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USATOWA events for Spring 2019

National Board Meeting - January 19, 2019 at 11 am – 2019 Schedule will be finalized this day.
Please contact VP Joe Hunter to secure your date!

Annual Membership Meeting – March 23rd at 10 am
TWIF Congress – Getxo Basque Country – April 26 and 27.

Membership fees are due May 1, 2019

Rudy Kopp Scholarship applications are due July 1, 2019

European Outdoor Championships – Castlebar Ireland September 4 – 9, 2019
Indoor events
  • February 23rd Peosta IA weigh in 12 noon to 12:30 and Pulling at 1:00
  • March 23rd Peosta IA weigh in at 2:00 pm and Pulling at 2:30

World Anti - Doping Agency

World Anti - Doping Agency has provided their new list for 2019.  WADA prohibited-list  All athletes planning on competing in World competition please review and take necessary steps to insure your compliance. If you have questions, please ask. 

There is a useful website that can also help identify ‘over the counter’ products that may contain prohibited substances,
that is https://www.globaldro.com/Home.

Boot Tagging

For the first time TWIF placed tags on the boots of the pullers, once the boots are deemed acceptable for international competition. This method of boot inspection was passed by the 2017 TWIF Congress.

The specifications for outdoor boots have been updated and a drawing was included.