The 12th Man to lift “The Water Barrel” at Zuver’s Hall of Fame Gym
Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by John Wood
It was on July 1st, 1968 that Dr. Ken Leistner became the 12th man to lift the Zuver’s Gym “challenge” water barrel overhead. Nobody knows exactly how much the barrel weighed but it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-250 lbs. And, if you have done any barrel lifting, you know that it’s a whole different deal than a barbell. If you ever get to talk to Dr. Ken, get him to tell you the story on how this came about.