October 14th, 2017

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Brasilian Beaches and American Weightlifting


Palms, beaches and seriously strong guys from the United States. The History in Color series features Team USA Weightlifting at the 1963 Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Left to right:

Gary HANSON (56kg, 3rd place), Isaac BERGER (60kg, 1st place), Tony GARCY (67.5kg, 1st place), Joe PULEO (75kg, 1st place), Tommy KONO (82.5kg, 1st place), Bill MARCH (90kg, 1st place) and  Sydney HENRY (90+kg, 1st place)

Pan-American Games since 1951

Pan-American Games since 19511963 Pan-American Games
Location: Sao Paulo, BRA


Weight Class Name Total (kg)
56 Bantamweight Martin DIAS, Guyana
60 Featherweight Isaac BERGER, United States
67.5 Lightweight Anthony GARCY, United States
75 Middleweight Joseph PULEO, United States
82.5 Light Heavyweight Tommy Tamio KONO, United States
90 Middle Heavyweight William MARCH, United States
90+ Super Heavyweight Sydney HENRY, United States

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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Remarkable Jockey Vernon Bush


In the last program for the Suffolk Downs live racing events, the was an interesting tidbit about the all-time records on wins in a single afternoon at Suffolk Downs.

One of the records belonged to Vernon Bush, one of the most prominent jockeys of the place.

On August 29, 1981, Vernon won 6-for-10!

Obviously, Vernon Bush is a very experienced jockey. His first records brings us back to 1978 and now, with almost 40 years of great racing, Vernon still amazes the crowd at Suffolk Downs and other places in the U.S.

Way to go, Jockey Vernon Bush!