Triumphant Team USA in 1947
The Strength and Health magazine called them the triumphant 1947 World team. They were triumphant, indeed, at the first official World Championships held in the United States (left to right):
Emerich Ishikawa (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 60kg, bronze), Bobby Higgins (Indianapolis, IN, 60kg, gold), Joe DiPietro (Yaco’s Gym, Detroit, MI, 56kg, gold), Richard Tom (Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI, 56kg, silver);
Tony Terlazzo (York Barbell Club, York, PA), Frank Spellman (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 75kg, silver), Peter George (A.C.M.W.L. Akron, OH, 67.5kg, gold), John Terpak (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 82.5kg, gold);
John Davis (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 82.5+kg, gold), Norb Schemansky (Yaco’s Gym, Detroit, MI, 82.5+kg, silver), Stan Stanczyk (York Barbell Club, York, PA, 75kg, gold), Harold Sakata (Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI, 82.5kg, 4th place).
|56||Bantamweight||Joseph DI PIETRO, United States||102.5+87.5WR+110 = 300WR|
|60||Featherweight||Robert HIGGINS, United States||105+90+115 = 310|
|67.5||Lightweight||Peter GEORGE, United States||97.5+110+145 = 352.5|
|75||Middleweight||Stanley STANCZYK, United States||117.5+127.5WR+160 = 405WR|
|82.5||Light Heavyweight||John TERPAK, United States||115+120+152.5 = 387.5|
|82.5+||Super Heavyweight||John DAVIS, United States||140+140WR+175WR = 455WR|
Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,
please follow the link associated with the weight class.