Robert J. Legg

About This Inductee

A 1970 graduate of Old Forge High School, Robert was a member of the football, weightlifting and track teams. In track, Robert participated in the 100 yard dash, 880 relay, javelin, broad jump and pole vault. In 1969, he was named All-Scholastic, second team, as a defensive back, by the Scranton Times-Tribune. In 1979, Robert was the head-football coach at Old Forge High School. He was the American Drug Free Powerlifting Association World Bench Press Champion in 1992. In 1993-’94-’95, he was the World Natural Powerlifting Conference National Bench Press/Deadlifting National Champion; and in 2001-02-03, he was World Natural Powerlifting Conference National and World Bench Press/Deadlifting Champion. In 2003 -04, he was the International Powerlifting Association National Champion; also, in 2003, the IPA World Champion. Robert earned a Silver medal in the Keystone Games in 2002 in the Bench Press/Deadlifting Masters Division and won the Gold Medal in 2003. In 2004, he was again the World Natural Powerlifting Conference National Bench Press/Deadlifting Champ, qualifying for Worlds in July in New Jersey. He also won the International Power Association’s National Bench Press/Deadlifting Championship, qualifying for Worlds in August in Shamokin Dam. Robert has also been named to “Who’s Who American High School Teachers” three times. Robert resides in Old Forge with his daughter Amber. Daughters, Robin and Kim, reside in Florida.