplines on
the platform: Reflex Clean and Push Press,
The Hacklift and The Zercher. It was great to
see new lifters competing alongside top level
Internationals, with an age range from 13 to 66
the action was electric, and there were lots of
records broken on the day too.
See full
results on the Results page!
Photos Left: Top: Group One Lifters
Bottom: Group Two Lifters
Rory Hoad - Overall Best Lifter with the Health and Strength Trophy .........Nadia Silva - Overall Best Female
Steve Sherwood - Overall Best Master Lifter .......Matt Jones - Overall Best Junior Lifter
Paul Barettes Record Hack 250k - Liam Keddy:lightest & Youngest lifter - Webster Reid Biggest & Heaviest
British Olympics
Saturday 4th July 2015
Powerhouse Gym
Burton on Trent
The lifters and Officials at the Olympics Competition
The lifters and officials at the British Olympic Championship at Burton on Trent....It was a super
day of competition with 21 lifters giving it 'their all' on the platform. There were many outstanding
performances....lots of records were broken: British and Worlds, Open Juniors and Masters....it
was just a brilliant day so a big 'well done' toeveryone. ...it was great to see new faces on the
platform again in the shape of Junior Josh Hulse, Open lifter Steve Howarth and Masters lifter
Chelene Din who all lifted with great style and technique showing great promise for the future.
Some big lifts on the day included a new World Reacord Press for Webster Reid qith 115.5 kilos,
Dean Kent with a great 124.5 Clean and Jerk and Mark Haydock with 130.5 kilos too! The Best
Female lifter award went to Paula Thompson the Best Junior award went to Matt Jones the Best
Master award went to Mark Haydock and the Best Open Lifter award went to Dean Kent. The
Overall Champion of Champions Cup was awarde to Mark Haydock. ...full results are on the
results page!
New Lifters: Steve Howarth - Chelene Din - Josh Hulse
Overall Top Three Lifters: Dean Kent - Steve Andrews - Mark Haydock
IAWA(UK) British Single Arm Champs - Leicester Saturday 8th August
Above: Luke Davis - Matt Wells - Chloe Brennan Below: Mark Haydock -Kristian Kofod - James Gardner
A great day out at the British Single Arm, 13 lifters - some great lifting - many records broken.
Chloe Brennan was best Female, Matt Jones was Best Junior, Mark Haydock was Best Master
and Overall Best Lifter on the day! Great to meet Kristian Kofod from Denmark who was
overjoyed with his record for the one hand Snatch. Well done everyone, Officials and Lifters.
The first IAWA(UK) Welsh Open Championships
Sunday 6th September - Port Talbot, South Wales
The Welsh Open
Championships were an
outstanding success, with 27
lifters competing on the
platform. The lifts were: The
Clean and Push Press, 2 "
Vertical Bar and the Trap
Bar Deadlift. Well done to
Neil Keddy for organising the
event, and well done to all
the iawa lifters who
attended, and lifted and
loaded and generally helped
out, it all went together to
make a great day. Always
nice to see new lifters on the
platform and we were treated
to four, who were all
exceptional. Lots of records
were broken. Best Junior
Winner was Andrew
Szuchnik, Best Female was
Nadia Silve, the Best Open
Lifter was Joe Morris and the
Best MAsters lifter was Pete
Tryner. Pete was also the
Overall Champion of
Champions Winner. Andrew
was the youngest lifter Aged
10 years and Clive Madgethe
Senior Statesman at 66
years. Biggest lift on the day
was Mark Jeanes 343 kilos
Trap Bar Deadlift.

See Results page for full
Pete Tryner
Champion of

280 kilos Trap
Bar Deadlift
Nadia Silve: Best Female Lifter - Joe Morris: Best Open Lifter
The Andy Goddard Memorial - The 2015 World Postal Championships
The Lifts: Push Press - Cont.Snatch - Pullover & Press - OH Deadlift
Burton Powerhouse 1
- ENG - P Tryner J Gardner J Davidson 1244.7 - FIRST PLACE
Granby Grippers - ENG - S Andrews M Shaw S Sherwood 1130.7 - SECOND PLACE
Meta Men - ENG -P Barette J Morris R Hoad 1126.3 - THIRD PLACE
Burton Powerhouse 2 -ENG - L Davis Paula Thompson M Jones 1073.6 - FOURTH PLACE
Iron Clad - ENG - S Hills N Swain P Crisp 1069.3 - FIFTH PLACE
Name Bwt Class Age Div Sna P&P C&PP OH DL Tot Amend
Steve Sherwood 78.5 80 63 M60+ 70 80 77.5 145 L 372.5 449.1 - First
Mark Haydock 110.0 110 40 M40+ 85 140 123.5 197.5R 546 444.4 - Second
Pete Tryner 91.8 95 43 M40+ 80.5 127.5 97.5 160 R 465 429.2 - Third
Steve Andrews 67.9 70 56 M55+ 67.5 82.5 67.5 122.5 L 340 424.1 - Fourth
James Gardner 95.4 100 31 Open 80 105 90 200 R 475 412.7 - Fifth
Phil Crisp 107.5 110 45 M40+ 83 143 90.5 163 R 479.5 410.5 - Sixth
Josh Davidison 106.0 110 25 Open 90 120 100 180 R 490 402.5 - Seventh
Rory Hoad 77.9 80 27 Open 65.5 115.5 85.5 140.5R 407.0 397.5 - Eighth
Luke Davis 74.6 75 31 Open 70 92.5 80 150 R 392.5 393.8 - Ninth
Andy Tomlin 91 95 47 M45+ 65 90 75 165 R 395 380.5 - Tenth
The 2015 World Postal Championships: 23 teams from 6 different Countries, with 67
individuals taking part.
Leg 5 The Bob Smith All Round Postal League 2015
Top Five Teams:
1 Powerhouse1 Mark Haydock, James Gardner, Pete Tryner 1013.6
2 Metamen Joe Morris, Rory Hoad, Paul Barette 895.4
3 Powerhouse2 Luke Davis, Josh Davidson, Paula Thompson 876.8
4 Granby Grippers Steve Andrews, Steve Sherwood, Mark Shaw 870.0
5 Sunbury1 Andy Murtagh, Harry McCulloch, Trevor Evans 722.3

Top Ten Individual:
1 Mark Haydock 356.3
2 James Gardner 342.8
3 Steve Andrews 340.2
4 Pete Tryner 314.4
5 Steve Sherwood 311.5
6 Luke Davis 303.4
7 Josh Davidson 300.8
8 Paula Thompson 272.5
9 Matt Jones 237.9
10 Graham Saxton 230.6

Top Photo: Group One Lifters - Above Photo: Group Two Lifters
2015 IAWA World Championships - Glasgow Scotland
Photos: Top Left: Mark Haydock 300k Straddle - Top Right: James Gardner 140k One Arm Zercher
Announcers Table: Chris Steve Judy and Al - Steve Andrews - Third Place in the Overall Rankings!
October 2015
Overall Best Lifters
1st Mark Haydock
2nd James Gardner
3rd Steve Andrews
The 28th Annual IAWA World All Round Weightlifting Championships - With 34 lifters
representing: England, Scotland, USA, Ireland, Wales and Finland, completing 7 disciplines over the two
days, it certainly made for a very busy weekend. The lifting ran through very smooth, and it was great to
see that all of the lifters were engaged in loading and spotting and refereeing when they weren't lifting,
many hands make light work and the enthusiasm produced in the room was just electric. We were treated
to excellent lifting across the board, with bags full of records (and some great records too) being
broken. It was great to see eight female competitors taking part, and a great mix of Open Division,
Juniors and Masters as well. Once again several new lifters were on the platform, and all showed great
promise for the future. Well done to David McFadzean and his support team at Castlemilk for promoting a
great event. It was really nice that the youngest Competitor: Liam Keddy celebrated his 14th Birthday on
the first day of competition, and the oldest: Art Montini celebrated his 88th Birthday on the second day
too, thanks to Janet Dick, Judy Habecker and Karen Gardner for arranging the cake, it was a great
surprise for Art. Well done to all and especially to the Overall Champion: Mark Haydock who received the
new IAWA Championship Belt that had been supplied by members of David's family to be used as a
perpetual Award at the World Championships. Mark finished the day with a huge 300 kilos Straddle
Dates of 2016 Worlds: Lebanon PA USA Denny Habecker 8th / 9th October and Gold Cup: Kansas USA
Al Myers Saturday 22nd October! - 2017 Worlds: Perth Australia John Mahon and Gold Cup: Glasgow,
Scotland George Dick - 2018 Worlds: Manchester England: Mark Haydock and Gold Cup: Burton
England Steve Gardner
The IAWA(UK) 8th Bi Annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
Mark Haydock (presented by James Gardner)John Gardner (presented by Graham Saxton)
Chris Bass (presented by Frank Allen)
Andrew Tomlin (presented by Bill Wright)
On Saturday 7th November, a group of 50 assembled
at Branston Golf Club in Burton to witness and support
the inductees on their special evening. There were 30
active IAWA(UK) members present and 8 inducted
members of the Hall of Fame along with the impending 4
new members. During the evening a moment was taken
to remember those inducted members no longer with
us. Before dinner the crowd were treated to a
weightlifting display, where 6 lifters broke 5 World
Records between them! After Dinner the presentations
were made to new members and speeches were made
by presenters and recipients. It was a wonderful eveing
amid a great atmosphere. After the presentations a
raffle draw was made, and greatful thanks expressed to
those in the room who supported the raffle, because the
Hall of Fame evening traditionally pays for itself without
drawing on IAWA(UK) funds.
Read about our new
inductees on the Hall of Fame Page!
Victoria Eaglfield - 130 kilos Deadlift
Rory Hoad -Seated
Dumbells Press 65 kilos
Webster Reid - Bench Press 205 kilos
Josh Davidson - Body weight Repetition
Deadlifts 55 Reps with 105k
Chloe Brennan and Matt Jones - 2 Man Mixed Deadlift 300 kilos
Frank Allen - Dancing with his flexible
partner to delight the audience!
New Phone No.s for Chris Bass: 01472355885 or 07752978938
Mike Archer
It is with much sadness that I have learned from my
good friend Nick Swain this evening that Mike Archer
has terminal Cancer. Many IAWA members will know
Mike well, he was a formidable force in his lifting days
and was very instrumental in the formation of IAWA.
Mike has not been given a time scale, but he is down to
nine and a half stone already. It is a terrible rotten
shame, I am sure I speak on behalf of many who know
Mike when I say that we hope his time is as comfortable
as it can be, and his treatments be pain free. We are of
course thinking of Mikes family too at this difficult time
for them all. Sad Times!