February 2 – Happy Birthday Fred Bryce

fred_bryce_weightlifter_oldtimestrongmanWhen you got off an Amsterdam City bus that was  being driven by today’s Amsterdam Birthday Blog Celebrant, thanking him for the lift took on a double meaning. Though Fred Bryce was born in Broadalbin, he made a name for himself as our town’s most prolific weightlifter. In 1952, the then 32-year-old strongman travelled to New York City to try out for the US Olympic weightlifting team and finished in fifth place in the middle-heavyweight division. That same year, Bryce won the New York State…

You can read the rest of this story in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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