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John Davis, Jim Bradford, Norbert Schemansky, and Paul Anderson of the US Weightlifting Team stand behind a barbell.

STRONGMAN PROJECT Celebrates the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo by Looking Back at the Golden Age of American Weightlifting

According to weightlifting historian John Fair, the Golden Age of American Weightlifting was defined as the period from 1945 to 1960. It was a time when American athletes regularly populated the podiums of international weightlifting competitions. In fact, counting from the Paris World Championships in 1946 through the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the United...

July 23, 2021July 23, 2021
John Davis on the cover of Ebony Magazine, May 1952

John Davis on the Cover of Ebony Magazine, May 1952

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to celebrate by sharing this issue of Ebony Magazine from May 1952. (Unfortunately, I’m late to publish this post due to Winter Storm Uri and the issues it created at The Stark Center. Please forgive my tardiness). In the lead up to the Olympic Games in Helsinki,...

March 1, 2021May 20, 2021