Lifetime Achievement Award

Drs. Terry & Jan Todd Receive 2019 Award

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Drs. Terry and Jan Todd.

Terry Todd was an academic, journalist, champion lifter, coach, sport promoter, founder of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas at Austin, and founder and director of the Arnold Strongman Classic. He died in July 2018. Jan was a pioneer in her own right. Jan made significant contributions to the early development of women’s powerlifting — writing the first draft of its rules, serving as head of both the American and International Women’s Committees—and twice serving as national coach.  She was also twice chosen as coach of the USPF men’s team — making her the first woman to  coach a men’s team at a world championships in any strength sport.  In 1978, Jan also became the first woman to lift the famous Dinnie Stones in Scotland — a feat no other woman would master for 40 years.  She remains the co-director of the Arnold Strongman Classic.

Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees