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May 9. 1933       COLBERT, LEROY    Nov 20, 2015              by Joe Roark
        in NYC                pronounced: cole bert
 

        phone to Leroy Jun 14, 2002 approx 5:55 pm to 6:15 pm


        he married Viola when he was 18 (1949). Their son was
        born in 1954.


        In 1955 the motorcycle accident in Laconia, NH, happened
        when Leroy was on the lead motorcycle with his feet stretched
        forward, so the woman sitting behind him could put her feet
        on the bike stands. Leroy swerved to miss an oncoming car, but his 
        right foot was caught under the car bumper and nearly torn off.


        At first doctors wanted to cut 2" or so off his leg, but they
        did not when they saw his fine condition. Later an infection
        sat in and a pin had to be inserted. (the woman behind him had
        her arms around him and she was unhurt). Only Leroy's ankle was
        broken.


        Started working for Weider right after high school- Joe promised him
        $225 per week. but sometimes the payroll checks bounced!


        Moved to west coast in 1990.


        Viola died circa 1959 from a fever. when LC Jr. was 9.
        2nd wife was Jackie
        3rd wife was Sylvia
        Is now not married.

In case you are wondering why you may not have heard about Leroy's son, Leroy told me they were estranged and had not been in contact for years. The son, if living would be about 66 now.

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Bob Fett

Hard to believe Leroy passed almost 5 years ago.

Seems like it just happened.

Edited by Bob Fett

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David Harrington
48 minutes ago, Bob Fett said:

Hard to believe Leroy passed almost 5 years ago.

Seems like it just happened.

My wife doesn't follow bodybuilding but she likes watching Leroy's videos where he discusses non-bodybuilding topics.

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Contests for Roger Millette: compiled by Joe Roark

Apr 26, 1958 Win medium class Mr. New England, and 2nd in overall.
May 10, 1958 Win Mr. New England States 

Aug 29, 1964 5th Mr. Central California
Oct 31, 1964 6th Mr. Superior California
Nov 07, 1964 3rd Mr. Apollo and 6th in 181 PL  BP 280, Sq 330 = 615 (no DL)
Nov 28, 1964 3rd Mr. Golden Gate
Dec 05, 1964 10th in Iron Man and 5th in 181 PL  BP 295, Sq 350 = 645
1964?/1965? 11th AAU Mr. Western America

Jan 09, 1965 4th n Northern California PL 181 class: 305-355-440 = 1,005
Feb 27, 1965 3rd Jr. Mr. Northern California 
Mar 26 1965 4th Mr. Northern California
Apr 24, 1965 Win Mr. Santa Clara Valley
Jun 12, 1965 29th in AAU Mr. America
Oct 02, 1965 4th 181 class Novice PL 315-355-435 = 1,105

Dec 16, 1967 3rd in 181 class Sr. Northern California PL Chps   320 - 425 - 460 = 1,205

Jun 29, 1968 3rd in 181 Central California PL Chps  330 445 - 485 = 1,260
Dec 15, 1968 3rd at Mr. Iron Man and 2nd in 181 PL  320 - 445 -000 = 760

? 1969 3rd in Iron Man???

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As you may have noticed, some recent installments have covered some names (and their contests) which are not among the better known names. This is what I enjoy researching- those who competed is regional or state contests. It is easy, relatively, to discover information about famous figures in the game (though errors are common) but digging details on the lesser known is not as easy as a Bing or Google searches. For these I use my files.
 

For example if you type in Roger Millette the results will be far less than what I presented in yesterday's post about him, and, almost certainly EXACT dates will give way to simply the year of a competition.

I hope some of you share my interest in this, but if not, it continues to add to the database here if you ever are in need of such information.

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John J. Morley:

May 12, 1946  dnp in top 3 at Mr. New England at Woonsocket, R.I.
Sep 29, 1946  2nd in Tall New England's Best Built Man, and won the 'general appearance' category
Nov 03, 1946  Won his class and the overall at Mr. Massachusetts

May 11, 1947  Won Mr. Connecticut in Plainfield, CT.
Jun 29, 1947  21s in the AAU Mr. America

May 22, 1949 not in top 10 in the AAU Mr. America

Apr 29, 1950  5th in Heavy at Jr. Nats:  245-245-310 = 800
May 12, 1950 3rd in Heavy at Sr. Nats: 235-240-320 = 795

1951  Win LH at Jr. Nats  240-235-320 = 795 ????? not certain of this

Jun 27, 1952  3rd in Mid-Hvy [198] at Sr. Nats   242.5 - 237 - 325 = 804.50

Apr 24, 1954 3rd in Mid-Hvy[198] at YMCA Nats  240-260-330 = 830

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I have heard it claimed that John Grimek was the only bodybuilder to retire undefeated. My first thought was, 'I doubt that', and the reason I doubt that is if someone competed one time, and WON, then never competed again, in fact, he retired undefeated.

Now, I tend to believe that Grimek was probably the only one AT HIS HIGHER level of competition to retire undefeated, but a blanket statement needs a modifier.

Eddie Wells, so far as I can determine, competed one time, on May 12, 1962,  in Omaha, when he won Mr. Teenager. I can find no other competitions for him.

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Max Sick, aka Maxick, was cremated on May 13, 1961.

 MAXICK:                                         by Joe Roark
        born Jun 28, 1882 in Bregenz, Austria
        died May 10, 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
        5'3.75"  145-147 lbs was a lightweight
        aka: "muscular phenomenon"
        Best lifts:
        rh milt press   111
        rh snatch       165
        rh swing   db   150
        rh jerk         240 after shouldering with 2 hands
        2h milt pres    230
        C&J             272
        cont-J          332.5, later did 340
        lived many years in Buenos Aires where he ran a gym

Notice the difference between his clean and jerk, and his continental and jerk!

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According to the following obituary Frank won Mr. Beaver County,  Mr. Pittsburgh, and Mr. Pennsylvania. If so, I cannot verity.

Here is what I can verify for Frank:

Feb 28, 1959 Won Mr. Allegheny (may have been Mar 07.)

Apr 11, 1959 8th Mr. Perfect Man in Norristown, PA.
Apr 24, 1959 8th Mr. Perfect Man in Mexico City
May 02, 1959 2nd in Mr. Western Pennsylvania
Oct 24, 1959 7th in Class C at Mr. Eastern America

May 14, 1960 Won Mr. Western Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 1961 Won Jr. Mr. Pennsylvania and 4th in most muscular

Apr 14, 1962 Tied for 8th in Mr. Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 1963 DNP IFBB Mr. America

Apr 30, 1966 DNP IFBB Sr. Mr. Eastern America

Sep 17, 1966 DNP Tall Class IFBB Mr. Universe

 

 

Frank Klutka, 78, of Daugherty Twp., died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Heritage Valley Beaver.

    He was born June 12, 1934, in New Brighton, and was the son of the late Nikolai and 
    Rose Svetz Klutka. Frank was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany.
     He retired from Conrail where he worked as a high and wide car inspector. Frank had 
    many loves: his family, collecting cars, music and body building. He won many titles,
    Mr. Beaver County, Mr. Pittsburgh and Mr. Pennsylvania 1960 just to mention a few.

    He is survived by his wife, Terrance Marie Dellone Klutka; a daughter and son-in-law,
    Melinda and Gary Rombold, Daugherty Twp.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank and 
    Michelle Klutka, Manhattan Beach, CA; Nicholas Klutka, Hermosa Beach, CA; three 
    grandchildren, Adam, Grant, and Lily; two sisters, Mildred Chieca, Sebastian FL and
    Helen Capo, El Segundo, CA. Also, many nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Nicholas and 
    Andy Klutka.

    Friends will be received Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL 
    HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., www.luttonfuneralhome.com. Frank will lie in state Tuesday 
    from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the New Brighton United 
    Methodist Church, 1033 6th Ave., with Pastor Tracy Cox, officiating.

    Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Brighton.

    Members of the Veteran Honor Guard will meet Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery
    to conduct full military honors.
    Burial:
    Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
    New Brighton
    Beaver County
    Pennsylvania, USA  
    Created by: wndwlker
    Record added: May 05, 2013

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May 15, 1954 guest pose Jim Park

Mr. Pacific Coast:  Oakland, CA.

1. Ed Holovchek        39 

2. Tommy Kono b,l   39

3. Joe Baratta mm   38

4. Phil Guarnaccia   35

5. Alex Bernard a     35

6. Dom Juliano c     34

7. John Rodgers      33

8. Millard Williamson 31 abs

9. Carlin Venus           30

10. Lawrence Ford     26       annc IM 3-54 p 38, re IM 9-54 p 39

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2 hours ago, Joe Roark said:

May 15, 1954 guest pose Jim Park

Mr. Pacific Coast:  Oakland, CA.

1. Ed Holovchek        39 

2. Tommy Kono b,l   39

3. Joe Baratta mm   38

4. Phil Guarnaccia   35

5. Alex Bernard a     35

6. Dom Juliano c     34

7. John Rodgers      33

8. Millard Williamson 31 abs

9. Carlin Venus           30

10. Lawrence Ford     26       annc IM 3-54 p 38, re IM 9-54 p 39

I was lucky to have met Tommy Kono (several times since 2000), Joe Baratta (several times in 1973), and Dom Juliano (at the last AOBS event in 2018).

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Contest history for Ben Serrano so far as I can determine. It appears May 16, 1964 was his final bodybuilding competition.

Mar 03, 1962  5th Mr. Delaware Valley
Apr 07, 1962  2nd Mr. Greater Philadelphia
May 12, 1962  5th Mr. Middle Atlantic
May 19, 1962  14th Jr. Mr. America

Mar 03, 1963 Won Mr. Greater Philadelphia
Jun 29, 1963  35th Mr. America
Sep 16, 1963  Won Mr. Keystone (Frank Zane was second) this contest may have been on Nov 16th instead?

Feb 08, 1964  3rd Jr. Mr. Middle Atlantic
Mar 07, 1964  4th Mr. Delaware Valley
May 16, 1964  Won Mr. Pennsylvania

If any member has more info, please share.

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May 17, 1959 Miss China Beach: Pacific Coast at James D. Phelan State Park, 28th and Sea Cliff Ave in San Francisco

1. Barbara Gutscher San Francisco

2. Winifred Lewis

3. Leilani Michaels

- Bobbie Kirk

- Dawn Stockton

- Jo Ann Kessler

- Barbara Holmes

- Georgia Blackman

Kater, Barbara changed names and a movie career.

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

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13 hours ago, Joe Roark said:

 

May 17, 1959 Miss China Beach: Pacific Coast at James D. Phelan State Park, 28th and Sea Cliff Ave in San Francisco

1. Barbara Gutscher San Francisco

2. Winifred Lewis

3. Leilani Michaels

- Bobbie Kirk

- Dawn Stockton

- Jo Ann Kessler

- Barbara Holmes

- Georgia Blackman

Kater, Barbara changed names and a movie career.

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

For those unfamiliar with San Francisco, China Beach is a small beach just south of the larger Baker Beach shown below.

sfbakerb1.jpg

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May 18, 1996 Brandi Carrier won Ms. Galaxy

Those who saw her performance say it was fun to watch Brandi Carrier self.

 

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        May 19, 1917            WARNER, RUSS     died Oct 21, 2004
                                by Joe Roark

        YP:
        Jun 1945 p 23 pho @ age 18 from San Leandro, CA., in Navy.
                      (first pho in YP)
        Mar 1952 p 10 Norman Tousley
        Jul 1952 p 10 Art Powers

        MP:
        Mar 1954 p 27 Jack Delinger's shoulder broadening routine

        Mr. A:
        Jul 1962 p 30 Eight basic steps to successful outdoor photography

        MB:
        Aug 1954 p 12 Ray Harper
        Sep 1954 p 36 You can take good pictures
        Jun 1957 p 14 Leo Dufresne
        Aug 1957 p 10 Steve Wengryn
                 p 26 13 tips for weight gains
        Jun 1959 p 16 Muscle definition can be yours
        May 1960 p 20 Ballet for squats
        Feb 1964 p 11 Weider Goes Western
        Jan 1965 p 12 David [Draper] The Gladiator
        May 1978 p 54 RW- Patriarch of the physique photo- Corsi
        Oct 1978 p 56 New faces

        MF:
        Jun 1981 p 46 Are they really lousy judges?
        Sep 1981 p 80 The Brotherhood of Iron

        SH:
        May 1943 p 6 pho @

        MTI:
        Jul 1991 p 60 RW- Master photog and more- Hallum
                      (says 9% bodyfat, looks like 29%)

        MMI:                    WARNER, RUSS
        Jan 1989 p 60  Bodybuilder or musclehead?
        Jan 1995 p 183 His 77th birthday party- eds

        DIG:
        Sep 1982 p 44 Women's bodybuilding, what's the future?
        Oct 1982 p 22 Where have all the great guest posers gone?

        IM:
        Nov 1981 p 14  Art Peacock- Over 40 Jr. Mr. USA
        May 1983 p 50  The Lord gives Roy Mason the strength- att PR
        Mar 1994 p 142 Keep on Clickin'- Teper
        May 1994       ad for his photos:
                       P.O. Box 462692 Escondido, CA 92046
        Feb 1995 p 34 His 77th birthday, 9 pho
        Jul 2000 p 162 RW-Dean of photogs- Mozee

        MD:             WARNER, RUSS
        Nov 1985 [series debut: UNDER THE LIGHTS which replaced JCG's
                  POSING PLATFORM] co author Redd Hall, series ran:
        Dec 1985 p 60           Oct 1986 p 31           Aug 1987 p 58
        Jan 1986 p 47           Nov 1986 p 52           Nov 1987 p 32
        Feb 1986 p 56           Dec 1986 p 30           Dec 1987 p 32
        Mar 1986 p 56           Jan 1987 p 42           Jan 1988 p 62
        Apr 1986 p 58           Feb 1987 p 25           Feb 1988 p 20
        May 1986 p 59           Mar 1987 p 45           Mar 1988 p 20
        Jun 1986 p 58           Apr 1987 p 56           Apr 1988 p 32
        Jul 1986 p 32           May 1987 p 28           Feb 1989 p 58
        Aug 1986 p 34           Jun 1987 p  8           Dec 1989 p 52
        Sep 1986 p 28           Jul 1987 p 46           Mar 1990 p 76
                                                        Oct 1991 p 104

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Here are some data perhaps no one else has compiled. There were six regional Jr. National Weightlifting championships held in 1961 in the USA.

I have compiled a list of the six regionals, brought the six winners together in a column by weight class to show how they compared with the they regional happening that year.

 

May 13 (and 20) 1961

The Six Regional Jr. National Lifting Championships: *= winner

Region Name Category P    S    CJ    Total

123

East               Gary Hanson     180 185 245 610*

Midwest       Gary Lewis         190 180 235 605

Central         Mike Lawson     165 155 210 530

Southeast   Jimmy Vincent   160 150 220 530

South           J . Reinhardt       150 135 185 470

West            Robert Oshiro     180 180 225 585

 

132

East                Lennell Shepherd     200 200 260 660*

Midwest        Ronald Locke           195 185 250 630

Central          Harvey Layman        180 165 220 565

Southeast    Pedro Hernandez     205 200 245 650

South           Charles DiMaggio     175 180 260 615

West           Don Reyes                  180 180 245 605

 

148

East                Larry Mintz      230 230 280 740*

Midwest       Wayne Yanke   235 200 270 705

Central          Ivan Zwick    225 185 255 665

Southeast   Ronnie Russell 215 200 255 670

South          J. Dabadie     210 215 280 705

West          Homer Brannum 225 205 270 700

 

165

East            Leonard Waxman   245 260 305 810

Midwest    Joe Puleo               270 250 320 840*

Central      George Hudson    225 215 270 710

Southeast   Roland Trudell    245 210 270 725

South          R. Andre 240      225 290 755

West          Carol Varner       235 220 290 745

181

East               William Collins   260 240 320 820

Midwest        Dick Judd         300 245 320 865*

Central         Jim Ellis            250 225 305 780

Southeast    Alton Douds      235 220 300 755

South            E. Casey           240 220 285 745

West             Franklin Jones 260 250 300 810

 

 

Heavy

East             Edward Riley    290 240 320 850

Midwest      Harry Matlin    280 255 320 885

Central        John McIntrye 305 260 320 885

Southeast    Lon Holy        255 240 285 780

South          R. Samuels     270 220 280 770

West          Stan Magedson 330 270 360 960*

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The sectional contests held in 1960 on May 21 for the regionals winners of the AAU Jr. Mr. America.

 

East          May 21, 1960 Schenectady, NY       1. Joe Lazzaro  (placed 3rd in Mr. America the following month)

South       May 21, 1960 Baton Rouge, LA       1. Frank Quinn (placed 7th in Mr. America the following month)

West/NW May 21, 1960 Sacramento, CA       1. Hugo Labra at YMCA (DNE* 1960 Mr. A)

The fourth regional was  May 14 in Tucson.  1. Gail Crick won the Southwest.(DNE 1960 Mr. A) May 14 was a Saturday. One source offers May 12.

DNE = did not enter

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   "That was. it will be remembered, June 1908, and on May
                 22 the following year [May 22, 1909] Aston came to London
                 to make his bid both for the promised L100 and the title.
                He failed, but only narrowly, beating every one of Inch's
                 performances in the Caswell match with the exception of
                 One Hand Anyhow. At that stage of his career he had not 
                 mastered the mode of taking the bell to the shoulder in 
                 the particular style associated with this lift. Later, he
                 was to become very adept at the method. More than once
                 (when he was training here with me at Camberwell) I have 
                 seen him take 350 lb. to the shoulder with the right hand. 
                 With the left, he was not so good, 300 lb. being his 
                 limit with this hand. That was still much more, however,
                 than anyone else could do!

                "Aston's surprising display quite easily enabled a man 
                 of Inch's acute perception to see two things. First, that 
                 given proper help and encouragement, Aston very shortly
                 should prove capable of beating any middleweight lifter
                 in the world: second, that if he gave Aston that help
                 and encouragement, the latter well would serve as 'a lion
                 in the path' to any hunters who might come gunning on the
                 championship trail. He therefore took Aston under his wing,
                 under his employment as well; and having done this, got
                 back once more to the job that was now demanding the whole
                 of his attention- the running of his butorial (sic)
                 business!"

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Skip this Fact of the Day, unless you feel like thinking hard.

  # 38    Apr 19, 1969 (for 1968)  HS 5-69 p 6 says:
               "The weekend of April 18th-19th brought to London
                NABBA enthusiasts and friends from all over Britain
                for what was really the 1968 Britain finals, though 
                taking place in 1969. Our newly crowned winners
                are really the 1968 winners, confusing as that
                may seem."

                St. Pancras Assembly Rooms (Scala Theatre was due
                for demolition)
        This was announced in HS 2-69 p 9 as the 38th

        Mr. Britain:  23                    Miss Britain:
        1. Frank Richard                1. Sylvia Hibbert                      Beckles was age 38 by his reckoning when this contest happened. I think he was 30
        2. Al Beckles                      2. Linda Thomas
        3. Tony Emmott                 3. Pat Wheeldon
        4. Ray Powell                     4. Janet Curtis
        5. Harry McFarlane           5. Angela Norman
        6. Michael Baker                6. Denise Booth
        7. Ron Brown                       Carol Ann Bull
           Norman Rough                Glynis Mole
           Arthur Fairhurst               Vicci Norris
           Ken Ashton                      Janice Jones
           Michael Wyatt                Jennifer Lewis
           David Cullinan                Susan Higson
           Michael Piliotis
           Michael Riley
           John Hill
           Ron Witherington
           Norman Frisker
           Walter O'Malley
           Brian William
           Eric Willetts
           Colin Norris
           Joe Camilleri


        Senior Mr. Britain ( over 35 ?)         Junior Mr. Britain:     Senior was anyone over age 35 (Beckles was 30, I believe)
        1. Ron Thomas                           1. Bertil Fox                      I am ignorant whether the rules allowed someone over age 35 to
        2. Henry Greaves                        2. Peter Gardner              compete in the non-senior, Mr. Britain. Can anyone help with this?
        3. Beresford Morris                     3. Randy Potts               I suspect anyone past the age limit for the Jr. Britain would not be allowed to compete in it.
        4. Ernie Coates                            4. David Priestly           
        5. William Goody                        5. Kieron Stanley
        6. Derek Roberts                         6. Norman Mitchell
           Len Brown                                 David Zaman
           John Brooks                              Stanley Moore
           Arnold Betts
           George Ward
           Henry Whitmore
           Joe Thomas
           John Farnfield

(I believe this is the first instance where a Fact of the Day has not been relevant to the actual day on which it is presented).

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peter yates

Thanks Joe,No.2 Linda Thomas was a real beauty.My friend Arnold Betts 6th in the seniors,now 87 and still training.

Peter.

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Ray Nobile
12 hours ago, Joe Roark said:

Skip this Fact of the Day, unless you feel like thinking hard.

  # 38    Apr 19, 1969 (for 1968)  HS 5-69 p 6 says:
               "The weekend of April 18th-19th brought to London
                NABBA enthusiasts and friends from all over Britain
                for what was really the 1968 Britain finals, though 
                taking place in 1969. Our newly crowned winners
                are really the 1968 winners, confusing as that
                may seem."

                St. Pancras Assembly Rooms (Scala Theatre was due
                for demolition)
        This was announced in HS 2-69 p 9 as the 38th

        Mr. Britain:  23                    Miss Britain:
        1. Frank Richard                1. Sylvia Hibbert                      Beckles was age 38 by his reckoning when this contest happened. I think he was 30
        2. Al Beckles                      2. Linda Thomas
        3. Tony Emmott                 3. Pat Wheeldon
        4. Ray Powell                     4. Janet Curtis
        5. Harry McFarlane           5. Angela Norman
        6. Michael Baker                6. Denise Booth
        7. Ron Brown                       Carol Ann Bull
           Norman Rough                Glynis Mole
           Arthur Fairhurst               Vicci Norris
           Ken Ashton                      Janice Jones
           Michael Wyatt                Jennifer Lewis
           David Cullinan                Susan Higson
           Michael Piliotis
           Michael Riley
           John Hill
           Ron Witherington
           Norman Frisker
           Walter O'Malley
           Brian William
           Eric Willetts
           Colin Norris
           Joe Camilleri


        Senior Mr. Britain ( over 35 ?)         Junior Mr. Britain:     Senior was anyone over age 35 (Beckles was 30, I believe)
        1. Ron Thomas                           1. Bertil Fox                      I am ignorant whether the rules allowed someone over age 35 to
        2. Henry Greaves                        2. Peter Gardner              compete in the non-senior, Mr. Britain. Can anyone help with this?
        3. Beresford Morris                     3. Randy Potts               I suspect anyone past the age limit for the Jr. Britain would not be allowed to compete in it.
        4. Ernie Coates                            4. David Priestly           
        5. William Goody                        5. Kieron Stanley
        6. Derek Roberts                         6. Norman Mitchell
           Len Brown                                 David Zaman
           John Brooks                              Stanley Moore
           Arnold Betts
           George Ward
           Henry Whitmore
           Joe Thomas
           John Farnfield

(I believe this is the first instance where a Fact of the Day has not been relevant to the actual day on which it is presented).

someone over 35 was allowed to compete in the non senior event, but could not compete in both. also the winners of the senior event and the junior event could not go head to head with the winner of the mr britain for the overall title. anyone over 19 years on january the first of that year was not allowed to compete as a junior.

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Joe Roark
7 hours ago, Ray Nobile said:

someone over 35 was allowed to compete in the non senior event, but could not compete in both. also the winners of the senior event and the junior event could not go head to head with the winner of the mr britain for the overall title. anyone over 19 years on january the first of that year was not allowed to compete as a junior.

Thank you! Do you know if this policy ever changed?

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Joe Roark

Apparently, after Grimek won a second Mr. America title, a rule was implanted that prevented anyone else from so doing. One win, and no further participation in the AAU Mr. America was permitted.

Grimek in 1940 won by 1.75 points. Below is what happened at the 1941 event, 79 years ago. Notice how different versions varied from magazine to magazine.

 

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                  May 24, 1941

        Mr. America at Arena Sports Palace, 45th & Market St. in Philadelphia
        approx: 10:30 pm

        1. John Grimek          146.5 (did not enter subdivisions)*      d. Nov 20, 1998
        2. Jules Bacon           71.0 **                                                       d. Jan 13, 2007
        3. Frank Leight          58.0   c, best built policeman                 d. Nov 27, 1990
        4. Elwood Holbrook                                                                     d. Aug 12, 2004
        5. Ludwig Shusterich            mm                                                d. Apr 30, 2001
        6. Terry Robinson                                                                         d. May 19, 2014
                Como, Paul      
                Davis, John            b
                Essmaker, Roland
                Kahn, Melvin            abs
                Kosiras, Constantine
                O'Hare, Tommy
                Peters, Joseph
                Stern, Steve                best built fireman
                Voyages, Kimon
                Witmer, Elmer
                Woomer, Harold


        * SH 7-42 p 47 says 147.5 pts
       ** Sh 7-42 p 46 says he and Leight were tied iniatially with 125 pts

        Judges:                    SH 7-42 p 16 adds:      SH 9-43 p 19
        Ayres, Jack             Paschall, Harry             mentions 9 judges
        Bermudes, Cy         Van Cleef, Ray
        Clark, Wilie             Whitfield, Karo
        Faris, Emmet          says 66 contestants
        Fritshe, John
        Gay, Art
        Hoffman, Bob
        Keen, Jeff
        Klein, Sig
        Lewis, Perry

        Judging: same points as 1940 with 150 points possible; 20 seconds
                 posing each for front, back, optional:
                 5 pts for muscular development
                 5 pts for muscular proportions
                 3 pts for posing
                 3 pts for general appearance

        see: SH 7-41 p 11, 26

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Ray Nobile
15 hours ago, Joe Roark said:

Thank you! Do you know if this policy ever changed?

yheight classeses it did change. the over 35s became over 40. height classes were introduced for the mr britain. 3 classes. class 1 5ft 10 and above   class 2 5ft 6 to 5ft 9.  class 3 up to 5ft 6. this was sometime in the mid 70s. no height classes in the over 40s or juniors. later in the early 90s 4 height classes were introduced. i believe nowadays the jnrs are now under 21.if you want exact dates, drop our mutual friend  si  sweeney a line. he is very helpful and knowlegeable in the history of nabba.

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