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Powerlifter Ernie Frantz Dies At Age 86

On Jan. 14, 2021, American powerlifter Ernie Frantz died at the age of 86. Known as the “Godfather of Powerlifting” in some circles, Frantz was a champion powerlifter well into his 70s, a published author, a co-founder of the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) in 1982 with Larry Pacifico, and a military veteran having served in the Korean War.

Check out this photo below of Frantz and six-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion Ed Coan double deadlifting courtesy of Coan’s Instagram page:

 

 

 
 

 
 

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