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Richard Giller

One of the many national champion weightlifters developed by the late Hall of Famer Larry Barnholth. Giller, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, excelled in the 165 pound class. From 1950 through 1959, he won the Ohio State Championship seven times. In 1952, he was the Junior National Champion and also captured the National Collegiate crown that same year while a student at Kent State. Three years later, Giller became the AAU Senior National Champion and went to Israel to compete in the Jewish World Olympics Maccabiah Games. He was the Maccabiah Champion in 1965 and repeated that effort in 1956 and 1957.

Inducted 1978 | Powerlifting