Tony Zatterio Virginia State Strength and Power HoF inductee 2020

 

Nominee

Virginia Strength and Power Hall of Fame

3/2019

William “Tony” Zattiero

 

Bio by  Strength and Power Hall of Fame

 

4th 181lb class 1960 Virginia State Championships@

4th 181lb class 1961 Capitol District Weightlifting Championships@

1st 165lb class 1961 Roland Davis Memorial Weightlifting Meet

2nd 181lb class 1961 Norfolk Open Weightlifting Championships

1st 181lb class 1962 State Championships

2nd 181lb class 1962 Teenage Nationals Eastern Division

1st 181lb class 1962 Chesapeake Bay Invitational

1st 181lb class 1962 Capitol District Weightlifting Championships

1st 181lb class 1962 Southern Invitational Weightlifting Contest

1st 181lb class 1963 Capitol District Weightlifting Contest

1st 181lb class 1963 Teenage Nationals

1st 181lb class 1963 State Championships

1st 181lb class 1964 State Championships

 

12/2/1961 165lb class Teenage State Record C&J 285 lbs.

12/15/1963 181lb class Teenage State Record Snatch 260 lbs.

7/14/1963 181lb class Teenage State Record C&J 330 lbs.

7/14/1963 181lb class Teenage State Record Total 850 lbs.

5/11/1963 181lb class National Teenage Record in the Press with 283 3/4 lbs.

11/9/1963 181lb class National Teenage Record and Junior World Record in the Press with 296 lbs.

1963 Virginia AAU Athlete of the Year

7/14/1963 Teenage Nationals best lifter

In 1969 Tony’s 1963 181lb Teenage State Total Record of 850 pounds was still higher than the State Teenage Total record for the 198lb, 242lb and heavyweight classes.

As of 11/1969 Tony still held all the Virginia State Teenage 181lb class records.

Tony assisted Bob Crist with coaching the LWPC lifters and was always available to assist with meets in any capacity. Tony would often set up/tear down, load, judge and or conduct weigh in even when he was scheduled to lift. Unfortunately Tony developed knee problems in 1965 which prevented him from reaching his world class potential. Tony lifted drug free and encourages all athletes to stay drug free.

 

@ During Tony’s career there was no teenage division at most State and local meets. If there had been a teenage division Tony would have won several additional Teenage State Titles.

Author: By Strength and Power Hall of Fame | Created: Sun Feb 21 21:37:06 UTC 2021 | Last Updated: Thu Sep 16 14:17:28 UTC 2021