2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

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JASON STATHAM

JASON STATHAM, an international star best known for his hard-hitting action films, most recently starred in HUMMINGBIRD, Steven Knight’s (EASTERN PROMISES’ screenwriter) directorial debut and produced by Paul Webster. Before HUMMINGBIRD, Statham could be seen in PARKER (based on Donald Westlake’s novel) opposite Jennifer Lopez, and reprised his role as Lee Christmas in THE EXPENDABLES 2. Statham surprised fans by appearing at the end of FAST & FURIOUS 6, building anticipation for him joining Vin Diesel and Dawyne “The Rock” Johnson in the next installment of this massive film franchise.
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Cynthia Rothrock

Rothrock is five-time World Karate Champion in forms and weapons between 1981 and 1985. These categories are not combat-oriented, being displays of fluidity of movement rather than fighting, and are therefore not segregated into male and female categories but fully open to both sexes.

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Lee Haney

Lee Haney is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder. Haney is the joint record holder, along with Ronnie Coleman, for winning the most Mr. Olympia titles, with eight. A devout born again Christian, Haney has his own program on the Trinity Broadcasting Networkcalled “TotaLee Fit with Lee Haney,” where he is usually joined by famous Christian sportsmen, and on occasion his wife. One of his most famous quotes is that we should “train to stimulate, not annihilate.”

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Dan Gable

Dan Gable is legendary American amateur wrestler and head coach. He is best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa where he won 16 NCAA team titles from 1976–1997. He is also famous for having only lost one match in his entire Iowa State University collegiate career – his last – and winning gold at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, while not giving up a single point. October 25, 2013, is recognized as Dan Gable Day in Iowa.

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Joe Weider

Joe Weider was a Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur who co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) alongside his brother Ben Weider. He was also the creator of the Mr. Olympia, the Ms. Olympia and the Masters Olympia bodybuilding contests. He was the publisher of several bodybuilding and fitness-related magazines, most notably Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Men’s Fitness and Shape, and the manufacturer of a line of fitness equipment and fitness supplements.

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Ben Weider

Ben was the co-founder of theInternational Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) along with brother Joe Weider. He was a Canadian businessman from Montreal, well known in two areas: Bodybuilding and Napoleonic history.

In bodybuilding he founded and ran a physical fitness and sporting goods company bearing his name. He was IFBB president until October 29, 2006, when he announced his retirement.

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Betty Weider

Betty Brosmer is a former American model and author. After marrying bodybuilder and entrepreneur Joe Weider, she began a long career in the fitness and bodybuilding movements.

Betty started as a teenage model for the Sears & Roebuck catalog, and went on to model in other catalogs, advertising, and marketing materials at the national level. and curvaceous figure appearing on more than two-hundred magazine covers.

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