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Title: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 14, 2009, 02:36:26 PM
first mr a aau bert goodrich 1906 to 1991 photo credits musclememory.com.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on December 14, 2009, 02:40:47 PM
first mr a aau bert goodrich 1906 to 1991 photo credits musclememory.com.

Thanks funk, never saw first one


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 15, 2009, 01:44:38 PM
goodrich did a little bit of everything sports wise he ran boxed  handbalanced. was said to run the 100 yd dash in 9.8 as a 38 year old. he had a handbalancing act he was the understander. he also married the sister of vic and armand tanny. he doubled for many hollywood stars back in the day and did their stunts.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 15, 2009, 01:53:09 PM
the second mr a was roland essmaker born 1916 died 2002. he won in 1939, the interesting thing here was that roland tried again for the mr america crown in 1941 however this time he didn't place.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 15, 2009, 01:57:30 PM
next up 1940 and 41 winner was john grimek, who retired undefeated from bodybuilding he was also an olympic weightlifter.born 1910- died 1998.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 15, 2009, 02:02:12 PM
more pics


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 15, 2009, 02:19:19 PM
after grimek won the contest twice they made a rule that you could only win mr america once and that was it for you. so next up was 1942 frank leight born 1912 died 1990. frank usually won the best chest award in most contests he entered.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: njflex on December 15, 2009, 02:51:57 PM
I USE THE SAME ROLL PLATE BAR GRIMEK USED FOR FOREARMS EVERY WORKOUT FOR FOREARMS ,GREAT PUMP.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 15, 2009, 03:29:06 PM
I USE THE SAME ROLL PLATE BAR GRIMEK USED FOR FOREARMS EVERY WORKOUT FOR FOREARMS ,GREAT PUMP.
       i never actually tried one of those how many times a week do you use it?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: njflex on December 16, 2009, 09:49:40 AM
       i never actually tried one of those how many times a week do you use it?
JUST ONCE ,,,gives u incredible pump toward mid forearm to elbow area.10 lb plate is all u need...i do forearms on back day.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 16, 2009, 01:16:09 PM
next in line jules bacon1917- to 2007.. this is the year dan lurie thought he should have won, as he was the most muscular winner for the second year in a row of three total times.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 16, 2009, 01:19:35 PM
next in line the 1944 winner was steve stanko, the largest man till this point to win the contest. stanko was an avid weightlifter for the york barbell club. steve was the first man to total 1000 lbs in the three olympic lifts.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 16, 2009, 01:25:54 PM
more stanko


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: Joe Roark on December 17, 2009, 06:00:22 AM
Although there is some controversy regarding who was the first AAU Mr. America, because the contest Goodrich won allowed professionals and amateurs, it appears to me, and there are several mentions in the old mags supporting this, that the first AAU-endorsed Mr. America was the one in 1939 won by Roland Essmaker.
Strength & Health stated this on more than one occasion in the early years, then switched to indicating that Grimek was the first AAU Mr. America. Essmaker told me he had written to S&H asking why they were trying to re-write history, but got no satisfactory response.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:29:49 PM
Although there is some controversy regarding who was the first AAU Mr. America, because the contest Goodrich won allowed professionals and amateurs, it appears to me, and there are several mentions in the old mags supporting this, that the first AAU-endorsed Mr. America was the one in 1939 won by Roland Essmaker.
Strength & Health stated this on more than one occasion in the early years, then switched to indicating that Grimek was the first AAU Mr. America. Essmaker told me he had written to S&H asking why they were trying to re-write history, but got no satisfactory response.

maybe it was because bob hoffman didn't approve of roland essmaker who was probably not a competetive olympic weightlifter. just a thought.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:32:31 PM
next up the 1945 winner was clancy ross 1923-2008. clancy appeared in many ads for muscle building products back in the 50's and 60's the comic book ads.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:36:47 PM
moire clancy


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:37:34 PM
cr


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:39:39 PM
clancy's routine from back in the day.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:42:35 PM
1946 the winner was alan stephen, when he was in the navy he posed for the recruiting posters so popular back in the day.1924-2005.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:44:22 PM
more as


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 17, 2009, 01:48:59 PM
stephen


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 01:55:42 PM
1947 brings us up to the hercules man steve reeves 1926-2000. little needs to be said about this mr a, he perhaps more than any other bodybuilder had more people taking up the weights due to him.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 01:57:27 PM
more sr


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 01:58:28 PM
sr


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 02:00:15 PM
exer shots


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 02:01:42 PM
sr


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 02:03:07 PM
sr


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 02:10:45 PM
the 1948 winner was george eiferman 1925-2002 he came in fith the year before when reeves won the crown.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 02:14:07 PM
ge


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 18, 2009, 02:17:17 PM
ge


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 21, 2009, 01:22:46 PM
that brings us to jack delinger in 1949. lived from 1926-1992


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 21, 2009, 01:24:15 PM
more jack


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 21, 2009, 01:27:42 PM
1950 was john farbotnik1925-1998


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 21, 2009, 01:28:30 PM
more john f


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on December 22, 2009, 06:28:34 AM
seems alot of these greats died in late 90's-2000's....too bad.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 12:51:08 PM
1951 was the first time a non-american won mr a roy hiiligenn from south africa. 1922-2008. roy lived a troubled life and spent much time behind bars.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 12:52:36 PM
roy stayed in shape well into his late 50's.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 12:53:47 PM
more roy


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 12:55:18 PM
more of mr a 1951 roy hilligenn


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 12:58:00 PM
roy was a pretty good olympic lifter as can seen by this contests results.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 01:01:51 PM
in 1952 jim park won mr a lived from 1927-2007, shortly before his death mti profiled jim. he revealed that for a period of time he injested over 2000 protein pills a day, he must have rattled when he walked.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 01:07:53 PM
jim park was the model used on the can for hoffman hi-protein.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 22, 2009, 01:09:43 PM
two more pics


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: Stefano on December 26, 2009, 12:09:16 PM
in 1952 jim park won mr a lived from 1927-2007, shortly before his death mti profiled jim. he revealed that for a period of time he injested over 2000 protein pills a day, he must have rattled when he walked.

Looks a lot like reeves


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: Bix on December 27, 2009, 09:51:55 AM
in 1952 jim park won mr a lived from 1927-2007, shortly before his death mti profiled jim. he revealed that for a period of time he injested over 2000 protein pills a day, he must have rattled when he walked.

Sporting a nice looking package.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2009, 01:08:32 PM
the 1953 winner was born in 1930 and is still alive the legendary bill pearl.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2009, 01:11:40 PM
more pearl


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2009, 01:15:45 PM
pearl the star of the classic movie voodoo swamp.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2009, 01:17:33 PM
the 1954 winner was dick dubois1933-2007. he was in the movie athena with steve reeves.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2009, 01:20:25 PM
more dd


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2009, 01:21:28 PM
dd


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on December 28, 2009, 03:07:02 PM
dd

Great shots funk, thanks!


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 29, 2009, 02:48:41 PM
1955's winner was steve klisanin from mckeesport pa 1913-1996. steve was a football player, marine and olympic lifter mid 800 lb total.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 29, 2009, 02:50:39 PM
1956 was ray schaefer  born 1933-?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: njflex on December 30, 2009, 09:41:20 AM
1956 was ray schaefer  born 1933-?
GOOD FULL BUILDS,,,lean and good beach look,which in most pics u see all beach pics,contest pics on stage with good light seemed to come later on.the beach was the place to be seen .


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:17:15 PM
57 winner was ron lacy 1929-2005


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:20:13 PM
1958 winner was tom sansone 1935-1974 many attributed his early death to steroids, no one knows for sure. former training partner of leroy colbert.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:22:43 PM
sansone


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:24:17 PM
sansone


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:27:13 PM
..


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:32:27 PM
1959 winner was harry johnson 1924-?, harry first tried for mr a in 1952 and came in 16 th. he finally won it on the 7 th try in 59.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:33:37 PM
hj


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2009, 01:43:52 PM
1960 winner was llyod lerrille , he was a three time state champ in wrestling.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on December 31, 2009, 07:13:58 AM
1959 winner was harry johnson 1924-?, harry first tried for mr a in 1952 and came in 16 th. he finally won it on the 7 th try in 59.

I hope he didn't defeat the guy on the right...?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on December 31, 2009, 07:15:52 AM
1960 winner was llyod lerrille , he was a three time state champ in wrestling.

I think he stills owns a big gym in Lousiana


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 11:49:07 AM
I hope he didn't defeat the guy on the right...?
       he didn't beat him in this contest, but some of the noteables he did beat were ray routledge,vern weaver,elmo santiago, lyod lerille, art harris,bill march,and gene wells. he also did beat that guy twice bob hinds in the 56 mr a hinds was 8 th and harry j was 6 th and in the aau version of the mr universe he placed 2 nd to hinds 3 rd.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 11:49:57 AM
I think he stills owns a big gym in Lousiana
he still runs it as far as i know he was an early inspiration to boyer coe.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 11:52:10 AM
the 1961 winner was ray routledge 1931-2008, i believe he was in the movie the incredible two-headed transplant as the motorcycle guy who battles john bloom. under an assumed name.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 12:00:07 PM
the 62 winner was joe abbenda 1939- ?. joe was a lawyer and totaled 850 in the olympic lifts. he later helped dennis tinnerino win the title.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 12:12:36 PM
joe a


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 12:14:19 PM
joe a


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 01:02:06 PM
1963 winner was vern weaver 1937-1993 he left life on his own terms. he totalled 900 lbs on the 3 olympic lifts.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 01:04:42 PM
more vern


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2009, 01:07:25 PM
vern was used in a lot of the york barbell ads


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 12:49:46 PM
the 64 winner was val vlasileff. if you look at any old bbing mags he used to be dressed as a caveman  to endorse russian bear . he still sells it on his web site. he was reputed to do a legit 150 lb table curl a record at the time.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 12:52:34 PM
vv


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 12:54:23 PM
vv


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 12:56:23 PM
the 65 winner was jerry daniels 1944-?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 12:57:12 PM
jd


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 12:59:01 PM
jd


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 01:00:58 PM
pic from 64 mr a


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 01:02:33 PM
the 66 mr a was bob gajda 1940-?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 01:03:26 PM
bob g


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 01:04:38 PM
bob g


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2010, 01:05:44 PM
bob g earning his athletic points


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: mcluvin on January 01, 2010, 08:37:40 PM
bob g

Conditioning if awesome for 1966. Well ahead of his time for being cut.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: johnny1 on January 03, 2010, 06:47:39 AM
vv
Great stuff funk vv had a great taper for the times excellent thread here :)


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:46:03 AM
Great stuff funk vv had a great taper for the times excellent thread here :)
thanks that brings us to 1967's winner  dennis tinnerino 1945-?. dennis was in a couple of movies led a seedy doublelife for a while before he found god. and is still alive.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:48:40 AM
more dennis the charmin man in tv commercials also in shamus and hercules in ny w ah-nuld s.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:50:42 AM
more dt


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Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:52:24 AM
dt


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Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:54:10 AM
dt


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:56:23 AM
dtttt


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 11:58:49 AM
the 1968's winner was jim haislop of the lestoil tv commercials, he was said to be the reincarnation of steve reeves for looks and proportion.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 12:01:15 PM
jim haislop 1942-?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 12:03:35 PM
jh


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 12:05:32 PM
the 1969 winner was boyer coe 1946-?. he now is an insurance man for high end exotic cars.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 12:08:41 PM
several more pics of boyer including his book a decent read if you can get your hands on one.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 12:11:43 PM
mor bc


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 12:15:27 PM
the pic of boyer coe disturbed a reader at the time he wrote him that he didn't like that boyer had on pink trunks, this was distubing in 1969.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2010, 01:24:05 PM
before after pic of john farb....k


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: njflex on January 04, 2010, 11:35:51 AM
EXCELLENT THREAD ...LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EARLY TO LATE 80'S,


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:14:14 PM
EXCELLENT THREAD ...LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EARLY TO LATE 80'S,
thanks, 1970 brought on the first black mr a chris dickerson, he was the jackie robinson of bodybuilding. it should be mentioned that 1966 was the first time that the mr a was held on a seperate night than the senior nationals weightlifting contest which always accompanied it. hoffman's influence in the aau must of been starting to wane.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:16:03 PM
70 mr a chris dickerson born 1939 still alive.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:19:42 PM
more dickerson  esp noteworthy for his leg and esp calf developement.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:24:15 PM
the 1971 winner was the youngest ever casey viator born in 1951, he is famous for working with arthur jones at his nautilis facility. see colorado experiment for more info.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:26:10 PM
more cv


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:28:34 PM
cv


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Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:32:04 PM
casey overbuked and other


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:35:30 PM
casey on im cover


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:39:02 PM
72 brought us steve michalik 1949 still alive. steve insisted he never took steroids even  getting a notarized statement to that  effect published in ironman. years later he came out and admited to being a user,to no one's surprise.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:41:20 PM
more sm


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:42:16 PM
sm


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: njflex on January 04, 2010, 02:44:27 PM
I'VE BEEN TRAINING LONG TIME,NOT NAIVE,WHAT YR OR WINNER IN 50'S OR 60'S STARTING USING ANABOLICS,OBVIOUSLY 70'S ON UP WAS JUICED..


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 02:58:08 PM
I'VE BEEN TRAINING LONG TIME,NOT NAIVE,WHAT YR OR WINNER IN 50'S OR 60'S STARTING USING ANABOLICS,OBVIOUSLY 70'S ON UP WAS JUICED..
i'm not saying your naive but steve tried to say he wasn't useing because at this point in time it was becoming somewhat of an issue with the general public. who knows who was the last clean mister america, no one will ever know for sure. more sm.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on January 04, 2010, 03:03:11 PM
the 1961 winner was ray routledge 1931-2008, i believe he was in the movie the incredible two-headed transplant as the motorcycle guy who battles john bloom. under an assumed name.

did that have rosie grier (football player) in it?

man that was a bad movie


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on January 04, 2010, 03:05:14 PM
the 62 winner was joe abbenda 1939- ?. joe was a lawyer and totaled 850 in the olympic lifts. he later helped dennis tinnerino win the title.

yes
still in practice


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on January 04, 2010, 03:11:02 PM
jh

is that Zane on the left???


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: lax on January 04, 2010, 03:15:48 PM
70 mr a chris dickerson born 1939 still alive.

yes
all mr. O's still live
I think only Scott is older, and then just by a year or two


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 03:27:57 PM
did that have rosie grier (football player) in it?

man that was a bad movie
          no lax that one was called  the two headed transplant with ray milland getting his head grafted onto rosie grier's body. the other one has some criminal head grafted onto the giant john bloom 7 ft 4 or 5 . these movies can actually be purchased on a double disc from cduniverse.com.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 03:31:53 PM
is that Zane on the left???
yes thats zane and next is the bizarre dr craig whitehead than doug betts all florida bbers.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2010, 03:36:00 PM
yes
all mr. O's still live
I think only Scott is older, and then just by a year or two
scott actually started as an aau bodybuilder winning mr calif in 60 and mr pacific coast in 61 before switching to the ifbb. maybe he got mad when he only placed third in the mr los a contest .


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:05:59 PM
1973 mr a was jim morris born 1935 still alive.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:07:27 PM
more jm


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:09:05 PM
bill pearl worked with jim morris on his mr a win.


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:17:21 PM
74 winner was ron thompson born 1943-2003. he made a lot of his own equipment.


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:19:59 PM
more rt


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:21:16 PM
rt im


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:22:17 PM
ron thompson went from  30 th in 1971 to first in 74.


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:23:52 PM
the75 winner was dale adrian 1951 still alive. he is currently still doing personal training.


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:25:01 PM
more dale


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 02:27:31 PM
da


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 01:50:23 PM
the 1976 winner was kalman szkalak born in 1953 still alive. he is reputed to be into bike racing now.


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 01:57:58 PM
kal


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:01:32 PM
ks


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:02:17 PM
kal


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:03:51 PM
kal


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:06:13 PM
kal


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:10:31 PM
kal covers


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:12:41 PM
kal


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:14:40 PM
ks


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:17:11 PM
the 1977 winner was dave johns born 1945 died in 1986 of valley fever. dave was in one of the early strongest man contests, he would compete than go home and have a 3 hour workout.


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:18:07 PM
dj


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:20:43 PM
dj


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:26:20 PM
dj covers


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:30:10 PM
dj


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:34:51 PM
the 1978 winner was tony pearson born 1957 still alive.


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:44:27 PM
tp


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:45:42 PM
tp


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 02:46:58 PM
tp


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:26:10 PM
the 1979 mr a was ray mentzer born in 1953 died in 2001 a few days after his older brother mike.


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:28:11 PM
in 1971 ray placed 10 th in the teen age mr a above him were lou ferrigno in fourth and his brother mike. the winner was scott pace.


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:30:21 PM
from 71 till 78 ray bounced back and forth between the aau and ifbb going back to the aau mr in 78 and coming in sixth in his class. the next year he won. :(


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:31:25 PM
more ray


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:34:00 PM
rm


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:34:58 PM
the 1980 winner was gary leonard.


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:35:44 PM
gl


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Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2010, 01:36:46 PM
gl


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Post by: lax on January 07, 2010, 02:34:37 PM
the 1980 winner was gary leonard.

funny
I recall thinking that Leonard should have won the year before
and the year he did win, Bronstin Austin,Jr. Should Have won....passariello and Baldwin won the other classes...this is when the show was carried on network 


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Post by: johnny1 on January 08, 2010, 05:28:30 AM
Outstanding Thread Funk!!!!!!!!!!!! theres alot of rare pictures in this thread and most showing the former Champs @ or near there best 8) 8) 8) 8)...the one thing that was certain back in the mid 60s etc was the aau were not (@ that particular time) too keen on Sergio Oliva winning the Actual MR America...one article i recall reading said that Sergio could not speak Proper English...and that to a degree was the reason why he wasnt yet "ready" to Win the America...i try dig it up and post it...absolutely bazaar.


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:00:03 PM
Outstanding Thread Funk!!!!!!!!!!!! theres alot of rare pictures in this thread and most showing the former Champs @ or near there best 8) 8) 8) 8)...the one thing that was certain back in the mid 60s etc was the aau were not (@ that particular time) too keen on Sergio Oliva winning the Actual MR America...one article i recall reading said that Sergio could not speak Proper English...and that to a degree was the reason why he wasnt yet "ready" to Win the America...i try dig it up and post it...absolutely bazaar.
yeah that and harold poole couldn't win because he stuttered, harold reportedly heard hoffman talking on the other side of the curtain saying no black or hispanic  is ever  going to win mister america as long as i have anything to do with it. if you read  a contest report it said poole flipped out after he got his second place trophy.


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:01:59 PM
the 1981 winner was tim belknap a diabetic born in 1958 still alive.


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:03:00 PM
more tim


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:03:54 PM
tb


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:04:56 PM
more tb


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:08:31 PM
tb on md and im


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:11:55 PM
1982 winner was rufus howard


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2010, 04:13:50 PM
howard covers


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:12:40 PM
the 1983 winner was jeff king


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:13:53 PM
more jk


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:16:49 PM
jk


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:19:46 PM
jk


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:21:46 PM
the 1984 winner was  joe meeko born in 1961 died in 2009 suicide.


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:23:32 PM
this guy had a legendary appetite for food, he once plugged up mike mentzer toilet.


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:26:39 PM
he trained all over the lehigh valley in such gyms as gold's in allentown the body factory, olympic fitness center, serge's gym , fitness america. i saw him when he started training for the mr america qualifier, he was very smooth two weeks later he was ripped and easily  won.


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:29:37 PM
in later years his wife tried to kill him several times, lastly beating him with a frying pan. she was a bodybuilder to and cousin to matt millen football legend as well as the guy who singlehandely destroyed the detroit lions franchis taking them to new lows.


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:30:55 PM
joe was the inventor of the power grips which are still being sold to this day.


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:33:14 PM
more jm iman pics are of joe meeko and jeff king similar phy.


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:36:57 PM
jm


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:40:16 PM
jm


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:42:48 PM
jm


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Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2010, 01:44:53 PM
jm


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Post by: The ChemistV2 on January 09, 2010, 04:33:20 PM
Great pics...Excellent thread . Thanks.


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Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2010, 12:46:03 PM
Great pics...Excellent thread . Thanks.
your welcome, moving on to 1985 the winner  was mike antorino.


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Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2010, 12:46:51 PM
more mike a


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Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2010, 12:47:44 PM
ma


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Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2010, 12:49:13 PM
ma


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Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2010, 12:51:13 PM
the 86 winner was glenn knerr 1959 still walks the earth.


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Post by: The ChemistV2 on January 10, 2010, 05:25:32 PM
your welcome, moving on to 1985 the winner  was mike antorino.
Antorino had very good shape and proportions.


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Post by: rccs on January 10, 2010, 06:42:44 PM
Very good!


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Post by: funk51 on January 11, 2010, 01:16:28 PM
the 87 winner was richard barretta.


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Post by: funk51 on January 11, 2010, 01:19:52 PM
rb


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Post by: mcluvin on January 11, 2010, 01:24:02 PM
I love the old IronMan cover shots. I use to buy them all the time and it brings back some great memories.


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Post by: funk51 on January 11, 2010, 01:25:25 PM
rb


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Post by: funk51 on January 11, 2010, 01:27:43 PM
I love the old IronMan cover shots. I use to buy them all the time and it brings back some great memories.
i agree iron man was the best before balik bought it and in my opinion ruined it.


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Post by: funk51 on January 11, 2010, 01:34:36 PM
the 88 winner was william norberg


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Post by: mcluvin on January 11, 2010, 07:10:06 PM
i agree iron man was the best before balik bought it and in my opinion ruined it.

Yep, I think it was Perry and Mabel Rader that owned it back then. And the magazine was a little smaller than a standard mag which kind of made it unique as well.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 11, 2010, 07:55:33 PM
rb

Last week I got an email for the local NY area advertising his personal training in midtown Manhattan.


  Rich Baretta Private Training

1 W 22nd St at 5th Ave; Flatiron; no phone

Get hooked up with a session at this private training-only Flatiron fitness palace, complete with a health evaluation and workout in one of their 10x10 "pods" (customizable air, music, etc) supervised by one of their top-notch trainers or licensed Muay Thai instructors, making you as bad as Van Damme in Kickboxer -- BYO little old man to drop coconuts on you.

The first 50 to email invite@richbarretta. com get hooked up with gratis one-on-one ass kicking, so hop to it

 



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Post by: Gregzs on January 11, 2010, 08:00:47 PM
His slim, tat look:



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Post by: mcluvin on January 12, 2010, 06:46:52 AM
His slim, tat look:


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Still looks good if thats a current shot? Can't say I like all the ink though.


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Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2010, 02:02:50 PM
His slim, tat look:


[/quote ]

Still looks good if thats a current shot? Can't say I like all the ink though.
         hoffman called he wants the trophy back.disqualified for excessive tatoos. and bob said he's going to hold his breath till he gets it.


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Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2010, 02:05:51 PM
         hoffman called he wants the trophy back.disqualified for excessive tatoos. and bob said he's going to hold his breath till he gets it.
        sorry about that this is a serious thread, the 1989 winner was matt dufresne


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Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2010, 02:26:32 PM
the 1990 winner was peter miller, at this point i think the mr a contest was losing its steam the ifbb had dropped all mister references their mr a became the nationals, the mr. universe the world championships etc. little can be found on these later contest as their won't be many more of them. the mag muscular developement was shifting more to the fitness aspect and away from hardcoe bodybuilding. as witnessed by  later covers when they became all natural MD. ironically their first cover model was melissa coates.


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Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2010, 02:36:05 PM
ironic that the most hardcore mag now went all-natural. they flipflopped twice. went back to not natural MD.


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Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2010, 03:04:45 PM
a mr america winner didn't appear on Md till 1997 again and the contest died completely in 1999 last one. 1991 winner tommorow.


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Post by: Gregzs on January 12, 2010, 09:48:09 PM

Still looks good if thats a current shot? Can't say I like all the ink though.

That is current. It is the pic that was included in the email.

Funk that is funny.  ;D


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Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2010, 01:02:51 PM
the 1991 winner was joe deangelis 1966 still alive.


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Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2010, 01:10:47 PM
joe d


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Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2010, 01:12:48 PM
jd


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Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2010, 01:23:13 PM
the next winner in 1992 was mike scarcella 1963-2003, died while fighting ghb withdrawal, really a sad case. he was the victim of hospital dumping when he died.


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Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2010, 01:29:24 PM
mike s


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Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2010, 01:30:51 PM
mike s


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:03:50 PM
the 93 winner was billy nothaft


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:07:59 PM
the 94 winner was andrew sivert, the 95 winner was terrence hairston,the 96 contest was the first with a tie , two mister americas oh my, doug rieser and jaime rodriquez.


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:13:48 PM
the 97 winner was bill davey and now he made the cover of MD albeit all-natural MD.


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:15:17 PM
bill d


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:16:55 PM
the 98 winner was harvey h. campbell, the last contest was held in 1999 and the winner was tracey dorsey.


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:22:20 PM
now  some points of interest . in 1942 1943  and 1944 dan lurie finished second in the contest yet won most muscular each of the three years. dan went on to bigger and better things though tv show own magazine and barbell co.  search his name there's a large thread on here detailing his life as summed up in his book.


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:23:45 PM
dan lurie


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:25:43 PM
dan


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:33:51 PM
lurie's book and mti mag


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:35:15 PM
example of lurie's weights


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:38:03 PM
another underrated mr a competitor from the early 40's was lud schusterich finished  as high as third.


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:44:48 PM
along with the aforementioned here are some of the other more noteable  40's mr a contenders.harold zinkin, cliff byers, sam loprinzi, everett sinderoff, kimon voyages, leo stern, abe goldberg, melvin wells.


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:48:02 PM
..


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2010, 12:54:48 PM
..


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Post by: njflex on January 14, 2010, 05:56:32 PM
funk great thread and the mr a came full circle from cleaner maybe early natural types,to full anabolic users,then to bill davey who may in fact been leaner and more ripped than pre seventies users but some of the older 50/60's mr a looked bigger,thicker,,,than davey,,funny,,,


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Post by: johnny1 on January 14, 2010, 08:55:28 PM
Absolutely great thread Funk lots of rare shots of the past BB greats!


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:23:29 PM
thanks njflex and johnny 1 now noteables from the 50's. melvin wells, marvin eder, zabo koszewski, george paine, carlin venus,vic seipke, mickey hargitay, art zeller, leroy colbert, seymourkoenig, roger servin, lou degni,tony silipini, bud counts, bert elliot, ed holouchik, eddie silvestre, millard williamson, art harris, robert hinds, bruce randall, gene wells, len bosland, chuck sipes, charles collras, bill march, elmo santiago, to name but a few.


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Post by: The ChemistV2 on January 15, 2010, 02:25:12 PM
You know what's funny..if someone here on Getbig posted a pic looking as muscular as this guy does from 1940, half the "experts" on here would claim he was juiced.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:31:18 PM
the first bunch are guys who never won a mister america contest but went on to win mister u in the nabba or elsewhere.in this bunch aremickey hargitay placing 9th, 12th, 8th, 6thin 1955 mr a yet winning the nabba mr u beating out dick dubois the 1954 mr a winner.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:34:45 PM
the first bunch are guys who never won a mister america contest but went on to win mister u in the nabba or elsewhere.in this bunch aremickey hargitay placing 9th, 12th, 8th, 6thin 1955 mr a yet winning the nabba mr u beating out dick dubois the 1954 mr a winner.
that's the best trophy i 've ever seen. more mickey.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:38:35 PM
mh


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:44:21 PM
next on this list is eddie silvestre he didn't place in the mra but won the 1959 ifbb mister universe.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
es


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:51:11 PM
next on this list is the famous bruce randall placed 13th in 56 than 6th in 57 then won the pro nabba mister universe in 1959, he was a barbell spokesperson and appeared all around the us i actually saw him  in allentown pa promoting billard barbell at the time. he is most famous from going from 415 lbs down to 180 or so and then to 235 and winning mr u.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:52:24 PM
br


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:54:24 PM
more br


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 02:58:28 PM
first pic is bruce at 280 doing tri pressdowns.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:00:30 PM
next in this category is chuck sipes 9th in the 58 mr a , he won the ifbb mister u in 1960.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:03:18 PM
chuck


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:06:52 PM
cs


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:10:29 PM
the next in this category is elmo santiago 6 th in the a in 59 won nabba mister u in 1965.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:12:35 PM
more elmo.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:16:38 PM
last in this category is bill march 17 th in the mr a in 59 won the fich mr u in 65. bill was a great olympic lifter and military pressed 390 in near perfect form. see pic.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:19:58 PM
more bill


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:24:47 PM
march was said to be one of dr. zeigler's early guinea pigs hoffman said gains were due to isometric work but the little blue pill probably had more to do with it.2nd pic is bill wo on the power rack useing the isometric principles.


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Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2010, 03:25:23 PM
next up the movie stars.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:19:46 PM
mickey hargitay had 19 credits including one hercules and one gladiator movie.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:23:41 PM
mh


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:25:06 PM
mickey's wife.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:30:06 PM
the next one was ed holovchik aka ed fury in the movies 34 credits and 6 peplum movies.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:30:48 PM
ed f


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:32:35 PM
ef


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:36:34 PM
ed was one of the bodybuilders in athena  quite a few can be seen on this pic.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:42:14 PM
athena


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:48:43 PM
next in line is lou degni better known to movie fans as mark forrest, he was in twelve hercules  type movies. mark or lou is still alive in 2010 and supposedly still teaches opera.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:51:33 PM
pic above is with paul wynter mr universe from son of hercules vs the molemen.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:53:36 PM
mf


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:55:25 PM
lou degni aka mark forrest


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 03:57:55 PM
irvin zabo koszewski has 5 credits   but was in many more thing  uncredited like the tv show combat, you can easily spot mr abs in the athena shot.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 04:00:39 PM
mr abs star gazing and in a work of art


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 04:02:38 PM
the obligatory as shot.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 04:04:24 PM
tonysilipini was also known as the wrestler tony marino and later the batman.


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Post by: funk51 on January 16, 2010, 04:07:31 PM
art zeller was a physique photographer for the muscle mags.


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Post by: mcluvin on January 16, 2010, 09:25:17 PM
Great stuff Funk ;D

I have to admit i competed in the AAU and NPC through the 80's and I was unaware that the AAU Mr. America continued on into the 90's?? ???


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Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2010, 02:15:57 PM
Great stuff Funk ;D

I have to admit i competed in the AAU and NPC through the 80's and I was unaware that the AAU Mr. America continued on into the 90's?? ???
i was surprised to i thought the aau ended in the late 80's.. next noteable dr carlin venus  inventor and distributor of super spectrim suplement. 51 comp. leroy colbert  never reached his full potential due to a motorcycle accident, runs a health food business.


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Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2010, 02:20:20 PM
various other comp for one reason or other never won main title, but were impressive nevertheless. this bunch  probably never won because bob hoffman was bigotted.


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Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2010, 02:24:40 PM
more


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Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2010, 02:31:57 PM
more comps.


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Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2010, 02:42:10 PM
more noteables


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Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2010, 02:53:15 PM
mr mc len bosland entered contest for 56 years a span from 1951 to 2007. a record for americans.


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 02:40:59 PM
next section noteables of the 60's. first guy bill golumbick


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 02:51:51 PM
john gourgott doctor weightlifter and mr a comp.


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 02:59:55 PM
leroy saba


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 03:05:06 PM
harold damien poole up to this time harold was the youngest comp at 16 when he placed 18 th in 1960. at 17 he placed fourth in 1961. he was second in both 62 and 63, he probably should have won but bob hoffman was a noted hater of blacks and hispanics.harold went on to place second in the first mr olympia to larry scott probably because weider didn't want a black guy winning the first mr o. harold was actually half black and half native american.


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 03:12:49 PM
more hp


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 03:28:35 PM
hp


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Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2010, 03:35:08 PM
hp


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 12:49:27 PM
more noteables hugo labra


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 12:50:14 PM
hl


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 12:53:14 PM
the next guy is one of those who did lousey in the mr a 21 st in both61 and 62 yet he went on to win the nabba mr u in 66 against a young upstart named arnold something or other. he later founded a natural org that didn't last long.


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 12:58:23 PM
the mag of his org only lasted 7 issues. second pic is chet bulked to 240


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:01:18 PM
more cy


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:03:14 PM
next bench press record holder bill seno.


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:07:20 PM
more bs


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:08:37 PM
seno


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:12:20 PM
next is the bizzarre dr craig whitehead an eye surgeon who wigged out on sex and drugs.he reportedly was  taken off the roof of his house  because he was guarding it from alien attack naked and with a gun, a search of the house found drugs and porno tapes many featuring the good doctor and his wife.


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:18:01 PM
next up randy watson


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:21:54 PM
next up don howorth  who came in 17 th in 1963, he did better in the ifbb and even made it's hall of fame.


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:25:38 PM
dh


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Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2010, 01:35:19 PM
don h


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Post by: ronrico on January 21, 2010, 05:02:20 PM
Don Howorth looks phenominal in those photos. Wide, great sholders and such a small waist. Between Vince's and Joe Golds gym, it looks like it was a great era for bodybuilding.


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Post by: johnny1 on January 23, 2010, 10:22:47 PM
don h
Awesome shot of Don Funk, one of the best silhouettes from the late 60s early 70s :o :o :o 


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:31:40 PM
carlos rodriquez 26 th in 63 went on to bigger and better things in the 70's


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:33:26 PM
sergio oliva 7th in 64,  4th in 65,  2nd in 66 and then mr olympia in 67.


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:36:00 PM
so


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:38:48 PM
so


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:42:26 PM
bill grant 17th in 68


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:44:00 PM
mr deadlift vince anello


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:46:12 PM
mike dayton in 1st wsm contest also used to like to hang himself.


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:47:33 PM
carl smith


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:48:28 PM
buddy basil


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Post by: funk51 on January 25, 2010, 01:51:45 PM
mr nautilis ell darden


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 26, 2010, 01:41:58 PM
john decola who placed 8 th in the 64 mr a yet a few weeks before beat the 64 mr a winner as well as another guy who won. he later won the ifbb mr a and the masters mr a aau in 1984.


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Post by: funk51 on January 26, 2010, 01:46:09 PM
jd


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Post by: funk51 on January 26, 2010, 01:51:56 PM
joe nista 9 th in 64


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Post by: funk51 on January 26, 2010, 01:59:22 PM
joe n


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 12:59:28 PM
charles estes one of the tallest comps at 6 ft 2.


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:01:13 PM
bill st john a joizy bber


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:10:54 PM
kent kuehn


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:15:22 PM
ralph kroger


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:18:23 PM
rk


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:22:18 PM
will whitaker


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:29:16 PM
bill mcardle


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:32:45 PM
john corvello


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:38:34 PM
ken mccord


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Post by: funk51 on January 27, 2010, 01:40:05 PM
master and student two mr a's.


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Post by: funk51 on January 28, 2010, 02:02:52 PM
chuck amato


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Post by: funk51 on January 28, 2010, 02:05:13 PM
cc


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Post by: funk51 on January 28, 2010, 02:09:09 PM
the guy who ruined ironman john balik 25 th in 65


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Post by: funk51 on January 28, 2010, 02:12:54 PM
jb


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Post by: funk51 on January 28, 2010, 02:14:56 PM
ca cc again


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Post by: ronrico on January 28, 2010, 09:19:36 PM
Chuck Collras sure seems to have a very solid physique in all those pictures, some through different eras.


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Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2010, 03:23:59 PM
Chuck Collras sure seems to have a very solid physique in all those pictures, some through different eras.
    they say chuck was a quirky guy , he'd pose anywhere, i heard he just stood on a table and started posing during a wedding reception.


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Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2010, 03:33:47 PM
next noteable philly's own ken covington.


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Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2010, 03:40:28 PM
ken waller who later won 71 nabba mr u.


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Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2010, 03:44:50 PM
kw


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Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2010, 03:48:49 PM
kw


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Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2010, 03:49:54 PM
waller


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Post by: johnny1 on January 30, 2010, 04:36:39 AM
Never thought much of Kenny's physique although he was quiet proportionate and his calves were world class.


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Post by: funk51 on January 30, 2010, 03:14:13 PM
Never thought much of Kenny's physique although he was quiet proportionate and his calves were world class.
maybe it was just his coloring that you didn't care for. red hair and freckles makes tanning very difficult.


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Post by: funk51 on January 30, 2010, 03:15:16 PM
curt haywood.


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Post by: funk51 on January 30, 2010, 03:18:01 PM
ch


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Post by: funk51 on January 30, 2010, 03:23:31 PM
paul  love


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Post by: funk51 on February 12, 2010, 01:56:47 PM
when  thread hits 3000 will  post 70's noteables.


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Post by: Parker on February 13, 2010, 02:05:00 AM
paul  love
Madeline Love Wheeler's father...


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Post by: funk51 on February 14, 2010, 01:04:07 PM
Madeline Love Wheeler's father...
correct.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on February 19, 2010, 02:53:43 PM
bill st john was a new jersey bber who entered the mr a 8 times first time in 1964 finishing 14 th and the last time in 1974 finishing 12 th. his best finish was in 71 when he came in 3 rd.


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Post by: funk51 on February 21, 2010, 12:09:00 PM
next up clint beyerle came in 21 st in 70 than in subsequent tries  would usually either win the tall class or come in second or third actually came in 2 nd overall to dale adrian. he was known for his  extreme vascularity esp for the period.


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Post by: funk51 on February 21, 2010, 12:12:51 PM
cb his brother eldon was a weightlifter in the 198 lb class.


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Post by: funk51 on February 26, 2010, 03:12:30 PM
vic tanny jr. son of vic tanny of gym fame first gym chain nephew of armand tanny  weider right hand man.


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Post by: funk51 on February 26, 2010, 03:15:42 PM
father son and unk


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Post by: funk51 on February 27, 2010, 05:43:37 PM
final tanny shot


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Post by: FREAKgeek on April 13, 2010, 04:26:35 PM
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_mFtnWbkxEB4/Sb-9DRqtL9I/AAAAAAAAA2A/cYq-m0YUph4/s800/Ken_Waller_34.jpg)

Name the year of this show.


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Post by: The ChemistV2 on April 13, 2010, 07:29:16 PM
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_mFtnWbkxEB4/Sb-9DRqtL9I/AAAAAAAAA2A/cYq-m0YUph4/s800/Ken_Waller_34.jpg)

Name the year of this show.
1977?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: FREAKgeek on April 14, 2010, 05:24:25 AM
correct.

1977 AAU Mr. America Day Parade, Saturday July 16th.

Rudy Hermosillo, Dave DuPre, Ken Waller


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Post by: Lunarr on May 16, 2010, 09:18:08 PM
Amazing physiques. I remember looking for muscle mags when I was a kid in the 80s here in the Philippines. I would see these old Iron Man mags (Small format) with guys on the cover I didn't know about. Is there a book on these guys?


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Post by: funk51 on May 19, 2010, 02:34:22 PM
Amazing physiques. I remember looking for muscle mags when I was a kid in the 80s here in the Philippines. I would see these old Iron Man mags (Small format) with guys on the cover I didn't know about. Is there a book on these guys?
most of these older books are out of print and hard to come by except if you want to pay an exorbiant price on e-bay etc. but you may be in luck robert kennedy of musclemag international is putting out a special issue featuring many of the top bodybuilders  of the period 1940-1990. it should be out in the next several monthes watch for it.


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Post by: Lunarr on May 24, 2010, 09:33:55 PM
most of these older books are out of print and hard to come by except if you want to pay an exorbiant price on e-bay etc. but you may be in luck robert kennedy of musclemag international is putting out a special issue featuring many of the top bodybuilders  of the period 1940-1990. it should be out in the next several monthes watch for it.

Thanks funk!


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Post by: Howard on June 03, 2010, 12:48:52 PM
I think he stills owns a big gym in Lousiana
Red does and it is quite a health club , one of the best gyms I have ever seen.
Red still sponsers and attends the NPC state meet held each July in Lafayette , La.
Many of the winners come from his club.


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Post by: funk51 on June 03, 2010, 12:59:12 PM
mr a results  posted on another site due to timmy leong's death.


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Post by: funk51 on June 03, 2010, 01:09:04 PM
a good mag which did something like i hope musclemag does now on  bbings history.


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Post by: johnny1 on June 13, 2010, 05:22:51 AM
a good mag which did something like i hope musclemag does now on  bbings history.
Now that mag would make Interesting reading! 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on November 08, 2010, 02:23:20 PM
while weider probably helped bodybuilding continue  for all these years he might have hurt it by doing away with the mister titles. in the 60's and 70's esp. people cared who won the  mr america title. who knows or even cares who won the nationals or world's beside the hardcore fan. opinions?


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Post by: stuntmovie on November 18, 2010, 10:30:53 PM
Funk, to the best of my knowledge, the "Mr " titles were the exclusive 'properties' of the AAU as determined in a federal court.

I also sort of recall our attempt to revive the "Mr America" title but eventually discovered that it was 'owned' by a men's clothing business.

Anyone have an update on this subject?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on November 20, 2010, 11:08:22 AM
Funk, to the best of my knowledge, the "Mr " titles were the exclusive 'properties' of the AAU as determined in a federal court.

I also sort of recall our attempt to revive the "Mr America" title but eventually discovered that it was 'owned' by a men's clothing business.

Anyone have an update on this subject?
so maybe that's why weider and dan lurie discontinued there use, but still could use mr. olympia because that's an original name? lurie mr olympus.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: stuntmovie on November 21, 2010, 08:50:14 AM
Yes, Funk, you're basically correct.

I forgett the exact details, but the NPC and the AAU went to court to settle which organization had the right to use specific bodybuilding titles.

After that case was heard the NPC was either ordered to not use (or decided not to use) the term "Mr." in any of its titles. (There were no "Miss" titles at that time to the best of my recollection.)

I believe that same court case made a decision which prevented any amateur sports governing body from rejecting an individual's entry simply because he had participatrd in a rival organization's contest.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on May 10, 2011, 10:09:32 AM
bump for any newbies browsing here for first time. harry should have won.


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Post by: mcluvin on January 09, 2012, 07:52:13 PM
Guy on the right looks like he's killing everyone.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2012, 08:58:56 AM
Guy on the right looks like he's killing everyone.
and believe it or not he came in 5 th and didn't even win most muscular.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: mcluvin on January 12, 2012, 08:47:18 PM
No wonder the sport has always been one step forward two steps back....


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Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2012, 01:41:28 PM
 :o sergio 7 and 3 rd mm


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Post by: mcluvin on January 16, 2012, 03:44:11 PM
Wow


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Post by: funk51 on November 01, 2012, 09:42:23 AM
bumped for robert zuver of zuver's gym fame.


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Post by: funk51 on August 29, 2014, 12:06:16 PM
 ;D


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Post by: Powerlift66 on August 31, 2014, 08:39:21 AM
Looks like a special olympics line up  ;D


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Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2014, 01:01:50 PM
anyone interested in this thread should purchase john fair's book mr america a good read by an academic covering the subject of bodybuilding in the usa.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2015, 08:21:00 AM
necrology of the mr america contest updated as of today....62 mr a winner starting with 1939 and ending in 1999. john grimek won twice, of those who passed away overall avg age was 68.53 years....... it is 75.89 years for those considered pre-steroid 1962? and 53.00 for those dying from the post 1962 cut-off date.if tom sansone the 1958 winner and admitted steroid user is included with the steroid bunch the age goes to 78.00 for pre 1962 winners and 51.50 for the post 62 ers. :o :o :o :o


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Post by: njflex on January 06, 2015, 08:51:14 AM
necrology of the mr america contest updated as of today....62 mr a winner starting with 1939 and ending in 1999. john grimek won twice, of those who passed away overall avg age was 68.53 years....... it is 75.89 years for those considered pre-steroid 1962? and 53.00 for those dying from the post 1962 cut-off date.if tom sansone the 1958 winner and admitted steroid user is included with the steroid bunch the age goes to 78.00 for pre 1962 winners and 51.50 for the post 62 ers. :o :o :o :o
INTERESTING,,,


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2015, 10:31:07 AM
INTERESTING,,,
got this out of the book pictured above.


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2015, 07:50:43 AM
 ;D


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Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2015, 09:09:56 AM
would have been steve michalik birthday today.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on March 22, 2015, 03:31:22 PM
bump for any newbies browsing here for first time. harry should have won.
than in 1959 he did and shouldn't have... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D art harris won most muscular and came in 8 th place in the mr america contest...


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Post by: funk51 on April 04, 2015, 04:16:41 PM
1954 mr a dick dubois


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Post by: funk51 on April 13, 2015, 02:44:06 PM
 ;D pic from 1945 mr a guy in middle won clancy ross. guy on right was his training partner and future trainer of bill pearl , leo stern...


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Post by: Big Pat on April 13, 2015, 02:57:16 PM
I miss the time I used to spend with Mr. Stern.  All the gym owners that came out of his place are now gone. May he rest in peace.


Big Pat
 


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on April 14, 2015, 10:20:19 AM
I miss the time I used to spend with Mr. Stern.  All the gym owners that came out of his place are now gone. May he rest in peace.


Big Pat
 
big pat you actually knew  leo stern?????{pic'd below} share some memories if you feel so inclined.... :D :D :D :D


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Post by: funk51 on April 15, 2015, 12:30:11 PM
the only un-american mr america in aau history....


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on April 15, 2015, 12:31:40 PM
roy hilligenn , bodybuilder, weightlifter, strongman,    ........................ ........................ ...........criminal, pervert.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on April 21, 2015, 12:18:38 PM
mr usa 1949....


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on May 19, 2015, 09:45:55 AM
 ;D


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Post by: funk51 on May 22, 2015, 11:27:29 AM
 8) two mr a's one training other doing autographs..


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Post by: funk51 on May 24, 2015, 06:30:36 AM
1956 lineup.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on June 01, 2015, 11:19:17 AM
 ;D parade of early mr a's.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on October 13, 2017, 03:33:40 PM
ralph kroger routine done 7 days a week.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: Big Pat on October 13, 2017, 07:51:59 PM
"big pat you actually knew  leo stern?Huh?{pic'd below} share some memories if you feel so inclined..."



Please let me apologize Funk for my lack of response. Been a long 2 years or family obligations and this thread somehow got overlooked.

I met Mr. Stern in late '78 or early '79. I was looking for a well built Mutli Bench for my training and by chance called his Gym Equip. Co. and talked to him personally. I came down to his store in North Park and we sat down and discussed what I needed and I ended up the a Rocmo (Rocky Mtn. Gym Equipment Co.) bench that I still have. Mr. Stern and I just plain got along from the beginning. I was just a big young man with a good memory for all things weight training. Mr. Stern would gladly answer any question I had as long as I could keep up with him while he took care of the gym, equipment store and his wife's figure salon.
I purchased other equipment from him and latter from his son David who tool over the store. Even years latter when I would correspond (by letter mostly) he would remember me and the things we had talked about.  It took me 5 years of waiting to get him to autograph a copy of his image that hangs over the stairway to his gym. Mr. Stern was stern in his business dealings,no doubt about that, but he treated me very well and I miss the time we talked. My biggest regret in not taking the time to sit down with him and talk about the history of weight training in San Diego. He was truly the "Father of Weight Training" here. I remember we were talking about various personalities in the industry and he looked me straight in the eye and said, You should meet Dave Draper ( Mr. Draper has always been a person that I admired and have a great deal of respect for). Maybe someday I will.

Sorry for the rambling and I hope I have given some insight into Mr. Stern. Got to meet many other pioneers of weight training that were in the San Diego area. Hindsight is that I should have taken the time to sit down and talk with each and everyone of them. I guess life sometimes gets in the way of things you would have liked to do.

As a note I have always enjoyed your posting here and on the Ironage forum,.

Be safe and strong,

Big Pat


  


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: AbrahamG on October 13, 2017, 08:09:51 PM
would have been steve michalik birthday today.

Did he died for us or something?


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on October 14, 2017, 06:22:28 AM
"big pat you actually knew  leo stern?Huh?{pic'd below} share some memories if you feel so inclined..."



Please let me apologize Funk for my lack of response. Been a long 2 years or family obligations and this thread somehow got overlooked.

I met Mr. Stern in late '78 or early '79. I was looking for a well built Mutli Bench for my training and by chance called his Gym Equip. Co. and talked to him personally. I came down to his store in North Park and we sat down and discussed what I needed and I ended up the a Rocmo (Rocky Mtn. Gym Equipment Co.) bench that I still have. Mr. Stern and I just plain got along from the beginning. I was just a big young man with a good memory for all things weight training. Mr. Stern would gladly answer any question I had as long as I could keep up with him while he took care of the gym, equipment store and his wife's figure salon.
I purchased other equipment from him and latter from his son David who tool over the store. Even years latter when I would correspond (by letter mostly) he would remember me and the things we had talked about.  It took me 5 years of waiting to get him to autograph a copy of his image that hangs over the stairway to his gym. Mr. Stern was stern in his business dealings,no doubt about that, but he treated me very well and I miss the time we talked. My biggest regret in not taking the time to sit down with him and talk about the history of weight training in San Diego. He was truly the "Father of Weight Training" here. I remember we were talking about various personalities in the industry and he looked me straight in the eye and said, You should meet Dave Draper ( Mr. Draper has always been a person that I admired and have a great deal of respect for). Maybe someday I will.

Sorry for the rambling and I hope I have given some insight into Mr. Stern. Got to meet many other pioneers of weight training that were in the San Diego area. Hindsight is that I should have taken the time to sit down and talk with each and everyone of them. I guess life sometimes gets in the way of things you would have liked to do.

As a note I have always enjoyed your posting here and on the Ironage forum,.

Be safe and strong,

Big Pat


  
thank you for your insights, i always like to hear stories of the old iron game... i always regretted not getting to meet john grimek  when i would go to york to buy equipment in the mid 60's.usually it was john terlazzo who would sell me the iron.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: funk51 on October 14, 2017, 07:42:14 AM
Did he died for us or something?
                                                 he died in 2012 suicide.


Title: Re: aau mister america aau thread.
Post by: BSN on October 15, 2017, 10:23:26 AM
Dale Adrian