Lebanon, New Hampshire is located along the Connecticut River Valley about 8 miles south of Dartmouth College and 2 hours north of Boston. Strength aficionados know that the area has a long time history of Strongman, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, and Throwing Meets. Thor’s Stone Athletic Club recently held an Invitational and Bob Ortrando showed up.
Bob is the longtime Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Massachusetts. Much has been written about the benefits of strength training as we age. Ortrando is a living example of how a well-organized life long program can keep a person strong and powerful long into the later decades of life.
Bob was a 1984 Olympic trials qualifier in the shot put, and holds the world indoor record in the masters 45-49 age group. He ranked No.1 in the world in the shot put Master’s Ranking in 2002 and captured the national title at the 1998 and 2000 USA National Masters for the 40-45 age group, now 10 years later he is at it again. On October 5th in Lebanon, NH competing in the 55-60 age group Bob threw the 4th longest throw in the USA and the 8th longest in the World.
Bob Ortrando knows how to Get Strong and Stay Strong.