1976 MEN'S PRELIMINARY 4

Body builder Lou Ferrigno surprised many by defeating a number of football players to win the fourth Superstars preliminary. Soccer goalkeeper Bob Rigby took second place, while Super Bowl M.V.P. Lynn Swann finished third to advance to the final. Superstars records were set by Ferrigno in rowing (37.84), Pastorini in the baseball hit (25), Rigby in the half mile run (2:08.74) and Swann in the obstacle course (23.16). Dick Anderson, the safety for the Miami Dolphins had placed third in the 1974 Superstars final and was due for a return engagement. However, a knee injury kept him out of the 1975 Superstars and the entire 1975 N.F.L. season. He returned to the Superstars before playing a football game. He was in position to advance to the finals, second place after nine events. However, he incurred a penalty on the obstacle course high bar and finished fifth in that event and the overall standings. Chuck Muncie, a University of California running back, was scheduled to compete but did not show up. The promoters of the event had no idea why Muncie did not show, including the two guys who waited for hours at the airport.

Rotonda West, Florida

Competition Dates: January 30-31, 1976

Air Date: February 15, 1976.

Announcer: Keith Jackson.

PLC. NAME, SPORT
BOWL TEN ROW SWIM WL BBH HALF 100 BIKE OC TOTAL
MONEY
1. Lou Ferrigno, Body Building
4
x
10
x
10
7
1
x
7
0
39
$13,900
2. Bob Rigby, Soccer
x
1/2
x
10
2
10
10
32 1/2
$8,250
3. Lynn Swann, Football
0
7
0
x
x
x
10
28
$5,300
4. Terry Metcalf, Football
7
1/2
x
0
x
10
2
7
26 1/2
$2,650
5. Dick Anderson, Football
x
2
7
4
x
7
4
1
25
$2,500
6. Jon Stanley, Volleyball
0
10
2
7
x
2
2
23
$2,300
7. Ken Norton, Boxing
10
x
x
x
4
1
0
2
0
0
17
$1,700
8. Preston Pearson, Football
x
0
1
x
7
4
1
2
15
$1,500
9. Dan Pastorini, Football
1
0
x
2
0
10
13
$1,300
10. Bill Wallace, Karate
2
x
4
1
x
4
11
$1,100
11. Lydell Mitchell, Football
x
4
0
x
1
4
1
10
$1,000

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

BOWLING

1. Ken Norton
181
2. Terry Metcalf
180
3. Lou Ferrigno
166
4. Bill Wallace
155
5. Dan Pastorini
154
6. Jon Stanley
133
7. Lynn Swann
115

TENNIS

1. Jon Stanley
10
2. Lynn Swann
7
3. Lydell Mitchell
4
4. Dick Anderson
2
5. Terry Metcalf
1/2
5. Bob Rigby
1/2
7. Dan Pastorini
0
7. Preston Pearson
0
Mitchell d. Rigby
6-3
Stanley d. Pastorini
6-1
Anderson d. Metcalf
6-3
Swann d. Pearson
6-1
Stanley d. Mitchell
6-2
Swann d. Anderson
6-0
Stanley d. Swann
6-1

ROWING

1. Lou Ferrigno
37.84 r
N/A
2. Dick Anderson
38.85
N/A
3. Bill Wallace
39.86
4. Jon Stanley
40.42
5. Preston Pearson
45.10
6. Lydell Mitchell
55.81
 
7. Lynn Swann
57.22
 

SWIMMING - Final (100 Meters)

1. Bob Rigby
1:17.17
2. Jon Stanley
1:21.02
3. Dick Anderson
1:22.87
4. Dan Pastorini
1:26.91
5. Bill Wallace
1:49.85

WEIGHT LIFTING

1. Lou Ferrigno
255
2. Preston Pearson
250
3. Ken Norton
220
4. Bob Rigby
210
5. Lydell Mitchell
200
6. Dan Pastorini
190

BASEBALL HIT

1. Dan Pastorini
25 r
2. Lou Ferrigno
18
3. Lydell Mitchell
16
4. Jon Stanley
15
5. Ken Norton
14

HALF MILE RUN

1. Bob Rigby
2:08.74 r
2. Dick Anderson
2:14.23
3. Lynn Swann
2:14.55
4. Jon Stanley
2:14.91
5. Lou Ferrigno
2:21.25

100 YARD DASH - final

1. Terry Metcalf
10.34
2. Lynn Swann
10.36
3. Preston Pearson
10.69
4. Ken Norton
11.26
5. Lydell Mitchell
13.20

BIKE RACE - final (mile)

1. Bob Rigby
2:37.37
2. Lou Ferrigno
2:38.16
3. Dick Anderson
2:40.96
4. Terry Metcalf
2:41.56
5. Preston Pearson
2:46.20

OBSTACLE COURSE

1. Lynn Swann
23.16 r
N/A
2. Terry Metcalf
25.47
N/A
3. Bill Wallace
29.44
4. Preston Pearson
30.82
5. Dick Anderson
32.62
HB

 

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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