2019 Strength and Power HoF inductee Glen Shelton



Glen Shelton Biography

By Strength and Power Hall of Fame


Glen is the Virginia State Strength and Power Hall of Fame appointed historian. His impressive collection of results dates back to 1939 which was the begining of Olympic Weightlifting in the State of Virginia. Glens collection also includes photo’s, obits and a host of information on numerous lifters and their contributions to our sport. I (Rick Bucinell) have had an opportunity to sit with Glen on occasion and be thoroughly amazed at Glen's dedication to perserving the history of Olympic Weightlifting. Glen continues to this day to add to his collection. 

 State and Local meets.

1968 First meet. First 90kg teenage. Meet held at Presidio.

1970 First meet on east coast. Region 2 championships. Placed 5th. No teenage awards

1971 & 1972 Set teenage records 90Kg and 110Kg in DCAAU. Held records in the 3lifts and total in the 110Kg         class Pete Miller was meet director.

1970 or 71 DCAAU novice champion 90Kg.

1971 Tri-meet. 3rd. No teenage awards.

1970-1972 Never finished lower than 3rdin the DCAAU Championship’s. No teenage champs. Pete Miller directed         all DCAAU meets.

1972 Awarded AAU class 2 classification. Totaled enough for class 1 unoficially.

1972 Va. Clean and Jerk meet. 1stteenage, 2ndopen. Dave Traylor meet director

1973-1984. Severe back injury. Lifted in several meets locally when able. Usually finished last.

1984,85,86. Potomac Valley Championships, Potomac Md. 1st place 110Kg. Jim Scoville meet Director. (Injury healed enough so I could compete but I had to PS and PC&PJ the rest of my career.)

1995 Capitol Games. 1st 110Kg Masters. 2ndBest Master lifter

1997 &1998 Capitol Games. 1st110Kg Masters.  2ndor 3rdin open. Dave Chiu meet director.

1998 Va. Capitol District Championships 1st110Kg+ Masters. 2ndopen. Bob Crist meet director

1987-2015. Potomac Valley or Virginia LWC masters 1st (105, 105+, 108, 108+, 110, 110+) at least ten times. Usually placed 2nd or 3rd in open. Jim Scoville, Mike Cady, Bob Crist or Dave Brown were the meet directors.

(I lifted in many more meets but I assume this is enough).

National & International meets

1990 or 91 National Masters 3rd. College Park Md.

1996 Pan Ams. 3rd110Kg. Mike Cady meet director.

1998 American Masters 2nd105Kg+. New Jersey.

2000 American Masters 2nd105Kg+.  New Jersey.

2002 American Masters 3rd  105Kg  Richmond Va. Liz Henshaw meet director.



Contest planning and execution.  Lifted, loaded, officiated, conducted weigh in, built platforms, hauled weights, advertised meets, set up and tore down for 50+ years. My privilege to have assisted Pete Miller, Bob Crist, Dave Traylor, James Scoville, Mike Cady, Dave Chiu and Dave Brown. 

Author: By Strength and Power Hall of Fame | Created: Sun Oct 20 19:34:18 GMT 2019 | Last Updated: Sat Dec 21 10:05:34 GMT 2019