Joe Puleo (USA): 1970 World Championships in Columbus, OH
September 17, 1970, Columbus, OH, USA – 28-year old light heavyweight Joe Puleo of Team USA competes in the Olympic press program in the 82.5kg class at the 1970 World Championships in Columbus.
Joe Puleo (born in 1942) of Detroit, Michigan was a 2x U.S. Olympian selected to compete for the United States in Mexico City (1968) and Moscow (1980).
He competed in the middleweight and light heavyweight classes and trained at the world famous York Barbell Club in York, PA. Joe was a 5x U.S. National Champion (1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968). He won gold medals at the Pan American Games in 1963 and 1967.