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1913
Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows “The King of Clubs” took it upon himself to spread the gospel of Indian club swinging far and wide. Here he and Lt. Col. Dean perform at the London Homeopathic Hospital on May 3rd, 1913.

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Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

On April 18th, 1913, the Club Swinging champion Tom Burrows accomplished an incredible feat: he swung a pair of Indian Clubs for 100 hours straight without a rest. He averaged 80 repetitions a minute through the entire affair, a mind-boggling feat of muscular...

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Louis Cyr Statue

Louis Cyr Statue

A closer look at a Louis Cyr statuette produced in celebration of Cyr’s life in 1913 by the sculptor J.A. Hro. This design has been used several times since then, notably a bronze version for the winner’s trophy of the Arnold Classic strongman competition.

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Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, set his first endurance Indian Club swinging record in 1895, swinging a pair of 2lb. 9oz. clubs for 26 hours, non-stop. Bax set his last (and all-time) endurance club record on December 10, 1913 swinging a pair of “light”...

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Nikolai Vahturov

Nikolai Vahturov

After graduating high school, Nikolai Vahturov worked as a cashier on a steam ship and was then drafted into the army, where, as luck would have it, he served along side Mitrofan, the brother of the famous wrestler Ivan Poddubny. Mitrofan talked so greatly of his...

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Tag:
1913
Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows and Lt. Col. Dean

Tom Burrows “The King of Clubs” took it upon himself to spread the gospel of Indian club swinging far and wide. Here he and Lt. Col. Dean perform at the London Homeopathic Hospital on May 3rd, 1913.

read more
Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

Tom Burrows: The King of Clubs

On April 18th, 1913, the Club Swinging champion Tom Burrows accomplished an incredible feat: he swung a pair of Indian Clubs for 100 hours straight without a rest. He averaged 80 repetitions a minute through the entire affair, a mind-boggling feat of muscular...

read more
Louis Cyr Statue

Louis Cyr Statue

A closer look at a Louis Cyr statuette produced in celebration of Cyr’s life in 1913 by the sculptor J.A. Hro. This design has been used several times since then, notably a bronze version for the winner’s trophy of the Arnold Classic strongman competition.

read more
Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax

Captain T.B. Bax of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, set his first endurance Indian Club swinging record in 1895, swinging a pair of 2lb. 9oz. clubs for 26 hours, non-stop. Bax set his last (and all-time) endurance club record on December 10, 1913 swinging a pair of “light”...

read more
Nikolai Vahturov

Nikolai Vahturov

After graduating high school, Nikolai Vahturov worked as a cashier on a steam ship and was then drafted into the army, where, as luck would have it, he served along side Mitrofan, the brother of the famous wrestler Ivan Poddubny. Mitrofan talked so greatly of his...

read more