Roger has been training on the Olympic lifts for over 50 years. As a senior lifter, he won dozens of regional contests but never a national championship. His best lifts as a middleweight (165 lbs) were Military Press - 275 lbs, Snatch - 255 lbs, Clean & Jerk - 340 lbs. As a Masters lifter (over 40 years old), he won six National Championships, a first and second in Pan-American championships, and a second, third, and sixth in World Championships.
The Central AAU 40th Annual Championship, 1972. Bob Hoffman, the Father of American Weightlifting, is saying, "What is a little guy with such long hair doing with the Best Lifter trophy?"