The First International Powerlifting Meet

Americans vs. Brits, The First International Meet 1970September 1970, the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles hosted what was described as ‘the first international powerlifting meet ever held’.  The British-US Power Meet was held at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 19th and was the fruition of much hard work and planning by Tony …

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Larry Pacifico: Powerlifter and Businessman!

Larry Pacifico organized some historical, extremely successful events. These included the 1979 World Championship, broadcast nationwide by CBS, where Larry sold over 10,000 tickets. In the middle of the 70’s he built up the largest powerlifting equipment business next to the company ‘Marathon Distributing’. Larry gave hundreds of seminars and was a commentator for the big US …

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Don Reinhoudt: The Mr. Nice Guy

Donald Reinhoudt, of German extraction, was born in Dunkirk, NY on March 6, 1945. Don always admired strong men and strength. As a result of this, Don always wanted to become strong. In high school Don stood 6’2″/187cm and weighed 225lb/102kg. Basketball was his favorite sport. He participated an a winning Varsity team while in High …

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