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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
Chris Bass - Phone No,s: 01472 250918 or 07752978938
and new Address: 72 Beverley Crescent, Grimsby DN32 9TJ
The IAWA Gold Cup 2015 World Record
Breakers - Perth, Australia. Friday 27th
November - Promoter: John Mahon
See results page for full details a really
great event, 20 World Records broken in all.
The Winner of the Howard Prechtel Award
for the highest Amended Record Score was
Al Myers of the USA. (lifters from England,
Australia and USA)
Photos: Group shot of lifters
officials and guests.
Graham Saxton - One Hand
Bench Press. Al Myers recieves
Award. Karen Gardner - Cont.
Clean. Steve Gardner - Mid
Fingers Straddle. Graham and
Steve recieving Awards from the
Poromoter John Mahon
The National Clubs Championships for the
Battle of Britain Trophy 16th January 2016:
Seven teams took part in this thrilling event
competing on the 3 disciplines: Continental Clean,
Fulton Deadlift and Dumbbells Anyhow. The 31
lifters represented: Metamorfit (South)
Hoghton Barbell (North) Paragon Ladies
(East Midlands) Welsh Dragons
(Wales)Burton Powerhouse Vikings
(Midlands) Welsh Dragoness's (Wales)
Burton Powerhouse Warriors (Midlands
The Top Three club finishers were: Top Left: 1st Burton Powerhouse Vikings
Top Right:
2nd Hoghton Barbell Club Above Right: 3rd Metamorfit Gym,
see results for full details:
Top 3 Individual Finishers:(L to R)1st James Gardner 2nd Mark Haydock 3rd Pete Tryner
COMING SOON ...The Viking Strongman 21st May....
(Entries Closed Event is now Full) also........
The British Grip Championships 2016
The lifters and officials at the British Grip Championships at Preston
Mark Haydock (promoter)
Big 280 kilos Dumbbells Deadlift
A lifter returned from the past: Don Gardner
on the platform again after almost 20 years!
A new lifter to IAWA: Diane Baldrey
Ladies 75k Class Winner
Pete Tryner - Best Masters Lifter and
Overall Best Lifter
Steve Sherwood (Masters 60+)Champion
took some big records on the day
Chris Findon - Battled it out with Matt Wells
in the 70 kilos Class (pb D/bells /Dlift)
The British Grip Championships 2016 was hosted by Mark Haydock at the Lancashire Lions Den in
Samlesbury near Preston. The competition was very lively and exciting, with some great lifts going
down and records falling left, right and centre. Everyone lifted really well, and some big lifts included
James Gardner going 190k and 195k in the 2x2" Vertical Bars and Mark Haydock scoring 210k,
James Gardner Pete Tryner and Mark Haydock all going over 200 kilos in the Dumbells Deadlift,
with Pete pulling 270 and Mark an outstanding 280 kilos.. It was a great day, and the atmosphere
was electric, very impressive by everyone indeed!
(See Results Page for details! )
The Bert Spencer Trophy Set
Name Age Class 2H Press 2H Snatch 2H C&J TOTAL Points

Webster Reid M 40+ 125+ 108.0 68.0 120.0 296.0BR 287.2
Steve Sherwood1 M 60+ 80 60.0 65.0 72.5 197.5 280.3
Steve Andrews1 M 55+ 70 65.0 52.5 70.0 187.5 271.4
Clive Madge M 65+ 105 70.0 55.0 75.0 200.0BR 254.8
Philippe Crisp1 M 45+ 110 84.2 74.2 84.2 242.6 251.1
Rory Hoad M Open 80 75.0 55.0 80.0 210.0 235.5
Lee Coton M Open 95 62.5 62.5 85.0 210.0 217.8
Sam Hills1 M 50+ 85 58.2 50.2 60.2 168.6 214.9
James Gardner M Open 100 68.0 65.0 78.0 211.0 212.9
Luke Davis M Open 75 53.0 53.0 68.0 174.0 205.3
Josh Davidson M Open 115 68.0 68.0 78.0 214.0BR 199.0
Matt Jones M Open 125 58.0 58.0 87.0 203.0BR 187.7
Ryan Burchett1 M Open 115 70.0 50.0 80.0 200.0 185.3
Ed Shorttle M 55+ 80 50.0 35.0 50.0 135.0 184.7
Mark Shaw M 55+ 80 47.5 40.0 50.0 137.5 180.7
Jeff Luther M 60+ 75 39.2 39.2 37.8 116.2 172.8
Don Gardner M 50+ 95 48.0 48.0 48.0 144.0BR 170.6
Steven Mepham1 M Open 100 65.0 45.0 60.0 170.0 169.1
Chris Powell1 M 40+ 95 65.0 45.0 50.0 160.0 168.3
Paula Thompson F 40+ 55 24.0 24.0 35.0 83.0 167.3
Gareth Edwards M Open 95 60.0 45.0 55.0 160.0 165.5
Chris Findon M Open 70 36.0 36.0 60.0 132.0 162.7
Trevor Evans M 70+ 80 35.6 31.7 35.3 102.6 162.1
Paul Barette1 M Open 75 45.0 45.0 40.0 130.0 160.1
Chloe Brennan F Open 75 30.0 30.0 40.0 100.0BR 157.5
Mark Bowles M Open 125+ 43.0 43.0 65.0 151.0 139.6
Gary Redfern Smith M 40+ 110 40.0 40.0 60.0 140.0 138.7
Charlotte Boniface F Open 70 25.0 25.0 30.0 80.0 135.3
Natalie Voce1 F Open 90 35.0 25.0 35.0 95.0 133.7
Elizabeth Edwards1 F Open 60 25.0 20.0 25.0 70.0 131.3
Mandy Hughes F Open 95 30.0 30.0 35.0 95.0 131.2
Ian Thomas M Open 75 45.0 35.0 30.0 110.0 131.0
Jenny Watson F 45+ 60 20.0 20.0 25.0 65.0BR 130.3
Steve Moss M Open 105 40.0 40.0 48.0 128.0 126.3
Nic Porter M Open 75 30.0 30.0 45.0 105.0 124.2
Graham Saxton M 50+ 125 34.0 34.0 46.0 114.0BR 121.5
Nic Robinson M Open 90 30.0 30.0 55.0 115.0 121.0
Diane Baldry F 50+ 70 20.0 20.0 25.0 65.0 116.9
Karen Gardner F 55+ 80 20.0 20.0 26.0 66.0BR 115.9
Josh Hulse M 13&U 60 15.0 15.0 25.0 55.0 99.9
Pete Tryner M 40+ 95 30.0 30.0 30.0 90.0 94.3

Big Webster Reid:
2016 Winner of the
Bert Spencer Trophy
The Bert Spencer Trophy
Rankings are kept each year
to decide the Winner of the
Bert Spencer Trophy

This award is decided in Leg
One of the National All Round

Bert Spencer was a prolific
Dumbells lifter and this trophy
is given for the best
ammended total each year on
the following lifts:

Dumbells Press, Dumbells
Swing and Dumbells Clean
and Jerk
Rest in Peace
Mike Archer........
Nick Swain, Frank Allen and Steve
Andrews along with some other
IAWA(UK) members attended the
Funeral Service for Mike Archer..... A
huge light in the World of all round
weightlifting Mike will be sadly missed by
all who knew him and our thoughts are
with the family arc this difficult time......

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
Photos: Below: Matt Wells, Chloe Brennan, Tom Allsopp, Steve Andrews
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