A look at Polish Strongman and Cleveland, Ohio legendStanley Radwan and a horseshoe that he just broke in his powerful hands. Geez, look at those mitts. Most likely this was taken when Radwan served in the Navy.
Stanley Radwan “The King of Iron and Steel” lives up to his nickname with a bit of scroll work. This rare shot is from a performance on October 10, 1950.
Stanley Radwan was a catch-wrestler and strongman who performed during the 1940’s and 50’s in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This event poster from 1949 advertises Radwan pulling cars with his teeth, biting through steel, breaking chains, bending horseshoes, bend nails and spikes, nail driving by hand, tearing decks of cards, and performing the human chain feat. It was said Radwan could also bend coins with his hands. As a side note, St. Josaphat’s Hall is still around, it was converted to an art gallery a few years ago.