View Full Version : Michele Jordan of Powerlifting

07-10-2009, 11:29 PM
I was talking to a friend of mine at work tonight about powerlifting. He does not lift but has thumbed through some of my PL USA magz, has talked me about my workout programs, and just watched my copy of bigger stronger faster that I let him barrow. He has really come interested in the sport and found a new respect and understanding of it. Tonight we were talking about Mark Bell he was impressed by his 700+ bench in B.S.F. and asked me who is the Michele Jordan of PL. I told him to be honest I could not answer that so I thought I would get your guys thoughts about it. Who could be considered the MJ of PL? :confused:

07-10-2009, 11:32 PM
Karsten Luca

07-10-2009, 11:39 PM
Ed Coan.

Ben Moore
07-10-2009, 11:44 PM
Michael, not Michele...

07-10-2009, 11:50 PM
Michael, not Michele...

Thanks for the correction its been a long day. I just got out of work plus spelling was never my strong suit. lol.

07-10-2009, 11:50 PM
Another vote for ed coan.

07-10-2009, 11:50 PM

07-11-2009, 12:13 AM
Coan, there really is no question about it.

Semper Fi

07-11-2009, 12:17 AM
Wikipedia says Ed Coan. I'm gonna go with that LOL.

Ben Moore
07-11-2009, 12:21 AM
Thanks for the correction its been a long day. I just got out of work plus spelling was never my strong suit. lol.

No worries man - spelling is one of those things with me.

I'd have to go with Coan as well.

07-11-2009, 12:27 AM
Coan, no doubt about it.

07-11-2009, 04:21 AM
Ed Coan

07-11-2009, 04:28 AM
Ed Coan

07-11-2009, 05:53 AM
I'm going to have to go Primordial-Steven Helmicki.Just kidding,that was for everyone from Outlaw.Ed Coan without a doubt.

Big Jay
07-11-2009, 06:08 AM
Wikipedia says Ed Coan. I'm gonna go with that LOL.
Notorious is right lol. on the 2nd line about him: "the powerlifting equivalent of Michael Jordan"

Rob Luyando
07-11-2009, 07:27 AM
I would have to say that Ed Coan is the older version and Shawn Frankl in the newer version.

07-11-2009, 07:35 AM
So Rob, does that make Shawn = Lebron, or Shawn = Kobe?

Brian Hopper
07-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Ed Coan and I'm also going to go with Garry Frank.

07-11-2009, 09:23 AM
I think Ed Coan went over 20 years without losing a meet. Just try to wrap your head around that. There was a time when he had the biggest total in the world as a 242. As great as some guys are today they aren't out totalling the SHWs. Also, they haven't been great for nearly as long.

07-11-2009, 10:03 AM
Ed Coan is the man! I spent some time hanging out with him in Russia (pic attached) and he is a great ambassador for our sport.

07-12-2009, 02:47 PM

The Sun
07-12-2009, 04:04 PM
I'd say Ed Coan but my heart goes to Captain Kirk :)

07-12-2009, 04:21 PM
Coan... There are a lot of honorable mentions though. What about Single lifts?

DL=Bolton/ BP=Kennelly /Sqt.=Thompson /Total= Thompson

07-12-2009, 07:44 PM
karsten luca


07-12-2009, 07:45 PM

07-12-2009, 10:50 PM
Garry Frank.

07-13-2009, 10:44 AM
I'd agree with Coan. Bill Kazmaier is one of my favorites though.

Matt Adams
07-13-2009, 09:27 PM
ed coan for his dominance as well as longevity.900 pull@220 just sick!!

07-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Coan. No doubt about it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/ryan1171/th_RyanEdCoan.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v334/ryan1171/?action=view&current=RyanEdCoan.jpg)

07-14-2009, 01:47 PM
L. Bird= Capt Kirk
M. Jordan = E. Coan
M. Johnson=M. Bridges