1980 WORLD SUPERSTARS

The competition was billed as a showdown between two-time World Superstars champion Brian Budd, a Canadian soccer play, and two-time British and European Superstars champion Brian Jacks, an Olympic judo medalist. It quickly became evident that the event would be a coronation for Brian Budd in his sixth and final Superstars win. The tennis was a matchup between two Americans, raquetball champion Marty Hogan and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. Hogan easily won the final, 6-3. Budd had set the swimming record in the 1979 Worlds, and he cruised to victory over New England Patriot tight end Russ Francis by over a second. The highlight of the competition was the showdown between Budd and Jacks in the gym tests. Jacks was an expert in the parallel bar dips section of the gym test in Europe, but the World Superstars used pull-ups instead. Buydd got the upper hand by completing 47 pull-ups to 44 for Jacks. The total number of squat thrusts would be addded to the pull-ups to determine the overall winner. Budd was up first and completed a record 114 squat thrusts in one minute for a record total of 161. Jacks set off at an equally furious pace pumping out the last few thrusts in the final seconds to break Budd's records with 118 squat thrusts and a total of 162, nipping the champion by one point.

Jacks took the overall lead by lifting 270 pounds in the weight lifting to defeat the much larger Francis. Budd took seven big points by finishing second to Gaelic footballer Bernard Brogan in the 100 yard dash. Both men had an easier road to the points when the 100 yard dash favorite, American champion and U.S.C. running back Charles White, the Heisman Trophy winner mysteriously did not show up for the race. The race for second place was quickly joined in the bike race as 1968 Olympic 400 meter hurdles bronze medalist John Sherwood of Great Britain won the one-mile event. Budd took second ahead of Jacks and began to pull away from the rest of the field. In the half mile run, Budd was pressed hard by Sherwood the entire time and won by just 0.05 seconds. This gave Budd 41 points to 25 for Jacks and 24 for Sherwood. Sherwood stayed close to Budd with a runner-up finish in the soccer event, behind Swiss Olympic bobsled champion Erich Shaerer, while Jacks managed just one point. Budd clinched the overall title with another win in the rowing. Sherwood failed to score in the obstacle course, but still managed second place overall. Marty Hogan finished third in the obstacel course to tie Jacks for third overall, just ahead of Shaerer and Brogan.

Freeport, Lucaya, Bahamas

Competition Dates: March, 1980

Air Dates: March 30, 1980 (USA); May 26, 1980 (UK)

Announcers: Don Drysdale, Bob Uecker & Jackie Stewart.


PLC. NAME, SPORT

TEN

SWIM

GYM

WL

100

BIKE

HALF

SCCR

ROW

OC

TOTAL

MONEY

1. Brian Budd, CAN - Soccer
-
10
7
-
7
7
10
-
10
7

58

$42,400

2. John Sherwood, GBR - 400 Hurdles
3
-
4
-
-
10
7
7
0
0

31

$24,300

3. Marty Hogan, USA - Raquetball
10
4
-
-
2
0
-
2
4
4

26

$15,300

3. Brian Jacks, GBR - Judo
-
1
10
10
-
4
-
1
0
0

26

$15,300

5. Erich Schaerer, SUI - Bobsled
3
-
1 1/2
4
-
2
-
10
2
2

24 1/2

$10,350

6. Bernard Brogan, IRL - Gaelic Football
0
-
-
-
10
0
2
4
7
0

23

$8,900

7. Russ Francis, USA - Football
1/2
7
-
7
4
0
-
-
1
1

20 1/2

$6,150

8. Charles White, USA - Football
-
0
2
-
-
4
0
10

16

$4,800

9. Joe Theismann, USA - Football
7
-
0
1
1
0
-
0

9

$2,700

10. Moshe Ganzi, ISR - Water Skiing
2
1 1/2
-
-
0
-
0

3 1/2

$1,050

11. Toni Innauer, AUT- Ski Jumping
1/2
-
-
-
1
1
0

2 1/2

$7,500

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

BIKE RACE (Half Mile) - heat 1

1. Erich Schaerer

N/A

2. Marty Hogan

N/A

N/A. Russ Francis

N/A

N/A. Moshe Ganzi
N/A
N/A. Charles White
N/A

BIKE RACE (Half Mile) - heat 2

1. Brian Jacks

1:13.49

2. Brian Budd

1:13.53

3. Joe Theismann

1:16.25

BIKE RACE (Half Mile) - heat 3

1. John Sherwood

1:12.86

2. Toni Innauer

1:13.56

3. Bernard Brogan

1:13.70

TENNIS

1. Marty Hogan

10

2. Joe Theismann

7

3. Erich Schaerer

3

3. John Sherwood

3

5. Russ Francis

1/2

5. Toni Innauer

1/2

N/A. Bernard Brogan

0

Hogan d. Schaerer

6-0

Theismann d. Sherwood
6-0
Hogan d. Theismann
6-3

SWIMMING - (100 yards)

1. Brian Budd

57.85

2. Russ Francis

59.00

3. Marty Hogan

1:08.13

4. Moshe Ganzi

1:09.75

5. Brian Jacks

1:14.62

GYM TEST

1. Brian Jacks

44

118r
162r
2. Brian Budd

47r

114
161
3. John Sherwood

N/A

N/A
96
4. Moshe Ganzi

N/A

N/A
87
5. Erich Schaerer

N/A

N/A
87
N/A. Charles White
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A. Joe Theismann
N/A
N/A
N/A

WEIGHT LIFTING

1. Brian Jacks

270

2. Russ Francis

265

3. Erich Schaerer

250

4. Charles White

240

5. Joe Theismann

200

100 YARD DASH

1. Bernard Brogan

10.46

2. Brian Budd

10.47

3. Russ Francis

11.1e

4. Marty Hogan

11.2e

5. Joe Theismann

11.3e

BIKE RACE - final (Mile)

1. John Sherwood

2:36.39

2. Brian Budd

2:36.7e

3. Brian Jacks

2:36.9e

4. Erich Schaerer

2:37.4e

5. Toni Innauer

2:38.0e

HALF MILE RUN

1. Brian Budd

1:57.92

2. John Sherwood

1:57.97

3. Charles White

2:06.43

4. Bernard Brogan

2:14.44

5. Toni Innauer

2:41.68

SOCCER TEST - Slalom with 3 shots

1. Erich Schaerer
3
37.39
2. John Sherwood
3
39.65
3. Bernard Brogan
3
39.89
4. Marty Hogan
2
38.25
5. Brian Jacks
2
44.68

ROWING (100 yards)

1. Brian Budd

41.55

40.7e

2. Bernard Brogan

42.35

43.e

3. Marty Hogan

43.4e

4. Erich Schaerer

N/A

5. Russ Francis

N/A

OBSTACLE COURSE

1. Charles White

25.38

N/A

2. Brian Budd

25.83

N/A
3. Marty Hogan

26.14

4. Erich Schaerer

26.63

5. Russ Francis

26.94

6. John Sherwood

29.40

7. Joe Theismann
29.71
 
8. Bernard Brogan
32.71
HB
 
9. Brian Jacks
34.85
HB
 
10. Moshe Ganzi
37.44
WH+HB
 

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