chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Trumphant Team USA in 1947

History in Color:

The Strength and Health magazine called them the triumphant 1947 World team. They were triumphant, indeed, at the first official World Championships held in the United States (left to right):

Front row:

Emerich Ishikawa (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 60kg, bronze), Bobby Higgins (Indianapolis, IN, 60kg, gold), Joe DiPietro (Yaco’s Gym, Detroit, MI, 56kg, gold), Richard Tom (Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI, 56kg, silver);

Mid Row:

Tony Terlazzo (York Barbell Club, York, PA), Frank Spellman (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 75kg, silver), Peter George (A.C.M.W.L. Akron, OH, 67.5kg, gold), John Terpak (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 82.5kg, gold);

Back row:

John Davis (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 82.5+kg, gold), Norb Schemansky (Yaco’s Gym, Detroit, MI, 82.5+kg, silver), Stan Stanczyk (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 75kg, gold), Harold Sakata (Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI, 82.5kg, 4th place).


1947 World Championship
Location: Philadelphia, USAGOLD MEDALISTS
Weight Class Name Total (kg)
56 Bantamweight Joseph DI PIETRO, United States 102.5+87.5WR+110 = 300WR
60 Featherweight Robert HIGGINS, United States 105+90+115 = 310
67.5 Lightweight Peter GEORGE, United States 97.5+110+145 = 352.5
75 Middleweight Stanley STANCZYK, United States 117.5+127.5WR+160 = 405WR
82.5 Light Heavyweight John TERPAK, United States 115+120+152.5 = 387.5
82.5+ Super Heavyweight John DAVIS, United States 140+140WR+175WR = 455WR

Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,

please follow the link associated with the weight class.

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