Len’s Old School Weightlifting Gallery

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Old School Weightlifting Pics
21 photos
The 1965 Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting Team. Morris Weissbrot began it all.  Photo from the August 1965 issue of Strength & Health magazine. Standing: Morris Weissbrot, Tom Hughes, Jim Burke, Jan Rosenfeld, Richie Chester, John Belmonte. Front row: Richie Marotta, Joe Borawski.

The 1965 Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting Team. Morris Weissbrot began it all. Photo from the August 1965 issue of Strength & Health magazine. Standing: Morris Weissbrot, Tom Hughes, Jim Burke, Jan Rosenfeld, Richie Chester, John Belmonte. Front row: Richie Marotta, Joe Borawski.
Alex Parzych showing one of the lowest split snatches in the NY Metropolitan area.  Photo courtesy of Bill Stone.

Alex Parzych showing one of the lowest split snatches in the NY Metropolitan area. Photo courtesy of Bill Stone.
Lenny Waxman, an ex-schoolteacher from NYC.  Photo courtesy of Bill Stone.

Lenny Waxman, an ex-schoolteacher from NYC. Photo courtesy of Bill Stone.
Gary Hanson, a powerhouse NYC-area lifter.  Photo courtesy of Bill Stone.

Gary Hanson, a powerhouse NYC-area lifter. Photo courtesy of Bill Stone.
Mark Vales, c. 1982, snatching 120kg.  Check out those Oxfords!

Mark Vales, c. 1982, snatching 120kg. Check out those Oxfords!
Bill Webster, another LBH lifter, in 1968.

Bill Webster, another LBH lifter, in 1968.
NYC-area lifter Stan Bailey competed in the Olympics.

NYC-area lifter Stan Bailey competed in the Olympics.
Dennis Tinerino, early LBH lifter and former Mr. Universe.

Dennis Tinerino, early LBH lifter and former Mr. Universe.
LBH lifter Barry Rubenstein demonstrating perfect technique in his clean.  Photo courtesy of Barry Rubenstein.

LBH lifter Barry Rubenstein demonstrating perfect technique in his clean. Photo courtesy of Barry Rubenstein.
LBH Lifter Bill Stone takes first place with a 280 lb clean & jerk at the 1957 Collegiate Championships

LBH Lifter Bill Stone takes first place with a 280 lb clean & jerk at the 1957 Collegiate Championships
Soviet Champion Fyodor Bogdanovsky at Madison Square Garden in 1958 (LBH lifter Bill Stone is the loader at the far right).  Photo courtesy Bill Stone.

Soviet Champion Fyodor Bogdanovsky at Madison Square Garden in 1958 (LBH lifter Bill Stone is the loader at the far right). Photo courtesy Bill Stone.
Photo 1 of 4: David Rigert at the Europe vs. America Competition in Gettysburg PA, 1975, attempting a world record clean & jerk.

Photo 1 of 4: David Rigert at the Europe vs. America Competition in Gettysburg PA, 1975, attempting a world record clean & jerk.
Photo 2 of 4: Grinding out of the clean.

Photo 2 of 4: Grinding out of the clean.
Photo 3 of 4: Jerking the weight. Notice the reaction of the crowd.

Photo 3 of 4: Jerking the weight. Notice the reaction of the crowd.
Photo 4 of 4: Celebrating his world record.  David Rigert clean & jerk sequence photos courtesy of Leonard Bacino.

Photo 4 of 4: Celebrating his world record. David Rigert clean & jerk sequence photos courtesy of Leonard Bacino.
(l-r) Yossef Romano, Larry Mintz, and David Berger at the 1965 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Sadly, both Romano and Berger were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

(l-r) Yossef Romano, Larry Mintz, and David Berger at the 1965 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Sadly, both Romano and Berger were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
The great John Grimek and LBH lifter Len Bacino in front of the York Barbell Company in York PA in June 1978.

The great John Grimek and LBH lifter Len Bacino in front of the York Barbell Company in York PA in June 1978.
Left to right: LBH's Coach Joe Triolo; champion and coach of champions Joe Mills, who passed away in 1990 at the age of 82; Olympian and legend Dave Sheppard, who passed away in 2000; and record-breaking champion Dave Bruzzi

Left to right: LBH's Coach Joe Triolo; champion and coach of champions Joe Mills, who passed away in 1990 at the age of 82; Olympian and legend Dave Sheppard, who passed away in 2000; and record-breaking champion Dave Bruzzi
Tom DiFilippi, one of the best lifters to come out of Lost Battalion Hall, here with a silver medal snatch at the 1984 Senior Nationals.

Tom DiFilippi, one of the best lifters to come out of Lost Battalion Hall, here with a silver medal snatch at the 1984 Senior Nationals.
Tom DiFilippi powers through a clean & jerk at the 1984 Senior Nationals.

Tom DiFilippi powers through a clean & jerk at the 1984 Senior Nationals.
Lost Battalion Hall's Len Bacino and friend with the legendary Vassily Alexeev.

Lost Battalion Hall's Len Bacino and friend with the legendary Vassily Alexeev.


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