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and new Address: 72 Beverley Crescent, Grimsby DN32 9TJ
COMING SOON ..........
Its All Action at the 2016 Midlands Open Championships
Saturday 5th March - The Haven Gym, Grimsby - Full results on results page!
A super competition took place at the Haven, well done to Chris Bass and his supporters at
Grimsby for putting on such a good show, fifteen lifters took part and completed the four
disciplines: The One Hand Snatch, The Continental Clean and Jerk, The Front Squat and the
Pullover at Arms Length. Lots of Pbs were achieved and lots of records were broken and set
too.The Competition went smoothly, and at the Awards presentation, the two perpetual
awards were presented: The Bill Jelly Award for the Best Performance by an Open Lifter
went to Josh Davidson, and the Peter Ready Trophy for the Best Performance by a Master
Lifter went to Peter Tryner.

Before the competition started, the lifters, Officials and audience all stood together to observe
a minutes silence - this mark of respect was in memory of John Watson, long time IAWA
member and member of the Haven Gym who passed last year, but was always one of the
organisers for the event at Grimsby. ....And also to Remember Mike Archer from Sunnbury
and Hastings clubs, another long time IAWA member and stalwart of All Round Weightlifting in
Great Britain, who sadley passed a week ago.
Photos: Top: Andy Tomlin, Pete Tryner, Pete with Pete Rady Trophy
2nd Row: Josh Davidson, Josh with Bill Jelley Award, Gary Redfern-Smith
2016 British Powerlifting Championships
Eastbourne 2nd April - Promoter: Paul Barette

What a great Championships we had at Metamorfit Gym,
20 lifters took part and the lifting was just brilliant, lots of
records fell on the day.
See Results Page for Details!
: Left: Some of the Lifters and Officials after the
Presentation Below Left: Josh Davidson-Best Open Lifter
Middle: Chloe Brennan-Best Female Lifter
Right: Mark Haydock-Best Masters & Overall Best Lifter
Action Photos:

Far left: David Sipos
Left: Webster Reid's 300k
Below Left: Brian Heyburn
Below Middle: Gary Ell
Below Right : Chris Findon
The Third Annual Viking Challenge 2016 - The Jason Dorn Memorial Promoted by Steve
Gardner at Burton Powerhouse, Burton on Trent Saturday 21st May
This year's event was designed so people could choose to enter just the 3 Old Time Strongman
lifts, or to also perform the other 3 regular Strongman events as well, completing all 6 for the
Viking Strongman Challenge!
The Old Time Strongman Results - Competitors completing the 3 old time events: The Cyr
Dumbell Press, The Hackenschmidt Press and The Dinnies Lift:
Joshua Hulse - Junior Under 80k OTS Champion
Paula Thompson - Ladies Under 60k OTS Champion
Diane Baldrey - Ladies 50+ Under 80k OTS Champion
Karen Gardner - Ladies 55+ Under 80k OTS Champion
Gary Ell - Mens Under 100k 45+ OTS Champion
Don Gardner - Mens Under 100k 50+ OTS Champion
Josh Davidson - Mens 100k Plus OTS Champion
Gary Redfern Smith - Mens 40+ 100k Plus OTS Champion
Graham Saxton - Mens 50+ 100k Plus OTS Champion
The Viking Strongman Results - Competing on all 6 trials of Strength: The Three Old Time
Lifts, plus: The Keg Loading. The Axle Press Reps and the Farmers Walk: Ladies Under 60k
Champion: Nadia Silva Ladies
Under 80k Champion: Chloe Brennan
Ladies Under 80k Runner Up: Selina Dorn
Ladies Under 80k Third Place : Nicola Thornhill
Ladies 80+ Champion: Tasha MaCauley
Mens Under 80k Champion: Rory Hoad
Mens Under 80k Runner Up: Luke Davis
Mens Under 80k Third Place: Chris Findon
Mens Under 80k Fourth Place: Ian Thomas
Mens Under 100k Champion: Pete Tryner
Mens Under 100k Runner Up: James Gardner
Mens Under 100k Third = Rich Metcalf
Mens Under 100k Third = Mark Price
Mens Under 100k Fifth Place: Hilario De Rocha
Mens Under 100k Sixth Place: Sam Hartshorne (Junior)
Mens 100k Plus Champion: Webster Reid
Mens 100k Plus Runner Up: Matt Jones
Referee: Steve Gardner Assistants: Graham Saxton Paul Barette Loaders: Graham Saxton
Don Gardner
It was a super day of Strongman at the Powerhouse for the third Annual Viking Strongman, which
was dedicated to the memory of Jason Dorn. Despite losing a few competitors through injury and
other urgent commitments we still had 25 people taking part.....9 did the Old Time Strongmen set
of three lifts and the other 16 competed in the full Strongman set of six events.....and a gruelling
set it was too. I was very proud of all the contestants but in particular of Selina Dorn, Selina was
not only there with her Paragon team representing Jason's club, but with her two wonderful boys
Seth and Stan who were just a delight to be around...and I just know Jason would have been
looking down and bursting with pride. A big well done to everyone who took part in the events and
especially to the Champions In the Overall Strongman event: the ladies Under 60 Winner was
Nadia Silva the ladies Under 80 Champion was Chloe Brennan with Selina Dorn as Runner Up
and Tasha Macauley was the ladies Over 80k Champion. In the Mens Under 80k the Winner by
one point was Rory Hoad with Luke Davis as Runner Up..... Mens Under 100 kilos Champion
was Pete Tryner with James Gardner as Runner Up and Mens 100k plus Winner was Webster
Reid with Matt Jones as Runner Up. I would like to thank Graham Saxton Don Gardner and Paul
Barette for their tremendous help loading and judging all day....... The 2016 Viking Strongman was
a great hit once again, thanks to the wonderful competitors and great crowd of supporters!
Nadia Silva U60k Champion - Tasha MaCaulet 80+ Champion - Chloe Brennan U80k Champion
Rory Hoad U80k Champion - Pete Tryner U100k Champion - Webster Reid 100+ Champion
2016 IAWA(UK) British Single Arm Championships
Birstall, Leicester - Saturday 4th June -Promoter Frank Allen
A great Single Arm Competition at Frank Allens on Saturday, good to see Frank up and about and looking
well. We had thirteen lifters on the platform and the lifting was excellent. Best Junior was Joshua Hulse,
Best Female was Chloe Brennan Best Open Lifter was Matt Wells and Best Masters and Overall Best Lifter
was Steve Andrews (See results page for full details) See photos: courtesay of Matt Wells: Top Row:
Gary Ell - Matt Jones - Chloe Brennan -Andy Tomlin Below: Steve Andrews - Great series shots of Mark
Haydock performing his One Hand Clean and Jerk!
The IAWA(UK) British Olympic Championships - 2nd July - Burton
A really good day of competition. In a great atmosphere of encouragement and achievement, lots
of pb's were set and records broken. It was nice to have new lifters: Chris Peil and Paul Hallam
lifting with us. Overall Best Lifter on the day was Tom Allsopp ahead of Hilario De Rocha and then
Josh Davidson and Rich Metcalf who were tied in third place. See Rusluts page for the full story!
Photos: Above Left: Josh Davidson and Rich
Metcalf, joint Best Open Lifter Award Winners
Above Right: Tom Allsopp Overall Best Master
Left: Mina Ell Best Junior and Best Female
Below Left: Tom Allsopp Centre: Chris
Right: Paul Hallam
The British
All Round

13th August

Burton on Trent
A brilliant Championships
with 32 lifters
representing England
Scotland Ireland and
Wales. Youngest
competitor 12yrs and the
Oldest was 80 years
young Gerry Davidson!
Lots of records were
broken on the lifts: The
Continental to Belt, The
Pullover and Push and the
Straddle Deadlift. See
Results page for full
Best Lifter Awards Photos: Top: Pete Tryner Best Masters and Best Overall Lifter
Left Above: Chloe Brennan was Best Female Lifter, Right Above: Max Ell was the
Best Junior Lifter and Left: Josh Davidson was the Best Open Lifter
Above Left To Right: Stevie Shanks - Gerry Davidson - Liam Keddy - George Dick
Making Your Plans for the IAWA World Championships,
Lebanon PA USA 9th and 10th October.....
Promoter Denny Habecker wishes to let those
attending know that he has altered arrangements for
the Banquet which will now take place at a nearby
establishment and the cost will be $25 per head!
The Welsh Open Championships - Saturday 3rd September
The Lifters and
Officials after
the Presentation
Photos: Left: Josh Davidson: Best Open Lifter and Best Overall Lifter Middle Max Ell: Best Female and Best Junior
Right: Paul Barette : Best Masters Lifter
14 Lifters competed at Port Talbot for the
second Welsh Open event. The
competition was great with lots of records
broken. It was close atthe end between
Josh Davidsonand Paul Barette for Best
Lifter, with Josh just edging it and pulling
a 235.5 kilo 2" Bar Hacklift, the heaviest
on the IAWA books!
See Results
page for full
IAWA (UK) Health and Strength Trophy Winner
Best Junior Lifter 2016: Max Ell
The Award for the Best
Junior Lifter during the 2016
Domestic Season for IAWA
(UK) Goes to Max Ell.
Max has competed with
distinction throughout the
year and has won many
titles and claimed many
British and World Records.
Her list of achievements is
very impressive...2016
Winner...Well done Max Ell!
The 2016 World Postal Championships
The Andy Goddard Memorial
This year we had 24 teams and 63 lifters, the turnoput and response was outstanding, and is a
great way to pay homage to a former lifter and great guy Andy Goddard.

The lifts for this years competition were:
The Continental Clean, The Pullover and Push and The 2 x 2" Vertical Bars Lift
Top 7 Teams Rankings:
1st Burton Powerhouse 1
2nd Granby Grippers
3rd Burton Powerhouse 2
4th Team Northern Ireland
5th Burton Powerhouse 3
6th Twyford Celts
7th Dine Gym USA

Top 7 Individual Rankings:
1st Steve Sherwood
2nd Pete Tryner
3rd Ruth Jackson
4th James Gardner
5th Steve Andrews
6th Phil Crisp
7th Stevie Shanks