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john corlett
9 hours ago, Joe Roark said:

August 09, 2008 Tampa Pro 202: David Henry won.

Later in that year (on September 27), he won he won the Olympia 202.  

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Joe Roark

August 10, 1949 Ivan Podoubny, wrestler and strongman, died at age 77/78. (August 08 is also given as a date of death)

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Joe Roark

August 11, 1881 Alexander Aberg born. Died February 15, 1920.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksander_Aberg

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Joe Roark

August 12, 2005 Coyle Lamison died. Born May 12, 1936.

Coyle D. Lamison Jr.
Coyle D. "Bud" Lamison Jr., 69, of Butler died Friday at his home after an extended illness.


Born May 12, 1936, in Rimersburg, he was the son of the late Coyle D. Sr. and Pearl K. Kelley Lamison.


He was a weight lifter and won overall World Champion Senior Division, two bronze medals and a gold medal. He traveled the area for Weight Lifters for Christ and was inducted into the Kittanning and Butler Sports halls of fame. He was a lifetime member of YMCA.


Mr. Lamison was a lay minister after completing course work through Liberty Baptist College.


He was an Army veteran, retired from Pullman Standard and owned and operated Dime Delivery service for years. He also worked for K&L Real Estate.


Surviving are his loving wife, Joyce Poprovsky Lamison, whom he married Aug. 16, 1963; two sons, Paul D. Lamison of Cleveland and Bryan Scott Lamison and his wife, Dannielle, of Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Faye) Menchyk and Mary Lamison, both of Butler; and a number of nieces and nephews.


LAMISON - A memorial service for Coyle D. "Bud" Lamison, who died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Burial will be private.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Information also is available at www.youngfuneralhomes.com.
 

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Jan Dellinger

I met Coyle, along with some of his Western Pennsylvania lifting buddies, at the initial Keystone State Games a couple of decades (plus) ago. He competed in the Olympic lifting contest which was held in conjunction with those games. Impressed my as a pretty strong guy!

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Joe Roark

August 13, 2011 Gaetano Cisternino Jr won the Europa Supershow  202 division, which was his first IFBB pro win.

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Joe Roark

August 14, 1971:
Mr. Anthracite: Paul Price
Miss Anthracite: Donna Lee Ceccioli

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Joe Roark

August 15, 1913 Caleb Saunders was born. He died January 19, 2001. The following are all the articles I have filed that concern his writings:

Aug 15, 1913                    SAUNDERS,  Dr. CALEB T. Jan 19, 2001
        YP      Aug 1945 p 11 Tea and coffee- good or bad?
                   Oct 1945 p  09 Fruit- nature's food and medicine
                   Dec 1945 p 22 Facts on calcium and health
        MP      Feb 1947 p 27 Your foods: did you know that?
 

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Joe Roark

August 16, 1863 Anton Riha was born. He has been pictured supporting an assortment of weights.

Years ago, the director of the Assembly Hall (now State Farm Center) in Champaign, Illinois was speaking to the head of security for Neil Diamond who was performing that night, and asked the security man who was represented on his business card. The man did not know but he liked the image so he chose it. So. Mr. Parkinson told him he knew a guy who probably knew, and he called me. Geni and I went in to chat with the security man while Neil was sitting across the room. I told him the image was of Anton Riha. Fun times.

The image can be seen as part of my column in IGH: https://www.starkcenter.org/igh/igh-v5/igh-v5-n2/igh0502e.pdf

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Joe Roark

August 17, 1928 Eric Pedersen [Charles Putnam] was born. He at first tied Steve Reeves for the 1947 AAU Mr. America title, but the tie break went to Reeves.

  Jun 29, 1947    AAU Mr. America         Lane Tech Audit, Chicago
        Western Ave & Addison St. 2400 West-3600 North
        48 cont      or 35 cont         75 possible pts

        1. Steve Reeves         72      b      age 21
        2. Eric Pedersen        72      a, mm  age 18
        3. Joe Lauriano         70      abs
        4. John Farbotnik       69      c
        5. George Eiferman      68
        6. Kimon Voyages        68
        7. Ed Semon             65      [ CB Simon ]
        8. Alex Kigas           64      [ MB says Kigas 6th ]
        9. Keevil Daly          63      [ MP says Russ Fields 8th; IM says 9 ]
       10. Joe Thaler           61      [ IM has Thaler 12, Daly 10 ]
       11. Valerio Pasqua       61
       12. Kenneth Graham       60
       13. Moss McCray          59
       14. Bruno Marjunas       59
       15. Joe Shaw             59
       16. Gene Jantzen         58
       17. John McWilliams      58
       18. Lyle Fox             57
       19. Bill Custer          57
       20. Mike Dubel           57
       21. John Morley          57
       22. R. Fernandez         56
       23. Ed Basaszewski       55
       24. Gene Bohavey         55      [ CB says Bohaty ]
       25. Yas Kuzuhara         55
       26. Frank Troha          53
       27. George Lapausky      53
       28. Al Pasqua            53
       29. Dan Bax              52
       30. Mario Andskey        51      [ IM 52 pts, CB 51 ]
       31. Edmund Francis       50
       32. John Ford            45      [ CB John Fuller ]
       33. Ray Miller           45
       34. John Apostol         40
       35. Russ Carroll         39

        MP says in 9th was Pat Graham, 10th Gene Jantzen

        Judges:
        Charles Postle          Al Urban                      Larry Barnholth
        Karo Whitfield          Bob Rea [ CB omits ]    D.K. Penny
        Dudley Watson           Ver Hernlund            Herman Fischer
        Roy Armstrong
        re IM 7:5 p 24          MP 9-47 p 26    SH 8-47 p 24
        re CB 7-47 whole issue; 8-47 p 7 say 48 cont

He died Oct 12, 1990

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John McEneany

Does not look close at all between Reeves and Pedersen.

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Joe Roark
13 hours ago, John McEneany said:

Does not look close at all between Reeves and Pedersen.

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Could be the angle, but where are Eric's traps?

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John McEneany
48 minutes ago, Joe Roark said:

Could be the angle, but where are Eric's traps?

Strapped for traps syndrome.

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john corlett
15 hours ago, Joe Roark said:

August 17, 1928 Eric Pedersen [Charles Putnam] was born. He at first tied Steve Reeves for the 1947 AAU Mr. America title, but the tie break went to Reeves.

  Jun 29, 1947    AAU Mr. America         Lane Tech Audit, Chicago
        Western Ave & Addison St. 2400 West-3600 North
        48 cont      or 35 cont         75 possible pts

        1. Steve Reeves         72      b      age 21
        2. Eric Pedersen        72      a, mm  age 18
        3. Joe Lauriano         70      abs
        4. John Farbotnik       69      c
        5. George Eiferman      68
        6. Kimon Voyages        68
        7. Ed Semon             65      [ CB Simon ]
        8. Alex Kigas           64      [ MB says Kigas 6th ]
        9. Keevil Daly          63      [ MP says Russ Fields 8th; IM says 9 ]
       10. Joe Thaler           61      [ IM has Thaler 12, Daly 10 ]
       11. Valerio Pasqua       61
       12. Kenneth Graham       60
       13. Moss McCray          59
       14. Bruno Marjunas       59
       15. Joe Shaw             59
       16. Gene Jantzen         58
       17. John McWilliams      58
       18. Lyle Fox             57
       19. Bill Custer          57
       20. Mike Dubel           57
       21. John Morley          57
       22. R. Fernandez         56
       23. Ed Basaszewski       55
       24. Gene Bohavey         55      [ CB says Bohaty ]
       25. Yas Kuzuhara         55
       26. Frank Troha          53
       27. George Lapausky      53
       28. Al Pasqua            53
       29. Dan Bax              52
       30. Mario Andskey        51      [ IM 52 pts, CB 51 ]
       31. Edmund Francis       50
       32. John Ford            45      [ CB John Fuller ]
       33. Ray Miller           45
       34. John Apostol         40
       35. Russ Carroll         39

        MP says in 9th was Pat Graham, 10th Gene Jantzen

        Judges:
        Charles Postle          Al Urban                      Larry Barnholth
        Karo Whitfield          Bob Rea [ CB omits ]    D.K. Penny
        Dudley Watson           Ver Hernlund            Herman Fischer
        Roy Armstrong
        re IM 7:5 p 24          MP 9-47 p 26    SH 8-47 p 24
        re CB 7-47 whole issue; 8-47 p 7 say 48 cont

He died Oct 12, 1990

Was there a "Best Legs" winner? If so, was it Voyages?  He seemed to win "Best Legs" in most contests that he competed in.

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Joe Roark
2 hours ago, john corlett said:

Was there a "Best Legs" winner? If so, was it Voyages?  He seemed to win "Best Legs" in most contests that he competed in.

I checked another list and it indicates that Voyages did indeed win best legs. Why it is absent from what I posted I will blame on the guy who composed the list. Untrustworthy!

I have another list which I have never posted which is a chart for bodypart winners. If I find that I will post it.

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john corlett

Thank you, Joe...and don't be so hard on yourself!😅

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Joe Roark

August 18, 2013 Herb Glossbrenner died. He had suffered a stroke eight years earlier on November 08, 2005, and so far as I understand never regained his communication of speech. Herb had a passion for powerlifting, wrote much on the topic over the years, and had what I have been accused of having (but for the opposite reason) regarding Paul Anderson. Herb thought Paul was the ultimate in strength, or perhaps the ideal of strength- I do not want to misrepresent what he felt.

Herb wrote me a note many years ago asserting that he had 'checked' and discovered that PAul had once, from the rack, pressed 720 lbs up to his own nose. Not sure where he checked, but my point is that he admired Paul- who had about his life very much to be admired.

Herb's series of articles recapping various Senior USA championships in PLUSA are a must-have for your iron library. I admired his passion, his dedication, and his lifetime devoted to what he loved.

Herb was born on August 20, 1942, so he passed two days before turning age 71. May he rest in peace. 

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Obituary for Herbert Myers Glossbrenner

Herbert Myers Glossbrenner, 70, of Los Angeles, went home to be with God on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

Born in Indianapolis on Aug. 20, 1942, he was the son of Frederick Wymond Glossbrenner and Adah Irene (Strickler) Glossbrenner. A born-again Christian, his faith was an important part of his life.

He graduated from New Castle High School, worked in Indiana and moved to California in 1980. Active in physical fitness, he participated in weight lifting training and competition. His dedication to the sport found him traveling to national and international meets. He personally held national titles in his weight class.

In LA, he worked for and later became a managing editor of the International Olympic Lifter magazine. He covered the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and traveled abroad as a reporter for the magazine. He enjoyed his many years in California and the adventures he shared with his dog Rowdy. He leaves behind family and friends in Indiana and California.

Survivors include his sister, Patricia Anne Glossbrenner Burton; nieces Susan Stamper and Maribeth Taylor of New Castle; and nephew, Michel Burton of Seattle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Frederick Glossbrenner.

Private services will be held at Green Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Jim Becker officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle.
 

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Joe Roark

August 19, 1959 Randy Roach was born. Happy 60th! His books, Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors are wonderful.

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peter yates

Happy birthday Randy. So true Joe,his books are a must read.In my brief communication with him, i found him to be a very interesting and intelligent person.Many more years of health to him.

Peter.

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Joe Roark

August 20, 1988 Competing in his first IFBB pro contest, Phil Williams, age 28, won the Chicago Pro. It would prove to be his only IFBB win.

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