Ken Patera

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Date of Birth November 6, 1942
Place of Birth Oregon
Age 77 years old
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Ken Patera

Kenneth Wayne Patera is an American retired professional wrestler, Olympic weightlifter, and strongman competitor from the United States.

Sport: Weightlifting, powerlifting, shot put
Club: York Barbell Club
Personal best(s): SP – 20.10 m (1972)
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About Ken Patera

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.


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.


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

Information related to Ken Patera

  • Cleveland High School (Portland, Oregon) alumni
  • Professional wrestlers from Oregon
  • Weightlifters at the 1971 Pan American Games
  • The Heenan Family members
  • Professional wrestlers who competed in the Olympics
  • American strength athletes
  • Olympic weightlifters of the United States
  • American people convicted of assault
  • American male weightlifters
  • Weightlifters at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Pan American Games medalists in weightlifting
  • Sportspeople from Portland, Oregon
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Latest information about Ken Patera updated on October 26, 2020.

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