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Larry Barnholth

Started and managed the American College of Modern Weightlifting with his teams winning Ohio state championships from 1943 through 1950. His weightlifters included the George bothers – George, Pete and Jim – all of whom won national and Olympic honors. Barnholth pupils also included John Mallo who gave Akron its first national weightlifting championship in 1934 y winning the heavyweight division after only three years of competition.

Inducted 1957 | Powerlifting