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The 2013 IAWA Gold Cup
World Record Breakers Event
Lebanon,PA. USA - 2nd Nov
16 Lifters took part to win a Gold Cup, with 30
new World Records Broken on the Day. See
Right: James Fuller performed an impressive
Bent Press to finish 2nd in the Howard
Prechtel Memorial Trophy that goes to the lifter
with the best amended points, and Far Right:
Al Myers of the USA with his Winning Lift -
The Power Row with an amazing 145 k
See the Results Page for the full story!
Far Left: Toni Saxton of England in
her debut Competition
Left: Husband Graham Saxton with a
strong Middle Fingers Straddle
Below Left: Frank Ciavattone
Below Middle: Art Montin 86yrs old
Below Right: Chad Ullom - IAWA's
Heaviest Front Squat 211 kilos
Bottom Left: The English Crew at
the Gold Cup: Steve and Karen
Gardner and Graham and Toni Saxton
Bottom Right: Al Myers is
presented with the Howard Prechtel
Trophy by meet director Denny
7th Bi Annual
The Induction Dinner and Ceremony were a great success, held at the
Branston Country Club in Burton, 47 sat down to a 3 Course Meal, the
evening began with sporting entertainment, and World Records were
broken by Andy Tomlin and Mark Haydock who put on a fine display. A
fun challenge for the audience was held, using the 1" bar Vertical lift. *
ladies came out to lift and the eventual winner was Samantha Haydock
with 75 kilos. The men had a similar number of entrants with Shaun
Jose (a non weightlifter) winning the event pulling 120 kilos.

Inductees pictured above left: James Gardner, Centre: Graham Saxton
and Right: George Dick - Pictured below Left: Andy Tomlin 170 kilos OH
Deadlift and Right: Mark Haydock with 257.5k Stiff Leg Deadlift!
Castlemilk Club All Round Action - Scotland!
Andy Tomlin Challenge on 7/12/13 - 3 lifts--oh zercher..oh d/b swing..oh deadlift
Matthew Finkle B/W 68.5 Age 47 - 80R...37.5R..80L...Total 197.5...Amended 191.25
Jim Madden B/W 87.8 Age 45 - 85R...42.5R...95L...Total 222.5...Amended 180.67
Andy Tomlin B/W 90.9 Age 46 - 120R..52.5R...170L...Total 342.5...Amended 259.70
George Dick B/W 126.8 Age 65 - 65R..35R...85L...Total 185...Amended 144.96

President's Challenge on 7/12/13 - 3 lifts...Pull & Push...B/Press Hands Tog...O/H Thumbless DL
Matthew Finkle B/W 68.5 Age 47 - 80...60...55R...Total 195...Amended...189.18
Bill Wright B/W 80.3 Age 72 - 90...52.5...65R...Total 207.5...Amended 234.26
Jim Madden B/W 87.8 Age 45 - 125..82.5...///...Total 207.5...Amended 147.63

Andy Tomlin B/W 90.9 Age 46 - 102.5...72.5...70R...Total 245...Amended 198.03
George Dick B/W 126.8 Age 65 -
45..80...75R...Total 200...Amended 172.81
Important Announcement!
Jevan Cockbain is awarded the
IAWA(UK) Best Junior Lifter in 2013 and
recieves the Health and Strength Trophy to
hold for one year. Jevan has competed well
in competition through 2013 and excelled at
the World Championships in Accrington
where he won the best lifter award. Jevan
also completed the All Round Postal
League and finished as Britains Best Junior
Lifter. Sadly through illness Jevan could not
make it to lift at the Clubs competition, so the
Trophy was presented to Mark Rattenberry
of the Tiverton Weightlifting Club to pass on
to him - Well done Jevan!
IAWA(UK) National Clubs Championships - Sunday 12th January 2014
(an Invitation event hosted by Steve Gardner at the new Burton Powerhouse All Round Weightlifting
Academy at Burton on Trent)

This was a fun event organised by Steve, really just a one off, looking for an idea of something to do to
christen the new gym facility Steve had the idea of a clubs match and invited clubs that had 4 or more
lifters, to come along and compete. This was a different concept to the norm, lifters would be competing
for their clubs and regions rather than as individuals. Well to say the response was really keen is an
understatement, and Steve and his fellow organisers atthe Burton Academy were knocked out at the
result, with teams travelling from all over the Country to compete. The event was magic, a great sense
of camaraderie and spirit, with everyone supporting everyone it made for some really exciting lifting and
a thrilling experience altogether. Steve was very grateful to all those who helped, his club members
especially and the two new members who loaded all day: Chris Findon and Ciro Crispino, and to Chris
Bass who brought his computer to do the number crunching on the results. A few lessons were
learned and a few changes will be made, but rest assured the event will be run again, and once again
a big thanks and well done to all who travelled to Burton to be a part of the event!

Hoghton Barbell representing the North West were the eventul winners, with Burton Powerhouse for
the Midlands Second, Haven Gym for the North East were third, Metamorfit Gym for the South East
were fourth and Tiverton Weightlifting Club for the South West were 5th. Mark Haydock from Hoghton
was the top lifter just ahead of Steve Sherwood from the Haven and Luke Davis from Burton again just
ahead of Alex Rigbye and James Gardner. Well done again to all who took part and helped to make
the day a good one! -
Full Results are on the Results page!
All the lifters and helpers at the Clubs Competition!
The IAWA(UK) British Grip Championships - Preston - Saturday 1st February 2014
Well done to MArk Haydock and his followers at the Hoghton Barbell Club, the Grip event this year was a great success
with 19 lifters on the platform. Lots of records were broken, with some great performances by IAWA first timers Sarah Miller
and Connor Murphy, and first time on the big stage for Junior lifter: Ciro Crispino and Chris Findon. This competition
included the Dumbell Walk, the first time the event has been a poart of an IAWA(UK) main stream event, and boy it was
a tough one. Lifters attended from all parts, from the South Coast right up to Scotland, well done to all who took part: Paula
Thompson, Karen Gardner, Sarah Miller, Jenn Tibbenham, Mark Rattenberry, Chris Findon,Luke Davis, Nick Swain, Gary
Ell, Alex Rigbye, James Gardner, Dean Kent, Connor Murphy, Mark Haydock, Ciro Crispino, Graham Saxton, George Dick
and John Gardner. See results page for full results.
Best Female Open Lifter: Paula Thompson - Best Female Master Lifter: Karen Gardner
Best Junior: Ciro Crispino - Best Open Male Lifter: James Gardner - Best Male Master Lifter: Nick Swain
Overall Best Lifter: 1st James Gardner 2nd Mark Haydock 3rd Nick Swain
Left: The lifters at the Grip Challenge
Above: New Junior Lifter Ciro Crispino
Overall Winner: James Gardner - Overall 2nd Place: Mark Haydock - Overall 3rd Place : Nick Swain
New IAWA(UK)Lifters: Left to Right: Connor Murphy - Chris Findon - Sarah Miller

Sunday11th May
Burton on Trent

Most Classes are
already full
due to the high
BIG apology to
anyone who didnt
in the competition
this time!


The Midlands(Open)All Round Championships - Saturday 1st March - Haven Gym, Grimsby
The event at Grimsby was a brilliant affair with 14 lifters performing at the Midlands Open Championships, the lifting was
great with lots of records broken across the board (Mark Haydocks Front Squat of 212.5k and John Kavanaghs
Cont.Clean and Jerk of 130k were memorable). Well done to Chris Bass and his helpers for putting on such a good event
- See full Results for details on results page! The Bill Jelley Memorial Trophy for the Best Open Lifter went to Mark
Haydock and the Peter Ready Memorial Award went to Mark Price!
Mark Price with the Peter Ready Trophy - Mark Haydock with the Bill Jelley Trophy (Presented by Clive Nevis)
Matt Wells: Cont.C & Jerk - Steve Andrews: OH Snatch - John Kavanagh: OH Snatch
Aqeel Afzal: Power Row - Steve Sherwood: Front Squat - Luke Davis: Front Squat - Richard Metcalf: Cont. C & Jerk
1 Powerhouse 1 Mark Haydock, James Gardner, Luke Davis 1171.8
2 The Iron Clan 1 Sam Hills, Nick Swain, Jenn Tibbenham 1157.0
3 Granby Grippers 1 Steve Sherwood, Steve Andrews, Mark Shaw 1118.9
4 Tiverton W.L.C.1 Mark Rattenberry, Gary Ell, Jevan Cockbain 1108.0
5 Sunbury 1 Andy Murtagh, Trevor Evans, Jeff Luther 1012.1
6 Metamorfit Philippe Crisp, Adrian Pryor, Paul Barette 993.1
7 Powerhouse 2 Paula Thompson, Graham Saxton, Chris Findon 894.8
8 Tiverton W.L.C.2 Thomas Cleverley, Peter Hoar, Patrick Burt 847.7
9 Metamen Ed Shorttle, Brian Heyburn 589.4
10 The Iron Clan2 Lesley Swain 276.5
11 Granby Grippers 2 Daniel Andrews 273.3
1 Mark Haydock 483.8
2 Andy Murtagh 421.2
3 Sam Hills 415.5
4 Nick Swain 413.2
5 Philippe Crisp 404.9
6 Mark Rattenberry 390.8
7 Gary Ell 386.0
8 Steve Sherwood 377.0
9 Steve Andrews 377.0
10 Mark Shaw 364.9
11 James Gardner 348.5
12 Luke Davis 339.5
13 Jevan Cockbain 331.3

14 Jenn Tibbenham 328.3
15 Paula Thompson 318.3
16 Ed Shorttle 313.3
17 Thomas Cleverley 307.7
18 Trevor Evans 300.8
19 Adrian Pryor 298.6
20 Graham Saxton 296.7
21 Peter Hoar 293.5
22 Jeff Luther 290.1
23 Paul Barette 289.7
24 Chris Findon 279.7
25 Lesley Swain 276.5
26 Brian Heyburn 276.1

Consolidated Results
AFTER 2 LEGS - Top 6 Teams:
1 Powerhouse 1
2 Granby Grippers 1
3 The Iron Clan1
4 Tiverton W.L.C.1
5 Metamorfit
6 Tiverton W.L.C.2
Top 10 Individual:
1 Mark Haydock 861.1
2 Steve Andrews 775.4
3 Philippe Crisp 750.8
4 Nick Swain 736.4
5 Steve Sherwood 724.7
6 Gary Ell 709.3
7 Sam Hills 696.9
8 James Gardner 660.6
9 Luke Davis 632.5
10 Mark Shaw 629.8

TOP 5 O/H Snatch
Mark Haydock
Steve Andrews1
Steve Sherwood1
James Gardner
Nick Swain1
TOP Cont C&Jerk
Mark Haydock
Andy Murtagh
Steve Sherwood1
Sam Hills1
Nick Swain1
TOP 5 Front Squat
Mark Haydock
Philippe Crisp1
Sam Hills1
Steve Sherwood1
Andy Murtagh
TOP 5 Power Row
Mark Shaw
Mark Rattenberry
Mark Haydock
Andy Murtagh
Nick Swain1
IAWA (UK) British Powerlifting Championships - Saturday 12th April 2014
With superb performances across the board with records tumbling everywhere, worthy of extra special mention was Mark
Haydocks deadlift of 322.5 kilos, the heaviest ever deadlift in IAWA! It was great to see new lifters on the platform too, well
done to Katy Mellors, young Sam Hartshorne, Dan Clarke and Clive Madge (lifting in his first competition aged 65 years! The
overall best lifters were really outstanding, well done again Mark Haydock, Barry Gordge and Gerry Davidson, and Best lifters:
Paula, Jevan and Barry and Mark. Everyone did a great job, special thanks to all the loaders and catchers!
Best Female Lifter: Paula Thompson Best Junior Lifter: Jevan Cockbail Best Master Lifter: Barry Gordge Best
Open Lifter
: Mark Haydock Overall Best Lifter Rankings: 1st Mark Haydock 589.3 - 2nd Barry Gordge 560.9 - 3rd
Gerry Davidson 532.3
Barry Gordge
New Lifter - Katy Mellors
The Best Lifters: Jevan Cockbain (jnrs) Barry Gortdge (Masters) Paula Thompson (Ladies) Mark Haydock (Open)
See Results
page for full