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« on: January 17, 2011, 12:09:14 PM »

who was the weightlifter who went to a world weightlifting contest to compete bombed out on all his lifts because he was sick and dehydrated from trying to make weight, than entered and won the mr universe contest held in conjunction with the lifting contest?
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 02:43:43 PM »

just a guess,  Bruce Randall?
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 12:26:41 PM »

nope same basic era though. by the way it was the fihc mr universe  version held in conjunction with the world weightlifting  meet.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 02:27:14 PM »

just guessing,sergio oliva
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 04:49:31 PM »

Roy Hilligen (named spelled wrong no doubt) from South Africa. Trained around York &  also in SoCal for awhile. Thinking also of John Grimek, a basic Olympic lifter who turned to BB'ing. Probably as a way to push Bob Hoffman's lifting  books and supplements.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 05:54:55 PM »

Tommy Kono?
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 09:24:10 AM »

all good guesses all incorrect, although kono did win a couple of these universes.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 01:28:06 PM »

Was this an America ? Anyway, great question. Must have been way back in the day. Waiting for the correct answer when your ready.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 01:46:47 PM »

This one's easy.  It was the great Vassily Alexeef.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 01:59:24 PM »

Was this an America ? Anyway, great question. Must have been way back in the day. Waiting for the correct answer when your ready.
it was an american weightlifter.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 02:00:29 PM »

This one's easy.  It was the great Vassily Alexeef.
your kidding right, vasily a mr universe he did have a great ab, singular.
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 09:35:18 PM »

Vern Weaver?
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2011, 08:35:57 AM »

 Vern Weaver, great guess BB. Maybe thats it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2011, 12:41:15 PM »

Vern Weaver?
nope not vern same era though, answer coming monday keep guessing, little clue this guy was both known for a great press and also useing sloppy form to do presses. i guess you could say he marched to the beat of a different drummer.
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2011, 12:45:46 PM »

Ken Patera.
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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2011, 04:55:05 PM »

Billy March.

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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011, 09:17:28 AM »

I would have said Bill March also, but don't believe he ever won any major BB'ing contest. Your "he Marched to the beat, etc", that was kind of cute.  Probably the greatest presser, pound for pound, in Olympic lifting. D-bol and partial power rack training went a long way for him.

Was all this at the MR U contest in London or another liked named contest?
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011, 09:58:52 AM »

I donít want to derail Funkís thread (in the event IĎm wrong), but I have an interesting artilce from 2005, in which a writer for a Pittsburgh newpaper interviewed Bill March.
March goes into a fair amount of detail about his training, John Ziegler, Bob Hoffman and the York Club, dianabol prescriptions and doses being used at the time.  

Iíll post it up here once the threadís mystery is solved.

For as long as the article is, I donít believe it mentions anything about Mr. Marchís winning the Universe, however, I believe it was at the FIHCís 1965 event in Tehran.
I canít confirm it, though.
Surprisingly, a web search is giving me a difficult time.
I think the FIHC part is throwing things off for some reason.

Leaving out those letters doesn't give you the correct contest, and including them diverts you even farther away from any kind of contests. Undecided
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2011, 12:18:59 PM »

I donít want to derail Funkís thread (in the event IĎm wrong), but I have an interesting artilce from 2005, in which a writer for a Pittsburgh newpaper interviewed Bill March.
March goes into a fair amount of detail about his training, John Ziegler, Bob Hoffman and the York Club, dianabol prescriptions and doses being used at the time.  

Iíll post it up here once the threadís mystery is solved.

For as long as the article is, I donít believe it mentions anything about Mr. Marchís winning the Universe, however, I believe it was at the FIHCís 1965 event in Tehran.
I canít confirm it, though.
Surprisingly, a web search is giving me a difficult time.
I think the FIHC part is throwing things off for some reason.

Leaving out those letters doesn't give you the correct contest, and including them diverts you even farther away from any kind of contests. Undecided
your correct montague the answer is bill march, the funny thing about march was he was one of john z's early guinea pigs in york pa, but usually gave credit to his great improvements as a lifter to isometrics. funny how hoffman came out with isometric racks at the time.
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2011, 12:32:22 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2011, 01:06:37 PM »

Cool.
Do you know how hard it is to find pictures from that contest?
I've found plenty of pics of March, but many are from lifting competitions, as that is primarily what he did.
The only other photo I found is a b/w of the above cover.

Here's a nice article on March from October of 2005:

http://www.ergogenics.org/123.html
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2011, 08:29:47 PM »

Your "he Marched to the beat, etc", that was kind of cute.


Want to know something sad?
I read this thread yesterday...
I read your post above this morning...

The little play on words didn't hit me until 10:24 this evening.
I never made the connection until just a few minutes ago.
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 09:49:35 AM »

 Forgot that Tehran, Iran was a fairly active place for Olympic lifting under the former Shah of Iran. Believe The Shah supported BB'ing & lifting. Iran had a very good world record holder Olympic lifter (small weigh class) back than.

Also, in Iran, they used something in the form of Indian clubs (OK maybe Persian Clubs) for drills & workouts. And had contest with them. Some weightlifters, supposed, had used them as part of their training. These weighted clubs went back many century's in their culture.

Maybe the Persian clubs (not the dance & strip ones in LA) will become a fad in the US, like kettle bells. Kettle bells being a awkward & crude form of the common DB. Who, somehow, people thought Kettle bells were superior in that common DB.
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2011, 11:10:30 AM »

Cool.
Do you know how hard it is to find pictures from that contest?
I've found plenty of pics of March, but many are from lifting competitions, as that is primarily what he did.
The only other photo I found is a b/w of the above cover.

Here's a nice article on March from October of 2005:

http://www.ergogenics.org/123.html

that mag has the contest written up but only three or four small pics of the contest, if you go on musclememory.com and click on bill march and the contest you can actually read the article. however  only 6 guys are actually mentioned although the article says 22 guys were in that contest.
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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2011, 11:12:28 AM »

while watching football yesterday one of the players was quoted as saying his father vinnie devito was in a mr universe contest, however i couldn't find anything on this guy.
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