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Bob Samuels – Iron Game History – January, 1994

With the recent passing of so many iron game veterans, the few surviving old-time strong-men are all the more worthy of recognition. Such a man is Robert “Bob” Samuels. Samuel’s career is particularly note- worthy because he spans the gap between the old stage strongman with his theatrical exhibitions of raw strength and the modern age of Olympic-style and powerlifting competition, in which he pioneered and held records, as well as coached, promoted and officiated.