Ken Patera

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Birthday
6, 1942
Birthplace
Oregon
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Oregon

About

American wrestler and Olympic weightlifter who finished third in the 1977 World's Strongest Man competition.

Before Fame

He attended Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon, and competed on the football, wrestling, and track & field teams.

Trivia

He attended Brigham Young University on an athletic scholarship and earned a gold medal in the shot-put competition at the Pan American Games.

Family Life

His brother, Jack, played on the Baltimore Colts and later coached the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL.

Associated With

His career and exceptional strength has been compared to that of WWE wrestler Mark Henry.