did you compete?
|1975 to 1987
||5' 11", 242 lbs
|States you've competed in?
||CO, NV, CA
|Titles (wins/highest placings)
||State/Regional: Multiple WPAA Rocky Mountain Regional Champion, multiple CO State Champion
National/World: 1976 WPAA World Championships - 4th. 1978 AWI World Pro
Championships - 4th, 1979 AWI World Pro Championships - 4th
International: Competed in 1985 “Over The Top” Regional Championships
- #1 Overall Ranked Arm wrestler (12)
- Years undefeated in CO (12)
- Heaviest bench press (600 lbs)
|Most memorable match
My most memorable match was at the World
Championships in Las Vegas with a former World Champion. The match
lasted a long time and resulted in a chipped bone in my elbow.
||Dennis Yaklich from Pueblo. He was one of the strongest men I have ever seen.
||600 lb max
unofficial bench press. Set state power lifting record at 565# bench,
780# squat, 760# deadlift. I started competing in power lifting in 1975
and entered the
220# novice class taking second place. I vowed never to lose again.
Shortly after, I competed in the 242# class and won every meet and took
outstanding lifter at every contest. My goal was to set the World
Record in the bench press and win the World Armwrestling Championships.
I was ranked in the top 5 in the World in Powerlifting for about 3
years along with Jon Cole and a few others. In 1980 I attempted to set
the World bench press record at the Senior Nationals which was 573#. I
successfully lifted 578# but was called for moving my head. Years
later, attempting a 605# bench press at Gold’s Gym in Denver, I
pectoral muscle and ended my Powerlifting and Armwrestling career.
|Anything else you would like to say?
||In 1988 I became a born-again Christian and the Lord saved me from my sins.