STRENGTH TECH, INC MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS
These first two photos are of a fellow who toured the night talk shows several years ago with "weight lifting frogs". Yes, FROGS! The copy comes from the Stillwater (OK) Newspress 18 May 1983 page 16.
Professor Champions Underfrog
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - "Professor" Bill Steed always champions the underfrog. That's why he started Croakers College more than 10 years ago.
Steed, who dubbed himself a prof while running a learn-while-you-sleep business, took on the task of training frogs to jump when he took his sleep learning gear along to Calaveras County one year tor the annual frog jumping contest, a throwback to Mark Twain's tale, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calveras County."
"I could motivate people. Why not frogs too? the 65 year old frog trainer asked.
The captions under the photos said the frogs were under hypnosis while lifting the weights.
The next pair of photos are my program cover and admission tickets from the 1984 World Powerlifting Championships in Dallas. Several photos from that meet are in the weight lifting photos segment.
The next pair of photos are my program cover and and admission ticket from the 1978 Olympic World Championships in Gettysburg. Some photos from that meet are in the weight lifting photos segment.
The next pair of photos are my program cover and admission pass from the 1983 Sr. Nationals in Austin. Several photos from that meet are in the weight lifting photos segment.
The next two photos are in relation to the 2nd Annual 1978 Oklahoma Grand Meet at the State Fair in Oklahoma City. The first is the program cover for the meet. The second is my ticket to a seminar given by Larry Pacifico and Terry Todd the night before the meet in an old gym at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. As I look back on the many meets I have attended or lifted in, I think this was the greatest meet. Over the years I have visited with several great lifters who felt the same. A story about it is in the Weight Lifting Stories Section.
The next ticket is from the Collegiate Nationals held here at Oklahoma State in Gallagher Hall (now Gallagher IBA Arena) in the mid 1970's. I still can't remember the year, but I will find it out. The meet director was my friend, Terry Swift, who recently passed away. I had visited with him a few times about trying to put together a history of local lifting, but we never found the time to do it. He was very active in running and drove around a large old cadillac. (Quite similar to Dick Burke). Most of the facilities in Stillwater and the University Weight Club Program owe their start to his work back then.
The next photo is a collection of my O.S.U. Weight Lifting Club membership cards. After I graduated (December 1974), I moved to Perry for 4 1/2 years. Then I moved back to Stillwater to train. At that time the Colvin Center (Building the Weight Room was in) was not open late enough for me, so I lifted at the YMCA. Later I was able to train at the Colvin. These cards came from that era.