The Americans have outstanding achievements in the field of sports, and the best part is you will notice their presence in almost every type of sport that exists. Even if it comes to powerlifting, there are some legendry person who has earned exemplary achievements and were from America. Here we will talk about Bill kazmaier, who is the American-based former world champion powerlifter. Many of the people also recognize him as World champion Strongman as well as a professional wrestler. The powerful personality has several world records registered on his name. No doubt that he has gained very good limelight, which is the desire of every sportsman, but only a few of them are able to attain it.
William kazmaier, who is famous as bill kazmaier took his first breath on December 30, 1953. He was born to William Bartholomew and Florence Louise Steinhoff Kazmairt. He has three siblings. His father was an owner of Soda water bottling plants at different locations. Kazmaier was raised in the United States. He is a well-educated person and was recognized as a talented athlete from his high school times. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and played soccer over there for almost two years. He dropped out of university in 1974 because he wanted to focus on lifting weights at Madison YMCA. He used to work as a bouncer, oil rigger to earn his living.
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The powerlifting of Bill Kazmaier commenced in 1978 when he participated in the Amateur Athletic Union’s National championship in Los Angeles. He squatted 782 lbs, bench pressed 534 lbs and deadlifted for 804 lbs in the weight category of 275 pounds, and achieved the first rank in the championship. This was really a great thing as he made an achievement in the national powerlifting match. He was just 25 years old when he booked a world record bench pressing 622 lbs.
He was on the way to make a new achievement and break all records from this time period. He impressed his fan firstly by winning United States Powerlifting Federation national powerlifting Championship and then IPF World Championship for the second time in the row. Everyone was shocked because he was injured at the time of making these achievements.
Kazmeir has a record of completed Six World’s strongest man contests. When he participated for the very first time, he came at the third position, but he didn’t step back. He actually gave his best and was recognized as one and only person to win three World’s strongest man contests in the row. In 1982, he won three events of the WSM contest, which let him earn good limelight. He was very passionate about his profession, which is the reason that he was some kind of record in any of the competitions or contests that were organized for the powerlifters.
Bill is living a charming married life with his partner, but he has not yet revealed the name of his wife. As per the sources, his wife is an owner of the Ambience Spa and massage Therapy parlor. They both have an adorable son named Eric.
The net worth of Bill Kazmaier is estimated at $14 million.