ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO LEGENDS REPORT: MUSCLE BEACH HALL OF FAME INDUCTS 'INCREDIBLE HULK,' MR. UNIVERSE, IFBB PRO LOU FERRIGNO, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR, BUSINESSMAN + IFBB PRO LEAGUE HALL OF fAMER
By Andrew Oye | Friday, September 6, 2013 7:31:03 AM America/New_York
The Item: IFBB Pro League Legends Update, Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
The Scoop: Just Reported: Over the Labor Day weekend, the 11th Annual Muscle Beach Hall of Fame (held in conjunction with the Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Championships contest) inducted a new member on Venice Beach in California -- Hollywood actor, professional bodybuilder and entrepreneur Lou Ferrigno.
The "So What?": International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness IFBB Hall of Famer, "Pumping Iron" star, AAU Mr. America, 2-time Mr. Universe, TV's "Incredible Hulk" star, Mr. Olympia contender and retired IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno was honored with his Muscle Beach Hall of Fame induction by Stan Lee (of Marvel Comics) in the presence of his wife and three children. As reported in a recent IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup of "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," Ferrigno is also prepping to debut his large-scale fitness event and bodybuilding contest dubbed the Ferrigno Legacy Championships (which will bolster the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series and qualifies athletes to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend -- a.k.a. the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding").
Andrew Oye's Verdict: A couple of years ago, I interviewed Lou Ferrigno for MUSCLE INK™ Magazine, reported on his Chamber of Commerce guest-speaking engagement and receipt of the the Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arnold Sports Festival (host of the IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships). I even had a bit part in his latest superhero short-film TV-movie.
I congratulate the man and bodybuilding legend as he joins past MBHOF inductees: Fitness Icon Jack LaLanne, Bodybuilding & Publishing Pioneer Joe Weider, first-ever Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Larry Scott, 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Frank Zane, 2-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Franco Columbu, first-ever Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari, 8-time Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Lenda Murray, 6-time Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Cory Everson, 2-time Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Rachel McLish, 1983 Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Samir Bannout, 2-time Night of Champions Winner IFBB Pro Albert Beckles, Gold's Gym Founder Joe Gold, and IFBB Pro League athletes, Mr. Universe and/or Mr. America champion bodybuilders Chet Yorton, Reg Park, Reg Lewis, Bill Pearl, Bill Grant, Steve Reeves, Dave Draper, Dennis Tinerino, Eddie Giuliani, Tony Pearson, Don Howorth, among others.
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