Friday, March 14, 2014

On This Day In Strength History

Henry Milo Steinborn was born on March 14, 1894. In 1920 he won the German Championships in weightlifting doing a specialty "Deep Knee Bend" with the tremedous poundage of 530 lbs. putting this heavy weight on his back unassisted.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

On This Day In Strength History

 In Los Angeles on  March 13, 1948 at the Shrine auditorium, in front of a huge 5,500 crowd, Clancy Ross entered the Mr. USA contest, open to all professional bodybuilders. The line up of former top title holders included Eric Pederson, Floyd Page, Al Stephen, Jim Payne, Leo Stern and Steve Reeves. Jack La Lanne put on a hand balancing act, Pudgy Stockton, the first real lady bodybuilder, was there and the Mighty Mac Bachelor defended his wrist wrestling championship.
Clancy Ross won 1st place. Steve Reeves, Mr. America 1947, came second and Alan Stephen a former Mr. America also, came in 3rd.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014