Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

http//jyear1.blogspot.com/2008/04/got-my-hands-on-some-awesome-pictures.html

The guy who runs my gym took these back in the 80's. They've been pinned up on the walls of my gym among the other 1000 or so pictures ever since. He let me scan some of them. The last pic is especially cool. I keep forgetting the name of the guy with the beard.

Coan reportedly had just turned 17 here.

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

Awsome pictures! ed coan is big for being only 17

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

The lifters in the bottom picture are Doyal Kennedy, Doug Furnas, Ed Coan, Dr Squat himself and lastly Jeff Macgruader? Ed Coan is a lot older than 17 there-around 21 or 22? I think this picture may have been taken at the Hawain Record Breakers meet in 84-85??? Doc correct me if I am wrong!

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

Lost touch with those pics...thanks!

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

That top picture: I'm not sure about some of the smaller plates... but is that 460kg or thereabouts? Over a grand?

Nick

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

The "guy with the beard" is Doyle Kenady.
One of the top supers at the time and a 900 lb deadlifter.

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

Tom Acker wrote:
The "guy with the beard" is Doyle Kenady.
One of the top supers at the time and a 900 lb deadlifter.

I can never remember his name.

There are pictures of all those guys pulling and squatting plastered all over the wall at my gym. The whole place is just one giant photo album.

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

SHOSEN wrote:
Awsome pictures! ed coan is big for being only 17

Damn straight... Pretty impressive.

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

I also think I recognise the guy in the glasses as Doug Furnas.
An amazing squatter, that I think hit something in the 960 to 970 range and then went into pro wrestling.

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

I like that beard, ZZ top haha. 900 DL is impresive.

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

Ed was amazingly huge. Is he a world record holder?

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

DLS wrote:
Ed was amazingly huge. Is he a world record holder?

Ed Coan? Yes. Big time. I don't think this list is comprehensive:
http://samson-power.com/ASL/coan.html

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

Eric-

What is the name/location of this gym?

Old pics of Fred, Ed Coan, others

Aaron Burns wrote:
Eric-

What is the name/location of this gym?

My gym? United Gym in Top Hat, which is a little unincorporated part of South Seattle. PM me if you're interested in checking it out. It's only 20 bucks a month, month-to-month, no start-up fees.