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IAWA Rule Book - Dec 2014
IAWA Gold Cup World Record Breakers 2014 - Burton, England
(New photos on photo Gallery)
The Gold Cup took place at the Burton Powerhouse All Round Weightlifting Academy in Burton on Trent on Saturday 25th
October. In short...it was a fantastic day! We had 56 lifters entered for the day, the biggest turnout in IAWA's 28 year history
for an International event, with 6 Nations represented (Unfortunately Kim and Graham Alway had to leave before the event
started due to a death in the family and our deepest sympathy goes out to them) but it was still a massive event. I was so
proud to be there on the day with so many great people and to witness them performing so many outstanding lifts. Thanks to
all the overseas lifters who brought the International Flare. Every lifter brought new energy to the platform and we saw about
50 different lifts performed to exceptional standard, I wish I could mention them all in this report but there are just too many.
There were several records on the day that were the 'heaviest ever performed' in IAWA. I know big Mark Haydock had
two….one in the 2 Inch Bar Deadlift and one in the Alternate Grip Clean and Press. James Gardner also with a massive 92.5
kilos in the Shoulder Drop, and Neil Keddy too with the French Press I think. James's lift earned him the 'Howard Prechtel
Memorial Award' which was presented to him by last years winner 'Al Myers' and Neil Keddys exceptional 60k French Press
saw him in the Runners Up spot. The lifting was just 'Outstanding' and Frank Ciavattone hit big numbers in the Ciavattone
Deadlift. It was great for me to see my 8 year old Grandson Dominic perform a lift to earn a Gold Cup, and my heart melted
when I heard he asked his Mum if the cups were real Gold. So proud to have lifted on the same platform as my Wife, and my
two Sons: John and James and also my Grandson..three generations! I am so very pleased with the tremendous help from
my team members at our Burton Club as they helped load all the lifts for the other loaders. Everyone helped everyone else,
and that is what enabled us to get through at least 275 record attempts. The final showdown between Al Myers and his Dad
Laverne brought the house down as they went head to head in the struggle for supremacy in the One Hand 2 inch Dumbbell
Deadlift, Laverne winning out over Al in the finish. It was most refreshing to have 12 female competitors really leading the way
for the Ladies..well done girls, and 8 Junior lifters as well, from young Dominic at 8 yrs, Elena De La Mata at 9yrs through to
Matt Jones at 18yrs and Maddie Ell at 19 yrs, well done young ones you are the future of our sport. Our Masters division was
really well represented too with 78 yrs old Gerry Davidson ou most Senior lifter on the day. It was just so great to have so
many people from the IAWA family with me, and the evening Dinner and Presentation was also tremendous. As well as the
Gold Cup presentation, I was knocked out by the super present given to me by Al Myers..the stunning Gym sign to hang in
the Burton Powerhouse, thanks again big Al. And then later in the evening, well how could anyone forget Nick Swain and his
mate Ben performing as ' The King Elvis's..Lol! Just Priceless.Thanks again to everyone, and I mean everyone who helped
me to make the day a great success.....Long Live IAWA!
Al Myers Presents the new Club sign to Steve Gardner
Last years Howard Prechtel Winner: Al Mayers presents
this years award to James Gardner
Burton Powerhouse all Round Weightlifting Academy Team
Youngest Lifter:
Dominic Gardner 8yrs
Overall Best Lifter:
Pete Tryner
Burton Powerhouse
30th Annual Gym

The Burton Powerhouse enjoyed
the 30th competition on
Wednesday 17th December 2014,
Steve Gardner having run the first
one in 1985 when the team was
established. For the first few years
the team were known as 'The
Burton Bombers' before a name
change to the Powerhouse Gym.
This years event was really
exciting, with 12 lifters on the
platform and several records were
broken. The biggest lift of the
competition went to Pete Tryner
the overall Winner with a Hacklift
of 270.5 kilos!
Coming Soon: 6th June - British
All Round Championships

Contact: Paul Barette Tel:
E Mail: studio@metamorfit.co.uk

Venue: Metamorfit Unit 5F
Southbourne Bus.Pk, Courtlands
Rd, Eastbourne BN22 8UY

The Lifts: Reflex C&Push Press -
Hacklift - Zercher
Above Left: Midlands (Burton Powerhouse) - Above Right: South East One (Metamorfit)
Below Left: Team Wales - Below Right: Team Barbarians
Bottom Left: South East Two - Below Centre: Mathew Wells - Bottom Right: Maddie Ell
The IAWA(UK) National Clubs Championships - Sunday 18th Jan - Burton on Trent
This years invitation team challenge was a great success, with some lively and exciting lifting in a
great atmosphere. With five teams on the platform it made for a great competition, featuring Juniors,
Ladies, Open and Masters class lifters. The lifters competed on the Continental Snatch, the One
Hand Dumbbell Cheat Curl and the Hacklift. The Winning Team were the Burton Powerhouse closely
followed by Metamorfits first team, with the Barbarians just nudging Wales out for third place,. It was
a really great day. Liam Keddy 13yrs was the youngest lifter and Cliuve Madge 65yrs the most
senior. Clive injured his hip in the Hacklift so we wish him a speedy recovery. Overall best lifter on
the day was Pete Tryner, followed by Paul Barrette, Nadia Silve , James Gardner and Luke Davis.

The 2015 IAWA (UK) British Grip Championships - 7th Feb - Preston
A superb start to the open
season at Preston saw 17 lifters
compete for the Grip
Championship titles. Superb
lifting across the board on the 2
Inch Bar lifts. This was the first
event hosted by Mark Haydock
at his new premises, and a good
day was had by all! Best Female
Lifter on the day was Selina
Dorn, Best Master was Pete
Tryner, Best Junior was Matt
Jones and the Best Open and
Overall Best Lifter Champion
was Mark Haydock!
See Results page
for full details
Mark Haydock - Overall Best Lifter
Great to see George Dick back in action!
Above Left Matt Wells

Above Middle Chris Findon

Above Right Graham Saxton

Left Nicola Thornhill

Right Selina Dorn (Ladies

Below Left Pete Tryner
(Masters champion)

Below Right Matt Jones
(Junior Champion)
The Midlands
All Round
Haven Gym
Saturday 7th
March 2015
See Results
Page for full
The Lifters and Officials at the Midlands Championships - Clive Madge in Action
Above Left: Mark Haydock receives the Peter Ready Trophy for the Best Master Lifter
Above Right: Josh Davidson receives the Bill Jelley Award for the Best Open Lifter
Another Classic day at the Haven Gym: This year's Midlands Championships ran through very smooth, it was true
harmony in motion as everyone got involved with Refereeing, Lifting, Loading and supporting. It was great to see the lifters
loading and catching for each other when they were not lifting, weightlifting enthusiasts, supporting and encouraging each
other and between them producing great lifts in an electric atmosphere. In the 70 kilo class we had 4 lifters, Paul Barette just
getting back into his stride after some time out of the gym had travelled up from Eastbourne to take part, Chris Findon lifted
really well and was pleased with his record in the Dumbbells Press but cricked his neck in the Snatch from Hang, and carried
on regardless. Mathew Wells was a polished act as usual with a very nice Clean and Jerk from behind neck, he finished
second, and Steve Andrews was on great form, eventually taking the 70 kilo class title at Open and Masters. Luke Davis was
great across the board taking the 75 kilo class title. Steve Moss in only his second competition continues to improve, and with
several personal bests he won the Open title at 105 kilos. Clive Madge, the oldest lifter of the day at 65 lifted like a lion as
usual, a true inspiration to the younger guys, he broke several records and finished as Masters Champion and 2nd in the Open
at 105. Barry Gordge performed some very strong lifts and thoroughly enjoyed his lifting taking the Masters 50+ title at 105. It
was great at the end of the last lift to see all three in the 105 class chasing the Bent Arm Pullover Record, for a 4th attempt
Barry broke the record with a great 70 kilos, but one lift later Clive Madge was good with 70.5 and then Steve Moss was again
successful with 71 to wrestle the record from Clive, it was great to watch, well done guys! In the 110 kilo class we saw Josh
Davidson lifting in his first competition, he was outstanding considering this former Kick Boxer has only been training with the
Burton Club for 6 weeks, Josh was also the Best Open Lifter Division lifter on the day. Mark Haydock was impressive as
ever…he added a hat load of great records to his collection, and again several were the 'heaviest lift on the IAWA Record
Books' an inspiring performance from the Overall Best Lifter of the day, and the Best Masters Trophy Winner. 19 year old Matt
Jones was lifting in the 120 kilo class and again cleaned up with records in the four disciplines, including at least one Open
record too, Matt was the Open and Junior Title Holder in the 120's. Graham Saxton was the heaviest lifter on the day
contesting the 125 kilo class, and Graham gave a smooth performance and a few pb's and records to take the 125 kilo title at
Open and Masters 50+. Well done everyone, keep up the good work!
ALSO...see the story of Mark Haydocks 'Heaviest Ever'
Records List...on the IAWA(UK) Page Now!!!
2015 IAWA GOLD CUP 27th November - Perth Australia
New Zealand -NZAWA New Web Site:

The 2015 IAWA(UK) British Powerlifting Championships at Tiverton
Saturday 4th April -
see Results Page for Full Details!
A brilliant day at Tiverton, 25 lifters on the platform, our 2 guest lifters from
Hungary were a pleasure to watch and well done to Merton for taking the IAWA
Record in the Bench Press. It was great to see new lifters again on the
platform: Hannah Vacova was outstanding in her first competition, as was Rory
Hoad from Eastbourne and Big Webster Reid from Burton, Hanah and Rory
both broke records, and Webster pushed out the biggest Bench Press in IAWA
at 190 kilos in his first ever competition! The Juniors Division was well
represented, Mina and Maddie Ell were on good from taking records and so too
were Liam Keddy, Matt Jones and Jevan Cockbain, again lots of records
tumbling. The ladies were also well represented with Nadia Silva and Paula
Thompson who both gave a competent performance. The Masters lifters were
on fire, especially Barry Gordge who was amazing, and Graham Saxton and
Steve Andrews too all striking a blow for the over 50s, well done lads! Masters
lifters over 40: Mark Haydock (only went and pulled IAWAs biggest ever
Deadlift at 323 kilos) and Hilario De Rocha and Pete Tryner executed some
nice lifts too. The Open Division saw some good head to heads as well, Joe
Morris came out on top in the 80k Class ahead of Rory Hoad and Brian
Heyburn, Josh Davidson finished ahead of Dean Kent with great lifting from
both in the 110k Class. It was a shame that Paul Barette was injured before he
could go for his big Deadlift, but bravely posted a token weight to finish. Steve
Moss continues to develop his abilities with each competition, and Neil Keddy is
starting to get back to form too (Nice lifting suit as well Neil!). All in all it was
a super day in great company…Well done Mark Rattenberry and co, and well
done to all the lifters who acted asofficials and loaders, Long Live IAWA(UK
Photos Below
Left to Right:

Nadia Silva
Best Female Lifter

Mark Haydock
Overall Champion

Jevan Cockbain
Best Junior Lifter

Joe Morris
Best Open Lifter
Barry Gordge
2nd Overall Best Lifter
Mark Haydock Pulled 323k Deadlift
Webster Reid Benched 190 kilos
Hana Vacova

Rory Hoad
Below: Pete Tryner
3rd Overall Best Lfter
1 Powerhouse1 Mark Haydock, Pete Tryner, James Gardner 1140.1
2 Sunbury1 Andy Murtagh, Harry McCulloch, Jeff Luther 1036.9
3 Granby Grippers Steve Andrews, Steve Sherwood, Mark Shaw 997.4
4 Powerhouse2 Josh Davidson, Luke Davis, Steve Moss 960.5
5 Metamen Rory Hoad, Joe Morris, Paul Barette 917.1
6 Iron Men Clive Madge, Ryan Burchett, Ed Shorttle 915.6
7 Tiverton W.L.C.1 Jevan Cockbain, Mark Rattenberry, Thomas Cleverley 888.2
8 Powerhouse3 Shaun Jose, Matt Jones, Chris Findon 850.6
9 The Iron Clan1 Sam Hills, Jenn Tibbenham, Nick Swain 816.1
10 MetaMasters Philippe Crisp, James Rampton, Adrian Pryor 811.6
11 Powerhouse4 Paula Thompson, Graham Saxton, Karen Gardner 668.2
12 Chicks that Lift Nadia Silva, Clare Rampton, Candice Morris 656.1
13 Iron Maidens Jenny Watson, Natalie Voce 385.0
14 Sunbury2 Trevor Evans 259.4
15 Tiverton W.L.C.2 Dion Maynard 233.9
16 The Iron Clan2 Lesley Swain 171.4

Ranking of Lifters (Top Ten)
1 Andy Murtagh 326.20
2 Steve Andrews 252.5
3 Mark Haydock 393.0
4 Clive Madge 257.5
5 Pete Tryner 315.0
6 Philippe Crisp 299.5
7 James Gardner 307.5
8 Jevan Cockbain 245.4
9 Rory Hoad 264.0
10 Josh Davidson 317.0

Full Results for all 16 teams and 41 lifters can be
found and downloaded on the Face Book Page!
The Lifts:
Seated Dumbell Press / Snatch from Hang
Clean and Jerk Behind Neck / Bent Arm Pullover
Venue: Castlemilk Community Centre - G45 9UG
Weigh in (Both Days) 9am
Lifting at (Both Days) 10am
Entry Fee: £35 - Banquet Fee: £25
For all other enquiries contact the promoter:
David McFadzean: Tel: 07939 353797
Email davimcf@hotmail.com or contact via facebook