Danny Herrera Dies At Age 70

Create: 05/02/2008 - 08:51
Danny Herrera of Rowland Heights, Ca. passed away on April 25, 2008 of an apparent Heart attack at the age of 70. He was a graduate of Humboldt State University and a current High School teacher at Rosemead High School. Danny started Powerlifting at the age of 60 and soon started rewriting the record books. He currently holds the Squat, Bench Press, DeadLift and Total records in the USPF in the 65-69 age class, 275 Lb weight class. These are California State and American PowerLifting records plus he holds the single lift Bench Press records as well. He also holds all the USAPL California State Powerlifting and Bench Press records in the same age and weight class. He also set State and World records in WABDL and AAU. His best lifts are a 540 Lb squat, 440 Lb Bench, 501 Lb Deadlift and 1410 Lb total all performed at 65+ years of age. The lift he is most proud of was his 413 Lb RAW Bench Press at 64 years old which is the AAU RAW American record. His final goal in PowerLifting was to be the first man in USPF history to Bench Press over 400 Lbs at age 70+. He tried to do it at the USPF Nationals in Las Vegas last August but fell short and now his time has run out. I will miss you my friend. Memorial service for Danny Herrera: Wednesday, 05-07-08 at 11:00 a.m. Rose Hills Memorial Park 3888 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601 Bob Evans

Comments

Submitted by Foster (not verified) on
That's just friggan' awesome, his accomplishments. I can't do a 413 lb. raw B.P. at 39...Is he in a hall of fame somewhere?

Submitted by WPC (not verified) on
Anyone who touches iron is respected in this organization, regards of theirs. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and lifters.

Submitted by jim merlino (not verified) on
I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE KNOWN DANNY.SO MANY STORIES AND LAUGHS OVER THE YEARS.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.d

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=jon]Danny Herrera of East Los Angeles, Ca. passed away on April 25, 2008 of an apparent Heart attack at the age of 70. He was a graduate of Humboldt State University and a current High School teacher at Rosemead High School. Danny started Powerlifting at the age of 60 and soon started rewriting the record books. He currently holds the Squat, Bench Press, DeadLift and Total records in the USPF in the 65-69 age class, 275 Lb weight class. These are California State and American PowerLifting records plus he holds the single lift Bench Press records as well. He also holds all the USAPL California State Powerlifting and Bench Press records in the same age and weight class. He also set State and World records in WABDL and AAU. His best lifts are a 540 Lb squat, 440 Lb Bench, 501 Lb Deadlift and 1410 Lb total all performed at 65+ years of age. The lift he is most proud of was his 413 Lb RAW Bench Press at 64 years old which is the AAU RAW American record. His final goal in PowerLifting was to be the first man in USPF history to Bench Press over 400 Lbs at age 70+. He tried to do it at the USPF Nationals in Las Vegas last August but fell short and now his time has run out. I will miss you my friend. Memorial service for Danny Herrera: Wednesday, 05-07-08 at 11:00 a.m. Rose Hills Memorial Park 3888 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601 Bob Evans[/quote]