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ODINSOWN
07-10-2009, 05:25 PM
He could hold his own today.

YouTube - Tim Belknap

Curt James
07-10-2009, 05:54 PM
He could hold his own today.

He won that contest, the 1985 NABBA Mr. Universe.

Belknap was also the 1981 AAU Mr. America and placed 3rd as a Heavyweight at the NPC Nationals the following year, 1982.

Never did much in the IFBB Pro shows, unfortunately.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/1697695717_61bb20d329.jpg

BigJD69
07-10-2009, 06:05 PM
Kewl music he was posing to.

dougie
07-10-2009, 07:50 PM
He could hold his own today.

YouTube - Tim Belknap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTLqv0S4Cc4)His quads were ahead of his time. Cool vid.

John Romano
07-10-2009, 08:59 PM
He won that contest, the 1985 NABBA Mr. Universe.

Belknap was also the 1981 AAU Mr. America and placed 3rd as a Heavyweight at the NPC Nationals the following year, 1982.

Never did much in the IFBB Pro shows, unfortunately.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/1697695717_61bb20d329.jpg

That was an incredible time! Okay hot shot, what show that year did Dean Tornabene win the light weights, Charles Glass win the middle weight, Tim the light heavy, and Mike Christian the heavies?

chris mason
07-10-2009, 09:18 PM
That was an incredible time! Okay hot shot, what show that year did Dean Tornabene win the light weights, Charles Glass win the middle weight, Tim the light heavy, and Mike Christian the heavies?

I would guess the Nationals as they all went pro (though perhaps not at that meet).

Curt James
07-10-2009, 10:00 PM
That was an incredible time! Okay hot shot, what show that year did Dean Tornabene win the light weights, Charles Glass win the middle weight, Tim the light heavy, and Mike Christian the heavies?


I would guess the Nationals as they all went pro (though perhaps not at that meet).

Tim took the Light-Heavyweight class in 1981 at the AAU Mr. America and that was it from what I'm seeing, and Glass took the Middle-Weights in 1983 at both the NPC Nationals (where Christian was 3rd in the Heavies and Tornabene was second in the Lightweights) and the IFBB World Amateur Championships.

(continues to bang head on keyboard)

I gotta go do legs, but...

THIS AIN'T OVER!

:D

v1hyp
07-10-2009, 10:11 PM
Nice Vid!!

zipmouth
07-10-2009, 10:51 PM
Tim took the Light-Heavyweight class in 1981 at the AAU Mr. America

He also took the overall at that show. I remember watching that show and watching Tim being interviewed afterwards. He looked great.

IRON_TITAN
07-10-2009, 11:05 PM
Never heard of Tim Belknap till this post. Wow, I have to say I'm impressed! (awesome mid-section and wheels) There's just something about the BBers from that era. Thx for posting/sharing. :cool:

Curt James
07-10-2009, 11:37 PM
He also took the overall at that show. I remember watching that show and watching Tim being interviewed afterwards. He looked great.

You were there or was that broadcast?

I remember the Wide World of Sports would broadcast certain bodybuilding shows, never witnessed an AAU Mr. America contest.

Curt James
07-10-2009, 11:46 PM
John Romano,

I am really enjoying Big J1's Daily Trivia* because of the added information that the various searches turn up. Who knew that Andrulla Blanchette played chess? I sure didn't.

And while searching for Charles Glass' competitive career, I found this article:

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/breaking_glass.htm

Alwyn Cosgrove apparently got ticked at some comments that were attributed to Glass. Fun stuff. Interesting article.

(dives back into the search)

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esplendido
07-10-2009, 11:46 PM
Tim is diabetic and was the person that opened everyone's eyes to the effects of insulin. That's why he's so thick in the day thickness wasn't the norm.

zipmouth
07-11-2009, 12:39 AM
You were there or was that broadcast?

I remember the Wide World of Sports would broadcast certain bodybuilding shows, never witnessed an AAU Mr. America contest.

Didn't go to the show Curt, but it was broadcast on the Wide World of Sports. Funny how certain events stand out in your memory. (Tim must have really made an impression.) I remember they addressed his diabetes during the coverage and interview.

Gymnation
07-11-2009, 12:50 AM
That was an incredible time! Okay hot shot, what show that year did Dean Tornabene win the light weights, Charles Glass win the middle weight, Tim the light heavy, and Mike Christian the heavies?
Tornabene was another guy with good wheels. He was pretty strong for a smaller guy, right John?

Lucas
07-11-2009, 04:01 AM
Killer physique, I like how he was rocking a Charlie Chaplin/Hitler looking mustache in that vid too, bold.

Curt James
07-11-2009, 04:07 AM
Tim is diabetic and was the person that opened everyone's eyes to the effects of insulin. That's why he's so thick in the day thickness wasn't the norm.

You - or anyone - know where he is, es?

Shawn can be tough to take, but his "Where are they now?" type interviews over there were awesome. I don't know if he's still doing them or not. I'll have to check.

Curt James
07-11-2009, 04:10 AM
Didn't go to the show Curt, but it was broadcast on the Wide World of Sports. Funny how certain events stand out in your memory. (Tim must have really made an impression.) I remember they addressed his diabetes during the coverage and interview.

I must have missed that one. But I do remember WWoS covering different shows. Believe Arnold's appearance or reaction to his win at the 1980 Olympia put the kibosh on their coverage of competitive bodybuilding.

Didn't they film that competition but then never aired it? :(

ypmm5
07-11-2009, 05:37 AM
Tim had thickness and graininess well before his time.

hifrommike65
07-11-2009, 07:33 AM
I read that his name was pronounced without the "K", as "Bel-nap." Anyone know for sure? His brother Fred also competed for awhile. I couldn't find any pix of him.

http://www.musclememory.com/show.php?a=Belknap,+Fred

http://musclememory.com/show.php?a=Belknap,+Tim