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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!
2015 IAWA GOLD CUP 27th November - Perth Australia
New Zealand -NZAWA New Web Site: https://nzawa.wordpress.com/
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 16 teams and 41 lifters can be 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
Hotel Information: Download Here:
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I report on the passing of Jason Dorn.
On Friday 15th May 2015 Jason lost his fight with Cancer. He passed peacefully at
Derby Hospital. Jason was a wonderful Dad and loving Husband. He will be missed by
all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Selina and their two sons at this time...
Above: Jason Dorn in Action!
The Viking Strongman Challenge - 24th May 2015 - Powerhouse Gym, Burton on Trent
: Log Press - Farmers Walk - The Heavy Stone Throw - The Deadlift High Pull Reps - The Tyre Flip

Ladies Under 60 Kilos - Winner: Nadia Silva (The South) 9pts Runner Up: Paula Thompson 6pts
Ladies Under 80 kilos - Winner: Chloe Brennan (Midlands) 5pts - Chloe was also the
Ladies Junior Champion and Paula was the Ladies Masters Champion
Mens Under 80 kilos - Winner: Luke
Davis (Midlands) 28.5 pts Runner Up: Rory Hoad (The South) 26.5 pts 3rd Place: James McKenna
(Scotland and the North) 17 pts 4th Place: Chris Findon (Midlands) 15 pts 5th Place: Matt Wells
(The North) 13 pts 6th Place: Ed Shorttle (The South) 6pts - James McKenna was Masters 40+ and
Scottish Champion and Ed Shorttle the 55+ Masters Champion
Mens Under 100 Kilos - Winner: James
Gardner (Midlands) 36 pts - Runner Up: Pete Tryner (Midlands) 35 pts 3rd Place: Richard Metcalf
(The North) 32 pts 4th Place: Clive Madge (The South) 21 pts 5th Place: Adrian Pryor (The South)
20 pts 6th Place: Hilario De Rocha (The South) 19 pts 7th Place: James Ramprton (The South) 10
pts 8th Place: Neil Keddy (Wales and the Midlands) 8 pts - Pete Tryner was Masters 40+ Championr -
Clive Madge was Masters 65+ Champion Adrian Pryor was Masters 45+ Champion
Mens Over 100 Kilos -
Webster Reid (Midlands) 15 pts - Runner Up: Josh Davidson (Midlands) 14.5 pts 3rd Place:
Mark Haydock (The North) 13.5 pts 4th Place: Matt Jones (Midlands) 7 pts - Webster was Masters
40+ Champion and Matt Jones was the Junior Champion

A Report by the Promoter: Steve Gardner -The action of the day started with the Ladies Axle Bar Press for
Reps in 60 seconds, Paula set a tremendous mark with 9 reps on the 35k axle bar, Nadia followed and did
11 reps. Chloe Brennan in her first competition then went with 40 kilos and pressed out 8 super reps. The
mens under 80 log press, all the guys were good but the battle was between Luke Davis and Rory Hoad
who both scored 10 reps with the 65 kilo log. James McKenna took third spot. In the Mens Under 100 the
action was electric, the win went to Pete Tryner with 10 reps on the 75 kilo log with Rich Metcalf in
second with 9 and James Gardner took 3rd place In the Heavies, Webster Reid took the win with ten reps
on 85 kilos with Josh Davidson and Mark Haydock tying for second with 9 reps each. The second event
was the Farmers walk, in the ladies under 60 Paula was second with 19 seconds for the 35 metre carry
with 90 kilos and Nadia took the win with 16 seconds, Chloe carrying 110 kilos completed the course in
17.9. Mens Under 80 saw Luke Davis take the points carrying the 180 kilos in 21 seconda with Rory Hoad
second in 25 seconds with Chris Findon pulling out a tremendous effort to take third place. Mens Under
100 saw two of the eight men complete the course carrying 210 kilos, Rich Metcalf was first with 18.8
seconds and Pete Tryner was second in 18.3 seconds. James Gardner was third, looking like he would
have been the fastest, but he stumbled a couple of metres from the line and had to settle for third place.
Mens Over 100 was another tense battle. Webster Reid took first place completing the course with 240
kilos in 26 seconds and Mark Haydock in second with 30 seconds, Josh Davidson taking third. The Heavy
Stone throw was an exciting affair. The Ladies Under 60 Winner was Paula Thompson, with Nadia in
Second and Chloe Brennan threw well to take her points with 6.78 metres. The Men under 80 winner was
Rory Hoad with 7.22 over Luke Davis 6.81 with Chris Findon picking up another great 3rd place. Mens
Under 100 saw James Gardner strike for his first win with 8.50 metres with Pete Tryner in second at 8.25
and Clive Madge pushing through with a big last round effort to claim third place. Mens over 100 saw a win
for Josh Davidson with 8.34 metres with Mark Haydock second and Matt Jones coming through for third
place. The Deadlift reps for 60 seconds, In the Ladies Nadia took the Win with Paula second, Nadia repped
for 23 with 70 kilos in the Axle bar Deadlift and Paula 19, whilst Chloe completed 21 reps with 80 kilos!
Mens under 80 saw the win go to Luke Davis with an amazing 36 reps on 180 kilos and Rory taking second
with 30 James McKenna taking 3rd spot. Mens under 100 was tremendous, Pete Tryner completed 30 reps
with 200 kilos, but Rich Matcalf went to 32 and James Gardner took his second win with an outstanding 41
reps. In the Mens Over 100 it was close again, this time with 220 kilos Mark Haydock took the win pipping
Webster Reid by one, 32 reps to 31, with Josh Davidson in Third. The Final event: the Tyre flip for
distance, Nadia took the win with a distance of 19.70 metres in 60 seconds with Paula second with 15.60,
Chloe Brennan took her points with 27.60 metres. Mens Under 80 was won by Luke Davis the only one to
complete the full 20 metere distance in 44 seconds, Rory did 19 metres for second and James McKenna
took third place, Mens Under 100 kilos was close again, James Gardner took the win with a complete 25
metre distance in 51 seconds with Pete Tryner second completing in 54 and Hilario De Rocha coming
through for third place. Mens over 100 saw great performances again, Josh Davidson completing an
amazing 30 metres in 50 seconds, Webster Reid taking second and Matt Jones striking for third place.
Photos: Above Left -: Webster Reid Winner Over 100k Above Right: - The Competitors and Officials
Below Left:- Chloe Brennan Ladies Under 80k Winner - Nadia Silva Ladies Under 60k Winner - Luke Davis Mens Under 80k
Winner - James Gardner Mens under 100k Winner
2nd June - Just attended the service for Jason Dorns Funeral.
In a packed church in Ilkeston I felt proud to be standing with his
family and friends as we listened to a wonderful speech about
Jason and his short life by his best mate. Jason achieved so
many things in martial arts and weightlifting both as a competitor
and mentor but he was also a loving husband father son and
many more things to those who knew him. Iawa(uk) was well
represented Jason was a member of my club for a number of
years before starting the Paragon Barbell club. ...Karen and I
were joined in the congregation by Frank Allen Steve Andrews
Mark Price....All of the fantastic Paragon team and many more
who were present in spirit. Selina was amazing.....a very brave
lady......like Jasons friend said....We will never forget him..and
like the Vicar said.....what a legacy he left behind...rest well now
Jason Dorn and farewell my friend x
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