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January 30, 1955 Jr, Mr. Cleveland won by Bill Holland.

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January 31, 1895 Emil Boudgoust manages 8 reps in the Military Press with 231.5 lbs.  SOS page 19

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February 01, 1969

Feb 1, 1969 Norristown, PA. Greater Philadelphia WL chps at Holy Saviour

Mr. Greater Philadelphia:

Short:                                           Tall:

1. Angelo Sierra & ov               1. Herbert Bair

2. Tom Campanaro                 2. James Walls

3. Ronald Martin                     3. James Streat

4. Bob Feeney                        4. Fred Rouse

5. Richard Jones

6. Roy Hyman

123 Van Cramer              140-125-180 = 445

Bob Perna                        135-125-175 = 435

 

132 L. Taglianetti              190-180-225 = 595

John Bojazi                        195-170-225 = 590

Charles Sickels                160-150-205 = 515

Ruben Melendez              160-145-175 = 480

 

148 Richard Coffman      185-175-255 = 615

Bruce Mitchell                  170-170-215 = 555

John Layer                       145-150-205 = 500

D. Disanto Jr                   145-145-185 = 475

Mike Mathas - - -

John Strang - - -

 

165 Dennis Licci               225-220-275 = 720

D. Disanto Sr                    230-210-275 = 715

Gary Brierly                     225-205-275 = 705

Abraham Pettit                165-170-235 = 570

Glenn Jones                155-150-210 = 515

Don Whaley                  155-150-195 = 500

Dick Irwin                        150-140-200 = 490

Jeff Justice                  145-150-190 = 485

 

181 Carles Wirtz              230-230-310 = 770

Terry Kohler                      225-230-275 = 730

Anthony Prendes            215-215-255 = 685

Bill Donahower               170-190-240 = 600

David Brown                  175-175-245 = 595

Jim Sousa                     190-165-235 = 590

 

198 John McGarvey     260-255-325 = 840

Dick Andrews               270-220-280 = 770

Barry Branyan              260-225-275 = 760

Joe Fleegel                 240-220-290 = 750

John Vernacchio           235-195-250 = 680

 

H Richard Durante        285-225-315 = 825

Ed Riley                          270-230-295 = 795

Edgar Persons               260-225-300 = 785

Elmer Phillips               240-200-295 = 735

Harvey Harr                 240-220-275 = 735

Joe Santillo                230-205-260 = 695

annc SH 2-69 p 57, LN 1-69 p 19; MD 1-69 p 56 re SH 8-69 p 57, IM 7-69 p 58

 

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Ed Mines

i've mentioned before that Ed Riley was a real character and known locally by everyone in Norristown as "Monk Riley". always scheming, he was successful in cleaning out septic tanks.

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Joe Roark

February 02, 1919 Melvin Wells was born; died March 17, 1994. One of a relative handful of black bodybuilders who gained much coverage in the magazines of his time. He told me that a leaking water pipe in his basement had destroyed his magazines and papers which were stored there,

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Ed Mines

can you believe this photo of Melvin Wells taken in the early '50s?

 

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Edited by Ed Mines

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Dale Credico

Quote  from Charles Smith: 

"Just a single, swift glance at the triceps and deltoids of Wells is sufficient to indicate that here is an athlete of outstanding ability and terrible power."

From a 1950 article, The One Hand Military Press. 

Joe . . . if you don't mind my asking here . . . You corresponded with Mr. Wells? 

Edited by Dale Credico

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peter yates

Thanks for the photos Ed.What a terrific physique he had.

Peter.

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Joe Roark

February 03, 1946 John Grimek to appear in Vancouver. I have no other details and am unsure if this scheduled appearance ever took place.

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Dale Credico

Really? Wow, never heard of that and I'm intrigued. I'm likely within walking distance of where it would've happened here, so
all's I need is a time machine set for 73 years in the past. Will get back, get back to you on this.

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Joe Roark

February 04, 1904 Warren Lincoln Travis backlift 4,000 lbs according to Mighty Men of Old ( not one of the more reliable sources ) page 21.

 

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john corlett
On 2/2/2019 at 10:38 AM, Ed Mines said:

can you believe this photo of Melvin Wells taken in the early '50s?

 

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Great chest and triceps development also.

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Joe Roark

February 05,  1927 Arthur Robin born.

     Feb 5, 1927            ROBIN, ARTHUR
    HS: Aug 16, 1956 @ app 3 times daily at the Festival Gardens,
                     Battersea Park, London
        Feb 13, 1958 p 6 The AR story- OH
        Feb 27, 1958 p 8 The AR story- OH
    IM: Jan 1958 p 18 wins pro Mr. U Oct 19, 1957 London- Ravelle
    MD: May 1967 p 35 pho and pro Mr. U NABBA 1957
        SOS 55  5'6.5"  185 lbs  C 50.5  N 16.5  A 17
 

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On 1/28/2019 at 7:12 PM, Joe Roark said:

January 29, 1967 Ken Sprague won Mr. Cincinnati.

For a local contest, a fair number of people entered that contest.

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February 06, 1937 Paul Kelso born; died Jul 11, 2016

      Feb 06, 1937          KELSO, PAUL    July 11, 2016    compiled by Joe Roark

    The Hard Gainer
        Nov 1990 p 10 The Kelso File
        Jan 1991 p 21 Bone structure and growth I- the breathing, stiff-
                      legged deadlift
        Mar 1991 p 28 Bone structure and growth part 2
        Jul 1991 p 39 Bone structure and growth part 3
        Jan 1993 p 24 Shrug variations
        Jul 1993 p 30 The Trap Bar: a new basic

        Iron Man              KELSO, PAUL
        Jan 1997 p 18 his book POWERLIFTING BASICS, TEXAS STYLE is
                      reviewed by Holman

        PLUSA           KELSO, PAUL        compiled by Joe Roark
        Mar 1984 p 22 The Kelso Shrug system
        Jul 1988 p 33 How to start a PL club- and live to tell about it
        Sep 1988 p 22 The BP and the hardhead
        Oct 1988 p 14 Sin, squats, and Shakespeare
        Nov 1988 p 41 Call me old-fashioned
        Dec 1988 p 37 DL- a burning issue
        Jan 1989 p 15 Dear Mr. Kelso, what should I do?
        Feb 1989 p 13 Resolutions revisited
        Mar 1989 p 32 Dead on in Dallas
        Apr 1989 p 15 Using the Trap Bar for the DL
        May 1989 p 34 Boxes, belts, and beer mines
        Jun 1989 p 24 A strength legend: Jim Jicha
        Jul 1989 p 20 First meet follies: a primer
        Aug 1989 p 19 The stretchmark machine
        Sep 1989 p 40 The Kelso Shrug revisited
        Oct 1989 p 22 Power fun
        Nov 1989 p 36 I visit the Yoshidas
        Dec 1989 p 34 Culture shock
        Jan 1990 p 23 Lunch with Inaba
        Apr 1990 p 32 PLing on the ping
        Jun 1990 p 33 The kilo and the kimono
        Jul 1990 p 20 Hiro Isagawa
        Oct 1990 p 12 Asias Cup- Inaba defeated!
                 p 13 Denny Thios
        Nov 1990 p 12 The Asian Cup
                 p 13 The Chinese Taipei picture
        Dec 1990 p 10 The Asia Cup
        Mar 1991 p 19 Ausby Alexander in Japan
        Jun 1991 p 22 Power fun
        Aug 1991 p 10 Japanese Nats (pho of PK p 11)
        Mar 1992 p 10 Tokiharu Maeda
        Mar 1993 p 50 an ad for his book
        Apr 1993 p 69 an ad for his book: KELSO SHRUG SYSTEM
        Jun 1993 p 24 KELSO SHRUG SYSTEM
        Nov 1993 p 24 A visit with Heinz Vierhaler
                 p 34 Strangers on a strange land
        Dec 1993 p 26 Asian PL Chps Sep 1-3, 1993 Changhua, Taiwan
        Dec 1994 p 26 Asian PL Chps Sep 19-20, 1994 Quezon City, PI
        Jul 1995 p  6 IPF Women's Worlds May 6-7, 1995
        Dec 1996 p 44 Japanese Nats 1996
        Feb 1998 p 18 The Asian chps Oct 31-Nov 3, 1997 Yuan Lin, Taiwan
        Mar 1998 p 18 Asian chps
        May 1998 p 10 The Philippine revolution
        Nov 1998 p 10 Japan Nats
        Oct 1999 p 40 Russia-Japan Friendship meet
                 p 40 pho of Kelso
        Oct 2000 p 11 That 'tako' not 'taco'

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Dale Credico

Love his writings! And some of those titles! His whole Lope Delk series is a real lifter's treat.

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Thomas Klose
12 hours ago, Dale Credico said:

Love his writings! And some of those titles! His whole Lope Delk series is a real lifter's treat.

His powerlifting timeline was great,too.

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Joe Roark

February 07, 1976 Ron Bourque won Mr. Golden West.

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February 08, 1969 Mike Dayton won Mr. Northern California:

in San Jose at YMCA

Mr. Northern Calif:

1. Mike Dayton

2. Paul Love mm

3. Ossie Tate

4. Dominick DiBetta

5. Frank Egenhoff

6. Casey Schneider

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February 09, 2000 Flex and Madeline Wheeler's daughter, Nia Elizabeth Wheeler, born.

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February 10, 1968 Mr. Tri-States won by Robert Moore.

Feb 10, 1968 Tri-States PL Chattanooga,TN at East Ridge Town Hall

Mr. Tri-States:                         Teen Tri States

1. Robert Moore, mm            1. Tom Curry

2. B.J. McElwee                     2. Charles Brightwell

3. Neal Dodson                          John Ragland

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February 11, 1950 Bill Cerdas won Mr. New York Cityat the Brooklyn Central YMCA. The contest was also known by the title 'The Mid Century, Mr. New York Century). results Ironman March 1950 p 41; S&H April 1950 p 19

 

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February 12, 1955

Feb 12, 1955 Mr. National Capital Open WL meet & physique (after WL) at Central Branch YMCA

1. Art Harris a,b,abs,mm [there were 25 contestants]

3. Mickey Hargitay

3. Tom Sansone c

- Yas Kuzuhara l

 

123 Charles Vinci            200-205-255 = 660 10am

Rex Oyafuso                    185-180-220 = 585

Ed Goyette                      160-185-235 = 580

Jack Hughes                 170-150-230 = 550

Sam Ferry                      170-170-205 = 545

Dick Ferry                       155-175-210 = 540

Clifford Allen                165-160-200 = 525

Peter Paulick               165-145-200 = 510

Ron Walker                 160-145-190 = 495

Frank Bava 160-135-185 = 480

Dick Otten 135-145-190 = 470

Charles Smith 135-135-185 = 455

 

132 Yas Kuzuhara           225-215-270 = 710 noon

Isaac Berger                     220-195-250 = 665

Ray Sewell                       180-190-225 = 595

Les Houserman               190-180-225 = 595

John Scollo                     150-175-225 = 550

Calvin Bibb                     160-160-220 = 540

John Rowan                 160-140-205 = 505

 

148 Frank Stevens        195-215-275 = 685

Ed Remillard                  190-215-270 = 680

Santos Sanchez               210-210-250 = 670

Andy Lakata                  200-200-265 = 665

V. Paghense                  200-195-265 = 660

Bob Magalis                  205-200-250 = 655

Ed Tatios                       190-200-245 = 635

John McNally               190-190-250 = 630

Ed Potapski                  170-195-260 = 625

Ralph Ventura             180-170-220 = 570

W. Sunderland            140

 

165 Arthur Butz          255-255-295 = 805

St. Clair Warner          250-235-300 = 785

W.R. Dreyer                240-235-280 = 755

Dale Hartman            235-235-280 = 750

J. Baraniecki              225-220-280 = 725

J. Schubert                220-220-285 = 725

Jim Fitzgerald           190-225-280 = 695

Roland Davis              205-210-275 = 690

Rudolph Jones          200-195-265 = 660

R. Chiaradia              205-195-250 = 650

Jim Curry                   205-190-250 = 645

H. Sappington           190-195-255 = 640

Larry Cooley               185-190-250 = 625

John Keyes             215-180-230 = 625

G. Pillorge                 180-165-225 = 570

Jim Ryan 195

 

181 Dave Sheppard       275-290-365 = 930 all new 181 class records

Bob Barr                          245-230-300 = 775

J. Baraniecki                 250-230-285 = 765

Earl Stelzen                   235-225-290 = 750 probably Carl Stelzen

Jack King                     205-230-280 = 715

John Koonz                 215-215-270 = 700

John DeLong              210-195-260 = 665

Jim George                 225

J. Pollack                   195

 

198 Clyde Emrich         285-270-370 = 925

John Leitgeb                   275-250-320 = 845

Jerome Schemansky     255-260-330 = 845 4 lbs heavier bwt than Leitgeb

Carmen Abbondondelo 250-230-320 = 800

Paul Schlitte                     235-240-305 = 780

Mike Baeli                         235-235-305 = 775

R. Contarino                     200-220-285 = 705

George Greenfield            230

 

H Paul Anderson           375-320-405 = 1100 new world record total, first 1100 total

Jim Bradford                  330-305-375 = 1010

R. Jackson                     285-250-325 = 860

A. Scutti                         240-240-325 = 805

Adam Swirz                   250-230-310 = 790

N. Shugart                     260-220-310 = 790

Glenn Middleton           235-240-300 = 775

R. Ranno                        240-225-305 = 770

Arnold Pope                  235-235-300 = 770

F. Jackson                     225-220-000 = 445

R. McLaughlin               205

 

Paul Anderson totals 1100: 375-320-405 SH 6-55 p 23

annc LN 12-54 p 5 re SH 6-55 p 7 LN 3-55 p 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

198 Paul Ash 295-270-325 = 890 BL

Alan Lang 170-185-230 = 585

Vince Balsinger 160-180-230 = 570

 

H Bill Wilson 220-000-000 = 220 (hurt his back)

annc SH 3-55 p 65 re SH 6-55 p 6 LN 3-55 p 11

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Joe Roark

February 13, 1967 or 1968 Shane Dimora born.

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Joe Roark

February 14, 1962 Steve Klisanin married Ann__________?

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