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Joe Roark

Gary, welcome to ironhistory.com!

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Thomas Klose
Gary, welcome to ironhistory.com!

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Joe

Gary,

welcom to IH.

I think I remember your picture(s) from PL USA or even from one of Fred Hatfield´s PL books .

I am not really sure but I think it showed you in the deadlift in one of the lower weightclasses.

Greetings from Germany

Thomas

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ghunnicutt

Gary, welcome to ironhistory.com!

Please read the forum rules before posting, then join in when ready.

Joe

Gary,

welcom to IH.

I think I remember your picture(s) from PL USA or even from one of Fred Hatfield´s PL books .

I am not really sure but I think it showed you in the deadlift in one of the lower weightclasses.

Greetings from Germany

Thomas

Thomas,

I was in PL USA few time in the late 70s early 80's, it was always funny that they showed me deadlifting because I was a better squatter and bencher. I also trained with Joe Chuna and was in a few photos with him. This was a great time for Powerlifting in Nor Cal. We had a number of world class powerlifters and Olympic lifters (San Francisco Sports Palace). The city I lived in (Fremont, CA) was also the home of Reg Lewis (Mr. Universe) and Ed Corney. I was a great place to be for a young lifter.

Gary

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Joe Roark

Gary, you were also covered in Natural Bodybuilding, Dec 1982, page 32 in a story by Tuite, right?

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Gary, you were also covered in Natural Bodybuilding, Dec 1982, page 32 in a story by Tuite, right?

Yes. the main focus of the story was Joe Cunha, we also got a lot of local press due to the efforts of Dr. Alan Kirshner (Meet, Director 86 ADFPA Nationals). It was interesting that Joe and I were both from the same city. It was to bad that Joe didn't compete for a long period because he may have set squat and bench records that may have never been broken. He set the world record squat (573 lbs) and bench (323 lbs) after only traning for about a year. He was also featured in a front page story in PL USA about that time. Also he was not trained by Larry Pacifico his cousin (Dan Frietas) trained him and once in awhile he would come train with us (Mission Muscle Factory). The first time he came in the gym he squated 450 without a suit or wraps. Anthing he could walk back with he could squat. Unreal power!

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Gary, you were also covered in Natural Bodybuilding, Dec 1982, page 32 in a story by Tuite, right?

Yes. the main focus of the story was Joe Cunha, we also got a lot of local press due to the efforts of Dr. Alan Kirshner (Meet, Director 86 ADFPA Nationals). It was interesting that Joe and I were both from the same city. It was to bad that Joe didn't compete for a long period because he may have set squat and bench records that may have never been broken. He set the world record squat (573 lbs) and bench (323 lbs) after only traning for about a year. He was also featured in a front page story in PL USA about that time. Also he was not trained by Larry Pacifico his cousin (Dan Frietas) trained him and once in awhile he would come train with us (Mission Muscle Factory). The first time he came in the gym he squated 450 without a suit or wraps. Anthing he could walk back with he could squat. Unreal power!

Gary,

thanks for the stories.... hopefully you have some more.

I had posted a brief statistic of John Kuc here (see below)

Maybe you have some info.

I rememeber that John Kuc was considered by Dr.Alan Kirshner as the"godfather of Drugfree Powerlifting".

I just compiled a short list with John Kuc´s amazing PL career.

As I had already started to translate my german article I use it here for intro:

John Kuc

He was called the Mystery Man of Powerlifting. His 870lb deadlift is considered by many insiders as one of the alltime greatest lifts in the history of strength sports. Here is my approach to give you a detailed look at the athletic career of John Kuc, one of powerlifting´s most famous sons......................

Birthdate: 1947 ( not confirmed)

Jan 1969 Florida Open Power Meet , Daytona Beach, Florida: 242lb // 405bp-550sq-605dl-1560tot, 1st

Nov 1971 World Championships (AAU) York, Pennsylvania: SHW // 955 kg (342,5sq-240bp-372,5dl) , 3rd

Mar 1972 Superstar Invitational , Scranton : SHW //1012,5 kg (365kg sq- 262,5kgbp- 385kg dl )

21. May 72 Cincinatti: SHW//392,5kg- 265kg-385kg Total: 1042,5kg

11. Nov 72 World Championships (AAU) Harrisburg: SHW// 410 kg-272,5kg- 382,5 – tot 1065 kg ,1st

1974 US-Senior Nationals , Fort Worth/Texas: 242 // 320 kg -215 kg- 370 kg- tot 905kg 1st.

1974 Nov IPF World Championships: 242// 385kg dl – tot 937,5 , 1st

4. May 1979, Hawaii: 242 // 342,5kg -220kg -387,5 (no belt)- 950 kg 1st.

1979 Senior Nationals, Bay St.Louis: 242 // 950 kg - (347,5- 235- 367,5) 1st

4.Nov.79 IPF World Championships: 352,5 kg -222,5 kg -390 kg DL (WR) (missed 410kg 3rd) – 965 WR 1st

19. March 80 Hawaii International Powerlifting Championships: 242 // 392,5kg DL (WR)- 977,5 kg (WR) tot 1st

1980 US Senior Nationals, Madison,Wisconsin: 242// 960kg (365-227,5-367,5)1st

Nov 80 IPF World Championships, Arlington, TX: 242// 377,5 kg sq - 227,5kg- 395 kg DL (WR)- 1000 kg (WR) 1st

Nov 80 : stopped taking steroids ( ref.: John Kuc speaks on Powerlifting )

ADFPA

31.Jul.83 ADFPA Senior Nationals , Allentown,Pa: 242// 327,5- 197,5-365 = 890 1st

1984 ADFPA Senior Nationals Wilkes Barre, Pa : 275//.352,5sq 200 bp -342,5 dl- 895 kg.

11 May 85 ADFPA Pennsylvania State Championships: 275// 388kg dl ( more than the exististing IPF WR)

Jul 1985 ADFPA Senior Nationals : 275 missed 390 kg dl twice, 900kg tot 1st . Wilkes-Barre, PA.

1986 ADFPA- Senior Nationals: 877,5kg (330-190-357.5) 1st ,

1988 Bob Gaynor announced the retirement of John Kuc

Thomas Klose

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Gary, you were also covered in Natural Bodybuilding, Dec 1982, page 32 in a story by Tuite, right?

Yes. the main focus of the story was Joe Cunha, we also got a lot of local press due to the efforts of Dr. Alan Kirshner (Meet, Director 86 ADFPA Nationals). It was interesting that Joe and I were both from the same city. It was to bad that Joe didn't compete for a long period because he may have set squat and bench records that may have never been broken. He set the world record squat (573 lbs) and bench (323 lbs) after only traning for about a year. He was also featured in a front page story in PL USA about that time. Also he was not trained by Larry Pacifico his cousin (Dan Frietas) trained him and once in awhile he would come train with us (Mission Muscle Factory). The first time he came in the gym he squated 450 without a suit or wraps. Anthing he could walk back with he could squat. Unreal power!

Gary,

thanks for the stories.... hopefully you have some more.

I had posted a brief statistic of John Kuc here (see below)

Maybe you have some info.

I rememeber that John Kuc was considered by Dr.Alan Kirshner as the"godfather of Drugfree Powerlifting".

I just compiled a short list with John Kuc´s amazing PL career.

As I had already started to translate my german article I use it here for intro:

John Kuc

He was called the Mystery Man of Powerlifting. His 870lb deadlift is considered by many insiders as one of the alltime greatest lifts in the history of strength sports. Here is my approach to give you a detailed look at the athletic career of John Kuc, one of powerlifting´s most famous sons......................

Birthdate: 1947 ( not confirmed)

Jan 1969 Florida Open Power Meet , Daytona Beach, Florida: 242lb // 405bp-550sq-605dl-1560tot, 1st

Nov 1971 World Championships (AAU) York, Pennsylvania: SHW // 955 kg (342,5sq-240bp-372,5dl) , 3rd

Mar 1972 Superstar Invitational , Scranton : SHW //1012,5 kg (365kg sq- 262,5kgbp- 385kg dl )

21. May 72 Cincinatti: SHW//392,5kg- 265kg-385kg Total: 1042,5kg

11. Nov 72 World Championships (AAU) Harrisburg: SHW// 410 kg-272,5kg- 382,5 – tot 1065 kg ,1st

1974 US-Senior Nationals , Fort Worth/Texas: 242 // 320 kg -215 kg- 370 kg- tot 905kg 1st.

1974 Nov IPF World Championships: 242// 385kg dl – tot 937,5 , 1st

4. May 1979, Hawaii: 242 // 342,5kg -220kg -387,5 (no belt)- 950 kg 1st.

1979 Senior Nationals, Bay St.Louis: 242 // 950 kg - (347,5- 235- 367,5) 1st

4.Nov.79 IPF World Championships: 352,5 kg -222,5 kg -390 kg DL (WR) (missed 410kg 3rd) – 965 WR 1st

19. March 80 Hawaii International Powerlifting Championships: 242 // 392,5kg DL (WR)- 977,5 kg (WR) tot 1st

1980 US Senior Nationals, Madison,Wisconsin: 242// 960kg (365-227,5-367,5)1st

Nov 80 IPF World Championships, Arlington, TX: 242// 377,5 kg sq - 227,5kg- 395 kg DL (WR)- 1000 kg (WR) 1st

Nov 80 : stopped taking steroids ( ref.: John Kuc speaks on Powerlifting )

ADFPA

31.Jul.83 ADFPA Senior Nationals , Allentown,Pa: 242// 327,5- 197,5-365 = 890 1st

1984 ADFPA Senior Nationals Wilkes Barre, Pa : 275//.352,5sq 200 bp -342,5 dl- 895 kg.

11 May 85 ADFPA Pennsylvania State Championships: 275// 388kg dl ( more than the exististing IPF WR)

Jul 1985 ADFPA Senior Nationals : 275 missed 390 kg dl twice, 900kg tot 1st . Wilkes-Barre, PA.

1986 ADFPA- Senior Nationals: 877,5kg (330-190-357.5) 1st ,

1988 Bob Gaynor announced the retirement of John Kuc

Thomas Klose

Hello Thomas,

That's interesting I don't remeber that quote. As far as stories, I do have a ton of them but most of them are about the lighter lifters. I remeber Kuc but he never talked to any of the little guys.

Gary Hunnicutt

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