[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Dave Drape”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”td-ss-row”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1157″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Birthday: April 16, 1942
Birthplace: Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Residence: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Nickname: The Blond Bomber
Height: 5′ 10″ (180 cm)
Weight: 224 lbs (102 kg)
Offseason Weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Chest: 56″ (142 cm)
Arms: 21″ (53 cm)[/vc_column_text][vc_facebook][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]David Draper (Dave Draper), an American actor, bodybuilder and author who was born on April 16, 1942, in Secaucus, New Jersey. He has also known by me “ the blond bomber” probably because of his blonde hairs.
He started training with weights at the age of 10. By mid 1950, when he reached the age of twelve he became habitual of training with weights. In his school he participated in wrestling, winning and aerobics but weight training inspired him the most.
At the age of 21 he won Mr new jersey title. Then America he moved to Santa Monica, California so he can work at weider barbell company. There he worked out at muscle beach and met many great bodybuilders like Joe Gold, Zabo, George Eifferman, Bill Pearl, Armand Tanny, Clancy Ross and Steve Reeves. He said that late 60s were the “Golden Years of Bodybuilding” at the point when enormous men went ahead efficiently and with awesome passion. Amid those years many different preparing standards were set down and stand unmistakably today.
In 1965 IFBB Mr. America Tall Class & Overall, then IFBB Mr. Universe Tall Class & Overall the next year and in 1970 he won IFBB Mr. World Tall & Overall.
Draper has been open about his past utilization of anabolic steroids; he said that after his 10 years of training, weight at 225 pounds he already had won the Mr America title before steroids came into the scene. He said that “I took them carefully under doctor’s supervision and saw improvement in my muscularity and separation.”
He hosted a tv show David the gladiator in 1964 and 1965 and also the sword and sandal movies from early 1950’s to 1960’s. He also made few guest appearances; on October 25, 1967, episode of The Beverly Hillbillies as himself, on October 16, 1967, in The Monkees as Bulk and on December 19, 1969, in Here Come the Brides.
In the late 1970s he was fighting with alcoholism. After 13 yrs of rehabilitation he gains sobriety in 1983 and started guest posing in bodybuilding competitions and exhibitions. He continued his weight training until age of 70 and to write for his weekly newsletter which published on his website constantly since 1999.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Mr. & Masters Olympia Results”][vc_column_text]
- 1967 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 4th
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- 1963 – IFBB Mr. New Jersey
- 1965 – IFBB Mr. America
- 1966 – IFBB Mr. Universe
- 1970 – IFBB Mr. World
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