Strength & Health, Page 32, February 1939

America's Best Built Men!

By Dick Zimmerman

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- BILL HILLGARDNER, winner of the 5-8 to 5-11 class. He won the title Best Built man in Brooklyn in 1936 and 1937 in the R.K.O. Theatres contest. Won Great Britain's highest award for posing and development. Won Bob Hoffman's best physique award. He models for Commercial photographers.

- EDWARD ZEBROWSKI, Holyoke, Mass., weightlifter, hand balancer, tumbler and now a physique instructor. Winner of Bob Hoffman's self improvement cup in 1937, who won an award for the best abdominal development in the Best Physique contest.

- MILTON FURMAN of Schenectady, N. Y. Runner up in the tall man's class. He has followed the York system for years, is a swimming instructor and was selected at the owner of the finest physique among 80,000 hairdressers at their annual convention. He succeeded in a running high jump of 6 ft. 4 in. last year. His lifting total is 668.

- JOHN BOUSA of Schenectady, N. Y., the winner in the tall man's class. He is a gymnast, and professional wrestler, artist's model, bar bell enthusiast and has followe this form of training for some years. He's one of the best weightlifters in New York State and a good all around athlete.

- JOE KURPIEL, of ALbany, N. Y., who owns a York International Bar with which he made a record of 305 in the clean and jerk. His friends nickname him "the Russian Lion" after Hackenschmidt. He was winner of the best abdominal development.

- JOE PETERS. Another amazying physical specimen of Schenectady, N. Y. wo won the best developed chest division of the contest. His chest is 53 inches, waist 31, an unprecedented differential. Son of the chief of police, who is himself a great strength athlete.

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