History

Will the “Conquering North” Win the Olympics? – Strength Magazine – April, 1924

The race that would exist in a northern clime must of necessity be a hardy breed. This has been so since the earliest beginning of understanding that climatic and living conditions affect our human energy, virility, stamina and even strength. Beyond doubt the marauding viking crew led by some brawny jar! of the northern sea was the envy of many a commander of Rome’s proudest triremes. Since time immemorial organization, strategy and their kin have been the heritage of southern climes, heroic strength the symbol of the northlands. And at intervals that wild strength of the north has launched forth irresistibly, mightily, to sweep all before the avalanche of its power.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas