[Unfortunately, the owner of this video’s account has been suspended. I mentioned that I love YouTube, but on the other hand, I hate them too! This truly sucks. –May 1, 2008]
I can’t help stop loving YouTube. Where else could I find classic gems
such as a Bruce Wilhelm beer commercial?
Bruce Wilhelm was another favorite classic strongman of mine. He was brash and cocky but actually delivered the goods by consecutively winning the World’s Strongest Man competition in 1977 and 1978. (As a sidenote, strongman/pro-wrestler, Ken Patera, had actually called him out on TV to wrestle him, but, alas, I don’t think that such a bear showdown ever came to fruition.) Mr. Wilhelm’s 70’s hairstyle, especially his thick sideburns, was definitely sexy. It’s a shame that you don’t see that kind of hairstyle on today’s powerlifting athletes. Check out Mr. Wilhelm’s official site for more photos of this powerhouse of a woofy person.
And here’s my favorite photo of him that was sorely missing in his official site: