PERRY R HOAG #2
Local D J. was ByTOMKENSLER Pimr»N«w« Sport. EdKar Everybody has to have somebody, the old saying goes, but Perry R. Hoag really has somebody! The KGRO 'swap and shop 1 master, who almost became a minister, has been a weight lifting lifting enthusiast since 1964, and won the title "Mister Alaska of Mtt" when he was a college senior. "Actually, my weight then was about what it is now, around I9S. but it was proportioned a tittle different. "My waist was about four inches smaller and my chest and Hoag's interest in weight lifting began during his freshman year at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. "I had lived around Anchorage which has much milder winters than Fairbanks because of the Japanese Current. Since it was too Hat to snow ski up there, I was looking for something to do." A friend, who had been a high school football star, tried to convince Hoag to lift weights, and with some prodding, he gave it a try. "I was somewhat naturally strong, having thrown the shot and discus in high school. And I Although the "Mister Alaska" title was awarded for physique, Hoag's first interest was in power lifting; consisting of the bench press, squat, and dead lift. In three years of lifting three hours per day, seven days per week, Hoag added 60 pounds to his 5'9" frame. Weighting 235 IDS., he set personal bests of 406 in bench. 500 in squat, and 550 in dead lift. But when the first "Mister Alaska" competition was being organized in 1968, he turned his attentions toward "attaining that proverbial good looking bod."