Classic Goonday Moonday: Pure Strength Strongmen Of 1989

Twenty-two years ago, I was in high school and still oblivious to the world of strongmen competitions.  So thank goodness for YouTube.  It has become a rich video archive of classic strongmen competitions.  This one in particular is called “Pure Strength” (the 1989 episode). HITStrongman posted the whole event in 7 parts. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]

The Tight Tan Slacks Of Dezso Ban

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doug-hepburn-typingDoug Hepburn

The Tight Tan Slacks Of Dezso Ban is one of the best blog titles I have ever come across.  I have no idea what it means, but it’s a blog where the author would reproduce classic weightlifting articles as well as scan their accompanying photos.  Since I’m not a weightlifter by any means, I only visited it for the photos and not the articles.  Yes, as I’ve said it before, I’m very shallow.  Actually, I only stumbled upon the blog because I was researching for more photos of Steve Merjanian (who will be my next post after this) for a good friend, JimJimBear.

After perusing through the archives, here are just some of my favorite ones…

od-wilsonO.D. Wilson

karl-moerke-01Karl Moerke

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joseph-graflJoseph Grafl

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dezso-ban-001I have no clue who he is…

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dezso-ban-004I have no clue either…

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dezso-ban-006No clue again *sighs*

dezso-ban-007That’s right, no clue…

The following photos are of Bruce Randall’s.  I have previously posted about him here.

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