Glen James McGowean

Born: May 30, 1966 Park Ridge, IL

Status: Married to Helene Marie Dolce, Sept. 28 2002. Three children ages 2, 1 and newborn

Sponsor: Helene M Dolce DDS, & Associates Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Occupation: Practice manager (Helene M Dolce DDS), Mr. Mom, Author, Triathlete and Dietitian

High School: Buffalo Grove H.S. Buffalo Grove, IL 1984

College: Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL Bachelor of Science August 1996 Major: Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Athletic background:

  • All State wrestler in high school at 98 through 112lbs.
  • National Greco Roman wrestling champion 1983.
  • On the All American wrestling team in college at 118lbs.
  • Transitioned to weightlifting during college.
  • Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin State champ in Bench Press 1993-1995.
  • National and World champion in the bench press 1996.
  • World Record (American Drug Free Powerlifting Association) holder at the 132lb wt class with a 325lb bench at Worlds in Chicago 1996.
  • Personal best in a sanctioned meet, 350lbs. Personal best in the gym, 365lbs. 31 lbs shy of lifting three times my body weight.
  • Only 9 people (drug free) in the world have accomplished this feat.
  • First triathlon was 1995 Mrs. T's. Was rescued by lifeguards about 100 feet off shore. Haven't touched a weight since Worlds and becoming more buoyant each day!

Coach: Paul Huddle

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Video

Glen's 350 lb bench at 132 lbs (takes a few moments to download)
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Comcast Interview (takes a few moments to download)
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