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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
Viking Strongman Challenge - Sunday 11th May - Burton Powerhouse All round
Weightlifting Academy - Promoter: Steve Gardner
The Event was held with 3 Divisions for Ladies and Men - The Burton Barrels Farmers Walk - The Viking Log Press - The
Trap Bar Deadlift - The Tyre Flip
Results of the Competition:
Ladies Under 60k Division: Winner Nicola Thornhill - Second Paula Thompson - Third Katy Mellors
Ladies Under 80k Division: Winner Selina Dorn - Second Kirsty Murden - Third Natasha Parry
Ladies Over 80k Division Winner Jo Hill - Second Jenn Tibenham
(After a tie on points, Count back and Bodyweight Criteria were used to determine the Winner!)
Mens Under 80k Division: First Luke Davis - Second Adam Roberts - Third Brian Heyburn - Fourth Chris
Findon - Fifth Paul Barrette
Mens Under 100k Division: First James Gardner - Second Pete Tryner - Third Alex Rigbye - Fourth Jason
Dorn - Fifth Gary Ell - Sixth John Parry Seventh Neil Keddy - Eighth Sam Hartshorne
(After a tie on points, Count back Criteria was used to determine the Winner!)
Mens Over 100k Division: First Mark Haydock - Second Ciro Crispino - Third Clive Madge - Fourth
Graham Alway
Other Titles Awarded:
Junior Strongman Champion 16/17yrs: Sam Hartshorne - Junior Strongman Champion 18/19yrs: Ciro Crispino Masters
Strongwoman Champions: Master 40+ Champion Paula Thompson - Master 45+ Champion Nicola Thornhill Masters
Strongman Champions: Master 40+ Champion (Under 100): Pete Tryner - Master 40+ Champion (Over 100): Graham
Alway Master 45+ Champion Jason Dorn - Master 65+ Champion: Clive Madge
Officials: Overall Organiser/Head Judge: Steve Gardner Assistant: Graham Saxton Recorders: Karen Gardner and Kay
Crispino Loaders / Helpers: Jo Crispino and Josh Haydock Drug Testing Officer: Frank Allen

Photos: Left: The Group, Competitors and Officials Right: The 6 Class Winners:
Nicola Thornhill, Selina Dorn, Jo Hill, Luke Davis, Mark Haydock and James Gardner
The 2014 IAWA(UK) BritishAll Round Championships
Saturday 7th June - Birstall, Leicester

See Results Page for full Results!

Above Left: Mark Haydock Recieves the Health and Strength
Trophy from Steve Gardner as the Overall Best Lifter
Some of the Lifters and Officials after the event Left: Steve
Andrews - 70 Kilo Class Champion and 2nd Overall Best Lifter
Below Left: James Gardner - 95 kilo class Champion and 3rd
Overall Best Lifter
Below right: Nadia Silva recently back from
Best Lifter Rankings:
Best Female Lifter:
Paula Thompson - Best Open Lifter: 1st Mark Haydock 2nd James
Gardner 3rd Luke Davis
Best Masters Lifter: 1st Steve Andrews 2nd Phil Crisp 3rd Adrian
Overall Best Lifter - Champion of Champions - for the Health and Strength
1st Mark Haydock 2nd Steve Andrews 3rd James Gardner
The 2014 Championships was a great competition; a couple of the 'entered' lifters couldn't make it at the last minute which left
16 in total to take to the platform in two groups. The lifting was first class throughout as all the lifters equipped themselves
well, and put on a great show. As you can see from the results several records tumbled on the day. In the first group the girls
lifted well, it was fairly close between Paula and Nadia over the four lifts, but Paula managed to stay ahead for the win and a
few records also. Karen lifted great too and pulled a 75k One hand deadlift to show there is life in the Masters Classes also
(many years ago and before Breast Cancer, Karen was the first IAWA female to pull 100 kilos) Steve Andrews was in great
form and so too was young Chris Findon who had many pb's but had to be content to come second behind the Master on this
occasion. Paul Barette showed good style too in the 75 class, whilst the 80 kilos title went to Luke Davis, who continues to
improve with each event. Ed Shorttle took the Masters title at 80 kilos also. Adrian Pryor showed his strength and ability taking
the 85k title, whilst James Gardner lifted out of his skin to take the 95k class, with an outstanding 200 kilos one hand deadlift,
also getting 221.5k off the floor! Barry Gordge took the Masters title at 110 kilos and a record in the OH Deadlift too. Phil Crisp
took the Open title with a very strong showing , British Masters records, and Masters World Record in the Cheat Curl. Mark
Haydock continued to be the' human lifting machine' we have all come to know over recent years. His lifts were all immense,
and he pulled the heaviest deadlift I ever witnessed using the hand front and bar across the legs style. Big Graham Saxton
was on good form and also pulled some nice pb's on the day, whilst Cliff Dunlop had mixed fortunes, but with some very good
lifts took the 125+ title. Well done to Frank for putting the event on, and to all who travelled to be there to lift or officiate,
making it a great day and well worthy of the IAWA title! A special well done to those who got themselves into
the rankings for
the Best Lifter Awards, you all lifted superbly amongst great company!
IAWA(UK) Olympic Lifting Championships - 5th July - Tiverton Weightlifting Club, Devon
Madelaine Ell - Jevan Cockbain - Mina Ell
Mark Haydock - Tom Allsopp
The British Olympic Championships were held at Tiverton, under the promotion of Mark Rattenberry. 16 lifters took part and
there were some great performances with many records broken. Congratulations to all but especially to the Best lifter award
winners: Best Junior: Jevan Cockbain, Best Female: Mina Ell, Best Master: Tom Allsopp and Best Open: Mark Haydock.
In the Champions of Champions Overall Best Lifter rankings, Mark Haydock was first, Tom Allsopp was second and John
Kavanagh was third! Great lifting by all, including our Junior lifters pictured below, well done Madelaine, Jevan and Mina!
See Results
page for full
The British Single Arm Championships
16th August - Glasgow, Scotland
Lifts: OH Snatch OH DB Swing OH C & J

This years event was great, 14 lifters and loads of
enthusiasm. Records tumbling all over the place and
the competition between the lifters was awesome.
Well done to Andy Tomlin, Matt Finkle and all at
Castlemilk Gym for putting on a great day. Sadly
Matt Finkle missed it all through illness.
See Results page for full details!
Best Master Lifter: Steve Andrews - Best Open Lifter: Mark Haydock
Overall Champion:
1st Steve Andrews 2nd Mark Haydock 3rd John Kavanagh

PHOTOS: Left Below: Mathew Wells OH Snatch
Below: Steve Andrews recieves his Overall Best Lifter award from Bill Wright
Bottom: The lifters and Officials group Photo
The IAWA World Postal Championships 2014 - The Andy Goddard Memorial
Please see the results file below, click on the link to bring up 7 pages of results. This year was the first
official IAWA World Postal championships, and what a terrific success it has been. When you look through
the results you will be amazed to see that 78 lifters representing 8 different Nations took part in the
competition. 32 teams in total. Well done to all the lifters who took part and the officials, supporters and
helpers that made it happen. I am sure that Andy would be really impressed with everyone's efforts and I
think we did his memory proud! Look through the results to se 1 the team rankings 2 the individual lifter
rankings and 3 the class titles awarded in bodyweight and age divisions!
Updated IAWA Rule Book - Dec 2014 - Includes Domaal Squat and
Amended Shoulder Drop and updated Bent Arm Pullover
IAWA World Championships 2014 (See Honours Board on Results Page!)
Norwood, Massachusetts USA - Promoter: Frank Ciavattone
The 28th Annual IAWA World Championships was an outstanding success, due in no small part to
the work undertaken by the promoter 'Big Frank' and his willing team of supporters and
helpers…known as 'Franks Barbell Club'. After a wonderful get together on the Friday evening the
IAWA World Council Meeting took place at the Old Colonial Hotel in Norwood, where all the business
of IAWA was addressed in good fashion with IAWA International President: Al Myers Chairing the
meeting. At 8am on Saturday morning the weigh in was open with Steve Gardner, Denny Habecker
and George Dick taking care of business in that Department. When all at the score table were ready
(where Steve Gardner and Al Myers performed the announcing duties, assisted with scoring by
Judy Habecker and Chris Bass) the lifters for Group One were introduced to the audience and the
lifting began at 10am sharp. Group one sailed through and at 1.30pm Group two were introduced,
and the lifting was completed by 4.30pm. That the lifting went through so smooth was also aided by
the great job undertaken by the loaders! Day two's lifting followed the same format and lifting was
complete by 4pm.
The lifting over the weekend was absolutely fantastic. A mix of new lifters to the IAWA platform
alongside seasoned World Championships proved to be a winning formula with many outstanding
performances. The Junior ranks were represented by two young men that I cannot say enough
about, Matt Triatti and Matt Hancock lifted 'out of their boots' and were a credit to coach Frank C.
Two young men with a big future in all round lifting for sure. The ladies division was exciting too,
Paula Thompson lifted very well and showed great form as she went on to score the best amended
total followed by Karen Gardner. I can say (and I know this for sure) it is the best performance
Karen has put on since her Breast Cancer Surgery and as she continues her recovery treatment it is
great to see her getting back closer to her previous lifting ability. Jessica Hopps was great, very
keen and a strong girl too, in her first major tournament she lifted like a seasoned professional, with
Susan Sees lifting stronger than ever, it was great to see Bob Geibs gleaming face as he said 'shes
a strong girl aint she!'. Colleen Lane looked so happy as she performed, smiling through out and
putting on a good display, as well as being there to help partner Frank in running the whole show!
The Senior Masters showed everyone the way to go, with superb performances from our 80 plus
lifters Dennis Mitchell and Dick Durante, and of course the ever impressive Art Montini still forging
ahead at 86 years young. Denny Habecker and Bob Geib represented the 70 plus division with style
and several new records between them. In the 60 plus division there was also great lifting from
George Dick and Steve Sherwood, and Steve just rolls on like a machine putting out great numbers
and to good effect too! In the 50 plus groups we had Dave Ellis, it was great to see him back lifting
after 18 years, and Big Frank the promoter pulled some big lifts to please the crowd, and Steve
Gardner took to the platform in a rare appearance these days to support his friend Big Frank (and
despite lifting in a lesser capacity these days, got to say I really enjoyed it). The 40 plus Masters
were a real hot bed of power, we had Joe Ciavattone Snr putting it out there along with the very
strong trio of James Fuller, Al Myers and Chad Ullom who put together the biggest total of the meet.
The Open Division was a strong contest between John Mahon, Sam Trew, Frankie Ciavattone Jnr,
Jim Delaney, Jeff Ciavattone and Joe Ciavattone Jnr, with Joe Jnr coming out on top ahead of Jeff
Ciavattone, with great lifting from all. The 2014 World Championships was 'one of the best' Well done
big Frank!
The presentation of the Awards took place at the Old Colonial Hotel on the Sunday evening following
a sumptuous Banquet, it was a terrific occasion with such a lot to applaud, Frank had one of the
Town Selectmen there to assist him and Colleen, and also Kathy Triatti who had been a big support
to Frank. After the Championships Awards there was a very special presentation, as two IAWA
members received the coveted 'IAWA Award of Merit' this had only been presented twice before, and
it is IAWA's highest award. The Awards were made for personal endeavour, continued hard work and
support of the organisation over many years. The first award was presented by Steve Gardner to
Frank Allen from Liecester, England, and the second award was presented by Al Myers to Frank
Ciavattone Snr. Of East Walpole Massachusetts, USA. After the speeches and presentations were
made, there was not a dry eye in the house as the occasion touched everyone emotionally. A truly
inspiring occasion. I for one will not forget our weekend in Norwood, and the IAWA family now looks
ahead to Scotland in 2015 - Long Live IAWA! -

Chad Ullom (USA)
Frank Ciavattone
Al Myers (USA)
Left: Frank Ciavattone Right: Frank Allen - IAWA Award of Merit
John Mahon(Australia)
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
All Round Weight Lifting News - New Zealand
The New Zealand IAWA group are moving forward with their development, they are a really
enthusiastic group and we wish them all continued success. After 3 months studying of the IAWA
Rule Book, they have had ten candidates sit the referee's exam and all ten candidates passed the
written exam with 80% or more. Those successful candidates (5 male 5 female) now embark on
their practical all round weightlifting development on their way to becoming recognised officials. This is
great news for the New Zealand All Round Weightlifting organisation, and IAWA in general! The
successful candidates are:
Clive Madge - Alison Fitzmaurice - Isaac King - Grant Edser - Tiare Akavi Philip Waihi
Debbie Sciascia - Jessie Walker - Lea Attenborough - Jo-Ann Ganc
Coming Soon!!!
The National Clubs Championships - Sunday 18th January
IAWA(UK) Clubs have been invited to represent their Regions
in a head to head clash...the lifts: Continental Snatch - DBell Cheat
Curl - Hacklift. Taking place at the Burton Powerhouse All Round
Weightlifting Academy, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire - this event
will be a cracker....
The IAWA(UK) All Round National (Postal )League 2014
Leg 6 Top 7 Clubs:
1 POWERHOUSE1 Peter Tryner, Mark Haydock, James Gardner 1074.4
2 GRANBY GRIPPERS Steve Andrews, Steve Sherwood, Mark Godleman 964.6
3 POWERHOUSE2 Luke Davis, Graham Saxton, Paula Thompson 959.4
4 TIVERTON W.L.C.1 Mark Rattenberry, Gary Ell, Jevan Cockbain 915.0
5 METAMORFIT Philippe Crisp, Adrian Pryor, Paul Barette 881.6
6 SUNBURY Andy Murtagh, Jeff Luther, Trevor Evans 756.6
7 The Iron Clan1 Sam Hills, Nick Swain, Jenn Tibbenham 725.5
Leg 6 Top 7 Individuals:
1 Peter Tryner 389.9
2 Mark Haydock 353.6
3 Andy Murtagh 348.2
4 James Gardner 330.9
5 Steve Andrews 330.7
6 Steve Sherwood 328.6
7 Luke Davis 327.8

After 6 Legs - Top 7 Teams Final Positions:
1 POWERHOUSE1 Mark Haydock, James Gardner, Luke Davis 6133.2
2 GRANBY GRIPPERS Steve Sherwood, Steve Andrews, Mark Shaw 5987.4
3 TIVERTON W.L.C.1 Gary Ell, Mark Rattenberry, Jevan Cockbain 5518.5
4 METAMORFIT Philippe Crisp, Adrian Pryor, Paul Barette 5327.7
5 The Iron Clan1 Nick Swain, Sam Hills, Jenn Tibbenham 5166.3
6 TIVERTON W.L.C.2 Thomas Cleverley, Peter Hoar, Patrick Burt 4340.0
7 POWERHOUSE2 Paula Thompson, Graham Saxton, Chris Findon 4321.6
After 6 Legs - Top 7 Individuals:
1 Mark Haydock 2273.5
2 Steve Sherwood 2141.0
3 Steve Andrews 2117.0
4 Philippe Crisp 1971.7
5 Gary Ell 1945.3
6 Nick Swain 1908.7
7 James Gardner 1890.6
News Snippetts from the IAWA(UK) AGM December 2014 Date: Sunday 7th December 11am
Venue:11 Orchard Road, Leicester Present: Steve Andrews, Steve Gardner, Frank Allen, Chris Bass, Graham Saxton, Karen
Gardner, Toni Saxton
Minutes of the previous AGM were read and matters arising were discussed. Reports were given by all officers.
11 Drug Tests were carried out during 2014
IAWA(UK) has 123 Members in 2014 which is a record
The Bank Account is healthy with a reserve of £4000
With no new nominations for office the existing committee were re- elected en-bloc to serve for the next 12 months!
Steve G gave an update on the work to be carried out between Al Myers and himself to produce a new consolidated Rule Book
and IAWA Constitution
Frank Allen reported on the current Referees position within the organisation and it is clear we do require more people to
become officials to help us to continue to grow and expand.
It was agreed that for the sake of consistency the age percentage within the All Round League will be the same as IAWA
International Rules (ie 1% begins at 40)
The rules for the Bent Arm Pullover (which is performed on a bench) have now been fully enlarged upon to help lifters and
officials, the Rule Book is now updated!
In an attempt to encourage activity with some of our main stream lifts, the small 'to be beaten figures' that were printed as
guidelines for setting new records have been removed from the record sheets. It was felt these were prohibitive and no longer
necessary, from 1st Jan, if the record sheets shows an empty square it is open for record attempts!
The superb 2015 Fixture List was agreed and finalised - Enjoy!
Chairman: Steve Andrews closed the meeting by thanking all Officers, Promoters and members of IAWA(UK) for their
enthusiasm and support! -
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