Another great even in the Highland Games is the “Weight Over Bar.” Just like it sounds, a 56 pound weight is tossed as high as possible with a “good” throw clearing the crossbar above. Shown here is Paul Bidwell, successfully clearing 16 feet on his third attempt at the 10th annual Delaware Highland Games in Fair Hill, MD on June 5th, 1971 (a new World Record at the time.)
Syd Strachan, of Aberdeenshire, is among the few strength athletes to successfully lift The Dinnie Stones. Syd was six feet tall and weighed just under 200 lbs. when he lifted the stones which weighed just over 700 pounds combined. Syd actually successfully lifted the stones on two different occasions, once in 1971, and later in 1973
Here’s a classic Joe Weider ad featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, circa 1971. The copy is pretty interesting:
NEW: “HELL-BENT FOR LEATHER N’ LEAD” BRACELETS….. THEY TURN YOUR ARM POWER ON!
Joe Weider is listed as “Trainer of Terror Fighters.” Manly bracelets indeed…
Note: We do NOT Have these for sale.
At just 19 years of age, Casey Viator became the youngest man to win the Mr. America title. This impromptu shot from 1971 gives you a pretty good idea why. Under the tutelage of Arthur Jones, on May 16, 1971, Casey Viator won the AAU Junior Mr. America contest. Then, four weeks later, Casey Viator won the AAU Mr. America contest in the most spectacular fashion in the history of such contests. In addition to the overall AAU Mr. America title, Casey took the Most muscular Man in America title and the subdivisions for Best Arms, Best Back, Best Chest and Best Legs.