Tag:
Pro Wrestler
Harry Ekizian

Harry Ekizian

As a boy, Harry Ekizian escaped the Armenian Genocide. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a short time later he was sold as a slave to Arabs. After four years of hard labor, he escaped and eventually made his way to the United States and joined the Navy where he worked as...

read more
Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan, the famed “Mormon Giant,” was a great pro-wrestler who also understood the value of weightlifting. Here he is doing some pressing with a fantastic globe barbell at Brown’s gymnasium in Coffeeville, Kansas, circa the early 1950’s.

read more
Milo Steinborn

Milo Steinborn

A look at a young Milo Steinborn as he looked when he was featured in Bernarr Macfadden’s “Musclebuilder” magazine in 1928. It had been a long while since the strength world had seen anything like Milo, who was world class in both wrestling as well as weightlifting....

read more
The Claw!

The Claw!

The year was 1967 and a mild-mannered and soft-spoken fellow from Nebraska, Jim Raschke, was trying to break into the wrestling business. Like many wrestlers who are starting out, Raschke was still trying to figure out what kind of wrestler he would be… Fortune was...

read more
Baillargeon’s Backlift

Baillargeon’s Backlift

Here’s a rare shot of Adrian Baillargeon (of the great Baillargeon Brothers of Quebec), performing a backlift of well over 3000 pounds. Adrian and  also a pro wrestler where he was billed as "Le Grand Francais," a fitting title considering he stood 6' 6" and was man...

read more
Tag:
Pro Wrestler
Harry Ekizian

Harry Ekizian

As a boy, Harry Ekizian escaped the Armenian Genocide. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a short time later he was sold as a slave to Arabs. After four years of hard labor, he escaped and eventually made his way to the United States and joined the Navy where he worked as...

read more
Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan, the famed “Mormon Giant,” was a great pro-wrestler who also understood the value of weightlifting. Here he is doing some pressing with a fantastic globe barbell at Brown’s gymnasium in Coffeeville, Kansas, circa the early 1950’s.

read more
Milo Steinborn

Milo Steinborn

A look at a young Milo Steinborn as he looked when he was featured in Bernarr Macfadden’s “Musclebuilder” magazine in 1928. It had been a long while since the strength world had seen anything like Milo, who was world class in both wrestling as well as weightlifting....

read more
The Claw!

The Claw!

The year was 1967 and a mild-mannered and soft-spoken fellow from Nebraska, Jim Raschke, was trying to break into the wrestling business. Like many wrestlers who are starting out, Raschke was still trying to figure out what kind of wrestler he would be… Fortune was...

read more
Baillargeon’s Backlift

Baillargeon’s Backlift

Here’s a rare shot of Adrian Baillargeon (of the great Baillargeon Brothers of Quebec), performing a backlift of well over 3000 pounds. Adrian and  also a pro wrestler where he was billed as "Le Grand Francais," a fitting title considering he stood 6' 6" and was man...

read more