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IAWA Rule Book - Dec 2014
2015 IAWA GOLD CUP 27th November - Perth Australia
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
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
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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.
To celebrate 30 years of the club Steve ran a Bench Press and Deadlift competition at the club, it was a great
day with 17 lifters and 2 guests, there was some outstanding lifting and feats of strength. Many records
including Webster Reids 192.5k Bench Press and Mark Haydocks 300k Deadlift, and so much more. Read
about Mark Haydocks Trial of Hercules. It was a great day with a great celebration atmosphere.....
Grandad Steve on the Bench - Grandson Dominic on the Deadlift - Webster Reids big 192.5k Bench Press
Scottish Single Arm and Scottish
Olympic Championships - August 2015
Venue: Castlemilk Gym, Glasgow
Bottom Left: Mathew Finkle
Bottom Middle: David McFadzean
Bottom Right: Andy Tomlin
The Southern Cup - Sunday 23rd August - At Metamorfit Gym, Eastbourne
The Southern Cup was another lively event held at Eastbourne's
Metamorfit Club. Snatch from the Hang, Dumbbell Clean and Press
and Lunge Squat were the disciplines, and when all was said and
done...it was Phil Crisp who took the Honours as the Overall Best
Lifter, ahead of Rory Hoad in Runners Up position and Clive Madge
in Third Place.

Above Left: The lifters and Officials
Above Right: Phil Crisp receives his Best Lifter Award
Left: Paul Barette with the One Hand Dumbbell Press
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
Mark Jeanes: Trap Bar Record 343 kilos - Simon Thomas : Push Press Record 127.5 kilos
Andrew Szuchnik: Best Junior Lifter - Sonya coles: New Lifter in the ladies division - Neil Keddy: Promoter
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