A Tribute to Luke Iams

“John L. (“Luke”) Iams, 55, of New Martinsville, WV, died April 10, 2004 in Wetzel County Hospital. He was born February 05, 1949. He was a graduate of Fairmont State College and the Pittsburgh School of Mortuary Science. He was a powerlifter, and the owner of Luke’s Gym. In view of his passing, the memories …


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Bill Kazmaier vs. Doug Young

Somewhere around 1980,  there was a contest called the Strongbow Strongman Challenge. It was organized in London. The invitees included Bill Kazmaier, Larry Kidney, Ernie Hackett, Lars Hedlund and DOUG YOUNG (plus a few European lifters). They were assembled to test their strength – On the clean and Jerk, Deadlift and two hands dumbbell press (for …


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