WPW061 - 1986 Superbowl of Strength/ Bodybuilding Contests - (240 minutes) - Video Download
California promoter, Wally Boyko, ran four strength/bodybuilding contests from 1984-1986, and this version was the last one we taped. We have the three other contests on VOD as follows: the 1984 Superbowl is on WPW-25, the 1985 Strength Expo on WPW-36 and the 1985 Superbowl on WPW-43. The bodybuilding event generally featured local/regional competitors, but some name women did travel to the show, including Rhonda Lundstedt, Marya Curry, Tami Imbriale, Diane Carideo and Leny Tops for this one.
The strength event featured 10 women competing against each other for dumbbell carry, leg press, battery hold, bench press, chins, curls and tug-of-war. Competing were many 'famous' strength athletes: Sue Springsteen, Jan Harrell, Donna Barrentine, Reggie Bennett, Trish DeHall, Mimi Hitzman, Raye Hollitt, Karen Pica, Theresa Summers and Linda Poulin, who was in the bodybuilding contest also. Due to a quirk in the judging, no matter who did the best up to the tug-of-war, it was that event only which decided the winner, and for some reason the awards were not taped, so we will include the final three with these MP4 files. In addition, the entire event lasted forever, so most of the dumbbell carry was deleted in order to fit this on a 4 hour video. The picture quality varies from good to average for the time. Guest posers include more top women of the era- Kay Baxter, Chris Porter, Mishay Santos, Sue Ann McKean and Carla Dunlap, topping off a terrific and historical event. For several reasons, we stopped traveling to California to tape these, as Wally was getting more involved in his Ms. Fitness shows and New Jersey promoters Bob Bonham and Ken Kassel began running the Extravaganza Strength and Bodybuilding contests starting in 1987, and we have all of those, starting with WPW-86. Running time about 4 hours on two MP4 files. (PART A - 122 minutes, PART B - 120 minutes)