Harold Poole: A Game-Changing Champion

Harold PooleAll through bodybuilding's long history, there have been many legends and Harold Poole is one that stands out among them.

Born on 25th December, 1943 at Louisville, Kentucky, Harold Poole would gift to the body-building world a physique that closely presented the right balance of size, proportion and definition required to become one of the best bodybuilders ever.

Highly athletic right from an early age, 12-year old Harold immediately became serious about football, boxing and wrestling during his high school years in Indianapolis.

In the year 1960, Poole won the Jr. Mr. Indiana title when he was just 16. Thinking big, he wanted to be the very first African-American to grab Mr. America title and to do so while still being a teen.