My Brother Joe

by

NASA  Colorado  State  Chairperson
Jim McDermott
NASA Over-ALL Athlete of the Year '08

NASA National Coach of the Year '09
NASA National
 Hall of Fame '05
NASA Male Athlete
of the Year '04
American
+ World Record Holder

 

"My Brother, Joey, has always been and will continue to be My Hero, My Idol, My Mentor, My Friend !"

My brother, Joe McDermott, turned 70 years old, January 8th.

Celebrated his 50th Year Anniversary of Competition at the NASA Natural Nationals, January 23, 2010, setting 8 American and 8 World Records in the Masters 4 (70-79 AgeGroup) Competing in the Powerlifting Division-Bench Press and Competing in the  BENCH PRESS Only Division Lifting an incredible :

BENCH PRESS 320 Lb on his 4th attempt at a bwt of 164 ! !    

Joe has set Over 100 American and World Records in the Bench Press since 1980. Joe received the prestigious "Neil Miller Bench Press of Excellence" award at the NASA Athlete of the Year Awards Banquet, Saturday evening.  

PLEASE drop Joey an e-mail at  joesal2001@msn.com    Thanks, Jim       

 

Joey circa 1960 . 1961    

 

Joey NN 2010 bwt-164   BP-320

           

  Joe McDermott, 70 yrs. old (Left-1960, Right-2010), celebrated his

50th Anniversary of Competition, at the NASA Natural Nationals, Jan.23,

2010. Joe set 8 American + 8 World Records in the Masters 4,165 Lb Class,

with a 4th attempt Bench Press 320 pounds ! Joe has set over 100

American/World BP Records since 1980. Joe received the prestigious" Neil Miller Memorial Bench Press of Excellence " award at the NASA Athlete of the Year

Awards Banquet, Saturday evening. Joe + the McDermott Team dedicated

their lifting at the Natural Nationals to Friend and Longtime Teammate, Tom Manno.