The People's Champion

The Champ

Dec 20, 2007 by RMcCoy

Totaled elite in 4 class, 198,220,242,275

While the "People's Champion" and his ill-mannered internet persona may be quite familiar to "millions and millions" of fans somewhere (?), there is a more serious side to the man outside the digital domain. Now 4o'ish, Tim has been lifting a very long time and was witness to the legendary goings on at the old Texas Athletic Club in Austin during its heyday in the late 70's. Despite a history of rather catrastrophic injuries to his back, knees and shoulders over the years, Tim has also done (and continues to do) some fine lifting of his own as revealed in the following resume:

1979 Texas State Olympic Weightlifting Champion

1988 Gold’s Classic Bodybuilding Champion (2nd)

1989 Ranked 98th at 198 (Powerlifting)

1989 Texas State Champion l98 {Powerlifting)

1989 All-Around (I. A.W.A.) World Champion

1989 All-Around (A W A) National Champion

1989 World Record One Hand Deadlift (501 lbs.)

1994 Selected to Team USA for the Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg Russia

1994 Qualified to compete in the U S Nationals

1995 Texas State Champion (Powerlifting} @220

1995 American Record Deadlift 7OO lbs. @ 220

1995 American Record Total 183O lbs. @22O

1995 Ranked 13th in US. @220

1995 Ranked no 1 in the U.S (35yr/above} @220

1996 Part -Am Games Champion @242

1996 Texas State Champion (Powerlifting) @242

1996 American Record deadlift 710.7 lbs. @242

1996 American Record Bench Press 479.5 @ 275

1996 Ranked no.1 in the U.S @242

1997 Ranked 18th in the U.S. @242

1997 Ranked 28th in the U.S @275

1997 Texas State Record Hammer Throw 56 lb. (31')

1997 Texas State Olympic Championships (3rd)

1997 Ranked no.1 in the U S @275 (35yr)

1998 Ranked 10th (Power/Olympic) of all time @ 242

1998 American Record Deadlift 718 lbs. @275

1998 American Record Deadlift 722.5 lbs. @275

1998 American Record Deadlift 741.7 lbs. @275

1998 American Record Total 1936 lbs. @275

1999 U.S P F World Champion @275

1998 Texas Record 752 Squat @ 242

1999 Texas State Record total 1948 @ 242

1999 American record 722 Deadlift @242

1999 USPF National Champion @ 275

2002 USPF Collegiate Record 791 Squat @ 275

1977 Jr. Olympic champion (Olympic lifting)

Dec 13, 2008 Tim Bruner