Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 by John Wood
Dave Bjoraas, (pictured far right) the legendary “Dave” of Dave’s Gym and Dave’s Barbell Club of South Bend, Indiana… for many years the center of strength activity in the Mid-Western United States. Dave’s Gym in South Bend, Indiana produced many Iron Game champions: 1956 Mr. America Ray Schaefer trained there. So did Junior. Mr. America Doug Lindzy (pro-wrestling’s original “Doug Gilbert”). Dave’s Barbell Club Weight-lifting team produced champions like Winston Binney and Mike Burgener. And, most importantly, many of the top football players on Notre Dame’s great Irish teams trained with Dave. Dave’s Gym… one of the top gyms ever… Dave Bjoraas, a fine man and a giant in the world of weights.